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Old June 19th, 2014, 08:33 AM   #31
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Re: C100 very noisy

Originally Posted by Barry Goyette View Post
Gary--- let me put it this way then. Shooting to the ninja/samurai produces a cleaner, less noticeable noise profile regardless of the camera NR setting than shooting to the internal codec.
And the image being nosier is a common complaint by people who purchased a Ninja.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 12:27 PM   #32
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Re: C100 very noisy

Try as I may, Gary, I'm unable to find a consensus (or nary a peep) of discussion that the Ninja when used with the C100 produces a noisier result.

What I did find was Paul Joy's nice review of this combination, and the side by side comparisons he posted of AVCHD vs the Ninja. In all 4 comparison shots there is a negligible difference between the images in terms of noise, and in almost all the shots there is a slight advantage to the Ninja version in the relative smoothness of the grain pattern. I'll exit this discussion by saying that this matches up exactly with what I see on my C300 and the samurai blade.

Atomos Ninja 2 review with Canon C100 | Paul Joy – Freelance Filmmaker

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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:41 AM   #33
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Re: C100 very noisy

FYI Canon is releasing/released the xf200 which should improve the low light capabilities of the xf line of cameras.

Check it out:
canon xf200 | B&H Photo Video
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