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Old March 8th, 2002, 02:22 PM   #31
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i have heard that as well... PLEASE... let me know your results and what you have purchased... right now were just using the "high shelf" filter in FCP and it cuts the hiss... any knowledge about what pre-amp to buy??? I would like a battery powered one, but I don't know...
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Old March 9th, 2002, 04:08 PM   #32
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VZ2000 Audio problem

I just recieved my vx2000 earlier this week and finaly took it out for a trial run today.
The audio was set on 16bit, auto (with the level at the mid point).
I did not have my headphones with me to monitor the audio while shooting.
When I got home and hooked up the 2000 directly to my TV, the audio was Terrible!!
There was a constant humm and several parts with very "static" sounds.
Am I overlooking something in set-up, or did I get a lemon?
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Old March 14th, 2002, 06:02 PM   #33
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mics, wires, working on the vx2000

i have the vx2000. i want to work with one ambiental mic and one clip-on mic (throw wireless system, if i can... $). i know that the built-in mic of the vx2000 gets a good sound, but some months ago i try with external-ambiental one and i like the difference. the sound was obiusly better.
so i īm now thinking in the number of "wires" (en espaņol, los "cables", que en ingles no se como se dice). if i use a external-ambiental mic, and i clip on... there is a lot of wires ĄĄĄ (someone who uses this configuration can send me a picture - cesar_cav@yahoo.es - ??? )
at night i was lookin at my cam and i was thinking about if itīs possible to put out the buil-in mic and put in a system like the pd150 (it will be great for me, and for the work). i mean, i think itīs possible but, i donīt know. everythinf it īs possible ĄĄĄ or not.
a lotīs of doubts
cesar
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Old March 18th, 2002, 10:37 AM   #34
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VX2000 Cases: Hard

I used to own a Canon XL1, and was suckered into buying Canon's "XL1 System Case." This case looked nice, but sucked - as far as protection went. I would never have checked that thing through on an airplane, as there was basically no padding to hold the camera firmly in place in side the box. I wound up with both a Portabrace CTC-2 case and a Pelican 1650 hard case... both of which suited me fine.

Anyone who owns the Sony hard case care to comment on it's quality? Would you check it through as baggage at the airport and be comfortable that the camera would survive if the case was banged around or dropped?

Does anyone have a pelican case or vanguard case for the VX2000 that they're happy with?

Any comments would be welcome.

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Old March 18th, 2002, 10:42 AM   #35
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VX2000 Cases: Soft

Anyone seen, owned or compared Portabrace's CS-DV3 case to Kata's CCC-102 case?

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Old March 18th, 2002, 10:50 AM   #36
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Pringles Lense Cap - Vx 2000

Looking for a good source for the vx wide angle (sonyvcl-0752H) lense?
Take the plastic top to any can of Pringles potato chips - turn it inside out to soften the 'spine' of the cap - microwave for 10 - 20 seconds - and pop it on!
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Old March 18th, 2002, 11:54 AM   #37
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Samson 32 Ch Wireless with DCR-VX2000

Just received my Sony 2000 and looking to buy the Samson 32 Ch with the ECM-44 lav mike. Does this camera and this model get along. Spending limit $500.00. Mainly using for weddings (mike on groom). Thanks
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Old March 19th, 2002, 10:15 AM   #38
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I too use a customized pelican hard shell case for the VX 2000. I have an old Vivitar camera bag which, with the advent of a small airline pillow, makes a perfect soft case. The two pieces of gear I still need for my kit are a good hard and soft case that fits a bit more snuggly and still has room for all the related gear. I had to buy a fairly large pelican case - it's not that practical for smaller trips, or regular field use. Due to the length of the camera - I too am having a hard time finding a good fit for just the right soft bag. Still searching.
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Old March 19th, 2002, 10:23 AM   #39
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I suggest using an xlr adaptor plate that plugs in to your mini jack and screws on to the base of your camera - Beechtek makes one for about $200. You can also have certain mike modified from xlr to miniplug with good success and plug right in to your camera...many lavalier style mikes come with miniplugs and work just fine wired right into the vx 2000 - I have one made by Tram -
works great - sounds great.
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Old March 19th, 2002, 01:40 PM   #40
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Buying Vx-2000's For $1500 And $1600

Hi,

I just signed on to these forums and boy I like the info I'm getting out of you guys.. Thanx.

But on the other hand.. I wanted to let you know that VX-2000's are being sold for $1500 and $1600 on websites. I'm not sure if there grey market but I will recieve one on friday and will tell you guys more details later.

The site is http://www.amphotoworld.com

Isn't grey market illegal in the US?
Grey market means its of foriegn soil and it has been brought to the US from a diff country. But whats the diff between grey and real? Arn't they the same in manufactuering? just diff manuals?
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Old March 19th, 2002, 07:12 PM   #41
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Its a scam!!!! they arn't legit. I called them up and they said yeah its not the kit that comes with everything its just the camera and there really selling it for $2000 something and they tried to sell other stuff to me... amphotoworld.com is a fake!
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Old March 19th, 2002, 07:31 PM   #42
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Old March 19th, 2002, 11:11 PM   #43
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I swear by B&H... they have been in business forever and everything i have bought from them has been in perfect condition and delivered on time. Just got my tiffen filters and they work great...

plus B&H's prices are really great too...

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Old March 20th, 2002, 09:54 PM   #44
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DONT DO IT!!!!

I just paid 2399.95 for my VX2000 from B&H and they are great. Ordered it friday and it was here at 9AM the next day (twn bucks extra)! Awesome camera!<br>
Also DO NOT BUY ONE WITHOUT BUYING THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!! ALso make damn sure you get the US warranty. If the price is low then there is something wrong. I did the same thing and thought wow - this is a deal but after reading and looking over their feedback, I said spend the real money and get a real cam. I have also heard horror stories from some shooters on BOurbon St that did what you are doing.. Beware.
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Old March 24th, 2002, 07:21 PM   #45
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jus wondering how did you come about to doing that? lol
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