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Old July 29th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #61
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Dave yes Sony .8x WA.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #62
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I downloaded the files and also was not able to view them in Quicktime. Hmmm.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #63
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I tried two different computers - one running XP and one running Vista, using the latest Quicktime. Also tried iTunes, VLC, Windows Media Player, and Sony Vegas.

I'd really love to see this footage for comparisons.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #64
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I just figured out why it's not working. Paul wasnt kidding when you said...

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The client does not want me posted clips till the footage is released so this is all I have for now.

www.whitecapvideo.com/preview.htm
All we get for now is... nothing!

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Old July 30th, 2008, 08:30 AM   #65
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Ted you need to check all your settings since a lot of others are having no problem with PC computers.

The clients clips are on a different secure page!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #66
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I've just installed QT on a brand new XP Professional OS. When I try to open the clips after downloading, I get this message:

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Additional software is required for QuickTime to playback this media. It may be available from the QuickTime Components page.

On that page are DIVX and XVID components among others. I've tried those two and they haven't helped. I've also been all over the web trying to troubleshoot not being able to play QT files - can't find anything pertinent.

Could these files require that I have QT Pro installed?
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Old July 30th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #67
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It must be some codec I don't have, but don't know which...
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Old July 30th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #68
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Ted I think you do need Quicktime Pro but wait a few minutes and I will post the same clips in a different format to see if that works.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #69
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Ted try it now. Both WA and Fisheye are one clip that is 350MB H.264 full size .mov. This should work in Quicktime.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #70
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Paul,

Took a while to download (350 MB!) but it played back beautifully. You have helped me immensely!

I had never seen that fisheye lens in motion before, and I didn't realize how it would look as it moved. Because of your footage, I've determined that the Sony zoom-through WA adapter is what I prefer.

I called my supplier and cancelled my order in the fisheye (just in time - it was about to ship!) and ordered the WA instead - it's shipping today.

Again, thank you so much for this!!
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BTW, I didn't even have to save and play that with QT - it played directly out of IE just fine. I'm not saying QT wasn't handling it from within IE, just pointing out the IE didn't get in the way of it.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #72
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Cool... I was able to finally view it... thanks Paul... looks good!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #73
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Glad that version worked for both of you.

Ted it is not normal to pan a fisheye it was a test. By the way that stone wall is straight.

I think the Century Fisheye is a very nice lens and complements the Sony WA. Both in the bag makes for a nice set of tools I use both for most of my shoots.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #74
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Ted it is not normal to pan a fisheye it was a test.
Well, I can certainly see that now. I've never owned one, and had intended to be able to do just that. However, watching the sample full screen on my 30" LCD - it honestly made me nauseated. Well, that combined with the realization that I may not be able to return the lens without a restocking fee if it had already shipped!

I really wanted a very wide view, but one that I could move around with. I think that the Sony WA is more what I was looking for.

Thanks, again.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #75
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Thanks Paul, I will now be getting a Sony W/A for the time being.
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