Need some advice on buying a Pro HD camcorder

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    • #53073
      AvatarMr.Undecover
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      Going to make a music video and need something with a good quality. Something under 7000dollars ca. These are the ones I have looked at.

      Canon XF 305

      Canon C100

      I really like the C100 and the cinema look/preset(look)+ You can change lenses, but th e XF 305 has twice the mb/s 56 compared to 24mb/s on the C100.

      These are the best I found.

      If you would be so kind and give me some advice I would really appretiate it! Thanks:)

    • #205478
      AvatarMr.Undecover
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      Thanks for sharing!! 

    • #205462
      Avatarbrunerww
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      Hi Mr. Undecover – those are both good cameras – but the XF305 has limited control of depth of field due to its small sensor and the C100 is so expensive that you won't have a lot of money left over for lenses.

       

      If you are looking for the highest possible quality for your music videos, I recommend the BlackMagic Cinema Camera – a 2.5K resolution camera (significantly higher than 1080p) with more dynamic range than either the XF305 or the C100.  It has the option of uncompressed RAW recording, instead of the Canons' compressed codecs. When you don't want to deal with the size of RAW files, you can shoot in DNxHD or ProRes 422 compression.

       

      Here is what this camera can do:

       

       

       

       

      Order it from Adorama for $2995US – and they'll ship to Canada when it comes in this month.

       

      Hope this is helpful and Happy New Year!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #205679
      Avatardeadvessel
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      does the bmcc accept canon lenses?

       

    • #205694
      Avatarbrunerww
      Member

      Hi deadvessel – according to the BlackMagic Design BMCC product page,  the $2995 BMCC EF mount version gives you full electronic control of your Canon EF and Zeiss lenses.

       

      Cheers,

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #205805
      AvatarMr.Undecover
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      What sort of lenes should I look at for this (EF mount)?

       

       

      Filming

       

      Person(me) outdoors nature(Maybe wideangle?)

      Some greenscreen

       

       

      Filming during sommer

       

       

       

    • #205840
      Avatarbrunerww
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      With a $599 Tokina 11-16, you will be all set.

       

      Here is what the BMCC can do with this lens:

       

       

      If you need something slightly longer, get the Tokina 16-28. Better value for money than Canon lenses, in my view.

       

      Cheers,

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #205846
      AvatarMr.Undecover
      Participant

      Thx Bill!! For taking your time and posting this:)

    • #205864
      AvatarMr.Undecover
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      Also Bill!? What SSD would be good for this? There seems to be a big problem with OOCZ Vertex 3 SSD.Are there other options?

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