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Puneet Malhotra
XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:04:34 am

Hello everybody, I recently came across some tapeless cameras.But could not figure out which is having edge over other.
Sony EX1 and EX3 are good solid cameras I suppose.
Then there are HMC 80 and 150 series and AC 160 and AC 130 and HVX200 and HPX 250 from Panasonic. All of them claim to be good. Then what is that thing which makes them apart from each other or which camera is a class apart in this range of cameras.
let us ignore the price of memory cards, we just consider the quality which matters the most.
low light conditions and noise are not to be ignored.....


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Brent Dunn
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 2:58:54 pm

I can't speak of the other cameras. What format are they?

The EX-1 / 3 shoot in the XD Cam format which gives you a good quality color space. The camera shoots in 4.1.1 but with an external recorder can also record in 4.2.2.

It also shoots well with little noise in low light.

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Craig Seeman
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 3:13:23 pm

[Brent Dunn] "The camera shoots in 4.1.1"

EX codec is 4:2:0.

1/2" chip gives a bit more control over depth of field and better low light performance.



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Puneet Malhotra
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 3:16:37 pm

Hello Brent,
As far as I know EX1/3 records in 4.2.0 color space.
About other panasonic cameras, record in AVCHD format, but which gives better quality i.e. what i am trying to find out.....
Waiting for suggestions......


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Puneet Malhotra
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 3:18:25 pm

thanks Craig

can you give a bit more explaination....


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Noah Kadner
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:26:11 pm

I like em both... it's really worth a demo. Personally I give the edge to the Panasonic's if for nothing else than SDHC cards are way cheaper and easier to deal with than SxS cards. Not that you can't trick your way around that with 3rd party adapters. But then again it's your data you're playing with there.

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Ron Pestes
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:42:13 pm

I have shot with the EX-1, EX-3 and nex 5 on the same shoot with the same lighting and the EX's are much sharper than the 5. Stick with the EX's.

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Brent Dunn
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 16, 2011 at 1:39:56 pm

My brain was multitasking, yes 4:2:0 not what I stated earlier

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HP i7 Quad laptop
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Ian Cook
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:48:23 pm

JFYI, EX is not 4:1:1. It's 4:2:0.


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David Eaks
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:37:26 pm

Have you looked at Sony's HXR-NX5U, quite happy with mine.


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Puneet Malhotra
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 16, 2011 at 9:20:31 am

If we compare, Panasonic HVX 200 with color space 4.2.2 and 100mbps recording, with EX3 4.2.0 and 35 mbps reording.
Which will give us better visual treat....


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Bob Tompkins
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:42:28 am

I suggest you go to a reputable dealer and compare them side by side.



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Brent Dunn
Re: XDCAM EX series and Panasonic series
on Sep 16, 2011 at 1:46:05 pm

I would rent both cameras and do your own personal shoot out. We can give you specs all day, but it comes down to shooting and what fits your needs. I wasn't a fan of the AVCHD, but with the newer sensors, it's gotten better. I still prefer the XDCam codec. But, I haven't used the other cameras to give any comparison.

The EX1/3 will record at 4:2:2 to an external recorder.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite





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