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    Finally took my XL2 out for a test drive today - spent a few minutes in the garden getting to know her...

    www.videoforums.co.uk/Garden-(XL2-Test).wmv

    All settings were in automatic...

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    Superb picture quality isn't it!

    Oddy enough I can see that you have been influenced by Gwennie's comp entry. Quite a haunting look and feel about the movie I thought.

    I am thinking about getting a new cam in the new year. Unfortunately I can't afford an XL2, and I am beginning to think Millsy was only kidding about the XL2 for getting his conundrum right. Darn I shall just opt for the Canon XM2 instead.
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    Quite a haunting look and feel about the movie I thought.
    Totally not intentional

    Darn I shall just opt for the Canon XM2 instead.
    What's your budget? I've posted a few videos filmed with my XM2 on the forums if you want an idea of quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purejammy
    ...and I am beginning to think Millsy was only kidding about the XL2 for getting his conundrum right...
    My Mum and Dad said I'm not allowed to give my new toys away.

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    Quality is excellent isn't it?

    Is that footage all automatic? I was hoping that some of the close shots would re-focus to the background so I wonder if you just used auto focus there.

    re the shed window shot. How often do you set up your little ball-pen then Marc?

    Well, I was impressed but the big question is were you impressed Marc? You're the one who's bought the thing.

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    I wouldn't have spent 3.5k on a camcorder if I wasn't going to do a spot of event videography on the side. I'm impressed with the quality, but IMHO, it's not 2k better (and therefore 1.5x better) than my XM2; however, having top of the range equipment is a selling point, as is having top notch video quality.

    And again, if I could have waited another six months, I would have opted for HDV. Unfortunately I needed a second camcorder NOW, so I invested in SD. Perhaps in a year's time (providing I am still enjoying event videography), I will upgrade to 2 x HDV camcorders.

    The autofocus would have changed given enough time - which I guess is the big advantage of a manual focus ring

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    What's your budget? I've posted a few videos filmed with my XM2 on the forums if you want an idea of quality.
    Budget is maximum of 1,500. I always thought that the movies you posted were of excellent quality. Were the wedding videos shot on your XM2?

    I take it that you are quite impressed with the XM2? You're not selling it by any chance?
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    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

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    I love my little XM2

    ...and yes, the wedding videos I've posted were shot with tehe little bugger...

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    Ahh, but does it have those great digital effects, where at the touch of a button, you can have it look all posterised and pixellated?


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    at the touch of a button, you can have it look all posterised and pixellated?
    Why, why, why, why oh why did someone in the R&D department think that would be a 'kool' idea? In seriousness, it does have a button to add film grain.

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