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Old September 10th, 2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Can you show me your PD150-170 ?

I'd like know how god or bad your pictures quallity is. I was watching the XL2 test videos and if it is possible to see some of yours as well ...??

Can you please post a few small clips anywhere? Or just recommand a web page with some Sony Pd150-170 video clip on it?

I'm using the PD150 and I don't know, isn't it god anymore or it is just me.

And if you would be kind and tell me how your settings was.
Thank you.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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why not simply go to your local camera store with a dv tape and test shoot a few shots?

if they don't let you, they're likely to lose a few k in sales!!!!

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Old September 11th, 2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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I have a Pd150 with a Century optics 16:9 . I just would like to take a look at your work. I don't like my anymore and just wonder if it is me or the camcorder.

It's funny , DVX and XL people has demo and test everywhere but PD150-170 don't.
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Old September 13th, 2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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I'll email you a single frame from a recent wedding Lasse.
Taken on my VX2000 (same chips/optics as the PD150/170). This was from a movie, hand held Steadyshot on, full telephoto,
f4.8.

The lens is absolutely superb, and I'm very happy with it.

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Old September 14th, 2004, 02:40 AM   #5
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Tom, thank you for the mail.

do you use the custom preset? I don't know if you have custom preset on VX2000.

The main problem i have is the highlights with my pd150. I've seen a test now. A test between DVX and PD and the PD shows the same highlight effect on faces.

Now I know it isn't me it is the camcorder. Do you have any idee what I should do with this highlights effect?
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Old September 14th, 2004, 04:08 AM   #6
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After owning the VX2000 for over two years I've just started usintg the custom preset. I've upped the sharpness one notch, and that's it. Not sure what you mean by'highlight effect'. Why nort email me a frame for my evaluation?

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Old September 14th, 2004, 05:11 AM   #7
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I'm turning the sharpness all the way down. It makes a fine smoot picture.

Here is the "highlight" . You can se it on her face.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/review_dvx_pd150.html
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Old September 14th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #8
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Tom,

Any chance of sending me that captured frame to mate? I am looking to buy a PD-170 in the next couple of weeks and I have never actually seen an image form the lens.
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Old September 14th, 2004, 07:53 AM   #9
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If you're interested in still frames, I did some tests with my VX-2000 and put them online a couple months ago:

http://www.greenmist.com/dv/res - shots of the EIA 1956 resolution chart taken with a Nikon 5700, VX-2000 and PDX-10

http://www.greenmist.com/dv/garden - comparison of the same cameras outside in a wooded setting

http://www.greenmist.com/dv/vxsharp - same outdoor scene shot with the VX-2000 and showing the effect of all 8 sharpness custom presets

http://www.greenmist.com/dv/16x9 - EIA 1956 resolution chart comparing built-in 16:9 modes on the VX-2000 and PDX-10.

Tom: it took you two years to use the custom preset? I guess I must be more curious than you... I'm never happy until I try pushing all the buttons and turning all the wheels! ;-)
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Old September 14th, 2004, 03:27 PM   #10
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Thank you for all of you. Does anyone of you have a movie online?
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Old September 14th, 2004, 04:17 PM   #11
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I've got some stuff online that I shot with my PD-150. It's mostly just local TV commercials for demos and they aren't much but if you want to take a look head on over to
www.gforcevideo.com and click on the created by G-Force link. I'm not really a web designer so my site isn't much either. I'm hoping to have a couple more clips up in a week or so.
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Old September 14th, 2004, 08:57 PM   #12
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ARe you saying, Lasse, that the highlights blow out to soon, with the pd150? Limited dynamic range?
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Old September 14th, 2004, 09:00 PM   #13
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I bet Wayne Orr has links to various PD150 shot things, somewhere. I don't know where he is these days. I think I saw something of his recently of taiku drumming, and I think it was shot with this camera, but I could be wrong. Perhaps he'll pop up here...
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Old September 15th, 2004, 02:52 AM   #14
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Shawn, yes the highlights blow out to soon. All the dv-camcorders has its limitation but what can you do with this fenomen?

Wayne Orr - is this the site?
http://www.digitalprods.com/anaheimdoor.htm - He has the same problem.

I didn't realise this "effect" until now.
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Old September 15th, 2004, 03:59 AM   #15
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Ok, I gonna sleep well. The DVX100 can have the same blow out.

http://www.atfm-films.net/clipplay.php?clip_id=Quest_582349f18689868cf5f3777ae8dcef505583
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