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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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FX7 for filming concerts...?

Hey guys

Iíve been looking at getting the FX7 for a little wail now, mainly because itís much like the famous VX2000 and VX2100 with its small size.

Iím mainly filming concerts, and shows in bingo halls and bars, and later on doing music video stuff, so that film quality look is kind of important, as well as sum what good low light quality.

Iíve looked at the numbers and specs of most of the prosumer camcorders out there and to me, close to half of it goes right over my headÖ

Any opinions?

Thanks
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:41 PM   #2
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I just did a multi-cam concert shoot recently with my V1U and an FX7. Obviously they match identically. I'm editing it together now and it is a bit dark (this club in particular is usually quite dark and annoying to shoot in).

The nice thing about CMOS though is that I do retain a HQ picture even when the gain is all the way up to 12db.

And obviously in brighter clubs the V1U & FX7 will really shine. I've done a few other concert shoots (with the V1U) in brighter environments and it performs really really well. I'm extremely impressed with the quality.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 07:05 PM   #3
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Yes, I have an FX 7 and do weddings and concerts mainly.

To be honest, there are some dark concerts this year I will go back and do only with my VX 2000's, as the FX 7 does not handle the low light well enough for me. However if the concert stage is well lit, it is a great camera and the 16:9 is the ideal screen size for most stages.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. if you have a chance, could you send me, or put the videos up for me to have a chance to see?

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:58 PM   #5
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i also just shoot a concert with a v1u and fx7 here is a link

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...80191012&hl=en



v1u right side footage. also used little sony handycam for 3rd camera


here is the same but higer quality
http://www.morganvisual.com/bluf
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Old May 5th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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Hi Dave

nice vid.

can i ask :
1) What WA lens are you using?
2) any on-camera light at all? (doesnt look like it)
3) shutter speed ? was it 1/60th?
4) just using internal mics on FX7? or via a recorder on mixing desk? or an external minijack-plug mic?

any other tech details would be great. I am shooting some bands too.

thanks in advance.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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the other camera was an fx1 not fx7.
the only lights were stage lights
we ran out of the mixer staight into the v1u
not sure what i had the shutter on\
no wide angel lens were used. just stock lens
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