Originally Posted by s192837
Thank you for your reply. I live in Goa.
I'm actually helping my college in setting up infrastucture for a course in mass communication and video production. One of the topics in the syllabus is multi camera shoots. The college hasn't purchased the cameras yet and were wondering whether to buy
a) 2 AVGDVX 100's
b) or 1 DVX100 and 1 HDR-FX1
c) or 2 HDR-FX1's
There's a dearth of anyone with the technical knowhow in Goa. Hence we've to find out and rely on the opinions of people who've actually used the stuff (I know its no substitute for hands on testing). It's practically impossible, in Goa to try out the equipment before buying since no one stocks it. :-(
What would you recommend from the above choices?
Thank you for your help.
I have Liquid Edition Pro Version 6 and might be able to shed a little light on this...
I have been able to use the multicam function with the same cameras OR with different cameras. With the same or different cameras, you can mark each scene where you want your multicam edit to start and simply go from there... If you are using the same cameras (up to 16) and getting the timecode of all cameras in sync, then you can work off the timcode... Either way works well.
Back to cameras...
I do not recommend using an HDV and a MiniDV camera and mix footage although you could easily do this... I just don't think the footage would match very well... Right now today, I would opt for the DVX100As instead of 2 Sonys. To me, the 24P is well worth it although you may be using 25P but still... Looks great.
The Sony footage is okay but if you want 24P/25P you'll have to convert it first...
If I were going to wait, I would wait until Panasonic starts selling their new 24P HiDef camera... We should know pretty soon when it will become available... Of course the only problem there is money... But if you have the money available, I would wait for the new Panasonic. I've seen DVX100A footage up converted to HiDef side by side with the Sony's footage and you'd be surprised at how well it holds up next to it.
Either way you go, the software will be able to handle it... No problem there...
Good luck with it...