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Old March 25th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #76
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cine gamma on color chart

shot on a patched together color/rez chart. doubt the colors are accurate out of the printer. but it's a reference

http://file.meyersproduction.com/hv2...est%20cine.mov


also you other guys shooting, i think i'm having issues with the OIS, does anybody have any handheld walking around footage?

these are some of issues i'm having

http://file.meyersproduction.com/hv2...ues%20720p.mov

let me know.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #77
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Thanks for the colour/rez chart Austin. The cinemode defnitely softens the image which reduces resolution.

I think personally I am more likely to shoot without the cine preset, dial down the exposure a couple and use Magic Bullet look suite in Vegas
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Old March 25th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #78
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Without a LANC and tripod, you'll have a pretty tough time shooting pro stuff.
I like how it looks, etc, but the lack of a LANC will be a deal-killer for many. This is probably the plan...to get you to upgrade to the next level with LANC.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #79
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Very professional footage can be shot with a tripod sans LANC.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #80
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In regards to the HV20 missing a LANC port, how easy is it to use the zoom controls on the LCD screen with the camera on a tripod/monopod?
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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #81
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In regards to the HV20 missing a LANC port, how easy is it to use the zoom controls on the LCD screen with the camera on a tripod/monopod?
Couldn't you also use the zoom controls on the remote?
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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #82
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In regards to the HV20 missing a LANC port, how easy is it to use the zoom controls on the LCD screen with the camera on a tripod/monopod?
Not sure you would want to use the screen control but the top control is very accessable and does not require much effort to move. It won't move the camera.

In addition, it comes with a nice remote control. It might not work from the rear, but from the side and toward the front it works. You then have zoom and start stop etc..

With a small mounted mirror, you could do it all from behind the camera.

Most zooming in and out is done for frameing and not for effect, at least for me anyway.

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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #83
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I see Mike beat me to it on the remote, I had to take some phone calls while typing and he beat me! :)

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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #84
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Sure you can...but have you seen the remote? It's like 20 buttons crammed on a little stick. Most consumer cams don't include the focus feature either. This is why the pro's rig is setup with a properly positioned and simplified controller to get studio-like movement and focus without taking their eyes off the subject.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #85
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Sure you can...but have you seen the remote? It's like 20 buttons crammed on a little stick. Most consumer cams don't include the focus feature either. This is why the pro's rig is setup with a properly positioned and simplified controller to get studio-like movement.
Again, this is not a Pro Camera.

I don't know about your lanc, but my Varizoom is about half the size of the HV20's remote, and the controls are no larger. This remote fits my hand perfectly.

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I only read the first page and got the gist of what I think is going on.

The internet is a powerful marketing tool and it can be used against others also. I'll reserve judgement till a known credible poster makes a detailed review.

This counter marketing happens all the time on BBs.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #87
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I only read the first page and got the gist of what I think is going on.

The internet is a powerful marketing tool and it can be used against others also. I'll reserve judgement till a known credible poster makes a detailed review.

This counter marketing happens all the time on BBs.
I don't understand are you talking about? Can you explain.

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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #88
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I only read the first page and got the gist of what I think is going on.

The internet is a powerful marketing tool and it can be used against others also. I'll reserve judgement till a known credible poster makes a detailed review.

This counter marketing happens all the time on BBs.
Doug, the rest of the thread is pretty positive. Don't judge till you read the rest - this is one of the most sensible forums I've ever seen on the net. Very well monitored. Kudos to DVinfo!
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #89
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Doug, the rest of the thread is pretty positive. Don't judge till you read the rest - this is one of the most sensible forums I've ever seen on the net. Very well monitored. Kudos to DVinfo!
I believe he is trying to insinuate that a negitive post was made so that a bunch of folks would post positive and defensive posts.

I don't believe that is what happened here though. I think someone either got a defective camera or made a hasty judgement on it. The post or thread was an honest one either way.

The rest of us have had very positive views of the HV20.

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It's funny, my interpretation was that he was insinuating that one or two posters were trying to scare potential Canon buyers away. Whatever, it's pretty obvious the first poster was having a problem that most others were not.
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