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Old August 17th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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What work are you doing with your XH-A1?

Are you doing weddings? Commercials? Corporate work? Television work? How are you delivering your final product?
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Old August 18th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #2
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Are you doing weddings? Commercials? Corporate work? Television work? How are you delivering your final product?
I am doing documentary work, little 2-5 minute "nature/eye-candy" shorts for fun and I plan on shooting a short narrative for a college class on the A1... unless the Scarlet comes out before!
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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #3
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I am using it for work mainly, filming cars at our workshops.
I have to admit, its a lot harder than I ever imagined.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #4
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For business I do mainly 'adult' films for the internet. I won't post a link ;0)

For pleasure I make a lot of outdoor action films(kayaking,surfing,climbing,etc) YouTube - Surfing Isle of Man (mainly Peel and Gansey)
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #5
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Man on the street interviews at night and documentary work.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #6
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Dance videography, web videos, TV spots, marketing videos and television documentaries. Delivering in any number of web formats as well as DVD, BetaSP and HDCAM depending on the needs of a project.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #7
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Shooting underwater, selling stock, making DVD's...

Lovin life, lovin the A1.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #8
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Corporate marketing and training videos.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #9
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I do corporate brochures, training video's and weddings. I have to agree with one of the previous posters... compared to other cameras I am amazed at how much more complex it is to shoot with the A1. Not because of the camera per se but just shooting HD in general. Life was much simpler, easier with my trusty old Panasonic DVC 80 (the 100B without 24p).

I still us SD for my profit making work since most of my products either end up on the web or DVD. HD is far more demanding in every way ....shooting, editing, lighting etc. I believe the A1 answers to all of those with it's multitude of controls.

I've spent a lot of time learning HD and I suspect it will take a lot more time practising and problem solving. To use a metaphor the difference between SD and HD it is like flying a Piper Cub or flying a jet....
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #10
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Old August 18th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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Promotional shorts, documentary pieces, and tutorial stuff for a private college. Delivery is primarily web with some DVD and potentially some Blu-Ray in the future for our extra special potential donors.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #12
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Documentary...corporate...training and motivational...industrial...technical...all the things I used to do with 2/3" chip Betacam SP and DVCAM cameras. Delivery is DVD and web, some tape (SD) for festivals. I shoot everything 24F, capture and edit in FCP HDV1080P24 settings, export as HDV1080P24 QT, then downconvert in Compressor.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #13
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Corporate and educational videos, documenary work for internet. I shoot 30f and edit FCE.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #14
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Weddings, Events, and what ever else pays :P
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Old August 18th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #15
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I shoot motor races and support pieces around the races. Also do some local commercials and the odd wedding when my arm is twisted hard enough.

I learned the camera by shooting all over the White Mountains last winter so I guess I shoot nature too.
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