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Old June 27th, 2003, 03:07 PM   #1
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DV852 quickie question

Hey guys. Well I've been enjoying my 852 since I bought in January (thanks Frank for the great recomendation!). I was wondering though, can you have the EIS image stabilization turned on when you're in manual mode? When I press the EIS button in manual mode, the only two options that show up on screen are "MNL" and "MNL EIS" and I can't tell any stablility differences between the two. The operating manual seems to avoid this situation all together :D. I haven't shot too many situations off a tripod that were moving but recently I've run into these predicaments and haven't been able to figure out how to set up the OIS with everything else set on manual. Anyways, I've got a suspense short coming up that we purchased a Glidecam 2000 for and I want to make sure that I can have the best stabilization smoothness possible before we mount up with the Glidecam, so we can get the most professional looking smooth shots out of my setup ;) .... Thanks!
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Old June 27th, 2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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Hi Bryan. I'll e-mail Tom H. and ask him to answer your questions, since he owned this cam. Also, the other fellow from Asia will most likely chime in as well.
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Old June 27th, 2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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Excellent, thanks alot Frank!
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Old June 28th, 2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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Isn't it odd that optical image stabilization is represented by EIS instead of OIS. If I remember correctly my Japanese version actually listed OIS on the on-screen menu (NV-MX1000).

Well I don't have my MX1000/DV852 anymore but I do remember using full manual mode and OIS with no problems. I even tried it on my new PV-DV953 and its also functioning.

The best way to test this is to hand hold the cam and zoom in on something across the room. I used the wooden border trim in my kitchen where I can distinctly see the wall above and below it. I also used an optical zoom of 7x. Then toggle the stabilizatoin button while in manual mode. Without OIS I saw a bouncing strip of wood at 7x zoom and with OIS I saw a smooth stationary image. Of course some shake more than others since were not all BaGwaChang masters like Frank. :)

BTW - make sure not to be in Card mode for verification as the MEGA OIS I believe was only used for stills.
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