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Old February 20th, 2002, 04:03 PM   #31
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MacCentral:FireWire 120GB external hard drive available

That's one big honkin' Firewire drive. I have an internal 120Gb IBM Deskstar but haven't seen an external drive this big. And it's 7200rpm!

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Old February 20th, 2002, 11:05 PM   #32
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Anyone Upgraded to the New Mac G4 1Ghz DP?

Are you a Final Cut Pro user and have you upgraded from an earlier G4 dual processer to the new dual 1Ghz? If so, I'd like to hear your impressions of the new system, especially with regard to (non-RT) render and export times.

Thanks in advance.
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Old February 24th, 2002, 02:38 PM   #33
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Dsr-500

Am using a DSR-500 on Wednesday.

I would like to get a look slightly more like film. I am shooting 16:9.

However, I don't think I want to go as far as shooting at 1/25 shutter speed.

I have FilmFX in Post, and so can do this then if I need.

I am always worried about doing too much in camera, as of course it is irreversible.

However, with new DSPs I am told that there are subtle ways of manipulating the contrast settings in camera to achieve a softer more filmic look.

The DSR-500 has a DSP preset of 'film-like'. Does anyone know what it does, and can anyone recommend it?

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Old February 25th, 2002, 08:01 PM   #34
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Monitor resolution claims?

Hi
I'm about to buy a monitor for my XL1 and have come down to 3
makes, the Varizoom 5.6" a Vicom 6.4" and one apparently made here in the UK for a company called Ntrac which is also 6.4". I need to be able to use rechargeable batteries and keep the weight down as best I can so all of these are fine and all are a similar price, however...
As it is almost impossible to get to see any of these working before I buy I am having to assume that the claimed resolution is the best indicator of good image quality. This is where I am having trouble, varizoom quote 'resolution' of 320x240, Ntrac has 'Pixel resolution' of 960x234 ? how can this be possible, surely it would have to be 960x720, I smell something funny here can anyone help. I can't find anything on the Vicom, although the salesman thought they were the best thing since sliced bread (don't they all)
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Old February 25th, 2002, 08:07 PM   #35
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GL1 Accessories

I've got ZGC.COM and Century Optics as 2 sites for GL1 Accessories. I'm about to go on a week long vacation in march and I need that 930R battery and maybe some other extra stuff. But I'm looking for the cheapest.

Can you guys pass on some more sites to me where I can find more accessories?
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Old February 27th, 2002, 06:15 PM   #36
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DVD or SVHS for project- informed opinion?

Wonder if anyone's done an A-B comparison on a dv project printed to a decent SVHS deck vs a home burned DVD. I'm shopping for a dv deck and wonder if SVHS is viable for screening- i.e., getting a dual dv-svhs deck or a dv deck and a standalone prosumer dvd burner-. I still have my doubts about nonprofessional dvd creation- the added compression hit -at present - does it significantly degrade a project?

Also-Are folk displaying shorts in festivals on mini-dv, beta or what? I'm getting confused just wondering about this stuff.
After weeks of editing and post I'll sure want the best presentation medium possible.
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Old March 9th, 2002, 08:19 PM   #37
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Pinnacle studio 7 DV / DC10 patch

For those of us who own pinnacle studio 7 or DC10 software and have problems, a new patch (beta) is available that solves many problems including creating mpeg movies. The patch is a beta vesion but solved my problem of rendering an mpeg movie.

http://www.pinnaclesys.com/SupportFiles/Studio_beta_download_page.htm
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Old March 14th, 2002, 09:24 AM   #38
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location dc power needed

I need to power and Ibook and an xl1 for about 12 hours. I have no ac power available. I can build my own. Hoping someone already has, or knows where to get one. thanks
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Old March 14th, 2002, 04:41 PM   #39
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Mini DV decks again - in the $1000 range?

Hi, all,

Read the posts suggesting the agv2000 and the Sony DSR 11 for mini dv decks - unfortunately both are out of my $1000-ish budget. Any thoughts on the JVC DVS2? I just read about possible problems it has with capturing. And what about the Sony DV walkman gv-d1000? Any major red flags there?

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Old March 16th, 2002, 01:59 PM   #40
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anyone own Ibook? question

I do a fair amount of time lapse. I want to extend battery life. can i turn screen off and still run apps?
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Old March 19th, 2002, 05:30 PM   #41
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VX-2000 Stills? Posts? Links?

Sup...

I wanted to see some shots of the VX-2000 from the digital stills point of view. I've seen the ones on the that pappas does but I don't have any basis of comparing differnt shots but only his..

Can you post some? Or send some links?

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Old March 21st, 2002, 08:00 AM   #42
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E & O Insurance

Is it true that you need to renew your E & O insurance on each project on a yearly basis?

Also, since there's usually a $10,000 deductable, how does one budget that? Who has $10,000 lying around in case of a lawsuit?

(Yikes!)
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Old March 21st, 2002, 03:48 PM   #43
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Going Rate ?

Just wondering price wise.

Whats the going rate on your plain Wedding Video ?

This includes the recording, editing and so on. How much do you charge ? or how much would you charge ?? please state Canadian dollar and US dollar.

My wedding packages include A LOT of additions and I do not want to over charge on the standard video.

(NOTE: I have been doing video for a while now so the quality of the video is there, in editing, shots e.t.c )

Thanks for your input
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 05:33 PM   #44
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Squirrel Fishing

QuickTime News mentions this video in their most recent newsletter. Pretty fun.

http://www.squirrelfishing.com/
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