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Old November 28th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #301
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Z1P Firewire problem?

I'm having a problem with my Sony Z1P. For some reason, Final Cut Pro won't recognize the device when it's attached with the normal firewire cable. At first, I thought it was this Mac (dual G5), but then took the camera to my PM's house to digitize, and had the same problem on his iMac G5.

Now I'm wondering -- could it be a problem with the Z1P's firewire port?

We've tried using two different Firewire cables (both of which worked before) on two different computers. The Z1P is set to HDV, and the Mac is looking for all the correct settings.

Any ideas? We've got a production that needs to get digitized and cut ASAP. Please help. Cheers.

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Old November 28th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #302
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:33 PM   #303
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light for FX1

Hi
Doing a wedding 17/12/05 at 3pm should be leaving church around 3.45pm
and it will just be about dark, I wil be filming with the FX1 no hot shoe here
what light will i req

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Old November 29th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #304
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I personally use a 3 light Lowell Kit for the intro, first dance, toast, garter & bouquet toss and cake. For the most of the rest of the night I use a difused 50w on camera light.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 08:46 PM   #305
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Shooting Moon's face with Z1

I want to shoot the surface of the moon with my Z1. Do you suggest a tele conversion lens?
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 10:30 PM   #306
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If you plan on keeping an HD image I would personally recommend using a teleconverter (high grade)...I shot the moon with an HC1 (not the same camera I know, but it is in the same family). The moon looked great but was only taking up about 1/8 of the image. The Z1U has a little more zoom, but if you really wanna get a nice shot. Get a teleconverter...

On the otherhand...if you're going to output to SD, you could crop the image no problem at all
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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:03 PM   #307
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FX1- New User Comments- Firewire port

I ve been shooting with VX 2000. I was reluctant to go to FX1 as second camera, but bit the bullet. So far happy with results, but I a learning a lot still.

One thing I can't figure is why the firewire port is located the way it is. Several of my firewires are stiff enough that in setting FX1 on flat surface, pressure can be put on the port with inadvertant moving around.

I seem to recall XL 1 had a port problem, and I am wondering if this configuration will be a problem with the FX1. I haven't seen any comment on that from anyone. Any body have a solution.

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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #308
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I ve been shooting with VX 2000. I was reluctant to go to FX1 as second camera, but bit the bullet. So far happy with results, but I a learning a lot still.

One thing I can't figure is why the firewire port is located the way it is. Several of my firewires are stiff enough that in setting FX1 on flat surface, pressure can be put on the port with inadvertant moving around.

I seem to recall XL 1 had a port problem, and I am wondering if this configuration will be a problem with the FX1. I haven't seen any comment on that from anyone. Any body have a solution.

Chris Barcellos
Yeah... Buy a tripod.

I always set mine up at transfer on my Miller DS10, so all cables are easily connected and accessible. I'd never consider sitting my camera on a flat surface while connected to any of it's I/O ports.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 05:34 PM   #309
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found some great optics/lenses for FX1/Z1 with footage to download

Hello

I found this site and thought someone might find it useful it has a lot of different lenses for the FX1/Z1 with video clips to download. I must say i like the MSN-200 super macro conversion lens would really like to see this on a small insect and see how well it picks up, any how take a look see what you think.

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http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/video/hdrfx1/
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #310
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Recording with a Histogram/Waveform

I wish to see a histogram (or waveform) when I record with my FX1. As you likely know the camera does not come with an exposure histogram. I can use a histogram during recording if running DV Rack on a laptop connected up as the cameras monitor but this is a heavy and awkward method. Does anyone know of a simpler way?
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #311
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On the Mac BTV Pro will also give you this capability. Other than that, I'm not really sure what options you'd have...
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Old December 14th, 2005, 01:48 PM   #312
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night vision attachment for Z1u??

Any suggestions for night vision attachment for a Z1U? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks
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Old December 16th, 2005, 08:37 AM   #313
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found Z1 night vision

Electrophysics model 9350 astroscope. And from what I understand it should be available by Jan. 06. Not cheep but is rentable.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 06:49 AM   #314
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Internet TV show with Z1

Hey everyone,

I finally made a new episode of the internet TV show I produce about the local music scene. Ironically, this one is about us taking a road trip to a different city to check out their music scene. Ahh well.

I don't normally host so ignore the stupid things I say.

What are your thoughts on the intro? I made it this afternoon out of footage I shot at 5 a.m.. Any feedback would be great!

http://underthebridge.mumps.ca/

Thanks!

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Old December 21st, 2005, 08:55 PM   #315
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Mark,

GOOD JOB!

I liked this episode! Espeically you in there petting the, ummm, cat! *smile* keep up the good work!

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