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Old May 30th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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FS4 HD with XHA1s?

Anyone using the FS4 HD with their XHA1s?

What HD settings are used, and how does it look?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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anyone ever tried this....?
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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I've been using it for about a month now...I've done 2 weddings with it and several short "news cast" style projects. It has worked just fine for my purposes, but there are some shortcomings that must be worked around:
1) when the recording reach the 2gb file size limit and the FS starts a new file, there are several dropped frames, both audio & video.
- my work-arounds are
a) I always use a separate/alternate audio source (recording to a zoom H2 mostly) - when dropped frames occur, i can either stretch the video (if it looks ok) or use "B' roll
b) always have at least one other camera running (for weddings) to cut to that angle when dropped frames occur,
3) for shorter events, such as the newscasts, just start & stop the recording for each take/segment

Knowing the limitations, and having the ability to work around them, makes the FS-4HD a nice option, until I go to a tapeless camera. Another thing that helps is that I bought it used for only $350.00 then put in nice new shiney 320gb hd.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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Is Focus Enhancements still in business

Apologies. . . I thought I was starting a new thread
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