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Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Z7U tested in workshop - even with green screen

We tested the Sony Z7U in a workshop with students getting some hands-on experience. I'd have to say the camera worked surprisingly well. As others have mentioned, as long as you understand the camera and go totally manual you can get great results.

We shot both to tape and compact flash simultaneously. The files from the compact flash imported directly into FCP flawlessly using Sony's plug-in.
I'm diggin' not having to use a FireStore or expensive P2 /SxS cards. Sure I do like the Canon XH-A1's picture and controls better, but for cost and workflow, the Z7U is a worthy contender against both the A1 and HVX200.

Here is a link to the footage acquired with the Z7U during the workshop. At the end you'll notice some Reflecmedia chromakeyed shots. Looks pretty clean for HDV. http://vimeo.com/973295
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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Thanks Guy that is great quality and color.

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Hey Guy make sure you put some of those ATTRACTO shades in the box with my shipment!!!

Those pictures are so cool and sharp I had to get my old rayban aviators out!!!
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