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Old September 12th, 2016, 05:26 PM   #31
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Re: Sony X3000 Action Cam with BOSS in 4K!


All handheld, one hand.
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Old September 15th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #32
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Re: Sony X3000 Action Cam with BOSS in 4K!

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Old September 18th, 2016, 09:12 AM   #33
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Re: Sony X3000 Action Cam with BOSS in 4K!

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This is a video I made using the X1000 and the Action Cam software using GPS logging. I learned how to do it reading the help in the software. At that time it would only produce HD, not 4K, video output with the GPS overlay. I have not checked if that is changed.
I got GPS working okay with the Action Cam software. Yes, it does produce 4K video. Also, the GPS log files work okay directly with Dashware. However the GPS data doesn't seem to have altitude, which does limit the usefulness.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 07:45 AM   #34
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Sony FDR X1000 vs. Sony FDR X3000 FOV

Besides the fact that the new model has BOSS, there is a big difference in FOV. This video shows that the fisheye effect is much more pronounced on the older model. This was shot using both cameras from exactly the same spot under the same lighting (two levels):


Contrast may be slightly higher, with more sharpening, in the older model.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 05:54 PM   #35
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Time-lapse Test, and a surprise

One big improvement of the X3000 over the X1000 is now you can shoot 4K time-lapses. In the X1000 the jpegs for time-lapse mode were at most 1920x1080. Now they can be 3840x2160 (UHD).

The surprise (to me) was, and this may be true for all time-lapse pics in all cameras, the time-lapse jpegs are 4:2:2. Now, all consumer cameras produce video that is 4:2:0 (as does the X3000). So we get better chroma subsampling for the time-lapse videos (yes, still 8-bit)!

To take advantage of this I rendered the 4K time-lapse video using a codec that was also 4:2:2 (almost all are 4:2:0) and uploaded the 4:2:2 video to Vimeo. In Sony Vegas Pro that is XAVC intra, which renders at 280 Mbps in 10 bit and 4:2:2. It has a suffix of mfx. Won't play in Windows Media Player (you have to download codec packs). But Vimeo will and did take it.

For time-lapse, there are also two useful features: you can lock WB and you can lock exposure (new in the X3000)! This is very useful to insure no flickering.

So, here is the X3000 test 4K time-lapse:

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Old September 25th, 2016, 10:10 AM   #36
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Screens and Light: 4K Video in Dim Light

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Old September 26th, 2016, 05:56 PM   #37
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The more video I see, the more mildly annoyed I am that I'm waiting to order from B&H.
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Old September 27th, 2016, 07:11 AM   #38
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Old September 27th, 2016, 07:42 PM   #39
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Re: Sony X3000 Action Cam with BOSS in 4K!

I made a video to test the effectiveness of the B.O.S.S. when mounted to a vehicle. It did well.

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Old September 28th, 2016, 10:54 PM   #40
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I made a video to test the effectiveness of the B.O.S.S. when mounted to a vehicle. It did well.

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Thanks Mark, I like your test. And the results.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 06:01 AM   #41
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The X3000 in Milan on a Cloudy Day

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Old October 7th, 2016, 09:30 AM   #42
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Real Tests of the X3000 BOSS in 4K: In a Monorail Train and 777 Ta

Shooting scenery while in a moving vehicle is a common component of many travel videos. One would normally shoot the moving scenery through a window of a moving vehicle. But this was shot handheld inside so that you can see the window frames and compare the shakiness of the vehicle with the smoothness of the scenery - look through the windows to see the scenery moving smoothly while the vehicles (monorail train, 777!) shake, rattle and jerk:

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The shot out of the plane's window is a nice example of the stabilizer at work.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 07:14 AM   #45
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