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Old February 24th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #31
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Have you focused an EX1? I did a 5 hour outdoor shoot last weekend without a field monitor in sight, and my focus was on the money every shot.
Yup. I have used the EX1 several times. Awesome camcorder. But the EVF on the Z7 is head and shoulders better. The Z7 is just that much easier and quicker to nail the focus, from my experience with both cameras. Obviously you are not talking about using auto-focus. Right?

Yes tapeless work flow is cool but tapes aren't dead yet. Plentiful, cheap and readily available everywhere. Obviously, since the Z7 can do either, that is a point in it's favor.

While I haven't priced SDHC cards, I wouldn't think that they are significantly cheaper than CF cards. Plus you still have to put up with the hassle and expense of SxS to SDHC adapters.

Besides the battery expense and run time for EX1 batteries will more than tilt the scales in favor of the Z7 on the total dollars spent.

On the other hand, you forgot to mention that the EX1's XDCAM EX has silver status with the Discovery Channel. Which could have been an advantage for Dylan, for sure.

But since Dylan has already made his choice, this is all a sterile exercise anyway.

I am curious though, Perrone. Have you shot with the Z7?
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Old February 24th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #32
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I am curious though, Perrone. Have you shot with the Z7?
Never had the pleasure. Sounds like a neat cam.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #33
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Only problem so far is that ONE card - when trying to log and transfer in FCP - gave me an error message: '"NO NAME" contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.' Its directory looks exactly the same as the directory for the dozen cards that worked... any ideas what could be wrong? What might have happened to screw it up? What is the correct directory structure for AVCHD? How might I be able to repair it? If one of the files is corrupted - how do I tell which one? And how do I fix it?
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Old February 25th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #34
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Of course

Thanks very much. I'll re-post.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #35
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Its directory looks exactly the same as the directory for the dozen cards that worked... any ideas what could be wrong? What might have happened to screw it up? What is the correct directory structure for AVCHD? How might I be able to repair it? If one of the files is corrupted - how do I tell which one? And how do I fix it?
This is the kind of stuff that makes me much prefer straight MP4 files over AVCHD.

However, if you're able to read the data off of the card with your computer, you can probably recover your footage. What you're looking for is a bunch of files that end in .MTS

There's a tool: VoltaicHD | ShedWorx
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http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/avchd-for...-software.html

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