Hey guys.... I know this is a reaaaallly old topic, but it never ceases to interest me, especially now that I have the money to actually purchase one.
Okay, I'm gonna go straight into it....
Best prices for NEW cameras:
DVX100b : $2200
XL2 : $3000
So there is a significant difference in price.
Secondly, the overall look.
XL2 is a sharper image, but in the end, still looks like video.
DVX is not a sharp, but wayyy more filmic.
Besides the price and look, the XL2 shoots native 16:9 WITHOUT an adapter, rather than the DVX which needs an adapter....
BUT.... Mike Krumlauf, a young filmmaker from Illinois, decided to put a DVX adapter on an XL2... a 16:9 adapter on a 16:9 camera? Better Quality, and Resolution, and NATIVE 2.35:1 RATIO!!!
WOW! Just WOW!
Anyways, I'm starting to lean towards the XL2, but then again the DVX is cheaper, and more filmic, but the XL2 has better quality, but the DVX produces cooler images, but the XL2 produces sharper images.... BUT, BUT, BUT!!! AHHHH!!!
I just can't figure it out!!
Based on footage I've seen from Mike Krumlauf, and other talented XL2 users, I'm beginning to lean more towards the XL2....
** So, what was the point of this thread??
Here's my challenge to you.... Find (or film) some DVX footage that will totally make me want a DVX over an XL2...
Now I want to see some awesome filmic videos, and if it's an .mov or .wma it's better, because how the heck can I compare footage quality/look on a crappily compressed YouTube video???!!! HEHE...
So please, someone pursuade me to buy a DVX, because I think it definitely has the potential to be better than an XL2, but I just haven't seen it yet....
** EDIT: HOLY JUNK!!! THIS IS A HUGGGEEE THREAD!!! Sorry!!
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06-03-2007 08:23 PM
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06-03-2007 08:29 PM
Go out and find the footage yourself.
Not trying to be rude but there is a TON of footage here from the DVX and a fair amount of XL2 footage. Good, non-youtube footage. You are about to make a very large purchase. Do the appropriate research and invest the time or don't, but don't cry after the fact.
That Mike guy makes me want to punch something. Film making is not a competition. I am pretty sure you cannot show that footage on a TV anyhow without it being still squeezed. That video isn't worth the time it takes to watch it.
Get a DVX, you seem to want one.
06-03-2007 09:03 PM
I don't think I'd sink a lot of cash into a standard def DV cam at this point, and I just don't get the 2.35:1 thing. What would you do with that? That guy Mike was on this site annoying the hell out of everyone and making trouble until we kicked him off. From the looks of it, he's still wasting his time and if you want to follow someone's lead pick anyone else--please.
This is a great time to buy a used DVX in good condition. Find one without too much mileage on the heads and you'll have money left over for a basic lighting and sound package.
06-03-2007 09:09 PM
Is this a joke? If so it's not funny. Do a search, and look at the footage on here. Or better yet, dig up one of the old DVX vs XL2 threads. There's about two hundred to choose from.__________________________@isaacbrody