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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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EventDV Review of the HMC150

Here's the link to the review I did of the HMC150. It includes the first of five video clips.

EventDV.net: In the Field: Panasonic AG-HMC150
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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #2
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Nice thorough review.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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zoom speed

Fantastic review Mark.

Am I right in saying that the zoom speed of the 150 is very very slow going from full wide to tight?

Gee is it really 3.2 seconds? That is mighty slow
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Old February 17th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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Hi Martin,

Yes, the servo zoom is slow. I mainly use manual zoom to zoom in and get focus or to reframe the shot. I don't know what you are currently shooting with, but the manual zoom on the Sony Z1 is a little slower than the HMC150. The manual zoom on the Canon XH-A1 is a lot slower than the manual zoom of the HMC150.

The main time I use the servo is during the ceremony and special dances. Does your shooting style require you to use the servo or the manual zoom? I do like the fact that the manual zoom is a real physical zoom control where many other models are just an electronic control of the zoom ring.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 11:50 PM   #5
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Great review. BTW I play keyboards but one of my fav bass players it Marcus Miller too.

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Old February 20th, 2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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Hi Jerome,

Thanks. Marcus Miller is the man.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:05 AM   #7
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The 2nd of 5 video clips in now in the article or you can go to the link and see it listed under EventDV Article Tie-ins.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #8
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Excellent review Mark!
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Old March 5th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #9
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yes, excellent review. bought mine after reading it.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #10
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Update Episodes 1-5

Episodes 1-5 are now online. You can view them through the article or directly here.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:28 PM   #11
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It's been said before, but I'll say it again: Excellent review, Mark.

You make me happy I chose the HMC150.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #12
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Thanks Brendon
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Old June 11th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #13
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Re: EventDV Review of the HMC150

Is there a tutorial DVD explaining the different parts of Panasonic AG HMC 150 and what it means and how to use it? Yes I know there is an operating instruction on this camera, but I'd like to see a tutorial video explaining how to use this camera?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #14
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Re: EventDV Review of the HMC150

Hi Melvin,

Barry Green has an excellent book on the HMC 150. I considered making a DVD tutorial, but did not know if it would be a good investment of my time. Do you have a specific question that the Von Real episodes did not answer?
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Old June 16th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #15
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Re: EventDV Review of the HMC150

You can also get a DVD at vasst

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