Panasonic DVX100

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Panasonic DVX100


The Panasonic AG-DVX100 is the video camera used in support of Sight and Sound II in the Film and Media Culture Department. We have three different versions of this camera ("100", "100A", "100B") and each version has minor differences making it important to identify the model AND customize settings BEFORE shooting. This camera records to miniDV tape in NTSC format at a resolution of 720 x 480. It has the ability to record in 24p mode which mimics the frame rate aesthetics of film.

Recommended Camera Settings

Camera Setup Settings
  • Aspect Conv: Squeeze
Recording Setup Menu
  • Rec Speed: SP
  • Audio Rec: 16bit
  • Mic ALC: Off
  • TC Mode: DF (Drop Frame)
  • TCG: Rec Run
  • First Rec TC: Regen
Physical Settings
  • Scene File Dial: F6
  • Focus: Manual
  • Zoom: Manual
  • Iris: Manual (F4.8 -> F11 is a good starting range with F5.6 being the sweet spot)
  • Shutter: Off (1/50)
  • Gain: L
  • White Balance Switch: Manual A or B
  • ND Filter: Always start with it OFF and adjust as needed depending on your light source

Final Cut Pro Easy Setup

  • Scene File Dial (F5) = DV-NTSC 24p (23.98)
  • Scene File Dial (F6) = DV-NTSC 24p (23.98) Advanced Pulldown Removal


Other Resources

DVX100 Instruction Manual

DVX100A Instruction Manual

DVX100B Instruction Manual

DVXUser Website


FMMC Technology Support

FMMC Equipment

Video Cameras

Sight and Sound II

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