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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:12 AM   #1
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Anyone using this camera for weddings/receptions?

I seriously considering this camera for weddings. Actually I'm seriously considering the 720p30 format. The camera I choose will see a lot of motion at receptions (dancing) and I guess (rightly or wrongly) I'm not sold on the performance of the 1080i 15 frame GOP which seems to not be so hot handling motion. There are some other factors involved also but thos are the primary ones.

Anyone currently using this camera for weddings?
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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:50 AM   #2
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Hi Craig,

I use it for all sorts of events. From corporate, concert to wedding.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #3
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Just make sure you lite up well. No dark candid shots with this cam. Let'em know in advance that you need big lights for HD. It's like shooting with the good old one piece cams of the early 90's. Only better.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #4
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I've used it for one wedding and it was great. One IDX lasting ALL day. Nice weight too.

I shot some VERY low light stuff with it, part of it only lit by UV lights and I think it coped quite well. Personally I prefer to use gain and boosted gamma rather than turn the lights up. I also prefer a dark, intimate look for the first dance. It also allows me to lurk in the shadows unnoticed :-)

I did however discover the SSE on 2 shots. I still used them anyway but I think one was only at +6dB of gain. I think that by using black stretch and boosting the gamma also has an effect on SSE. Isn't black stretch just applying gain to the black areas anyway?
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Old April 8th, 2006, 09:03 AM   #5
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great cam for weddings, really is, but a couple of things you should consider no AutoExposure, if there is a spotlight on the couple the lens is full manual there so you will have to adjust, the lens also breathes so be careful with that. 30p is very hard to over crank, it is too edgy. besides that the images produced by this camera is beautiful.

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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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I use two of them strictly for weddings with great success.

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Old April 8th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #7
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great cam for weddings, really is, but a couple of things you should consider no AutoExposure...
Mine's got AE...? Maybe the UK model is different...
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Old April 8th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #8
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Mine's got AE...? Maybe the UK model is different...
They all have Auto Exposure. Just flip the switch on the lens from "M" to "A" to turn auto-iris on... just like any ENG style lens.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #9
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Yeah I think Jemore meant no autofocus, maybe?
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