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Old April 21st, 2003, 12:01 PM   #271
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EW112P and MA 200 not working

I got my EW112p over the weekend and couldn't make it work with MA 200. It works fine with the mini jack.

I read both manuals and believed I got all the cables the right way: Audio 1, MIC input, etc.

The only thing I can think of is that when I ordered the XLR cable CL100, they told me it was out of stock and recommended me a KORDEX cable instead. Maybe only the CL100 cable works with EW112p?

Please help me solve this problem. Thanks.
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Old April 21st, 2003, 06:38 PM   #272
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GL2 or XL1?
Please be more precise about your cable routing and switch and menu settings?
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Old April 21st, 2003, 09:03 PM   #273
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Can you be more specific concerning "NP" batteries? The Canon BP series batteries (and compatibles) produce 7.2v.
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 08:11 AM   #274
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Don. thanks for your reply. I called Sennheiser yesterday and they told me that their XLR cable is wired differently than other companies'. I am going to return the KORDEX cable to MVP Audio and Video from whom I got the not very helpful recommendation. I hope the system will work after I get Sennheiser's CL100 cable. I'll let you know.
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Old April 23rd, 2003, 06:15 AM   #275
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Motor Sport

Hi

I'm a bit of a XM2 newbie and need some advice on camera settings when videoing motor sport events and similar.

I've done some work with JetSki racing with a Sony PC100 which I also own, but only in auto mode and have been more than happy with the results when burnt to DVD via Prem 6.5, Matrox RT.X100 & Sonic DVDit SE.

I recorded some gokart racing at the weekend with my new XM2, mounted on a tripod and in grown-up (Manual) mode. Manual focus & Zebra stripes were turned on. I only adjusted the aperture settings leaving the shutter & gain settings alone.

Back home and into Premiere. The results didn't look too good. All panned and action shots looked a bit blurred. Anyway, burn DVD @ 8mbs CBR and check out on big screen - argh - awful, looks like every driver is wearing 2 crash helmets or worse.

I guess maybe I should have gone for the 'Tv' mode and changed the shutter speed - but I'm not too sure - the're too many buttons to press on this cam and the viewfinder doesn't make these problems easy to spot.

So help - any suggestions as a good starting point for cam settings for this type of vid?

Also searching thru this forum I see that OIS should be turned off when using a tripod - would this have made any difference?

Thanks for any help

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Old April 23rd, 2003, 09:48 AM   #276
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You shoot in Frame mode?

I prefer the normal mode (interlaced), Shutter 1/50. Then I de-interlace in software.

Stay in Manual, leave Gain to 0dB. You can use an additionnal Neutral Filter (small aperture tends to blur a little the image), I have a B&W 102 (2 stops). Set the Zebra to 100% and don't over expose (You can over expose the sky, but never the subject).

You can leave the OIS on all the time. It is optical, not electronic.
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Old April 24th, 2003, 12:11 PM   #277
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Wireless Mic Receiver Attached to GL-1?

I had such good luck with the recent question about my shotgun mike that I thought I'd try one about my wireless. I have a Samson UM1 UHF Series One receiver that I'd like to mount someplace on my GL-1, particularly during interview situations, both on and off the tripod. This is the same wireless receiver that the manufacturer pictures mounted on the tape access door of the XL-1 in all of its magazine ads. Is anybody doing this with the same or a comparable wireless, or is the camera just too small. Any ideas on how or where to mount it? The unit and its Sony ECM-44 lav works great for interviews and I'd like to use it with the GL.
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Old April 24th, 2003, 02:53 PM   #278
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Jim,

I have a mount that does just what you are describing that I use with my GL2. Had to have it fabricated because I couldn't find anything that would work well. Let me know offline if you would like photos/info.
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Old April 26th, 2003, 08:37 AM   #279
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XM2 Still Picture Quality

Hi Guys

I have recently bought an XM2 (I live in Australia) and found that the still pictures look like there's a slight solarization effect applied to them. I am using fine mode, high quality. Has anyone else come across this?

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Old April 26th, 2003, 01:59 PM   #280
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GL2 in auto mode

In the auto mode the GL2 could be better for daytime video. I have seen this more often than not. Check the last 2 pics here:

http://homepage.mac.com/bhardy3/PhotoAlbum34.html

I have not included a frame in sunlight mode yet but intend to, as I am very impressed with the video in sunlight setting. Too bad it's raining today...
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Old April 26th, 2003, 02:15 PM   #281
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Yeah. It appears that the 2nd one is just saturated more. Still looks better though.
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Old April 26th, 2003, 09:56 PM   #282
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camera mounted mic receiver

I use an azden wireless lav mic receiver that has an accessary shoe attatchment on it. It works out quite nicely as I don't have to worry about trailling cords, and it runs off a 9v battery. Now I do still have to use a 1/4' - 1/4' (or is it " for inch?) cord to the mic in on the camera, but that is a small worry. This set up works wonderfully for recording wedding audio with my gl2, and even better with the 4 channel audio of the XL-1. Hope that was what you were talking about.

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Old April 26th, 2003, 10:54 PM   #283
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I'm with Jesse on this. I have the same setup, azden wr-22 and a GL1. On the few occasions I recorded the audio into the cam, this was how I did it. I'm sure there is an accessory shoe attatchment for your reciever.
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Old April 27th, 2003, 02:04 PM   #284
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Little clip I made today...

Just messing around in Premiere and made this. Tell me what you think.

http://www.visital.com/random/catseye.mov

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Old April 27th, 2003, 02:39 PM   #285
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I will explain it when I get back, sort of in a rush right now, sorry.
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