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Old February 2nd, 2005, 08:14 AM   #91
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Z1U - power suply

Is the battery charger and power suply coming with the Z1 110/230V ?
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 08:45 AM   #92
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fx1 shoot out

not really a measurebator's shoot out, but some good over points...between an xl2, fx1, dvc60 (don't ask), and vx2000 (yes the old one)...

the magazine eventdv has pictures of comparison shots, i don't think the online article does

http://tinyurl.com/6z5ow
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 07:45 PM   #93
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Proud owner of a HVR-Z1U! (I'll be in LA tomorrow if anyone wants to hang!)

I got it and finally just got home and now I have to pack it for my trip to LA in the morning!! I haven't even opened the box...it's like Christmas!

I'll be in LA tomorrow afternoon with my Z1 if anyone wants to hang or shoot something on Saturday! Email me..chris.murphy@willowstudios.com

The box is so light, I hope it's in there?!!!

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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:45 PM   #94
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What focus controller did that guy from "Jag" use?

I can't quite make out what focus rig and mattebox the guy who shoots for the TV show "Jag" had on his Z1 cam.

Also, when you use a focus rig can you easily switch back to autofocus mode on the fly or do you have to disconnect the focus rig to use autofocus?
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Old February 4th, 2005, 03:23 AM   #95
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FX1 vs Z1 autofocus assist

I know that the Z1 has "focus assist" and you can "touch up" the autofocus if needed. So you cannot move the focus ring on the FX1 while in autofocus or if you do you will damage the camera?
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Old February 4th, 2005, 05:14 AM   #96
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The answer to your first question is clearly being answered
multiple times in the original thread (which is just a couple of
threads below the new one you just created):

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=38555

You can leave the follow focus on, since the Z1's focus ring
does not move when you are on auto focus.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #97
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B&H Photo Now Delivering HVR-Z1U

B&H Photo on Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street here in Manhattan called me late this morning and told me to come-and-get-it, which I immediately did. The Z1U was waiting for me at the customer service counter as promised.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch in Greenwich Village: Nobody! Everyone else here hurtled off to a shoot in OREGON this morning...Leaving me alone with the box!!

It's no fun if there's no one else here to enjoy it!! And there's not!

I'm lucky the Oregon-bound taxi was already halfway-across the Williamsburg Bridge headed for LaGuardia Airport when the news came from B&H, or the Z1 could have ended up in flight with fingers poking it all the way to Portland (with a stop in Minneapolis-St.Paul) and the potential for real damage from an errant squirt of Dijonnaise squeezed too enthusiastically from one of those plasticine airline envelopes.

Whew!

So while I should be the very defiinition of high (ha!) to have finally gotten my hands on this thing, instead I'm putting it out of sight under a desk so I don't think about it (too much) until Monday, when everyone hurtles home from OREGON. More to follow at that time.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #98
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any Z1 reports?

Not hearing much back on the Z1. Good or Bad?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #99
 
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Look around a little Bob, there are a lot of good things being said about the Z1. The few "not so good" things being said are mostly being said by people who either were expecting 100K performance out of a 5K cam, or people who haven't actually touched the camera.
I've got a couple, it's a great cam. You can download several free clips from the VASST site, www.vasst.com/hdv/hdvportal.htm
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:59 AM   #100
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FX1 Expanded Focus - Auto Only?

Ok, having a problem getting expanded focus working in Manual. I am not recording and I understand it does not function in record mode. Does it only work in Auto mode?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 12:05 PM   #101
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I think the only time it does not work is when you are recording.
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Old February 11th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #102
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Heath in latest issue of SYNC

there is a picture of you and a quote in the latest issue of SYNC talking about the new fx1...

if this was already discussed my bad....
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Old February 11th, 2005, 10:57 AM   #103
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Oh, yeah, I forgot all about that! I've been hit from left and right by magazines, and I keep forgetting all that stuff! The interest they have in the FX1 is AMAZING!

Thanks for the head's up!

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Old February 11th, 2005, 02:54 PM   #104
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Specs and review for Sony's HVR-Z1E

Hi Guys,

I may be a bit late with this news, but incase you're still looking, there's a review with specs on the Sony Biz Europe site.

Go to: www.sonybiz.net

in the search field type OV HVR-Z1E and it will bring it up.

Enjoy,

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Old February 12th, 2005, 09:10 AM   #105
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Slow Motion with Z1

Hello all,

Has anyone tried shooting in either 50i or 60i mode with the Z1 & then tried slowing it down in post? If my theory is correct, you should be able to shoot in 50i or 60i HD mode then transfer the the frames to 50p or 60p in SD with good quality, am I right??

I've been thinking of buying a Z1 as an alternative to shooting action sports with my Bolex at 64fps if the Z1 can achieve good quality slow motion, although I guess the software plays a major part in this...

Look forward to hearing Z1 owners experiences wth this...
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