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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #151
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Hi Piotr

My main aim is for UK broadcast and that is 25p. Blu ray delivery is not at the top of my list, especially since I still can't burn actually projects for use in domestic players with my mac pro yet.
Phil, first of all thank you again for the examples of excelent videography you're providing!

But back to the 25p problem: I understand that for broadcast in a PAL country, there is no better choice. However, being close to the industry, you probably heard some comments about the lack of 25p support in both HD delivery formats, the BD and HD DVD. Sony is touting BD which doesn't support 25p, but at the same time releases new cameras recording solely in 25p (like the Z7E) - I believe people must be commenting on this nonsense?!!

I've been shooting 100% of my stuff in 25p on my V1E, but when started to burn BDs recently, I'm encoding to 24p... With the EX1, I'll have a dillema:

- shoot in 24p, or
- shoot in 25p for better intercutting with the V1E, which I'm keeping as the B camera. Would appreciate any advice!
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Old December 15th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #152
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Phil...nice work, very motivating. When you're wanting to shoot random people on the street, do you merely ask them? They certainly add to your work. Do you have any "release" issues? Thanks.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #153
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the music is from king kong by James newton Howard.

Releases are interesting. With the skating a sign is put up saying there is filming going on and that constitutes a release. But it isn't for broadcast so it doesn't matter
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Old December 15th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #154
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Phil, first of all thank you again for the examples of excelent videography you're providing!

But back to the 25p problem: I understand that for broadcast in a PAL country, there is no better choice. However, being close to the industry, you probably heard some comments about the lack of 25p support in both HD delivery formats, the BD and HD DVD. Sony is touting BD not supporting 25p, and releases new cameras recording solely in 25p (like the Z7E) - I believe people must be commenting on this nonsense?!!

I've been shooting 100% of my stuff in 25p on my V1E, but when started to burn BDs recently, I'm encoding to 24p... With the EX1, I'll have a dillema:

- shoot in 24p, or
- shoot in 25p for better intercutting with the V1E, which I'm keeping as the B camera. Would appreciate any advice!
Hi Piotr

BD and HD dvd is such a minor consideration right now for broadcasters. All they care about is having it delivered on HDCAM in 25p/50i!
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Old December 16th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #155
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what are people's experiences with the slow shutter mode and interval recording. I find it quite hard to get pin sharp footage on 1080p mode unlike my f350. It seems to soften the image quite a lot. Anybody else have this problem?
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Old December 16th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #156
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blog fully back up including rss and comments.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #157
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Do you need additional monitor to do focus for the Letus XT, or is the EX-1 LCD-monitor good enough? You don't per chance have any picture of the set up with the extreme?
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Old December 16th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #158
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Hi Jonas

to get perfect edge to edge i recommend using a good hd monitor to see what the focus should be set to. after that the ex1 lcd is good enough.

I am off on a shoot today with the ex1 and letus again. I will take some photos and post on my blog later.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #159
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download speed.

Hi Phil

I have a locked at your nature-clip and they are nice,but I see now
that they are downloading much faster than earlyer.Have you a different
server or a new codec.I use Apple server but it`t slow for download.
Have you any tips.

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Old December 16th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #160
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I have a HD Marshall 7' when I'm shooting almost everything, and absolutely when using any 35 adapter. XL H1 is a great camera, but it doesn't come with a great EVF. Anyway, I shoot most handheld, and all the stuff on the camera ends up really heavy set-up (mattebox, ff, rods, adapter, camera, lenses, monitor, battery). So one advantage for EX1, could be to build a much lighter handheld set-up.

If you have a chance to post a pic on the set-up i would be much grateful - gives me an idea how it could work handheld.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #161
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Just watched the 720P version of the "Kew" short. As always, great work, great eye, wonderful feel.

This thought crossed my mind while watching it: "This is the first camera that I could tell any story that I want with, and not feel like I'm compromising."

Did you grade with with "Looks"? I guessing you're loving it, as well.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #162
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Just watched the 720P version of the "Kew" short. As always, great work, great eye, wonderful feel.

This thought crossed my mind while watching it: "This is the first camera that I could tell any story that I want with, and not feel like I'm compromising."

Did you grade with with "Looks"? I guessing you're loving it, as well.
Looks is such a great tool!

Stuff should be downloading faster as it is now on a better server.

As soon as I can I will take a photo. it's pretty standard though. Just camera, on rails with letus attached
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Old December 16th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #163
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Phil- Another job well done! That skating footage looked great.This may be the wrong question to ask here, but how do you like this sony EX compared to say, the HD100/200? I am seriously contemplating the next camera purchase.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #164
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hello hayes

thanks

two very different cameras. Very different form factor which makes a world of difference. I own an hd 201 and i wont be selling it. I still love it.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #165
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Found your pics on your blog. Great size for great 35mm adapter set-up - with 1/2" CCDs - could it be better for hendheld work! If you have solved the problems with your rods, it would be nice to see set-up with matte boxe etc though.
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