Does XH A1 focus worse than a TRV900?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by james, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. james

    james Guest

    The other day I was shooting an opera with an XH A1 and was trying to
    autofocus on the curtain before the show started. It started focus hunting.
    If I increase the gain then the focus locks on. This is the second time I
    noticed auto focusing problem with the XH A1 in mildly low light situation.

    I have shot in similar lighting before using a TRV900 and I never had such
    focusing problem. Is AF a weak area in the XH A1, or do I have a defective
    cam? I still have a few months left for warranty but I don't want to mail it
    in for repair if it works "as designed".

    I ended up shooting the show in manual focus, which also has its problem,
    namely, unable to check focus while recording, so the MC, who stood closer
    than most other performers, went slightly out of focus.
    james, Sep 14, 2008
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