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03-24-2002, 09:21 AM
Does anyone know if the Canon GL1 is sufficient enough to use for event videos, such as Weddings, etc...The XL 1s is too expensive at the moment..
03-24-2002, 08:48 PM
Well it all depends how high-end of a production you're planning on. It sounds like you'll be doing a one camera event. And as long as you are not charging a lot of benjamins, the GL-1 is a kick-ass camera. Its basically puts out the same quality picture as the XL-1s with less features. . . a LOT less features, such as being able to change the lens and such. But anyhow, the GL-1 is a GREAT camera for the amateur-pro level. The XL-1s is almost good enough to use for broadcasting. In fact some news studios use the XL-1s. Also most documentaries done with mini dv use XL-1s with a GL-1 as a backup cam. So I wouldn't hesitat buying a GL-1. Hell I wish I had money to buy a GL-1. . . I think I'm going to have to "settle" with an optura 100MC instead. . .
03-24-2002, 11:04 PM
I would really love any camera that put out decent picture quality. I have a bunch of ideas for short films in my head right now that NEED to come out before I forget them!
03-27-2002, 03:25 AM
Well thanks for the input...I appreciate it.
I'll start saving $$$$$$$$
03-30-2002, 01:47 AM
i've used both GL1, XL1, also have used VX1000 and VX2000 (sony) this is how i can break it down.
All are excellent cameras like stated above...but the extra things that i've noticed from using all of these.
GL1 - excellent zoom, has a soft lens
XL1 - best out of the 4 camera for darker areas (filming in low lit rooms, also make sure camera is OFF before trying to change lenses (i remove battary now to make sure) or you might have a nice $200 repair incident coming along.)
VX1000/2000 - nice crisp lens and image, faster zoom than both canons, also can take more of a beating and high heat usage (can use longer in hotter/humid weather)
if i had the choice i'd probably go XL1, then GL1/VX2000, VX1000
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