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Old May 19th, 2004, 11:02 PM   #151
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No, but the DVC30 does.
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Old May 20th, 2004, 04:41 PM   #152
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Ive been hooked on using frame mode in the dv953, its so nice, it would be a shame to give up.

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Old May 20th, 2004, 11:01 PM   #153
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then you should be looking at the DVX100 and bypass frame mode alltogether, go for TRUE progressive baby, yeah.
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Old May 21st, 2004, 08:11 PM   #154
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yea, I know... unfortunatly my wallet only does frame mode.
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Old May 24th, 2004, 04:08 PM   #155
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First outdoor wedding...how do i set up my dvc-80?

I am shooting an outdoor wedding, but I need to know how to set up my camera. What kind of filter do i need to get the blue skies? My footage looks good, but i need to know what to do to get it very good the first time.

Also, batteries are going to be an issue. Where can I get a long lasting battery?

What is another dvx-100 forum?
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Old May 24th, 2004, 05:35 PM   #156
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What kind of filter do i need to get the blue skies?
A linear polarizer will deepen the blue and make other colors richer. It's always a good idea to have a lens hood on the cam.
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Old May 24th, 2004, 06:23 PM   #157
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I have a cinetactics matteblox that holds filters. Where do i get the filters from?
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Old May 25th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #158
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DVC80 batteries

You need AT LEAST a 2800 mAh ( (3 hours) battery to do any shooting for more than 90 minutes, especially if you use the LCD. I own one 2800 mAH generic battery (Power 2000?), two Panasonic CGR-D16's, and a Sunpak 1600 mAh. I've never exhausted all these batteries during a single shoot, but I never go to an event with a half-charged battery either. For example, when I arrive at the reception location, I charge up the 1600 mAh battery I used for shooting the ceremony.

My next accessory purchase will be a Panasonic CGAD54SE/1B battery. It costs over $100, but I'd rather use it for a wedding shoot instead of three lower-capacity batteries.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:02 PM   #159
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Re: First outdoor wedding...how do i set up my dvc-80?

<<<-- Originally posted by Jarrett Towe : I am shooting an outdoor wedding, but I need to know how to set up my camera. What kind of filter do i need to get the blue skies? My footage looks good, but i need to know what to do to get it very good the first time.

Also, batteries are going to be an issue. Where can I get a long lasting battery?

What is another dvx-100 forum? -->>>

Using the camera's built-in 1/64 neutral density filter will enable to you to capture rich, blue skies. If your image is way overexposed, the camera will flash either "1/8 ND" or "1/64 ND" in the viewfinder/LCD; that's how I know to engage the filter, and it always does a fine job.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 11:36 PM   #160
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Here's another DVX-100 forum. They also sell a 3500 Mah battery for $45 USD. I bought two of them with good results. Dont order them if you're in a hurry though. It took a couple of weeks for delivery.

http://www.dvxuser.com/cgi-bin/DVX2/YaBB.pl
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Old May 31st, 2004, 01:36 PM   #161
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Panasonic PV-DV852 if you can find one. Great single chipper with all the features you're looking for. B&H had them for just under $600 a few months back but they have been discontinued for quite some time.

I will second the DV953 as mentioned by John.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 05:45 PM   #162
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Where to find a DVC80 Manual?

I just bought a used DVC80 (2 hours use) and it did not come with a manual. I dont see the DVC listed on the panny site anymore so I can't dl a manual from there. Would anyone know where to get a copy in PDF format? thanks!!!
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Old June 4th, 2004, 06:49 PM   #163
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Panasonic has pdf files of many of their manuals online (click on support from the home page, then click on the "Operating Manuals" link in the upper right corner). The DVC80 manual is still up there, but the trick is that you have to search for "ag-dvc80" to find it.

Here's the DVC80 manual .pdf:

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/AGDVC80.PDF
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Old June 4th, 2004, 07:25 PM   #164
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thanks a ton. I should have searched there but thought they would have taken it down due to the 80 being d/c'ed. thanks again.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 04:12 PM   #165
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DVC-80 -- Any left?

I finally made a decision on which $2000 or so camera to buy, the DVC-80. I called B&H on Monday and was told they still had seven copies of the discontinued model. When I called to place the order on Wednesday, they were all gone. One buyer bought them all.

Does anyone know of a reputable dealer that still has one?

Also, should I worry about parts and service for a discontinued camera?
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