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Old January 14th, 2006, 02:06 PM   #61
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Evan: "It's pretty hard to find DV magazine in canada, in fact I'm not even sure if I've seen it here ever."

Look harder. I have seen it in every Coles/Chapters/Indigo books, large magazine shop, airport, bus depot accross the country. Some times it is stuffed in with the PC mags, other times with photography or sometime, if there is enough of them, with the other video magazines/home theater. It is by far the most popular magazine of the genre, so if your local stand doesn't carry it, tell it to do so and you will have the next issue.
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I was caught up by this whole thing too, but now that Shannon and Barry have resolved their problems, why are we still arguing about it?
Shannon crossed a line (I very much wanted to read his article, and I did via Michael Pappas, but once read, I understand why it was removed, it was pretty personal but the thing was that it didn't contain ANY really useful information) and he talked it all out with Barry, who, I am sure, has already forgiven him.
They are both okay now with the thing, now let it rest for both.
I first also had a bit problems with the deleting of all those threads, but now I see I was wrong, because I understand: somebody who comes here over 3 years, and does a search about the cameras, and finds this thread, will only have a thread with people talking about eachother and not the camera. on the boards of IMDB, everybody just slanders each other and I think Chris just wants to not let that happen here and keep it like it was, which is good, even if it doesn't always have to have posts deleted. Sometimes it's better.
I was curious too, and it WAS entertaining, but it was rude too and out of place.

Let's go back to the cameras, the reason why we are here in the first place.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #64
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Unfortunately 'we' are all not big boys and girls. This is why moderation is needed. This is not a forum where anything goes. If you want that goto IMDB or ROTTENTOMATOES. Without Mr Hurd (Or any Moderators) doing his job this place would be Anarchy.

Censorship is most definately needed as is deletions, lock-downs, bans and all other unpleasant methods to corral these places.

Chris runs one of the best sites on the NET period. And you are missing one point:

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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #65
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Final Results Contents?

Hi,
Since the thread appears to be drifting back towards results, etc., I'm as curious about the outcome as anybody. However, I've made my choice already (the day before I read about the shoot-out!), and have camera in hand. I'm wondering, will anybody's write contain techniques, tricks, etc., used in the execution of the tests? Resolution charts are all well and good (if I knew how to read one and had money to buy a good one), but if any of the more "real-world" tests were executed, what types of possibly not-widely-known tricks were used to make the different cameras perform to the max, or to more easily make the camera jump? I'm primarily interested in the Sony camera, but the one I just bought won't be the last camera I buy.

Anyhow, I'm very very interested in reading that sort of information from the camera operators.

Thanks,
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Old January 14th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #66
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I'm wondering, will anybody's write contain techniques, tricks, etc., used in the execution of the tests? Resolution charts are all well and good (if I knew how to read one and had money to buy a good one), but if any of the more "real-world" tests were executed, what types of possibly not-widely-known tricks were used to make the different cameras perform to the max, or to more easily make the camera jump? I'm primarily interested in the Sony camera, but the one I just bought won't be the last camera I buy.

Anyhow, I'm very very interested in reading that sort of information from the camera operators.

Thanks,
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That's what this whole forum is about... all the various sub-forums and the individual threads going back over 2yrs and more. As much as it's a very time consuming task to search through all the relevant threads that'll provide the "tips/tricks" that you'll find most helpful to yourself personally - be assured that the answers you want are here.

I would have liked for the camera manufacturers themselves to have provided updating "tips/tricks" for their products... but they seem to believe that their role is to simply provide the technology that we stretch the boundaries and capabilities of, so they can sell more units off the back of free effort from early adoptors. I'd bet that Sony, JVC, Canon and Panasonic scan this forum for the sort of tips/tricks they eventually use to convince prospective purchasers that their unit will "fit the bill"!

The fact that you may search this and every other forum dealing with HD/HDV video for THE definitive answer/s on the "perfect" combination of hardware/software, working techniques and settings for several lifetimes, is just indicative of how each solution is a personal solution that was valid with the technology available at that given time.

You may be better served - now that you have a HDV camcorder - to just get out there and shoot as much material as you can, using as many setting combinations as you can... and just see what gives the results you like best, which is really (to some degree of thoroughness or other) all that the rest of us have done.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #67
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The most important part of the shootout to me is what the recorded images look like. In the real world that's where the footage will end up, either on tape or P2 or hardrive. It's absurd that there are arguements on the validity of the tests, and yet haven't seen the footage and how it holds up to its respected compression formats and recording formats. There could be 100 tests on resolution and sharpness and such, but who cares if it looks like trash when recorded. This has yet to be seen.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #68
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I agree completely. That's why you should look forward to the Texas Shootout, coming up in a couple of weeks. It's shaping up to be a three-day event, this time with no trash-talking about the people in it, or arguments between participants about its validity. Stay tuned,
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Old January 14th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #69
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Evan: "It's pretty hard to find DV magazine in canada, in fact I'm not even sure if I've seen it here ever."

Look harder. I have seen it in every Coles/Chapters/Indigo books, large magazine shop, airport, bus depot accross the country. Some times it is stuffed in with the PC mags, other times with photography or sometime, if there is enough of them, with the other video magazines/home theater. It is by far the most popular magazine of the genre, so if your local stand doesn't carry it, tell it to do so and you will have the next issue.

I'm pretty sure DV Magazine is available, for free, in electronic form.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #70
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I'd just like to remind everyone that meta discussions are against DVinfo Policy. This thread is turning into the definition of a meta discussion (discussing what you should be able to discuss).

Please, give it a rest. The moderators are getting weary of locking threads and removing posts, so please everyone, unless you have something which is actually related to video, think twice before posting. If you really feel that you need to comment on DVinfo policy then you can always click on the exclamation mark in the red triangle, or click on a moderator's name and send us e-mail. If we feel it merits a response you'll receive one.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #71
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DV Magazine does publish some of its articles in electronic format, just go to www.dv.com and register for free in order to view its content. Adam's shootout article probably won't be ready for a little while yet though.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 08:16 PM   #72
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I'd just like to remind everyone that meta discussions are against DVinfo Policy. This thread is turning into the definition of a meta discussion (discussing what you should be able to discuss).

Please, give it a rest. The moderators are getting weary of locking threads and removing posts, so please everyone, unless you have something which is actually related to video, think twice before posting. If you really feel that you need to comment on DVinfo policy then you can always click on the exclamation mark in the red triangle, or click on a moderator's name and send us e-mail. If we feel it merits a response you'll receive one.
I completely agree, and personally do not understand why this thread is still open. Really sorry for adding to this diatribe, but this thread just needs to be closed.

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Old January 14th, 2006, 10:41 PM   #73
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Does anyone know how long it will take Adam's write up to be published? Will his article as be on dv.com? It's pretty hard to find DV magazine in canada, in fact I'm not even sure if I've seen it here ever.

Evan, have you thought of a subscription? They do deliver to our friends to the North. I buy so many different magazines, now I got subscriptions to most of them. I was wearing out my welcome at Borders books! Looking forward to Adams article on the cameras.
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this thread just needs to be closed.
You'd think that, Mike. But the fact of the matter is, I'm *really* tired of closing threads.
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You'd think that, Mike. But the fact of the matter is, I'm *really* tired of closing threads.
Chris,

I can certainly understand that. You must be very frustrated with the goings on of late. Hopefully it will die down very soon, as it is very irritating to open a thread to view a post and find nothing but trash talking and no information of any value to this community. I have allowed myself to be drawn into it, and now I am not going to respond to it any further.

I hope that you are pretty much recovered from your trip, and have some interesting stuff to report from Mac World.

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