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Old May 18th, 2008, 03:12 PM   #16
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The overcranking of the EX1 is far superior to the one on the Z7.
Up to 60 fps, yes. Just like you pay a lot for exotic fast prime lenses on SLRs for that special shot, I'd like to see some way out there video features on the EX1, such as 120p or 240p fps, even if the quality is dropped.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #17
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #18
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I tried this test of 120fps... I probably should have used a higher shutter speed then it wouldn't have been so blurry.... I'll do another better one soon with a green screen background. Just need the wife to stop yelling at me for shooting....

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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #19
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I tried this test of 120fps... I probably should have used a higher shutter speed then it wouldn't have been so blurry.... I'll do another better one soon with a green screen background. Just need the wife to stop yelling at me for shooting....

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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #20
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Very nice work!

The V1 has this feature also, its adjustable from 3 sec to 12 sec. The quality isn't as good as this though.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 10:07 AM   #21
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I tried this test of 120fps... I probably should have used a higher shutter speed then it wouldn't have been so blurry....

http://www.vimeo.com/1028358
This from the camera Operating Guide...

"The shutter speed is automatically set to 1/250 second when you start [SMTH SLW REC]." (Page 72)
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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:54 PM   #22
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The overcranking of the EX1 is far superior to the one on the Z7.
If 60fps is enough for you, if you don't need full rez then the Z7 is much more useful for slow mo. EX1 on the whole is a better camera w/o question, IF you don't need interchangable lens, or cheap & easy archvie (ie tape). But that was a big enough IF for me to go w/ the Z7 (plus it was $2k cheaper).

I have to say though, I was amazed at how much improvement the Z7U smooth slow record has over the HC3 (the first smooth-slow Sony camera). The HC3 would be fine for youtube, but the Z7U looks like you wouldn't see a rez difference if you mixed it with DVCam/Beta/any SD format.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 10:58 PM   #23
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smooth slow quality

I agree I think even though Tudo Bem (www.lafayettehillstudios.com/rio) was recorded 1080i it looks like about SD quality. Which is fine because its a huge bonus to me that this camera can even do this. It seems as thought it only works in interlace mode, which I don't understand so if your in 1080 24P you have to switch to interlace to execute the smooth slow record. But wow how we take this for granted, I used to shoot high speed film with an Arri photosonic camera, at 500 fps, it would burn 400ft of film (10 minutes) in 30 seconds, at $130 bucks a roll then add processing and transfer. The camera also sounded like a jet engine. 120 fps for a prosumer camera even at SD quality is not only a great feature, it's fun. I hope more cameras implement this feature, I agree with Gints Klimanis would love to see this on the EX even if the quality is dropped.

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