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Old September 16th, 2003, 08:29 PM   #106
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Yes, or at least that's what I do. I like the way 25% speed looks for some things as well. Am working on a clip with a woman in a long dress blowing in the wind as she walks down the beach. The dress and waves look nice at this speed. Caveat: I use Final Cut Pro on the Mac.

Sorry, I don't work with MPEG2 or DVD's.... someday I'll have to catch up with the rest of the world! I'm working strictly with DV and deinterlacing for projection on a large screen.
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Old September 16th, 2003, 09:43 PM   #107
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Slow Motion

Thanks for the advice.

I just tried it with a video clip of my daughter and it looks good at 25%, I however dont think I have frame blending...just de-interlace, which I dont think is the same thing.

What kind of wide angle lens do you use ???...is 0.7x fine ??..and what do I expect to pay for it ??..is more expensive better ??

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Old September 16th, 2003, 10:19 PM   #108
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I use Vegas for editing and my method of slo mo' is different than discussed here so I'll stay away from that but I will tell you that I have both a Century Optics WA and a Kenko PRO WA. (I seem to have 2 different of most everything:) Both are .65 but I'm sure a .7 will work just fine. I actually use the Kekno PRO more than the Century for 2 reasons. 1) the Kenko PRO has filter threads (82mm) and the Century does not which would mean a matte box with filter holder and frankly thats pretty heavy and to me awkward to be running around at a wedding reception. 2ndly IF something happened to my lens (drop, scratch whatever, the Kenko PRO is less money than the Century Optics. BTW in my opinion only, the quality of the image is only nominally (how do you like that big word;-) better than the Kenko PRO. Anyway that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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Old September 17th, 2003, 04:40 PM   #109
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Re: Slow Motion

<<<-- Originally posted by Lester DeLeon : I however dont think I have frame blending...just de-interlace, which I dont think is the same thing. -->>>

I don't remember if you said what NLE software you're using? If it's on the PC then you might want to post the question to the PC forum as I imagine techniques could vary with the software.

Frame blending isn't the same as deinterlacing. When you slow down a clip frame blending creates additional frames from the previous and next existing frames. It uses the two fields of your interlaced (60i) video to do this somehow. That's why you don't want to deinterlace before slowing down the footage. Deinterlacing combines the two fields so you would only have 30 to work with each second instead of 60. This feature may not exist on some of the more basic software packages.
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Old September 26th, 2003, 11:18 PM   #110
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Follow Focus unit on the PD150?

1. Any one here use a Follow Focus unit on the PD150?
I believe there are 2 in the market?

2. Pictures of your pride. Anyone have pictures online of their proud pd150 rig setup?
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Old September 27th, 2003, 11:12 AM   #111
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I know what follow focus is for still cameras and pro cameras. How does follow focus work on a PD150 and can you direct me to a Web site?
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Old September 27th, 2003, 03:12 PM   #112
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Well. I've never used one but i know of these 3.

1) http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/prodv/dvx100/Manual_Focus/manual_focus.htm
(This one is for the Dvx100)

and

2)
http://www.cavision.com/follow_focusing.htm


oh. and this one too (Cinetech)... right on dvinfo.net...
3)
http://www.dvinfo.net/sony/images/images2.php

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Old October 1st, 2003, 12:58 PM   #113
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Pd150

Does anyone have any info about a PD170 ?

I rented a 150 last weekend and with touches of their respective buttons I was a able to change shutter speed, iris, and gain without wading thru menus?
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Old October 1st, 2003, 02:50 PM   #114
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Welcome.

It is only a PAL camcorder at this time and information, such as it is, is located mostly on European Web sites. Read some of the threads on this forum to see where those are located.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 10:47 AM   #115
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Sturdy firewire connector for PD150

Hi folks,

Is there a third-party accessory with a sturdy firewire connector (like the xlr connectors at the top) for the PD150? My intention is to connect the handheld operated camera to a remote hard disk recorder, and tghe built in 4 pin connector is by no means suitable for that.

Thanks in advance.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 01:14 PM   #116
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I believe Firestore has all of that with their system.
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Old October 26th, 2003, 11:21 PM   #117
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No external device is going to solve the problem of the built-in connector unless you permanently affix something to the camera in some manner.
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Old October 27th, 2003, 07:27 AM   #118
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this is exactly what i am looking for, something lke the xlr connectors at the top, attached to the firewire via a right angle connector, and preferably a metal cover covering the firewire cable and the connector. i will have something custom built if one does not exist
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Old October 28th, 2003, 08:08 AM   #119
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PD170 NTSC Offered For $50 More Than PD150 ...

For December delivery. Includes wide angle lens! Taking down- payments of $660 *now*! Any one had any dealings with Biz-Max?
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Old October 28th, 2003, 08:16 AM   #120
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