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Old May 21st, 2005, 07:23 AM   #406
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I'd place my bet on vibration. There are a lot of ways that mechanical resonance can bite. Can you soften the mount at all to see if there is improvment?

BTW, Jeff are you in CT by any chance?
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Old June 14th, 2005, 05:19 PM   #407
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GL1 Quaility vs Vx1000 Quality

I have a GL1 and I know that the GL1 has 270,000 pixels per ccd and the VX1000 has 410,000 pixels per ccd. I was just wondering if pixels play a big role in quility and if the GL1 can produce an image as good as the VX1000.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 05:39 PM   #408
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Personal preference...

VX = cooler color/ sharper image
GL = warmer color / softer image

Sharper does NOT mean better, just sharper =o)



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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:12 AM   #409
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Ash is right, it's more a preference (hope that's spelled right).

I think it depends on what you want to make. Maybe (and this is still your own choice) the GL1 is better for moviemaking because it has a more 'filmic' image, via the warm colours and the some softer image, but the VX1000 is maybe the best for weddings, scate boarding movies,...

And also remember, what feels right in your hands.
I have an XL1s but for an event I played with the Sony PD170, but I preferred the Canon much more because where buttons are placed etcetera, and the menus, it was much easier, although the PD170 is image quality - wise, much better for event videography (better low light, much less noise).
But other people may find the Sony easier to work with.

So, if you have the chance, pick both up (or maybe in stores a VX2100 and a GL2 as they are easier to find and have a lot in common with their precedors) and look what you like the best.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 06:35 AM   #410
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Hi what do you want to do. Do you want to set up a internet tv channel or do want to use it as a web cam. if you want to set up a internet tv channel you will need severs. if you want to use it as a web cam you just select the camera in the msn messenger video/audio options. i use it all the time in msn messenger. it works great.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 06:36 AM   #411
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Can i just say something. the NSTC version of the camcorder is called the GL1 and the pal version is called the XM2
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 08:52 AM   #412
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Manual for GL1

I just bought my first prosumer camera, the gl1. My problem is that it did not come with the manuel. Does anyone know if the manuel can be downloaded from any sites or maybe someone has a manuel that they are not in need of anymore? Any help would be great.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:06 AM   #413
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All the major camcorder manufacturers are now very good about this. Here you go:

http://alpha02.c-wss.com/inc/ApplSer...nu=MA&TRF=MAIN

If you have any trouble with the link, let me know and I'll email you the .PDF file myself
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 10:50 AM   #414
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The GL1's manual is also available from the Canon site:

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/con...6&modelid=7376
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 11:09 AM   #415
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken Tanaka
The GL1's manual is also available from the Canon site:

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/con...6&modelid=7376
Right. It's ultimately the same link.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 04:11 PM   #416
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 04:13 PM   #417
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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #418
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Simpler way

Oops, covered nicely.

Last edited by Jeremiah Rickert; August 4th, 2005 at 06:47 PM. Reason: Redundant.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #419
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Yes, you can run it live using Firewire. I've done it a few times on XL1s. I assume it would work using GL1 through Firewire.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #420
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Yep thats what i do is use it in msn messenger through firewire except you dont fit as much in
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