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Old June 2nd, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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First HD110 shoot

I find myself in a bit of a risky position. I just ordered a JVC HD110 to arrive Thursday, Saturday I have to shoot a piece on an Ultra Challenge (athletes running and climbing 5 peaks). This means I need to be out with the camera away from support for a LONG day (12+ hours).

I have never used the camera before so I don't know what kinds of problems I might run into.

I did not spring for the AB or IDX battery package. Is that a huge mistake?
What other things should I be aware of? I'll only have one day to test and practice with the camera.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Hello:
what batt. are you going to use for the shoot?
if you are using the JVC stock battery the 428, run time is only about 40 mins
the 438 is 60 mins
i hope it all works out for you
good luck
thank you
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:32 PM   #3
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ouch!

Well make sure you use TC3, it'll transform your camera into a different beast, you can get it under the sticky thread here. Also there are other good presets from Tim and Stephen which will also make a washed out stock standard image into something better.
There's no single camera battery that will last you 12hours, especially not the stock JVC, so if your in a corner, see if you can go out and hire at least 2 decent batteries and charger (and their conversion plates so they can be used on the camera) so one can charge whilst you use the other.
Use you peaking and focus assist at all times, don't trust your lcd/evf for correct exposure, use the zebra's, which means you will be using peaking instead of focus assist as FA turns doesn't work with zebra's.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 01:36 AM   #4
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Power's your biggest issue. Even an enormous AB brick only lasts about 3 hours. Find a way to hook a battery charger into your car or something.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 04:50 AM   #5
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I did not spring for the AB or IDX battery package.
Oh my god! and you are planning a 12+ hr. shoot in the wilderness with no electricity to even charge those small stock batteries?

You need to rent a power system for your camera. IDX or A/B is fine. Get at least 3 big batteries. If you have AC power at the shoot, you can cycle the batteries, charging one while using the others.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 05:14 AM   #6
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Hire (or borrow) a battery kit. Either that or enjoy the walk.

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