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Alister Chapman
PMW-350 and PDW-700 sample clips
on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:49:30 pm

Here you go, 2 clips, one a 35Mb/s MP4 shot on a PMW-350, the other a 50 Mb/s MXF shot on my PDW-700. Same lens, similar detail settings, both using Hypergamma 4 (4609). Not very scientific but show just how close these two camera are. Interesting the way the 350 handles the blow out sky compared to the 700.
http://www.xdcam-user.com/?p=549

Alister Chapman
http://www.xdcam-user.com


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Thomas Kist
Re: PMW-350 and PDW-700 sample clips
on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:18:24 am

Dear Allister,

thanks for the clips.
the 350's contrast range is a bit unsettling for me as an 700 owner.
do you think it is possible to match the 350 and 700 well enough to use them seamlessly in a two camera shoot?
or is the CMOS to different?

regards,


Thomas Kist
Freelance D.o.P
Amsterdam,The Netherlands
PDW-700,EX-3&Letus,FCP 6
http://www.thomaskist.com


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Alister Chapman
Re: PMW-350 and PDW-700 sample clips
on Feb 1, 2010 at 6:32:20 pm

I think they can be made to match in a 2 camera shoot. There are subtle differences between the two, but with two cameras doing two different angles there will be small differences in the image each produces anyway. They are close enough that for most applications I doubt anyone would realise they are different cameras.

The 700 seems to have the edge with greens and foliage, the 350 looks a little less distinct in these areas. I need to try them again but recording the 350 onto a NanoFlash to see if this is just the difference between 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 or whether it is something else. I've noticed that the EX1 and EX3 have a hard time with green foliage and very fine green detail, even recorded at 4:2:2 (being super critical here, the EX1 and EX3 pictures still impress me). When I used the early demo version of the 350 to shoot the review video I was really surprised by how well it dealt with overexposure (with the Hypergammas at least). I couldn't put my finger on it at the time as I think the latitude is very similar but it looks to me like the 350 holds detail better in overexposure than the 700.

Alister Chapman
http://www.xdcam-user.com


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