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Tim Baker
Has anyone done PAL on the HD100?
on Jan 31, 2008 at 2:11:26 am

Hey all,

Has anyone shot PAL on the HD100 in the US and if so how did it work and did you have any workflow issues?

Thanks,

Tim Baker

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Peter Ward
Re: Has anyone done PAL on the HD100?
on Feb 9, 2008 at 2:14:39 am

Hi Tim,

In HDV mode 'PAL' is no big deal and you don't even need a PAL camera--just shoot in 25/50p and use the appropriate timeline in your NLE.* In DV mode you'll need a PAL model, and all of the same implications apply as would with any miniDV camera. I would advise against mixing 25/50p material with 30/60p material, however, as the framerate conversion can sometimes produces weird effects.

*One caveat: shooting 25 or 50 fps (in any formant including film) in a country such as the US were the mains power (AC) is 60 cycle can result in lights appearing to flicker--you'll have to adjust the shutter speed to eliminate this; in general, reducing the shutter speed should solve the problem. Of course, you'll be able to see this in the viewfinder.

Best,

Peter


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