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Tony Coleman August 2nd, 2007 07:53 PM

taking pictures with the A1
 
Hey all, I have figured out how to use the photo feature and to save to the card, but how do you save to the tape? and how exactly does that work? Also what kind of quality are most of you getting in your shots, any tricks that don't require touching up the pics? Thanks, Tony

Brent Goodale August 2nd, 2007 10:20 PM

Taking Pictures
 
Sorry i cant help you, but i remember that question is on these forms somewhere. Also when you take pic have you viewed them on the pc/mac? Mine are very grainy with white dots all over.

Chris Hurd August 2nd, 2007 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony Coleman (Post 722593)
how do you save to the tape?

You can't save a still photo to tape -- it must be saved to the SD card -- but that shouldn't present a problem. You can extract stills from tape, though.

Brent Goodale August 3rd, 2007 01:58 PM

Just found out that you can take a picture to the sd card while still shooting. You also can Take a picture to the tape. Heres how: In Camera Mode go to Menu > Customize > Customize Function > Tune > Go to # 08 it says "SIMULT. IMG. REC . Select 01 for take a pic while shooting Select 02 for Both tape and still. Hope this helps :) Also i was testing my A1 with the pics inside with low light. a ton of noise. I turned down the Gain -3 and shoot at the light. Looks Great. Had to turn off AGC

Tony Coleman August 3rd, 2007 07:19 PM

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good info, here's a pic from today

Kevin Amundson August 4th, 2007 02:18 PM

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Here's a photo I took a few days ago.

Tony Coleman August 4th, 2007 05:30 PM

Kevin great photo, is there a way to deinterlace a photo other than post production?

Brent Goodale August 5th, 2007 11:08 AM

Took this today. about 8 feet away on both

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11062225@N08/1019488622/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11062225@N08/1019488650/


How do u upload pictures?

Eric Weiss August 5th, 2007 12:05 PM

I found that I get great results in post, extracting a video frame instead of using the photo option. Here are a few stills.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=94162

The camera feature is nice, but when you swtich from video to card, the exposure and color casts are a little different. I found myself adjusting and readjusting shots in order to take a still. If you have that kind of time during a shoot, the card stills are decent, but only a bit better than what can be achieved from a screen cap.

Brent Goodale August 5th, 2007 12:09 PM

Yeah i agree its much better quality. How do you get photos to come up on the form like the surfer pic?

Eric Weiss August 5th, 2007 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Brent Goodale (Post 723824)
Yeah i agree its much better quality. How do you get photos to come up on the form like the surfer pic?

i think you need to get approved to post pics...or after a certain number of posts? i'm not really sure.

Brent Goodale August 6th, 2007 04:43 PM

Can anyone answer this?

Chris Hurd August 6th, 2007 04:46 PM

Normally it takes a month as a registered user here, but I went ahead and granted you those privs.

Brent Goodale August 6th, 2007 06:57 PM

Thank You
 
Thank you very much! I have been checking this site more often than i should! Its becoming a bad habit. Similar to my tech websites. Thanks again.


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