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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:36 AM   #136
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Does anybody know if the PMW300 will play out through SDI when playing (from the camera) clips that have been recorded? I used an EX3 over the weekend and had no such luck. Apparently the camera does output SDI live when switched on in 'camera' mode.

Also, any word on if the USB connection for the camera will be USB3? My cynical EX3 owning friend reckons he wouldn't be surprised if the camera only came with USB2 even at this late stage.

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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #137
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Whoops. Just answered one of my own questions. USB2 it is.

What was Sony thinking?

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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #138
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XQD is USB 3.0 and 50Mbps capable. (SDHC isn't)

Getting a XQD USB 3.0 reader should solve this problem. I think XQD may be the best option to use with this camera (via the adapter)
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #139
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Very agreed. plus it's the cheapest option. dual 64g XQD + adapters don't charge more than $800, while SxS will be far more than that.

Now it's just one day till 15th... will they ship out the things as promised?
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Old October 15th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #140
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Replying myself... No, they have dragged the date to 29th. How nice.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 04:18 AM   #141
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Now this is even funny, they directly cancelled the date of arrival...
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Old November 4th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #142
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my pmw-300 shipped today Ill Have it Friday from B&H
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Old November 4th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #143
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Ahh, good. Someone to answer the rest of our questions. :-P

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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #144
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Ok just today after I have bugged their customer services for the 3rd time, the status of the order has been turned to be "In stock, order sent to warehouse". So finally... still, gotta wait for a few days to ship it out.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #145
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my pmw-300 shipped today Ill Have it Friday from B&H
Just in time for all of us to borrow it.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #146
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I got it, no thanks to UPS
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Old November 17th, 2013, 02:07 AM   #147
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So finally I got it. It was working very well and I love it. However the only unlucky thing I have got is that I have found a tiny dust inside the viewfinder lenses. I am wondering how I can clean it up, but it seems not easy, the dust is in the middle of 2 or 3 pieces of eyecup lenses, air blower can't blow into it, and I didn't find any screw to open it up. Does anyone have any clues to do this?

Meanwhile I have realized that I also need to switch to a new tripod. I am thinking about Manfrotto series since most of the other brands are much more expensive... And I have noticed the 502 and 504 heads, with the former being much cheaper than the latter, due to max load capability, does 502 work with the camera plus some accessories like white LED light, wireless mic adapter and others?

I am struggling in between due to possible upgrades could overwhelm the 502, but 504 is quite expensive. Should I go with a more expensive one so it can carry all the add-ons like lenses and accessories for later?
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Old November 17th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #148
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For telephoto, you need a good fluid head. Trying to do telephoto pans on a non-fluid head is really hard.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:16 AM   #149
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Look at Vinten, I have Bogen heads and Vinten is well above in quality.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:55 AM   #150
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Thank you very much, can you have any specific recommendations of this brand, considering the camera and accessories? Also, how do people see Manfrotto's bridge patent?
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