High Definition comparison clips from HVX-200 and Canon 7D

This week, a friend and I are flying to Wisconsin to shoot some customer interviews for a client.  Over the Christmas holidays, I purchased a new Canon 7D camera.

I really want to shoot this corporate video with the Canon 7D because the visuals are quite amazing.  So, in preparation for the shoot, Allan and I did a side-by-side comparison of the two cameras using an identical lighting setup.  Here’s the HD video on Vimeo:

HVX-200 setup:

  • Scene setting 5:  720p, 24 fps, film gamma
  • Lens sizes were estimated to match 7D’s 50mm and 85mm
  • Recorded audio internally
  • Codec was DVCPro HD

Canon 7D setup:

  • HD 1080p, 24 fps
  • Lenses: Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon 85mm f1.8
  • Recorded audio on a Tascam DR-100
  • Codec was AVC H.264

Edited in Final Cut Pro:

  • Created ProRes 422 (HQ) sequence
  • Transcoded all Canon 7D footage to ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • No color correction or exposure adjustments

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