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  • Is Canon XM2 adequate for shooting Short Film for Festival?

    Posted by Serg Merci on September 5, 2005 at 3:15 pm

    Hello people!

    I own a Canon XM2 PAL camera. I am looking at shooting my own short film for an Australian Short Film Festival (the Sony Tropfest). I was wondering if my camera was adequate, or would I need something with better quality?
    I understand that if I want the “film look,” that I simply need to shoot film. But I don’t have that budget unfortunately. Is HDV that much better that my Canon XM2?
    Many people in forums are commenting on the Panasonic DVX-100a as being the choice for indie-films etc.

    I would like to shoot wide-screen. Can I ever get that 1:1.85 ratio on my camera? I know my 16:9 is like a “stretched” 16:9 done electronically.

    Is the new JVC or the Panasonic or even the Sony HDV range worth buying to shoot a short film? I have plugins in my After Effects suite that color correct to give a film look. But I’m not sure what the picture from my XM2 will look like on the big screen.

    Can anyone shed some light on this matter?

    Many Thanks,

    Serg Merci replied 18 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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