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Old January 24th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #31
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FX1, Z1, and so on.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #32
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It feels like a toy! I've seen playschool products that felt sturdier than this thing. My Xl1s and my GL1 both feel much more solid than the A1. My XL1s even took a fall from over 6 feet, bouncing off pavement and was shooting a wedding 5 minutes later. I doubt the A1 is going to handle this type of abuse.
Mark, Don't worry, the XHA1 is pretty tough. There is a video of a guy dropping one from over 6 feet and continuing to film ( i think it even shows it from the camera POV & someone was also filming him). His tripod head broke while he was holding it up in the air to get a over the shoulder shot.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #33
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Hi Battle, Hi Geofffrey,

sorry for the late reply, I had a lot of work to do. I wouldn't call it a 'magic formula', but the settings do at least work for a public broadcaster, that has got quite strict technical regulations, although they seem to be a little bit more tolerant regarding videojounalists like me, compared with a regular ENG team. Plus, the 'dv route' ends after recording. The edited reports are directly transferred from AVID MC to a Digibeta VCR. Sound- and picture quality are checked afterwards on High-End equipment. And altered, if necessary.

The settings were sorted out with the help of a professional cameraman:

GAM:1
KNE: A
BlK: P
Ped: 3
Set:0
SHP:5
HDF: M
DHV:4
COR:-7
NR1:0
NR2:0
CMX: N

.... the rest remains unchanged. Would really like to know, what you think about it.

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Jan

P.S. Last but not least, I fixed the the AGC switch with tape. After it had nearly 'killed me' one job ;-)
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Old January 26th, 2009, 02:09 AM   #34
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going back to the wedding question:

record now in HD and on the (hopefully still) happy couple's 5th or 10th anniversary - when HD screens will be in every home - you can offer them an HD version of their wedding video.

Another income stream...

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