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Old May 24th, 2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Vegas, Excalibur, Canon XF300 & XA10

I shoot stage events and use 4 cameras for almost all events. Currently using Canon XA10s. Great camera except for the 10X zoom. In some venues it is not long enough. I am considering the Canon XF300 to replace one of the XA10s. Several questions:
(1) The XF300 records to CF cards: are there any issues transferring the footage to Vegas Pro 10 or12?
(2) Lighting is usually not an issue, but will I need to color correct these 2 different cameras footage?
(3) Will Excalibur MultiCam work well with MXF (XF300) and AVCHD (XA10) footage?
(4) Anybody using the same combination with any tips or warnings?
I also wanted to highly recommend PluralEyes syncing software. I use 3 or 4 Zoom H1s to capture audio at my events, and PluralEyes has saved me hours and hours of time in the edit bay...works great with Vegas.
Thanks for your help.
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Old May 24th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: Vegas, Excalibur, Canon XF300 & XA10

3) There will not be any issue with Excalibur. Excalibur just adds markers and cuts the events. Vegas does the playback.
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Old June 8th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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Re: Vegas, Excalibur, Canon XF300 & XA10

Jerry?

You're probably already aware but Canon's new cams HFG30 XA20 & XA25 are upgrades from the XA10...well, 20 & 25 are - the 30 is upgrade from the HFG10/20.

Anyway they all have 20x zooms and if you're using Zooms for audio skip the XA20/25 and go with the HFG30...unless money isn't an issue. :)

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