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Old January 30th, 2005, 03:37 PM   #61
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VX1000 in low light

Hey guys,

Does anyone know the lux-rating of the VX-1000? I have it but don't know how to test it. It should be very high, since even at dusk I can't see a thing I recorded (or turn it into a noise-fest). I googled but couldn't really find it, probably also due to the fact that there isn't really a 100% objective test, yet (right?). If you don't know any lux-rating, does anyone know how many stops slower it would be to more modern cams like the pd-170 and dvx100a?

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Old April 9th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #62
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44.1 htz on the VX1000

I know it's an old camera, but I'm trying to figure out does it record at 16 bit - CD quality 44.1 htz. I saw the specs listed somewhere and it said it did. But how? There is no in camera sound switch. One time when I was taping from my PC into the camera it read 16 bit on the display screen. Was that only for outgoing?
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Old April 9th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #63
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DV is 16 bit 2 channel at 48 KHz, 4 channel at 12 bits 48 KHz.

IIRC, the 1000 will not do 4-channel sound so you have 16 bit sound.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 12:55 PM   #64
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What is my alternative?

What can I do to get that 44.1 sound. An adapter of some sort?
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:08 PM   #65
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James, DV records at 48 KHz, there are no choices for 2-channel recording. You get 32 KHz with 4-channel but that is not recommended.

You can resample down with a post processing program or your CD burning software may convert it for you.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:42 PM   #66
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Actually, the VX1000 is an oddball and will ONLY record at 12 bit 32K. It is possible that it will playback the others -- likely, even -- though it is also one of the only Sony DV devices that won't playback a DVCam recording ...

So although in general it is better to choose 16 bit 48k -- you can't make that choice with the VX1000.

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Old April 11th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #67
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Oh, I forgot about that. I remember in the far distant past a friend being upset that he couldn't record choir music because of the bad sound.

Thanks for setting me straight, Geoff.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #68
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vx1000 image is clearer than vx2*00 image

I hear alot about how the vx1000 has a clearer/sharper image than the vx2*00 but I dont see how this is possible since the vx2*00 has better placed pixels and they are not densily packed like the vx1000's pixels and the vx2*00 has a higher resolution than the vx1000. Can someone that owns both cams tell me which cam they think produces a clearer/sharper image. Thanks alot
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Old October 7th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #69
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The VX2100 is so much sharper.

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I hear alot about how the vx1000 has a clearer/sharper image than the vx2*00 but I dont see how this is possible since the vx2*00 has better placed pixels and they are not densily packed like the vx1000's pixels and the vx2*00 has a higher resolution than the vx1000. Can someone that owns both cams tell me which cam they think produces a clearer/sharper image. Thanks alot
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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #70
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I have PD150s and a 9 year old VX1000 which still works very very well but a better image that the 150s? Not so much!

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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:27 PM   #71
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I have both a 150 and a 1000. The 1000 can only match the picture quality of the 150 when conditions are perfect. Otherwise it is not nearly as good.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #72
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I have a VX1000 and if you get the settings just right, you can get a great image, but I don't think it's as good as the newer generation Sony's. I like my VX1000's look for some things, especially in the daylight, but not as sharp as I'd like it.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #73
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the vx1000 image is better in well lighted areas but during low light thats where it lacks hard the vx2*00 are better, its easier to get really good image out of vx1000 but if u work hard at the vx2*00 u could get a just as good image.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:35 PM   #74
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I shot a dance recital (low light conditions) back in May with a 170 & a 2100. The 2100's image was so clean and very sharp. It looked great. The 170 was a little grainy and rough. Comparing the two side by side there was no comparison.

I'd like to think I didn't have something set correctly. I know the 170 is a better camera than that to have the video look the way it did.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:39 AM   #75
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Something's up with your PD170 Colby, or you've got something set really stangely in the custom presets maybe. The VX and PD range share the same lens, chip-block assembly and processing electronics, so there's no difference (none whatsoever) in the image quality between the two. Build and production tolerances still play a part of course, but this is far less of a problem these days.

The VX1000 was a different cat though. Coming as it did to replace the three-chip Hi-8 Sony were producing in 1995, it was an eyeopener. But not any more, and in low light it's painful to watch alongside the VXPD series.

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