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Old December 21st, 2006, 11:48 AM   #61
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I just got mine thank you UPS.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 03:14 PM   #62
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OK. I have mine now as well!! Its out of the box and looks great.

I've just started going through the manual and pushing the buttons.

Today isn't going to be a good day to shoot any video. The light is about gone and its rainy anyway. As soon as I can put something on tape I'll report.

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Old December 22nd, 2006, 09:20 PM   #63
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I got mine on Monday night. I pre-ordered from B&H a day or two after it was first available. Posting video right now isn't feasible, but I put a few stills in the "my gosh where is the footage" thread. So far, I am very impressed. Low light is not a problem. Smear is not a problem. Resolution is not a problem. Color is DEFINITELY not a problem. The stills can't compare to video on a big HDTV, but you can see the color.

Did I mention that it is so easy to use? If you have ever used a Sony VX/PD/FX/Z1, I think you will find the V1 better in layout than the others. I also can't believe this much camera can be crammed into something that might even be as portable as the VX2000. The only useability issue I have found when it is dark is that I tend to hit Assign Button 1 sometimes instead of the exposure control. I put a tiny piece of male velcro on the VX2000 near a control that is important to find on the first try and will do the same for the exposure button on the V1. Velcro hooks have a distinctive feel and it serves as a key point as you feel around the camera in the dark. I can now operate most functions in the dark without even missing the buttons. Most image controls are in Picture Profile and Menu and I can hit those without looking away from the LCD. The little thumb wheel does a lot of jobs on the V1, but it is easy to use.

Knee, Black Compensation, and Histogram alone make the V1 a better choice than the FX7.
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 09:40 PM   #64
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r u my old friend/cameraman form ABC in Detroit?

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Old December 23rd, 2006, 08:40 AM   #65
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No, never worked in Detroit.

Today, I am taking the v1u and the hc1 out for a spin.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 12:08 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by Marcus Marchesseault
Knee, Black Compensation, and Histogram alone make the V1 a better choice than the FX7.
Sticking up for the FX7 here, the FX7 does have Histogram. ;)

I honestly find enough picture controls on the FX7 to produce virtually any kind of results I need, but I know people have different needs.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:44 PM   #67
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"the FX7 does have Histogram"

Nice. The FX7 does have a nice picture and it's good that it's not missing all the nice V1 features. For a sub-$3000 camera, that's quite a package.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 08:55 AM   #68
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I think I am going to get an fx7 also for my B-cam and keep the hc1 for a deck. I guess it is time to sell my dvx and gl2.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #69
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B&H still out of stock.

Since i only live 15 mins away from B&H, I went down to B&H to buy some accessories. I have the Canon A1 myself, but I never saw the Sony V1U in person and wanting to check it out. The B&H sales person told me they don't even have a Sony V1U on the showroom floor, because they have trouble keeping them in stock. They are in limited supply.
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