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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:42 AM   #16
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Henry,
Those are some nice clips there. I like the city one a lot at -3db, I'm really excited about this new cam. Should have one as well later this month. Thanks for taking the time and posting these.

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Old November 7th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #17
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thanks everyone.

poppe and tony, thank you for chiming in on the playback issue.

dave, the only other cam i have access to at the moment is my hv10, and i doubt that's the comparison you're looking for :). low light isn't a huge concern for me -- demand seemed to dictate that some kind of low light footage be put up, but at this point i guess i'm as curious as anyone else. someone should be able to post something shortly.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #18
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looks fantastic! I do still wish to see a controlled FX1 vs A1 low light contest!!!

If the A1 is as good as or even very close to the FX1 in low light I forsee a ton of ppl dumping their FX1's for the Canon!

I would recommend encoding the files via wmvhd/h264 to greatly reduce bandwidth/download times!
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Old November 7th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #19
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Did you shoot any at normal shutter speed? ie., 1/48 at 24f.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #20
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thanks for the suggestion michael. i'll keep that in mind the next time.

bill, for the purposes of this low light test, everything was shot at 1/24, which i think falls in the range of normal.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 10:18 AM   #21
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I don't think 1/24 could be considered normal shutter speed unless you're looking for a slower shutter effect. It would be just like 1/30 in 60i.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #22
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i use 1/24 all the time if i need a little more light in the cam. i'd rather do that than switch up gain. given what i'm shooting here, the slower shutter is, to me, barely perceptible, if at all.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 11:02 AM   #23
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You see 1/24 all the time on shows like HOUSE and even in movies like Scary Movie 4. Most people wont know what about the image is wrong, and wont mind...
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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #24
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Can't see the video

It says "unknown file type"
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Old November 8th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #25
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daniel, got your email. wmp can't play mpeg2 files out of the box. download vlc media player, which seems to play just about anything.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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