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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:26 AM   #1
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Optura "Junior Watchdog" sister site now online

Howdy from Texas,

The XL1 watchdog has a new little sister... here's the Optura Series Junior Watchdog site. Articles 'n' more. Additional updates on the way! Thanks for checking it out,
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Old June 6th, 2004, 09:49 AM   #2
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Thanks For Junior

Thanks Chris for setting up the Optura Junior Watchdog site!

I purchased an Optura XI in Jan of this year (right after I was "restructured" out of a job...good thing to do when unemplyed?) and it has been a joy to use and own.

I'm new to video and did not have a lot of money to spend on a camera but needed something decent. I had been renting a Sony TRV 950 for shoots I was doing and when I saw the image quality of the XI compared to the 950, I was blown away. I felt I had made the right choice for my step up from the ZR 40 that was my first camera.

As the year has progressed, I see more and more good stuff about the XI and this web site further validates my decision to buy it. Hopefully sites like this and other user reviews will increase the availablity of after market accessories specifically for the XI.

I've since gotten a new job with a video production company. I think my little XI helped in getting it since a lot of footage from it is in my demo reel.

Thank you and the others who work so hard to make DVINFO.NET the best resource for video info.

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Old June 6th, 2004, 10:15 AM   #3
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Many thanks Dave, that's greatly appreciated!

The Optura line is fairly well supported by third-party manufacturers and I'm planning an article covering Century Optics lens attachments available for the current Optura models including the Xi. Stay tuned!
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Old June 6th, 2004, 01:43 PM   #4
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Old June 7th, 2004, 09:58 AM   #5
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Yes, Chris, thanks for setting up this forum! I have a new baby coming into the family and am preparing to purchase a home video camera -- sold the old VX1000 so I could get a new model that is smaller, easier for amateurs, and has an LCD. Choices seem to be the new Opturas 30/40, the older Xi, the Panny 953, and the Sony 950. I must say that the price point for the Opturas is sweet compared with the Sony 950.

Same old question: what would be the best camera for someone who shoots video professionally to share with amateur family members who just want to point and shoot? First assignment: baby birth with no artificial lights.

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websites?

i was woundering if anyone knows of other sites/forums like this about optura or just filming in general.(also any about adobe premire 6.5) im trying to learn as much as possible because i have a huge project comming up and i just got a new cam. now im trying to cram knowledge into my head as fast as possible. thanks.
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There is a forum for Opturas on camcorderinfo.com. Go there or follow this link directly to the forum:

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/bbs/f12

I read both.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 09:29 PM   #8
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There's also our companion articles/info site for the Optura:

The Optura Junior Watchdog

Hope this helps,
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Old July 31st, 2004, 06:34 AM   #9
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Try these links to the Adobe forums.

http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14@@.1de544a8


http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14@@.ee6b372

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