The NX5U is awesome!!! :-) at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony NXCAM / AVCHD Camcorders

Sony NXCAM / AVCHD Camcorders
Sony HXR-NX100, HXR-NX70, NX30, NX5, NX3/1, HXR-MC2500, HDR-AX2000, etc.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 29th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 314
The NX5U is awesome!!! :-)

I got a new HXR-NX5U a couple days ago... I love this new camcorder. It is a big step up from my HDR-HC1. The true progressive modes of 24P and 60P at 24 Mbit/sec maximum using AVCHD are astounding. I love having the ability to control nearly all aspects and the ability to focus manually and truly see it on the new high resolution Viewfinder and LCD. The zoom lens is wonderful... and the fact that it weighs almost six pounds is good (and forces me to get back in shape ;-)

Active Steadyshot makes it look almost as if I had it sitting on a tripod --- I don't notice loss at the 2% digital zoom used for it. But, then again... I don't rely on resolution charts and statistics much --- I prefer using a camcorder and looking at the results (though I did use Adam Wilt's review to finalize my decision to purchase this camcorder)

I will enjoy learning to use this NX5U... an absolutely wonderful piece of equipment.

Last edited by John McManimie; May 29th, 2010 at 08:15 PM.
John McManimie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2010, 07:03 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 43
- Does the NX5U do 60p? I thought it did 30p and 60i.

From your comment...
"The true progressive modes of 24P and 60P at 24 Mbit/sec maximum using AVCHD are astounding."

Thanks for the help.
Francis Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2010, 08:33 AM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 23
It does not do 60P just 30P and 24P
Steve Kass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2010, 08:52 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Dallas
Posts: 746
Yes it does, 1280X720 60P
__________________
Khoi Pham
www.proeditproductions.com
Khoi Pham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2010, 09:05 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 177
Khoi is right the NX will do 60p @ 720. The AX however will not.

Ben
Ben Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 02:07 PM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 5
Hi John,

I'm considering the same step as you - I have a HDR HC1 and want to make the move up and the NX5 is top of my list at the moment. Just out of interest what are you editing on. (I'd be using mac and want to know how much hassle AVCHD really is - I don't want to turn this into a format debate, but i'm not convinced by AVCHD yet)

Other than that I really want to get one NOW!

thanks
Ross
Ross Harrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 02:10 PM   #7
New Boot
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 5
Also... anyone, with regards to the 720/60p - say you want to work that as slow motion footage into a 1080p project, how bad do you think the quality loss would be if you just import the 720 res footage and scale it up to fill your main film frame size... is that what most people do?
Ross Harrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 02:42 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 314
I use Sony Vegas 9, which has full support for 1080 50i/60i/24p/25p/30p and 720/50p/60p and AVCHD. I have no issues on my PC, which simply has one AMD dual core chip, 4 GB RAM, two nVidia GeForce 7600 video cards and Windows XP. I do render to Cineform HD codec if I want to do color correction and it works quite well.

Sony's site has various NXCAM Workflow Guides for Sony Vegas Pro 9, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Apple Final Cut Pro7 and EDIUS Pro5 (Sony | Micro Site - NXCAM). There have probably been discussions about AVCHD editing in other areas of the DVINFO forum (search for it and go to the AVCHD-Format-Discussion section.
John McManimie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 01:20 PM   #9
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 5
Hey John, I second your opinion! I love my NXCAM as well. I switched from an XH-A1, and although I loved that cam, this one has had the features I've needed in my situations. I guess that's what counts!
William Bearyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 10:30 PM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Middletown, NY, USA
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross Harrison View Post
Also... anyone, with regards to the 720/60p - say you want to work that as slow motion footage into a 1080p project, how bad do you think the quality loss would be if you just import the 720 res footage and scale it up to fill your main film frame size... is that what most people do?
I've used both and I can't tell the difference except the 720/60p has smoother motion (even compared to 1080i).
John Meeks is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

EVS
(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony NXCAM / AVCHD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:59 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network