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Old October 4th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #16
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For audio, I would choose the DXa-6 not the DXA-4. The DXA-6 provides 48V phantom power for pro mic's giving you more latitude
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Old October 5th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #17
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firstly i would just like to say hello, ive been a reader of this forum for a while and have found the information available here a god send. Ive just signed up having purchased an hdv camera and seeking some proffesional advice.

ive upgraded from my trv950 and am looking to grab a few extras to go with my new piece of kit. Ive already got a tripod which im happy with.

i'll be looking at getting a microphone, carry case/bag & an extra battery but is there anything else i need to buy? such as a decent set of lens filters i should look into? and are hd tapes really worth the 15 each price tag?

the project im working on at the moment is going to be a studio shoot but after that i will be filming various different projects in many different scenarios both indoors and out day and night.

at the moment i have an ag neovo f-419 tft montor

http://www.rocate.co.uk/product.php?...FQYhMAodzWMqmg

will this be decent enough for previewing or would it be worth investing in an extra screen?

oh yeh and any essential software recomendations? im currenty running premier pro 2 and i use after effects quite frequently but more for getting stylised looks than motion graphics or hardcore effects

hopefully somebody can help and sorry there are so many questions but i thought it would be best to put them all in the one post

thanks

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A good 250-400 GB firewire 800 drive (Around 200-300 ?)

A good de-interlacer for premier/After Effects if you want a more progressive filmic less video look > Magic Bullet expensive but good or 'RE:Vision fields kit' still good, much cheaper.
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Old October 5th, 2006, 10:59 AM   #18
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A good 250-400 GB firewire 800 drive (Around 200-300 ?)

A good de-interlacer for premier/After Effects if you want a more progressive filmic less video look > Magic Bullet expensive but good or 'RE:Vision fields kit' still good, much cheaper.
ive been using either virtual dub blend mode de interlace or premiers field interpolate... ill see if i can grab a trial of magic bullet and compare :)
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Old October 5th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #19
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Depth Of Field

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The most important addition would be a clear filter to put over your lens. Also get a neutral density filter to augment the ones in the camera so you can open the iris all the way on a sunny day to get a good depth of field.
By good depth of field I assume you mean a more shallow depth of field. Because, when you add ND filters and the iris opens up - depth of field will be less - or shallow.
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