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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:49 AM   #16
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the avc intra 100 codec is just plain superb. the problem with the flash xdr is the inability to truly know if you have recorded your stuff without plugging in an external monitor.

the sony chip is far superior in every way to the panasonic one...noise, low light, dof etc...the panasonic one is as sharp though
Could you explain the statement about the XDR requiring an external monitor to confirm you have recorded a shot?

We've not experienced any such need to use an external monitor merely to confirm whether a shot was recorded.

What firmware are you using on the XDR?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:31 PM   #17
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Could you explain the statement about the XDR requiring an external monitor to confirm you have recorded a shot?

We've not experienced any such need to use an external monitor merely to confirm whether a shot was recorded.

What firmware are you using on the XDR?
i mean there is no lcd to actually see the shot back, you cannot loop back through to the camera, it needs an external monitor to confirm playback. Yes you can see that it has recorded but I am of the paranoid generation who needs to see with my eyes that it has recorded by seeing the image back.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:32 PM   #18
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Nice as always. I am surprised at the DOF you were able to obtain using 1/3" chips. How would you compare editing the 301 stuff to you usual EX1/3 footage?

Thanks for the clip.

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bigger files, rendering was about the same...just bigger files that's all!
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Old March 4th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #19
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Thanks Bloom for your review just one question, is it posible to shoot 24p in Pal land? with the HPX 301e? Not in NTSC format?

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Old March 4th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #20
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i mean there is no lcd to actually see the shot back, you cannot loop back through to the camera, it needs an external monitor to confirm playback. Yes you can see that it has recorded but I am of the paranoid generation who needs to see with my eyes that it has recorded by seeing the image back.
THe XDR does have a headphone out jack - this would be a reliable indication that the XDR is recording the shot.

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Old March 4th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #21
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THe XDR does have a headphone out jack - this would be a reliable indication that the XDR is recording the shto.
you will know it is recording the audio....as I said, am sure it always works but I am Mr. Paranoid.

yes the 301e shoots every flavour including 24p/
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Old March 4th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #22
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Thanks Phil, is it 24p in PAL or NTSC?
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Old March 5th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #23
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neither. it's just plain 24p...
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Old March 6th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #24
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24p on an HPX300 is 23.976 fps. You get at it by setting the system mode to 59.94Hz and then choosing the appropriate 24p option.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:13 PM   #25
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Thanks for the review Phil I am just about to order one of these and it was most helpful.
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