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Old September 11th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #781
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

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Here is a TM900 hockey video (in a dim arena)

Shot 108060p.
Then, again, that 1080p60 for <$1000 sure in appealing! (I could get 2 of them for the price of one used HMC150).

Thanks for posting this nice footage (and I enjoyed poking around your Vimeo :)

And thank you, Keith Moreau for your long informative post.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 05:29 AM   #782
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

The 150 is a much better camera, though it's lo light ability is still a bit a weak compared to larger sensor cameras.. However i think you'd love it. I did. there is really no comparing it to a 900. A different tool. Much more sophisticated.

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Then, again, that 1080p60 for <$1000 sure in appealing! (I could get 2 of them for the price of one used HMC150).

And thank you, Keith Moreau for your long informative post.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #783
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I am considering the TM900 (over the HMC150) for indoor hockey (webcast and post production distro), primarily because of the 1080p60 slo-mo potential at a low cost. I would love to find 1080p60 in a camera in the price range of the HMC150.

My questions are:

1) How usable would the TM900 ring be for manual focus for close-up hockey action?

2) How useable would the remote zoom control (rigged on the wand with an optical connection to the front of the camera) be for a smooth but responsive zoom effect? (I would imagine that it would be physically awkward to use the power zoom rocker along with the ring for focus, which would take both hands off the wand.)

3) How much of an improvement in image quality would I see in the 1080p60 at 30fps for slo-mo over my current use of my HV30 in 1080 60i deinterlaced for slo-mo?

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Forgive me if this is old news to you - but have you seen whats coming?

Panasonic introduces AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder | ENG content from Broadcast Engineering

Other then 1080 60p one of the best parts of this camera is that it does what Canon did and went the 2.1 mega pixel route in order to do NATIVE pixel for pixel 1920x1080 acquisition - it should be great in low light.

http://provideocoalition.com/index.p...d_sd_image_ca/

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Old September 14th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #784
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

Thank you, Clayton. I can't believe how good that AC90 looks! Almost certainly the camera for my sports needs.

No built-in mic, but that's okay.

Can you tell if there is an LANC port?

I'm sure glad I procrastinated on my purchase... and that you thought to lay that one on us. Thanks again.

Larger pics here:

CVP blog & more Archives Panasonic Announce New AG-AC90 AVCCAM Camcorder
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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #785
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

"The AC90 includes such desirable professional features as time code/UB recording; time/date stamp, and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls). "

It has a built in mic that works like the TM900 switchable between 5:1 and Stereo.

VariZoom Panasonic Lens Controls | Control Zoom, Focus, and Iris
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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #786
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

Enticing camera. Almost everything you get with the ac130 but smaller sensor, less reach.
2 ports for remote . . . are Panny's not LANC compatible?
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Old September 14th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #787
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

LANC is a SONY Remote protocol implementation called Control-L and its bi-directional

Panasonic uses "Control-M" a similar 5 pin bi-directional protocol but implemented differently.

Some controllers like this one are switchable.
Manfrotto MVR901ECPL Lanc/Panasonic Clamp-On Zoom MVR901ECPL B&H

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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #788
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Okay... wow... thank you.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #789
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

If you pic one up, please post your impressions of it and LOTS -"grin"- of sample video. ;-)
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 06:22 AM   #790
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

Here a short vid taken with both a TM-900 $ HC-X900M.

So, these kids now take me to the ball game!

The guys at the ball field say, "You'll be able to set up and get some really good shots, which amounts to "stay here" once on the field. *Using two cameras, I was able to use what they did, when I couldn't do what I wanted to. *I all came out good!

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Old October 18th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #794
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

I'm having a problem with image quality loss when rendering files from the TM900 to .MP4 using Sony Vegas Pro 11. The attached files show the project settings used, the rendering settings, and the output. The original video image (top) and the rendered image (bottom).

Does anyone have advice for what settings to change so that the image quality is retained better?

My workflow is to take the MTS file and convert it to .AVI with Cineform and then edit the .AVI file in sony vegas pro and output to .MP4 at 1280x720p. The original file is 1080/60p.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #795
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Re: The Panasonic TM900 Users Thread

Not been in this forum area for a while - been very busy! However, about 6 weeks ago I did shoot something on the TM900 which I've only just found time to edit so I thought I'd share that. The only shot not taken on the TM900 was the aerial shot of Cambridge - a still from my 7D taken from a noisy 1941 biplane!

Summary below the video player but if you want more info about some of the College locations and artifacts featured or the Whipple Museum there are some very useful and informative web links on the YouTube info page. This video is also now on Vimeo too.


Open Cambridge is an annual event organised by Cambridge University. It is held every September and many of the Cambridge Colleges and other interesting and historically significant buildings open to the public allowing a glimpse of some rare treasures.

This film was shot in about 3 hours and features Christ's College and its Bodley Library, Corpus Christi College and its Parker Library, Queens' College, Chapel and Old Library and St John's College and Old Library (including a telescope that belonged to Fred Hoyle). The excellent Whipple Museum is also briefly covered (note the Orrery as well as Charles Darwin's old microscope).
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