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Old October 30th, 2011, 01:54 AM   #1
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Success using XF300 on Big Lottery Evaluation Project.

Just wanted to share with you guys that I was shooting all day yesterday on an ongoing 8 week project, had my producer sharing my LCD screen to see the "framed" content, and she was truly involved in the process. That, and the onsite, immeadate "review" Important with this level of evaluation project, this camera just excels.

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Old October 30th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #2
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Very good Graham - it does indeed rock!
I shot a web commercial last weekend for a music degree examination service. Since it was for web distribution, decided to shoot at 720 50p. Still the amazing quality. Convinced me that for non-broadcast purposes, this is a format to consider...
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Old October 30th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #3
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Very good Graham - it does indeed rock!
I shot a web commercial last weekend for a music degree examination service..
It does indeed!

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Old October 30th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #4
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Re: Success using XF300 on Big Lottery Evaluation Project.

Interesting topic indeed!

Graham: I reduced the image size to 1420 x 1080 25Mbps after reading your earlier post. I'm shooting at 30P. This nearly doubled the shooting time on 2 x 32 gig cards from 2.7 hours to 5.2 hours. Not sure yet what that does to the image size or quality on a TV screen. Should be OK for web commercials?

Robin: Sounds like you are doing something similar.

50Mbps is needed for broadcast, 25 Mbps is fine for Internet commercials. Maybe 35 Mbps for DVDs? Am I understanding this correctly?

I bought a cable from Radio Shack for $30 to connect a 19" flat screen TV to the XF300. The one that comes with the camera doesn't have audio. This is now a CCTV that a client can see instant playback after an interview, or watch themselves whilst recording. Haven't used it yet in the real world, but it looks promising and is very portable if you have mains power.

Now I need to find out where to get input on lighting for interviews, sigh. So much to learn, so little time, such fun.

Love to hear about other applications & real life uses for this great cam.

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Doug.

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