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Old August 1st, 2008, 07:22 AM   #61
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Ahh that's a bummer Ted. Did you finally receive the camera? Yeah I am super stoked to get it next week. My only concern is the 25 minutes of HQ record time. I may need to buy another card soon. The 16GB card seems like the best deal at $849.00 US. That would give me 24 GB on the camera. I also need to buy the USB reader as I don't have a laptop with the express slot. Mo and Mo money!
Any hour now...

I've been following my cameras trek from Houston, TX. It's first stop was New Orleans - I've never even been to New Orleans but now my camera has. I hope it tried the gumbo and flashed for beads. Next, yesterday, it made it to Jacksonville, FL. I haven't been there in quite a few years. Last night it left Jacsonville and headed south. I don't know what time it hit Tampa, but as of 5:43 AM it was "Out for Delivery" somewhere in the area.

A friend of mine suggested I put together a welcome basket and a banner.

I may need to see a therapist once this wait is over. I could go now, but I think a couple's therapist is more in order, so I'll have to wait until the EX3 arrives.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 07:34 AM   #62
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Here in Wales we are on the edge of our seats with anticipation.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:21 AM   #63
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My EX3 arrived this AM! Thanks to Scott at Tapeworks for all his help. And I just got my new Mac Octo, 4TB MaxxDigital Raid and a bunch of other new stuff yesterday. So my next few days will be busy! (Now if I can just keep the kids out of my hair)
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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:50 AM   #64
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Guess What?

Thanks, Scott at Tapeworks Texas!

(I was too excited to take a steady picture!)
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:20 AM   #65
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Heheheh,

This is getting quite wierd ! Pretty funny though.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:37 PM   #66
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Rick and Ted, Thank you very much for using Tapeworks Texas Inc for your purchase of Sony XDCAM products. Glad that you both received your camcorders in a timely manner and I am glad that I was able to assist with your purchases!

Tapeworks Texas Inc does still have inventory available on the PMWEX3
We also have the PMWEX1 in stock!
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If anyone is in our territory, we do have the PMWEX3 here available for product demonstration.

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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #67
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Ted, did you ever receive your EX3? Were there beads in the box? : ) If you have it, whatcha think about it?

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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #68
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Ted, I just saw your above post....that is the funniest sh** I've ever seen! You took a picture of the UPS driver....now I HAVE seen everything! ...hmm UPS shows tomorrow- maybe we could start a trend here!
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Old August 4th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #69
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Ted, I just saw your above post....that is the funniest sh** I've ever seen! You took a picture of the UPS driver....now I HAVE seen everything! ...hmm UPS shows tomorrow- maybe we could start a trend here!
Larry,

Surprisingly, no beads. I suspect my EX3 played it a little demurely and didn't earn any. Unless, of course, New Orleans has swiched to intricately cut and folded cardboard - if that's the case, than it was "EX3's Gone Wild" last week!

It's larger than I anticipated. This is not good or bad, just an observation. It's sturdy, feature-laden, high-quality and I was going to shoot a short with it today, but was rained out.

Identifying the best case/bag for it has been a dilemma, but I think I've settled on this one:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=127008

Today I programmed several Picture Profiles to prepare for shooting. I'll get more involved and develop my own recipes later, but for now I'm just borrowing from some in the forums.

The balance, IMHO, is a little off on the camera. Too light in the back and too heavy on the left side. I'm building an attachment that will fit into the battery slot and connect to a plate that will hold the Anton-Bauer Dionic 90 and a wireless receiver offset to the right of the camera. In testing, this fixed all balance concerns and made it much more comfortable to hold.

I'm very happy with the purchase and am thrilled with what Sony has done. Unexpectedly, now that it is in my hands, I have even more appreciation for the EX1 and might consider purchasing one of those also. Don't get me wrong - I think I prefer the EX3 form factor. I had just never been around either cam and I really appreciate what these cameras can do.

Oh, and though it does fine in low light, better than the competition, I am still left wanting much more. Perhaps a film camera would suffice!

Have fun with your camera tomorrow!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #70
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Out For Delivery!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #71
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The EX3 arrived and I have already recorded my lawn sprinklers in 720/60p. Now I need to figure out how to import into FCP. I may post another thread on that. Moving from the XH-A1 to the EX3 is a pretty serious upgrade and I am glad I made the decision. I already LOVE the tapeless functions and the Fujinon lens is finally a lens I can use without struggle. I will report more later, as I want to import some 60p footage now and see the results. I am super stoked. It's hard to believe I went to Sony after my long years of Canon, but I feel it's my new found friend.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #72
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unboxing the EX3

Some pics to share the excitement of my big upgrade!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #73
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Congratulations, Larry. Have fun shooting with your new toy!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #74
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Congratulations, Larry. Have fun shooting with your new toy!
Congratulations to you too, Ted, from across the Bay in St. Pete. I'd love to get together some time and see that camera.

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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #75
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The EX3 arrived and I have already recorded my lawn sprinklers in 720/60p. Now I need to figure out how to import into FCP. I may post another thread on that. Moving from the XH-A1 to the EX3 is a pretty serious upgrade and I am glad I made the decision. I already LOVE the tapeless functions and the Fujinon lens is finally a lens I can use without struggle. I will report more later, as I want to import some 60p footage now and see the results. I am super stoked. It's hard to believe I went to Sony after my long years of Canon, but I feel it's my new found friend.
Well, when I first got the EX-1 I recorded my wife ironing shirts at 1 fps. She wishes that were real time.
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