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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
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Old March 4th, 2007, 03:49 AM   #16
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Is there audio problem with H7 like SR1?

Hi ,

I bought SR1 and there is buzz recording when plugging external mic.

Just checking if there is problem with H7 when recording in HDV with external mic.

I have to exchange soon.

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Old March 20th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #17
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Anyone have pictures of their new HC7s fully accessorized?

I'd love to see pics of your HDR-HC7 outfit if you've got one.

It'd be nice to get an idea of the appearance and extra weight an external mic and Beachtek adapter would bring, along with a wide angle lens.

Is anyone on their way to a setup like this?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:20 PM   #18
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HC1 head cleaning needed?

My HC1 is acting odd lately. I previously asked about "missing footage" with this camera - I shot some footage but some of it was missing when I played it back (originally about 12 seconds). I used a Panasonic head cleaner and more of the video went missing (now about 25 seconds are missing). But - when I hit "cue and/or review", I see the video playback on both the HC1's LCD and my computer via firewire.

Tonight I shot more video and there are dropouts all over the place. Again I can cue and review and the video is there, but when I am in play mode the video stops, pauses, stutters, etc.

The problems are repeatable, more or less - sometimes there might be a single glitch. I rewind and try again and there might be two or three glitches. I rewind and try again and it might go back down to one glitch, etc.

Could this be dirt in the playback head? If so, what kind of head cleaner do I need to get? Recommendations?
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Old March 24th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #19
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HDRI with HC1?

Has anyone experimented with the still image function on the HC1 to get HDRI's? Would it be safe to assume using the autoexposure for the midrange - and just raise and lower the exposure for the +1 +2, -1, -2 shot respectively?
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #20
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X-Jacket coming for the HC series

I found a tidbit at Sky Systems. They are going to produce a X-Jacket for the Sony HC/HD series. I got a reply in an email that they are looking at release in the next couple of months.

The only statement on it is in the top right corner of their current product page.

http://www.skysystemsusa.com/accessories/xjacket.html
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Old April 28th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #21
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CA with HC7 lens? With tele-adapter?

How is chromatic abberation with the HC7 lens? Which of the teleadapters is the right move?

I shoot all sorts of things, including birds in the sky, etc where CA will really show up...

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Old May 5th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #22
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Warm spring stream

Some shortfilm clip from sognefjord,the peace and silence is so good.
The salomon in the stream and the lamb from the yeare.

link: http://web.mac.com/vidarjohannesveda...%20stream.html
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Old May 5th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #23
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HC7 - Define "Low Light"?

Before I take the leap and use my current SD camera as a trade-in (a VX2100), has anyone shot under stadium lights with one yet? Maybe a baseball or soccer game including footage in the stands? That is where I shot 70% of my footage during band season, in the stands of the band or of them on the field. Is that too close to the limit the HC7 can handle?
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Old May 18th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #24
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Are there any tests of the hc7 showing resolution/color/lux rating?

Just wanted to see test shots, especially at 15 lux and 60 shutter speed.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #25
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HC7 Not for Canada? (according to Sony ESupport)

So, if you've been reading my posts you know my frustration toward the HC7 arriving in Canada and it's about to get worse...

When I tried to search up support for the HC7 in Canada, this is what I get:

"Model Find

The model you have entered is only available in the following regions:

United States"

Could the HC7 be not available for Canada as is the SR8 is not available for the US?

I'm terribly sorry, my patience is running low and I just can't stand it...
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Old May 21st, 2007, 01:17 AM   #26
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HC3 SPK-HCB test video

Took my water housing for a test swim today. It worked great.

http://lucasberg.com/home/index.php?...d=46&Itemid=27

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Old May 21st, 2007, 02:52 PM   #27
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Question about rewind

I have the HDR-HC3

Really baffled with rewind.

I have camera in playback mode. IN stopped position, if I click left arrow goes forward, right goes forward. both go forward!
If I hold down the left arrow it rewinds. REally puzzled with this. Do I have to have to press down to get rewind?thanks.
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Old May 27th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #28
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Sony hc7 downconvert to sd

Hi I m in the process to buy the sony hc7 hd camera.affer reading your comments i have a question which is puzzle me.? Does this camera have a downconvert like the sony big brothers? or only thru firewire.Can you help me out please.otherwise i will have to choose an other camera. thanks
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:41 AM   #29
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Dbox HC3 is on the way!

I got my notice last night that my Bonehead Composites Dbox is in the mail. The helmet cam is go for launch.

link - towards the bottom of the page

Getting excited about building a helmet rig for my HC7* now. And you beat ya, I will post some footage from a mountain bike when I have it operational.

* - Bonehead says that the HC7 fits in the HC3 box.

I know you are curious. I am using some of the steps from here http://www.schieffer.net/8/headCamInstructions.html. I will make my own epoxy base, and will use a piece of Dr. Scholl's Gel as a damper (I may find that it behaves negatively - not enough info yet). I do want to find nylon screws to fit into the threaded flanges. They should shear in a bad spill and are less likely to penetrate if everything goes wrong.
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