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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Tim's Beach - Z1 Footage

So, I was testing my new Sony Z1 yesterday evening at the beach, shot some random stuff got home and edited...it's sorta medium quality as high was like 192mb.

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/2412/timct7.jpg

Filmed in DV.

Any way this is what came out:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/gucgr0

http://www.waroftheservers.com/TimsB...rtStoneman.wmv <-- right click, save as.



Oh yeah and i did this too:

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1...ogoncamyh2.jpg

VIDEO:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/guraay

Hope you enjoy, any tips on rendering footage be most welcome!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Robert:

You can shoot HDV on any DV tape.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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Oh? - i was told different then... arg. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #4
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Some argue that using the HDV rated tape protects against drop outs more. Others argue its the same tape with a different label.

Proponets say Drop outs in HDV can cause a 15 frame loss, as opposed to DV which can affect just a few frames, so use of premium quality tape is best.

However, the physical recording space on the tape is exactly the same. I've been using a TDK $3 brand on my FX1 for two years, with no issue.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #5
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Thanks very much for that Chris, very informative!
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Some argue that using the HDV rated tape protects against drop outs more. Others argue its the same tape with a different label.

Proponets say Drop outs in HDV can cause a 15 frame loss, as opposed to DV which can affect just a few frames, so use of premium quality tape is best.

However, the physical recording space on the tape is exactly the same. I've been using a TDK $3 brand on my FX1 for two years, with no issue.
Those that argue it's the same tape with a different label are idiots.
There are different grades of tape. Always have been so.
HDV-rated tape has a higher carrier signal which assists with preventing dropouts/error correction. This may or may not be important to you, but there is indeed a difference in various tape grades, where they are cut from the reel, and the emulsion/adhesives used in the tape. Additionally, the shells are usually a higher grade shell, simply for purposes of keeping contamination to a minimum.
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Those that argue it's the same tape with a different label are idiots.
There are different grades of tape. Always have been so.
HDV-rated tape has a higher carrier signal which assists with preventing dropouts/error correction. This may or may not be important to you, but there is indeed a difference in various tape grades, where they are cut from the reel, and the emulsion/adhesives used in the tape. Additionally, the shells are usually a higher grade shell, simply for purposes of keeping contamination to a minimum.
My point was he didn't have to forgo shooting HDV because he didn't have a tape labeled HDV.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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I use the HDV tapes when a dropout would be intolerable. I also use them when a dropout would cause me headaches in post.

From my experience, ordinary miniDV tapes perform pretty well recording HDV material as long as I don't try to use one ore than once. There is a really good chance that recording an entire miniDV tape in HDV will result in no dropouts. However, it happens usually maybe once per tape.
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You may need tripod.
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I only got the camera yesterday so bear with me there ;)
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