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Old January 29th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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Various Sony HDR-HCx series questions

I'd like to get a larger memory stick duo than that supplied with the camcorder.

The non-pro version seems to be 128MB maximum which may be all I need.

However, the pro versions which go up to 2GB, seem to be more cost effective at MB per pound sterling.

My concern is that I download from memory sticks using a Vaio laptop or Video walkman that predate the Pro specification and I'm unsure if they will be compatible

thanks for any advice

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Old February 4th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #2
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HC3 manual here >

Here's the new hc3 manual-
http://rapidshare.de/files/11637444/HDR-HC3E.pdf.html
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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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FCP Capture problem

I do think i have a cam. prob. When I try to "Capture Now" in FCP 5, I only get the 4-5 last sec of a clip. Tested both Auto and HDV Out on the cam.
Yes, I do have the correct Easy setup.
The use of AIC works O.K.

Anybody had the same problem ? Anybody hear of other with the same problem.
I have not yet tested the camera on another Mac, nor tested another HDV cam on my Mac.

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Old February 16th, 2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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Hc1

Hey all, I went to Best Buy today for the specific purpose of shooting some footage on the HC1. I brought a DV tape with me and shot footage in the store to compare to my little PVDV953 3Chip. I would have shot in 1080i but I dont have any HDV equipment to play it back on, so I shot in DV. I was a little impressed with this camera. First thing I noticed is that the single 1/3 CMOS has a much shallower DOF than my 3x1/6" Panasonic. I also predict the low light is a bit better (wasnt able to take it outside :-( ) Anyways...I shot some footage in DV mode, manually adjusted exposure and shutter. It is quite a bother to not be able to see what aperture you're shooting at...oh well I guess...Anyways...I am rendering out a 24p DV file right now on my powerbook. I used natress and color correction to see how good of result I can get. One thing to note is the sharpness of this camera...it has quite a sharp image in DV mode. I wished I could have shot 1080i. More to come.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 07:34 AM   #5
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Dear Moderator: Time for a new category??

Think we could get a new category for the HC3, now that that's starting to make its presence felt? How about adjacent to the Sanyo HD1, perhaps as the second entry under Consumer HD?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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Post your HDR-HC3 settings

Mine are...
color -1 and sharpness +1
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Old May 30th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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Short Effects Clip Shot With HC1

Here is a short effects movie I made. I made it in about an hour, so it could have been much, much better. I made this clip to test out some of my effects. First effect is my blank firing gun (Glock 17) with a silencer. The other effect is the 2 squibs in the dirt. I filmed this using the Sony HDR-HC1. I also tested out my sound effects skills. Tell me what you think about it and I hope you like it.

Here is the video:

http://www.filefactory.com/get/feed/...d019be54a1c545

Right Click, Save Target on "Click here to begin you FTP Download."

Or try this

http://dl029.filefactory.com/get/i.p...319600c082aec1


File Type - MPEG 2
Size - 91.45 MB (Sorry for such a big file size!)
Length - 28 Seconds

P.S. I'm the one wearing the white tank top.

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Old May 31st, 2006, 02:24 PM   #8
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Capture from HDR-HC3

Hi, Everyone
I just got my Sony HC3 and I bought a Firewire cable to transfer video to my computer using Sony software I was able to transfer a 5 min. clip but it shows very washed and in the LCD screen from the camera looks very nice and colorful, I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem ??? I tried using Avid Xpress Pro to capture but I can't it only captures as DV 30i also washed (no much colors)

I have a firewire cable 6pin to 4pin connected to my firewire port in the motherboard (ASUS with 3.2 Ghz P4 dual core Intel Processor), I can use Sony Vegas to capture in 1080i but is also washed very pale!!!! I import the file ti Avid Xpress PRO and use the color correction FX and is amazing!!!

I'm planning to buy Avid Xpress PRO, please give me some opinion!

Thank you
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Old June 11th, 2006, 11:54 AM   #9
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HC3 Clip: Monkeying Around

Apologies in advance for the cheesy music :)

http://www.bis96gw.f2s.com/video/monkey.wmv

Filesize is about 30Mb, WMV-HD format, Constant 8Mb/s bitrate.

Probably won't be fast enough to stream, so save to disk first.

All done handheld - surprised a monkey didn't jump on me ;)
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Old January 28th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #10
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Format video for Epson P-5000

I have a Sony HDR-HC1 and edit my video with iMovie HD, and I'm having trouble knowing which format to use when exporting the video to play on an Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. I've tried a few different Quicktime choices using the export feature of iMovie HD but the video ends up looking stretched, or it's choppy, or the resolution is low.




Can anyone recommend the best export settings to use to play my HDR-HC1 videos on an Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer?




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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #11
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Is there a way to record a movie in cardmode - HC1?

I really like the progressive look of the card mode on the HC1 - is there a way to get it to record movies to the card? I know I can run it into the laptop, but I will have the laptop around...
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Old January 31st, 2007, 08:11 AM   #12
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Format video for Epson P-5000

I have a Sony HDR-HC1 and edit my video with iMovie HD, and I'm having trouble knowing which format to use when exporting the video to play on an Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. I've tried a few different Quicktime choices using the export feature of iMovie HD but on the P-5000 the video ends up looking stretched, or it's choppy, or the resolution is low.

Can anyone recommend the best export settings to use to play my HDR-HC1 videos on an Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer?


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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #13
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #14
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where to get an hc7 in LA area?

anyone know where they are available now?
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #15
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Cinema mode footage

Can someone tell me if "Cinema Mode" or whatever Sony calls it on the HC1 - can it be identified by looking at the file details or by some other tag? IOW, is there a way to know footage was shot using cinema mode other than assuming such by looking at the video? Something like the EXIF data for photos?

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