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Old September 9th, 2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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NV-MX8 / PV-DV852 and pseudo-progressive

Hi all,

I just picked up an MX8 off Ebay and am wondering if it will do the progressive-looking trick by switching to photo mode and recording to my laptop.

Is this a universal trick with camcorders that also record MP images to a memory card?
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Old September 9th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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Brandt, Congrats on the purchase! I had the MX1000 a while back and it was a great cam!

Unfortunately I never tried the firewire output while in photo-mode but in most cams its a less than desireable effect. I had tried it on my Sony PDX10 and noticeably lost resolution.

No harming in hooking it up and trying though! Maybe share a frame or two!
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Old September 9th, 2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Tommy, I'll let you know what I come up with. I have some experiments to perform, this being one of them.

Is it only the Canon cameras and the JVC gr-dv3000 or 2000 that really benefit from this treatment? I've seen promising results here on the forum before.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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The GR-DV3000U results were definitely impressive. If it had a mic input, better color accuracy, and improved AF it would be a hard cam to pass up. I parted with my DV3000U just last month and now its just me and the VX2000 until Pana (or someone else) releases the next must-have compact 3CCD.


How much does a used DV852/MX8 go for these days?
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Old September 9th, 2005, 08:54 PM   #5
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I bought mine around a year ago Tommy for equivalent to $750US. It was a display set that Yow Cheong Hoe got for me in Singapore. I'm just about to sell it as soon as I get my GS400 in a week or two. I'm hoping to get back roughly what I paid for it.

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Old September 12th, 2005, 10:25 AM   #6
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Price of DV852

I was quoted by a gentleman back in may $425 for a PV-DV852 that he claims only six tapes have gone through. That was a good price, but I didn't have the cash then.

The one I just won on Ebay was a lot less. I haven't heard from the seller, and he hasn't responded to my emails, so I suspect he is trying to get me to default on the auction so he can repost it for more money. We'll see what happens.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #7
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Need someone in Daly City to help me track a juvenile delinquent Ebayer

Okay, latest update.

It's been 3 weeks and I haven't heard from the seller. I've sent multiple emails, no response.

I tracked him down in Daly City, CA, and he's a twenty-ish college student. I suspect he's hoping I'll go away, as I'm sure he didn't get the kind of bids that he was hoping, and he didn't put a reserve on it.

Has ebay improved their resolution processes? I haven't heard anything positive in a while, and they haven't gotten back with me.

This guy isn't a member of the forum, so I've found no means of reaching him other than ebay.

I don't want to completely destroy the guy's privacy, but if there's anyone here in the Daly City / Vallejo are that thinks they might be able to help me find the little twerp, I'll provide what info I have. I'd be much abliged.

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Old September 20th, 2005, 11:30 AM   #8
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Brandt, had you already paid the seller?
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Old September 20th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #9
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No, I haven't paid him. I don't want my money tied up by Paypal during all this. He has failed to sell the camera per the price reached at the end of the auction, which is a parallel criterial for a seller gone wrong in the annals of ebay.

The issue is that I want the camera for the price he agreed to, as it is significantly lower than other prices I've been quoted. Otherwise, I'd just post negative feedback and move on.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 09:19 AM   #10
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Okay, latest update to a mostly frustrating, partially humorous saga:

Last week, after hearing nothing from the seller and submitting a payment to paypal, I gave up on the auction and left negative feedback of lack of communication and failure to complete the transaction.

Last night I received an email of "Hey dude, why the negative feedback?"

Apparently, he had gone overseas for his wedding/honeymoon for the period during and after the auction and left the auction in the hands of a friend, but didn't give him access to his ebay, paypal or email accounts.

He asked me to retract the negative feedback, which isn't possible with ebay. I did make a note that we are trying to resolve the issue, though.

I don't know, it still smells fishy to me.

Anyway, we'll see what happens over the next week.
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