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January 1, 2013 at 3:32 AM #53073
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
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:)
January 2, 2013 at 7:06 AM #205478
Thanks for sharing!!
January 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM #205462
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!
January 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM #205679deadvesselParticipant
does the bmcc accept canon lenses?
January 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM #205694
January 23, 2013 at 5:33 AM #205805
What sort of lenes should I look at for this (EF mount)?
Person(me) outdoors nature(Maybe wideangle?)
Filming during sommer
January 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM #205840
January 25, 2013 at 12:25 AM #205846
Thx Bill!! For taking your time and posting this:)
January 27, 2013 at 4:24 AM #205864
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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