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Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270
Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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Sony Z7 / S270 various topics

Just awhile ago at GV Expo (sure wish I could have attended this year), my friend Anthony Burokas got his hands on the brand new HVR-S270u. See his blog entry at:

http://ieba.wordpress.com/2007/11/16...ports-to-come/

plus his earlier entry at:

http://ieba.wordpress.com/2007/11/14...0-and-hvr-z7e/
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Old November 20th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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Video of Sony HVR-S270U Camera Menu

Follow this link to a video of the Sony HVR-S270U's camera menu.

http://ieba.wordpress.com/2007/11/20...menu/#more-351

The author of the article states that he will also be adding videos of the following menus:
Audio
Display
In/Out
TC/UB
Others (thatís Sonyís name for the last menu)
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Old December 28th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #3
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Video from Dig Info News

Video features of the HVR-Z7


http://video.aol.com/video-detail/so...rder/955934206
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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Good stuff from the InterBee show. Thanks for posting this,
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 02:32 AM   #5
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Z7 Compatability with Fujinon 13x4.5 2/3" lens

Hey guys,

I'm wondering how this camera would work optically with the Fuji lens. I read the brochure and see that an adaptor can be purchased, but am wondering if a 2/3" to 1/3" adaptor would result in a magnification factor. Thanks!

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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #6
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Lens Question for the HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270

I do nature documentary shooting and I am heavily invested in Nikon and Canon SLR glass.

Will this new system work with these lenses? If so what mount adapters will be needed or forth coming by Sony.

If this is true, this system will be just the ticket with cold weather and rain forest moister

Many Thanks

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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #7
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I do nature documentary shooting and I am heavily invested in Nikon and Canon SLR glass.

Will this new system work with these lenses? If so what mount adapters will be needed or forth coming by Sony.

If this is true, this system will be just the ticket with cold weather and rain forest moister

Many Thanks

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These cameras have interchangeable lens, so I can't imagine Sony not coming out with adapters for not only SLR glass but also other glass (like 2/3 inch).
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:07 PM   #8
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Intercutting with other DVCAM footage

My sense is that this question won't be answered until the cameras are actually released, but I'm really curious to see how Z&/Z270 footage will look when intercut with footage from a DSR-400/450. I really like the idea that this cam can do both SD/HD and that you can effectively shoot to CF media.

I do corporate event work and this would save a lot of time in terms of getting footage into my NLE for editing as well as having an archival copy on tape. The bother would come if the footage really stood out from the DSR-450's that are routinely used given their 2/3" chips and better glass.

Hopefully, this thread will provide a spot for early adopters/reviewers to provide perspective on this.
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Z1 in low light

For all you brits that have been the the earls court show and haved a tested the new Z7 type camera how does the Z7 compare in low light to the DSR 300 DSR 450 I have the FX1 and the XDCAM330XD the XDCAM is ok but the the FX1- Z1 is all but useless only when used in well lit conditions so cant see the point in buying one unless it is up to the job of being used it less than fovourable
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Z7u 4:3?

Anyone know if the Z7U will shoot SD in 4:3?
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recording to card ?

How many cards does the recording unit hold at one time? 1 or 2 ? I know with the ex1 you can switch cards in the middle of recording because it's still going to one. Will the z7 work the same way or do I have to stop recording to switch out cards?

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Will the z7 work the same way or do I have to stop recording to switch out cards?
The recorder has only 1 CF slot. However, you can record to tape whilst switching cards (or record to card whilst switching tape). Not quite as slick as A/B rolls, but a great step forward.
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Custom Settings PP1

What settings are all you guys using for your custom presets?

I am hoping to learn more about this - we have had a FX1 for a long time, but I have never used the settings.

I am going to be using it for some weddings, and then pair it with the Fx1 for now, and an EX1 that I am ordering today.

Any suggestions?

Plus - what are the best settings to minimize the grain.

Thanks for any help.

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Bug? Expanded Focus doesn't work in CF modes!

I just figured out that the expanded focus function only works in
tape mode. It doesn't work in the mode where you are recording to CF and tape simultaneously, relay mode or CF only mode. Surely this is a bug that needs to be fixed!
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