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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #46
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I just held that Casio today at CES - one of the reps had an almost working prototype strapped around his neck.

I have been watching this camera for some time as a possible (really cheap) RED substitute.

But what I found out today is that it will record 60fps at 6 megapixels, but only for one second. Or 30fps for two seconds. Or any speed from 1 to 60, but with a maximum 60 frame buffer.

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:23 PM   #47
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Audio Only Recording

I wish there was a way to only record audio and no video files. Would come in real handy for those long voice-over sessions when you're recording into the camera.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #48
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OK, here's one for Sony to consider: include more camera data for readout in XDCAM Transfer. Which Picture Profile a clip was recorded with would be a good start. Even my PD150 allows me to readout aperture, etc. Having to manually log something as important as the picture profile being used is really unacceptable.

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Old January 29th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #49
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In hope Sony reads it (or Chris will be as nice as he was with the Canon A1 update wishilst:)) - here is one more:

Peaking being more or less apparent depending on circumstances, I wish the peaking button was multifunctional in that it cycled trough: off/low/medium/high, rather than just on/off...
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:00 AM   #50
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An icon on the screen displaying the fact that peaking is on,as people have noticed,when zoomed in or on expanded you can't see the peaking,sometimes i've switch peaking on then off then back on etc beacuse i can't see it,then i have to zoom out and check.just a little icon would be nice,something like the little OIS waving hand.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 04:42 AM   #51
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i heard there will be firmware update in March, let's hope so. The only thing I learned that will def be on it will be the ability to take 32gb cards. Other than that I guess we just have to wait!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 04:53 AM   #52
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I would feel loved if the rolling shutter issue was somehow resolved. IMHO its a pretty nasty effect that we shouldn't have to deal with. Would NOT want to show clips to a client and have to explain what the hell it is and why my oh so fancy camera can't fix it.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:00 AM   #53
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Is that not a cmos hardware issue?
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The only thing Sony MIGHT be able to do is up the scan rate.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 08:48 AM   #55
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I'm hoping that the firmware update will give it a tape drive so i can record HDV if I need to, and also give me the option to stretch the camera like a bellows box so I can put it on my shoulder if I want. That would be nice.

Those Sony software guys are very clever, you never know!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 12:34 PM   #56
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Useful shot marks

more of a request for the XDCAM transfer software but I wish I could filter out clips that had a shot marker in them.

That way I could add a shot marker to the good takes while shooting and only import them.

I know I can easily scroll through all my clips and look for ones with shot markers and mark them as good and then filter those out, but that's a pain... At least add a keyboard shortcut to mark a clip as good...
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Old February 4th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #57
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I'd like a more accurate presentation of the histogram. The edges of the box are not the edges of the allowable range. At the very least I'd like indicators for 0, 10, 50, 90, and 100.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #58
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If Sony could of upped the CMOS scan rate, they would of.

If this is possble via software, all I can say is please offer this upgade.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #59
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Dear Sony, if you're reading this please improve the highlights compression algorithm, so that foreground object do not act as an ND filter against brighter background, causing non-uniform white clipping of the background as described here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=113933
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Old February 5th, 2008, 04:14 AM   #60
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I wish they would fix the zoom top handle problem discussed here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=112004

On slow speeds z1-z10 the zooming is not smooth but stutters.

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