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Jay Carr
Keying: Canon 5DmkII v. Canon XH A1
on Jul 15, 2011 at 6:09:25 pm

So, I have access to both of these cameras at work but, for reason I won't go into, I can't just sit down and run a full set of tests to figure out which of the two is actually better for green screen keying. So I wanted to know, from you experts here, which of the two cameras is better for green screen work.

As a quick reminder, the XH A1 shots in HDV 1080p30 with a compression rate of 4:2:0 (if I am reading this thing right). Where as the 5D captures .mov .h264 1080p, also with a compression rate of 4:2:0 (I got that info from Philip Bloom, so I believe it ;-).)

Any thoughts? I know they have the same compression ratio, but I'm told that DV and HDV's compressors kinda suck. So... yeah, thoughts?

Thanks a billion.


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grinner hester
Re: Keying: Canon 5DmkII v. Canon XH A1
on Jul 16, 2011 at 3:53:54 pm

HDV is 5:1 in a 4:1:1 color world. The 5DmII shoots far superior pictures so it's quite the no brainer.



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Jay Carr
Re: Keying: Canon 5DmkII v. Canon XH A1
on Jul 16, 2011 at 5:38:18 pm

Ah, clearly I wasn't "reading this thing correctly". Yeah, now that I have the right data, it's a no brainer. Thanks!


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