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Old April 4th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #106
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Just went and ran the numbers through an offical converter and 3000 GBP = 5627 USD. If the report is accurate and the cam will sell for just over 3000 GBP this would probably be around 6000 USD when all is said and done.

As for the DSR, I agree with Aaron Koolen. Add to that the fact that you are a pro (Not just any kid who picks up one of these cams will create amazing stuff or even know how to use the thing for that matter) and I think you won't have too much to worry about.

As for the chips we still have no official word, though I think 1/3" is a very good bet.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #107
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Hey Jan C.,

I be seeing you, Mr. Hurd and all our esteemed dvinfo.net rockers out in
sunny Las Vegas. There I hope to end the speculation and see how far
you pushed the corporate envelope this time ;)

If it is anything near as good as the (your!) DVX-100a is, I promise to be thrilled!!!
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Old April 4th, 2005, 05:40 PM   #108
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Hi Simon!

I can get a good tool kit for under 500 bucks over at Pep-boys, and rent a cheap hole in the wall. Does that mean I can start to fix cars. Yeah I could under price all the local mechanics and even give out krispy Kremes in the lobby with Star bucks coffee to mask out that I don't really understand the mechanics of the cars before me.

The truth is if somebody is uninformed and hires services without at-least checking out the business then their asking for problems.

Anyone searching for someone to shoot their production, being a commercial, in house video, wedding, film, training video, docu, news, porn etc. If they have not asked to see their portfolio of past work, then there's a chance they might get a really bad piece of work done and very burned over that.

But then someone like this really can't exists since a hack really can't have portfolio that is good if their not good. Unless the portfolio contains stolen material. But again if it's important then the buyer will contact previous clients and ask questions.

We had a tile roof put on, we checked the past 10 jobs, the same with our wall, we checked the past clients out.

So low price cameras are not the problem, they never will be.

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<<<-- Originally posted by Simon Wyndham :
Hopefully this rumour is BS. Sorry guys, I know you want DVCproHD that cheap, but at that kind of price, as someone mentioned in a thread elsewhere on DVinfo, this could mean serious problems for some production companies. They really would have to compete *in the customers eyes* with the kid in the bedroom with one of these new cameras. Thats not good for people who are trying to make a living from video who don't do TV or high end work, but still do low-mid corporate using the full size cameras.

Why not just release a DVCproHD shoulder cam for less than the SDX900? Lets see how owners of that cam react!

Probably getting wound up for nothing. Dunno where that price info on that dv site comes from anyway. -->>>
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Old April 4th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #109
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Ahh, but the problem is with client perception. Many clients at the level I work at quite often go with the cheapest option. They know nothing about the cameras. If a company wants a training video made they often don't know the difference between a DVX100 and an F900!

Sure, perhaps I don't want to work for those people. But then again, yes I do. They pay my wages!

Already there was a case over on one of the other forums where guys with an F900 lost out a job to a guy with a Sony FX1 because the client thought high def was high def!

Now while this new Panny might not have top grade HD glass, I bet it does a good job in SD, and the fact that it does 4:2:2 SD makes a hell of a lot of difference where some things are concerned.

As I mentioned when the FX1 came about, the companies have gone about this arse about tit. They've jumped straight from the high end to the low end market without taking care of the middle ground first.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #110
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Why not just buy one of these suckers then?
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Old April 4th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #111
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Simon,

Who cares about the camera, it's not about the camera and if these clients are so dumb, there bound to bitch about 1 2 3 and xyz before the project is even done about things they know nothing about. Mean while your one step from smashing camera over their heads. Life is to short to put up with that BS.

Simon if you believe in your work, and your good at selling yourself then you will be able to sell the client on taking your services.


You meet the client. show them your reel/portfolio

Then go over the elements of the production

Then you explain to them what you'll do for them.

Then you explain why your more then the low baller hacks. and the negatives of people like that.

Then give them a list on good paper of previous clients.

Simon this one is very important:
Then you say to them . "" Look if you don't use my services I can understand that. That's decision you have to make . But do yourself the service and look at their Reel / Portfolio and if they tell you they don't have one I suggest you try the next company on your list and one other bit advice I can give you is ask for a previous client list to call.

From here you can end this meeting the way you want.

Simon business like this is often more about selling " You " to the client. The way you carry yourself, your energy, enthusiasm etc. Then your portfolio will do the rest. Sometimes the Portfolio is all that's needed.

Anyway I hope some of this helps.



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<<<-- Originally posted by Simon Wyndham : They know nothing about the cameras. If a company wants a training video made they often don't know the difference between a DVX100 and an F900!
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Old April 4th, 2005, 07:51 PM   #112
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Thanks Michael. Just had one on me today. :-)
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