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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #46
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Old September 17th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #47
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F350 viewfinder soft

I have a PDW-510 and PDW-F350 and I found the viewfinder picture of the F350 to be quite soft and grainy compare to the PDW-510. Both cameras have the same viewfinder, only the cable differs. It makes it a bit hard to work on the F350 as you are always wondering if you are in focus or not. This is not a good thing when working with HD...

I played with the peaking adjustment a bit but that does not help much. I checked an other F350 and found its viewfinder quite soft too. I think the problem actually lies in the quality of the downconverted signal sent to the viewfinder on the F350. I hope there is room for improvement in the firmware for this.

Anyone had a chance to compare both cameras?

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Old September 18th, 2006, 01:58 AM   #48
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I've found my F350 VF to be one of the better viewfinders I've had. Maybe Simon will comment on this as he has used the 510 as well.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 04:37 AM   #49
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I have to confess that I didn't really have too much trouble with the 350 I had. I didn't find it to be too different in use to the 510.

Although having said that I think that with the high def cameras they could do with better, higher res viewfinders.
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Old September 26th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #50
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Lens Protection

Hi there. We were looking for a good basic UV/lens protector to screw on the top of our Fuji HD lens. Does anyone have any recommendations? In the past we've just used Tiffen stuff, but maybe not for this quality lens.

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Old October 5th, 2006, 08:55 AM   #52
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Motion Tests in After Effects

Can anyone provide me with some short clips to compare shooting slow motion with the 350 versus the 330? I guess H.264 would be ideal. Basically, I'd like to have short identical clips, one shot in 60p with the 350 and another shot in 60i. Then I'd do some processing in After Effects to compare the two slowed down 50%.

This is my thinking. Almost all overcranked footage will be shot at 60p (we actually want higher than 60). So, being able to do single frame increments isn't a huge advantage. Since the overcranked footage is half vertical res anyways, you wouldn't loose much resolution by shooting in 60i. You would have to deal with interlaced jitter, especially in cases where there are fine horizontal lines in the image. However, I'm not convinced that it's $8000 worth of quality for that one application. Undercranking isn't hard to do in post since you are essentially throwing out frames, you just have to get the speed right.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #53
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Anyone Used These Monitors?

Hearing good things about these:

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Any opinions from those who have seen them?
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