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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #151
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Hey we got our hands on a LOT of the new AVC-HD (AVC-CAM Panasonic is calling it) that many are touting as "the" low end HD format and quite frankly other than difficulty in accessing it and challenging computer consumption, we see NO IMPROVEMENT in image quality over HDV. In fact, we have imported HDV into 1920x1080 from a Sony non-square HDV file and it looks astonishingly identical to the AVC-HD that was shot side by side with it. The HDV was shot with a Z7.
Agreed. Panasonic makes it sound like avccam destroys hdv, but thus far I've found to look about the same. Sure there's tapeless, but other than that, looks the same.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #152
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It seems like the Z5U is about $800 overpriced. At $4950, Sony has priced the Z5U only $400 less than the Z7U (street price).

Yet the Z7U includes the $940 HVR-MRCK1 and supports interchangeable lenses.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:05 AM   #153
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It seems like the Z5U is about $800 overpriced. At $4950, Sony has priced the Z5U only $400 less than the Z7U (street price).

Yet the Z7U includes the $940 HVR-MRCK1 and supports interchangeable lenses.
Yeah it's a confusing move. It seems like sony wants to throw a billion darts at the board and let whatever hits stick.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:10 AM   #154
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Could it merely be a tactic to make the Z7 look like a great deal?
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Old November 4th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #155
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Fx1000

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I will posting up sample footage of the FX1000 - the latest Nov 6th 2008. I will let you guys be the judge of it - there are some bad footage shot by us (me and another colleague of mine) not because of the camera but of settings. Will it take over their competitor A1? you guys decide...

See you in a bit...
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Old November 4th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #156
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Hey guys
I will posting up sample footage of the FX1000 - the latest Nov 6th 2008. I will let you guys be the judge of it - there are some bad footage shot by us (me and another colleague of mine) not because of the camera but of settings. Will it take over their competitor A1? you guys decide...

See you in a bit...
Are the sony guys going to leave it with you for a couple days? Because I'm gonna be by tomorrow night.
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unfortunately no - he had to take it back, we asked him.
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Hey guys
I will posting up sample footage of the FX1000 - the latest Nov 6th 2008. I will let you guys be the judge of it - there are some bad footage shot by us (me and another colleague of mine) not because of the camera but of settings. Will it take over their competitor A1? you guys decide...

This is where Canon's marketing job with the 5D trumps anything I've seen out of Sony. Many of us will get our first look at the FX1000 with what is admittedly "some bad footage" whereas the first shots we saw from the 5D were polished professional pieces. Sony could learn a thing or two from this strategy. First impressions are important and having consumers seeing sub standard quality footage from your product isn't the way to generate positive buzz.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #159
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I've got a MRC1K. Here's some unboxing photos via picasa:

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So the CF card unit came in - nice! Can't wait to use them with my A1 and do some tests and post those up.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #161
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folder structure

Would someone please be kind enough to post a link
that explains the folder structure on a CF card.
I know I have seen it already but cannot recall where.

Or even better: post a file with the folder structure and
maybe some short videos files.

Such everybody can test how ingest works.

Thanks in advance. pe.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #162
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It seems like the Z5U is about $800 overpriced. At $4950, Sony has priced the Z5U only $400 less than the Z7U (street price).

Yet the Z7U includes the $940 HVR-MRCK1 and supports interchangeable lenses.
OK my personal guess that its streetprice would be priced very close to the Z1U seems to have come true.

The Z5U is stickered at $4,299 on B&H's site right now, PLUS they have a 'Add to cart for a lower price' except you cannot add it to your cart yet as its not in stock until next month. So the price will be lower than US$4,299 when its in stock next month.

Pretty good deal i'd say. Z5's definitely on my shopping list.
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anyone knows if the FX1000 will work with the CF card recorder? The housing looks good but I remb reading somewhere there is no internal connection for the FX1000
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So then how long till we get a dedicated forum to these cameras. Looks like they will be a hit!
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #165
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anyone knows if the FX1000 will work with the CF card recorder? The housing looks good but I remb reading somewhere there is no internal connection for the FX1000
Yes it will work using the firewire port. It will not connect directly to the camera like the Z5 though.
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