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Old December 31st, 2002, 05:13 AM   #1
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Who here owns a MX500/0?

Give us your feedback - good and bad.
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Old January 1st, 2003, 04:11 AM   #2
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Frank, could it be: Who here owns MX500/0?

I don't but then again I have said much. A really mixed bag of pros and cons.

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Old January 1st, 2003, 06:22 AM   #3
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Sorry, with the "How," it should have been "Who." It was very late....

Yes, many people have shared their views. But more is always welcome!
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Old January 7th, 2003, 06:36 PM   #4
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MX500A

I have recently purchased a MX500A, and to be honest I do not know how to use it yet. But I am really looking forward to viewing everyones experiences so I can learn with you all.

I have tried to create a CVD but it was a disaster, blocky, poor colour any way enough said.

I tried using multiple software packages to create AVI, then used ULEAD Video studio 6 to create the VCD, my first opinion is I won't try that again.

I will stick to Prem 6.5 solely, all I need to know is which is the best VCD burning app.
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Old January 7th, 2003, 09:22 PM   #5
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Well, Jag, I can't help you with this. But I can feel your pain. Regarding DVDs...thank God we have great NLE forums here. If I'm looking for NLE advice, that's where I go!
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Old January 8th, 2003, 06:05 AM   #6
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Use Premiere 6.5 to render MPEG1 for VCD. I find the quality of compression acceptable.

Then, import the MPEG files into Nero Burning Room.

(In Nero, you must create a new VCD project. Nero will not recompress/reprocess the compressed file - but just plain burning).
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Old January 8th, 2003, 07:08 PM   #7
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Well, risking a boot to the NLE forum:

I use the free download Tsunami MPEG Encoder (www.tmpgenc.net) for conversion of avi to mpeg-1 (VCD). This program is VERY good. Fast and converts straight from the DV avi file. The results may even look lalmost like DVD for scenes with minimal movement!

Seems like not many people have the MX500 in this forum. Maybe we can start another thread that says, "Declare your MX cams". What say you, Frank?
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Old January 9th, 2003, 10:06 PM   #8
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Yup, I recommeded a colleague of mind and he purchased an MX500/5000 yesterday.

I own a TRV950 but I think the MX500 is more suitable for him especially in terms of cost and with lots of extras included. He wanted a cam that delivers acceptable video and still and insisted 3CCDs - and I guess this is best choice.

So, what do you guys want to know? I haven't got the chance to view the results from a tv set yet and only managed to shoot a few minutes of footage and some stills.
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 04:52 PM   #9
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I finally got mine. Also I'd like to say hi to everyone here as this is my first post at the DVI community.
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 05:06 PM   #10
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Hi Felix! Welcome! Where did you buy your MX500? MX5000? Oh...! In KIWI Land, I see!
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 09:01 PM   #11
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Welcome to the group!

You'll have lots of fun shooting with your MX!

Nice skin colours and blessed are you to have nice blue skies in NZ, too!
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Old January 24th, 2003, 01:26 AM   #12
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Sorry for the late reply. Guess I am the only one with MX500. So what you wanna know?

As I've mentioned before, the video quality under good lighting condition is sharper than, say MX300(which I also own). Its a top loading cam, its one of the smallest 3CCD cam, save for AG-EZ50 or EZ35 which is not sold in Singapore. The level of detail in the video is amazing. But...... low light is, as usual poorer than the old MX300/350.

However, that is enough reason for me to buy it.

I can't wait to get my sweaty hand on the DVX100.
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Old January 24th, 2003, 06:55 AM   #13
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MX5000

I just Purchased an MX5000 directly from Japan for $1191.00 and very happy with it. Takes a little time to get used to Japanese menus, but other then that very happy. Also as many of you know that low light quality of this camcorder is not great, but with adequate light its fine.
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Old January 24th, 2003, 03:35 PM   #14
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That's a great price. Why not post your source here.
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Old January 24th, 2003, 06:00 PM   #15
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I read a post in the Yahoo MX500 email group that if you remove the lens hood and use a light (the 10watt one from Japan was recommended) that the MX500 performed considerably better in low light. My light should arrive in a couple days , has anyone tried this yet?
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