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Old February 27th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #31
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Have a look at Paul's post about batteries at the top of this page - I used that reference and the battery works a treat on my HC X1.
OK Matt, perfect. Thank you again.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 03:21 AM   #32
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Hi, a few questions for Matt.
I came across your Youtube video with the X1 samples.
You shot in 4K so the shots are not timelapse in camera, so sped up slightly in edit ?
Did you colour grade in Vegas or is that straight out of the camera ?
What render templates are you using ?
What render times are you getting for different templates ? PC specs would be handy.
I'm also using Vegas (pro 14).
To render out 1080-50p using Sony AVC takes me about 1.5 x
MC 1080-50p almost 3x
MC 4K-50p about 10 times.

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AMD RX480 8GB version.

Cheers, Paul.

PS, if admin wants to move this to the vegas section i understand
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 02:31 PM   #33
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Hi Paul, yes, I sped up some of the footage by three times in Vegas (version 13). No colour grading applied to the footage.

Without looking at my PC, I think I did a customised Main Concept 4k render at 135,000 bit rate.

I used my three year old laptop - i7 4700, 16gb, 760m graphics chip. I didn't time it but it was at the very least 10x render time, I guess the speeded up footage would have added to the render time.

As an aside, I was experimenting with HD All-I 200mbps footage from the X1, and my laptop found it much easier to deal with. I could preview it in much higher quality than the more compressed HD settings in the camera.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 04:07 PM   #34
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Hi Matt.
The footage looks good, i had a feeling the footage was sped up slightly.
My PC takes about 10x to render outer 4K-50p (Main concept 135/50) so your 3 year old laptop is doing ok.
I've also rendered 4K 50/28 MC, that seems a bit quicker, file sizes smaller obviously bit i can't really see much difference in quality.
Rendering out to 1080-50p, MC takes just over 2.5 x. I found the fastest for rendering out 1080-50p was Sony AVC, just under 1.5 x. I can't see any difference in quality between MC and Sony AVC.
Preview wise on the timeline,4K project properties in best-full with a load of effects, i get the full 50fps playback, this graphics card is quite good. Usually i stick to preview -full, that's good enough.
Edit, that's running 2 monitors from the graphics card, i don't know if that makes a difference. Having this PC built has been a bit of a learning curve as far as graphics cards go.

Thanks, Paul.
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Old April 24th, 2017, 05:53 AM   #35
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Does anybody knows how to acivate synchro scan? When i select in meny for example 1/67 synchro scan and return to record mode i can not changed to 1/67 , i dont know what im doing wrong
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Old April 28th, 2017, 07:41 AM   #36
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Matt, i presume you got your camera from Preston Media ? .
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A friend of mine is waiting 6/8 weeks for a HC-X1E 4K from Prestons and still no sign of one.
Wonder what's the reason, is there a big demand for them??
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Old April 29th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #37
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I've never been a big fan of Prestons, and bought mine from Wex Photographic.
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Old May 1st, 2017, 05:37 AM   #38
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I've never been a big fan of Prestons, and bought mine from Wex Photographic.
My friends contacting them to see what they are going to do.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 06:57 AM   #39
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Got a message from B&H that they are now in stock.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #40
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Is Panasonic hc-x1 a reasonable upgrade from Canon XF100?

Hi all. I've been using a Canon XF100 since it came out, to record live music events. At the time I bought it, it was one of the few in that price range that had uncompressed audio recording. I use an external mic plugged into the xlr inputs. I've done well with it, but the video gets fairly noisy in anything less than very good lighting, which is no surprise given the 1/3" sensor.

I've been looking to upgrade and have not seen anything that looks worthwhile for my purposes until I came across the HC-X1. Similar form and function to the XF100 but a 1" type sensor and bigger zoom range. Internet research has turned up very little information, other than this thread and a few scattered reviews from last year, which is surprising to me. Is this camera something I should consider? Are there other cameras I should be looking at? Max budget is around $3500. Apologize if this is not the correct sub-forum for this post. Thanks for any advice.

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Old May 5th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #41
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This camera is definitely worth considering, though I don't understand why there is so little info, and so few reviews. The Sony Z150 is also worth considering in this price range. If your work is geared more towards documentary work and not run and gun, the JVC LS300 (which I own) is a bargain.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #42
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Thanks Jim. Can anyone tell me if the HC-X1 has lanc control?

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Old May 7th, 2017, 12:35 PM   #43
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Found the user manual on line, apparently it does, but they call it "remote control", no reference to lanc.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #44
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Yes there is lanc control on the HC-X1, i've got a controller, Libec ZC-3DV, it controls zoom in and out and record start stop.
There is another controller which also controls i think focus and iris, however, with that controller connected to the camera the actual rings on the lens no longer respond to being moved, which means you're doing everything with the right thumb !!
I've got left hand on the lens rings, right thumb on the controller on the tripod arm
I hope this helps.

https://www.hpreston.co.uk/libec-zc3...iGkaAr428P8HAQ

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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #45
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It takes the two cable variety. Wired remote yes, lanc no. I use a VariZoom controller it has dials for focus and iris, record btn , auto/man switch for focus and iris, and a rocker to zoom.
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