Saturday, July 5, 2008

Canon XHA1: Stock Lens - Footage

Again, as a response to the interest in the topic, I am going to present specifically some clips that are done with the cameras and their stock lenses only. In this case, we're going to look at the Canon XHA1.

Many of the complaints about this camera are that people don't like the HDV codec, they don't like the compression, they don't like the color reproduction (especially out of the box) and some will say that this camera offers less latitude in post. Anyway, I've gathered up some clips done with the XHA1 stock lens and as always, I will let you be the final judge and jury.

I'm going to open up with two of my favorites...

Vin LeSoulier - Families in the Park from Vin LeSoulier on Vimeo.

Si Bheag Si Mhor - harp tune by Carolan played by Mark Harmer from Mark Harmer on Vimeo.

I think these two clips show some of what can be done with a bit of effort in the editing room and also knowing how to take advantage of the XHA1 despite its limitations and 1/3" chip.

Enjoy, as well, some additional XHA1 stock lens clips...

Ellwood Bluffs from Stephen Lewis on Vimeo.

And here is one by Steven Dempsey, another fellow who has shown a notable aptitude with this camera.

Monday - HD from Steven Dempsey on Vimeo.

Autumn from Sergey Stefanovich on Vimeo.

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