View Full Version : OTHER: Do you use the Canon XF 105 ?
I thank all who answered my tread re:- XF 105 Event test, much appreciated,
but does anyone actualy use this cam for event work.?
02-08-2012, 04:25 AM
I don't and probably wouldn't. At the price - and considering only event work - I'd rather get a matched AC130 or AC160. The additional quality of the 4:2:2 recording would be nice but it would be almost meaningless if I was mixing it with other non-4:2:2 cameras.
I prefer Panasonic camcorders, but if I were buying in totally fresh, I would consider the XF cameras, but only if I was getting multiple of those. Like I said, it doesn't make a lot of sense if I have 3 cameras at an event and only one of them is capable of 4:2:2 recording onboard.
I will say that I've heard some grumbling in the editing forums that the Canon codec isn't fully supported and has some quirks. Who knows...all I know for certain right now is that Panasonic's AVCHD files give no trouble so long as the actual workstation is beefy enough.
02-08-2012, 07:30 AM
I myself had this debate and decided not to get it because of the short zoom. Doing mostly event work, and being a good distance away sometimes made me choose the ac130.
I'm also curious how this is working out for events.