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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #46
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HVR A1 - mic/camera noise

I bought a Sennheiser MKE 300 to use when I need to go lighter with the HVR A1 and don't need the XLR module. It works great UNTIL I mount it on the shoe on top of the camera. I found that there is a vibration/hum that the mic seems to pick up from the camera. When I remove the mic from the mount it records fine which suggests this is a physical vibration problem (rather than electrical). Has anyone else experienced this and any ideas on how to fix it??

I don't have this problem with the XLR module. Unfortunately I don't have another non-
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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #47
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HVR A1 - mic-camera noise

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I bought a Sennheiser MKE 300 to use when I need to go lighter with the HVR A1 and don't need the XLR module. It works great UNTIL I mount it on the shoe on top of the camera. I found that there is a vibration/hum that the mic seems to pick up from the camera. When I remove the mic from the mount it records fine which suggests this is a physical vibration problem (rather than electrical). Has anyone else experienced this and any ideas on how to fix it??

I don't have this problem with the XLR module. Unfortunately I don't have another non-XLR mountable mic so I can't double check this problem. However I tried the MKE 300 on my Sony PDX 10 and it works fine - i.e. no vibration/camera noise.

Thanks for any ideas!
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Old July 12th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #48
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A1 on a Glidecam 2000

Has anyone tried balancing the A1 on the Glidecam 2000? If so, any tips? Thanks,

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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:24 AM   #49
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Interval Recording to Tape?

Does anyone know how to do Interval Recording (Time Lapse) to tape using the A1?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #50
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nightshots with my A1

Here are some clips I shot with my A1. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the "lines" out of the video. In this I deinterlaced the video and it's still there. Anywho, I tried shoting this with no gain, there is even a walkway that I shot with a shutter speed of 4. If you have any tips please share.

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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #51
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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #52
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A1 - Timecode issue

In the REC RUN (record run) time code mode the A1 continues with the same time code sequence each time you hit record, but starts over when you turn the camera off. On one tape the TC can start over at 0 a dozen times or more.

This makes it impossible to do batch captures in FCP. If you log in a particular start and stop TC for capture, that range can exist mutliple times on the tape and FCP will just grab the first one it finds.

The free run option appears to run the TC whether or not you are recording, but that is not what we want either. Used a VX2000 previously which kept the same TC sequence for the entire tape.

Am I missing something? Any got this to work?
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Old October 4th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #53
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Lens hood for Sony Telephoto VCL-HG2037Y Lens

Hello!

From what I read, almost all the HC1/A1 owners buy the Sony Wide angle VCL-HG0737Y Lens and purchase the LH77 Cavision lens hood for it.

Does anyone ever use a similar lens hood for a telephoto lens? is there any point in doing so?

I'm considering getting a LH77 but obviously it wont work with my Tele VCL-HG2037Y Lens since the Tele lens is a few mm larger in diamter then the wide angle.

I'm wondering if the Cavision LH80 would fit with this Telephoto lens, where I'll have to buy an step down adapter for the LH80when using it with my wide angle VCL-HG0737Y lens.

Any comments about this setup? Or is anyone already using this?

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Old October 4th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #54
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HVR-A1U in the DC area

Hello,
Does anybody know where I could see/try the A1U in the DC area?
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Old October 8th, 2006, 08:04 AM   #55
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Pls check this out..

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Old October 9th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #56
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I live in the DC area and bought an A1u 2 mos. ago . contact me off list with any questions. Camera was not available locally; I had to order from B&H in NYC sight unseen.
Great little camera.

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Old October 29th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #57
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A1 XLR adapter

I got some stuff stolen out of my truck and my XLR adapter happens to be one of them. Does anyone know where I can purchase another one? Possible send me a link to go to?
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Old October 29th, 2006, 09:12 PM   #58
 
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Outside of contacting a Sony authorized repair house, I'm not sure that there is anywhere else to send you. This is not a part that you can buy separately via the retail channels, AFAIK.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #59
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Yep i'm pretty sure it's a "Sony purchase" only part.

Around USD280 if i recall correctly.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #60
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workflow A1 - FCP - 24p

Newbie question... Can someone get me started on the work-flow for a documentary film, that on the high-end may be feature film worthy in the quality of the story at least...

Camera - HVR A1 NTSC 1080i60
Mac Pro with FCP 5.1 Suite

From capture - what is the exact work flow... ie were do I ideally convert/pulldown 1080i60 to 24p and how? I'll likely be using Nattress.

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