I am using the XF100 primarily for greenscreen use. I got it specifically because of the 4:2:2 color space. I will first say that the chromakeying seems to be more than twice as good in terms smoothness on the edges.
My main issues right now with the camera (and these have been pointed out by a review I read somewhere) are:
With no color profile selected there is some significant sharpening going on. My subject has a white line around them and that is only because of some kind of sharpening algorithm.
The skin tone is terrible. Very orange.
NOISE. I have 2000 watts of fluorescent light directly on the person and at least 3000 on the greenscreen.
All of these issues are workable. I can color correct the skin tone and we figured out how to reduce the noise by going -6.0db and 2.8 fstop.
I am using 3 canon hm400 cameras for other angles and I was under the impression that all these cameras use the same chip. The hm400s don't key as good but the color reproduction is way better and also there is almost no noise compared to the xf100.
Is anyone using this camera for serious green screen work and if so do you like it and do you have workarounds/recommendations for these issues?
FYI this is my first pro camera and I really wanted to send it back after viewing the first bit of test footage. I don't understand why it has to be at -6 db of gain to get decent footage. I have had thoughts that maybe with all the trouble in Japan some cameras come out better than others and I have a bad sensor??