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Graham Quince
£1000 budget - which camera for chromakey
on Jan 13, 2010 at 12:27:32 pm

Hi everyone,

I know this isn't strictly After Effects, but it's to use with AE CS3 so...

We're coming to the end of the budget year and I can justify pushing what money we have left towards buying a camcorder for the purposes of post-production chromakey.

We have several 3CCD Panasonics (NV-GS500) and a couple of Canon XM2s and a decent greenscreen studio - and for the kids this setup works well (we generally live key using an Edirol LVS400).

I occasionally struggle to pull a decent post-key, and the next thing I've set my sights on would be a camcorder that shoots progressive as opposed to interlaced.

Is this the right thing to focus on and is there anything out there for the money I have (£1000)?

Graham

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Michael Szalapski
Re: £1000 budget - which camera for chromakey
on Jan 13, 2010 at 2:24:51 pm

Fields have absolutely nothing to do with how well you can pull a key. Color resolution is your enemy. If you're using DV or (even worse) HDV cameras, they're just tossing away tons of color information.

Someone else asked about a good camera for chromakeying work two days ago. They've recieved a few helpful answers.

This link has more information on color resolution.

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Graham Quince
Re: £1000 budget - which camera for chromakey
on Jan 13, 2010 at 2:51:14 pm

Thanks Michael. Normally I'm good about checking before posting. Sorry

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