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Old November 25th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #31
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Re: Sony F3, or PMW 500, PDW 700/800

Simon:

Nice! Three questions:

1. What are using for your super-slo-mo post production shots?

2. How are you vibration-proofing your GoPro mounts?

3. Have you tried the GoPro2 yet in the field, and if so, how much difference did you see?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #32
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Re: Sony F3, or PMW 500, PDW 700/800

Hi Bill,

1. What are using for your super-slo-mo post production shots?

For interviews, I shoot 1920 x 1080 25p
For moving objects such as racing cars, I shoot 1280 x 720 50p

I shoot 1280 x 720 @ 50fps in the PMW 500 when shooting the cars or moving objects. I then use After Effects and Twixtor to get the real slow motion footage. This does not always work as I'm chasing a moving object that is traveling at high speed but for what I need this is fine.

2. How are you vibration-proofing your GoPro mounts?

I use the roll bar mounts from Gopro and that's it. I'm amazed at how little vibration there is in these cams. I strap these on and let the cars go out racing. With these buggy's the suspension is so smooth that this reduces the vibration and makes for great in car footage.

3. Have you tried the GoPro2 yet in the field, and if so, how much difference did you see?

I'm using the first generation Gopro's which is fine for my needs. I would like to have the Gopro2 in my kit but this would mean up grading 8 cameras which is a costly exercise. Footage that I have seen from the Gopro2 looks sharper, cleaner than the first generation and this would be my first choice if I was to start collection Gopros.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #33
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Simon:

Thanks! Great looking show...probably a lot of fun except for the poisonous snakes and crocodiles...;}
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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #34
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Re: Sony F3, or PMW 500, PDW 700/800

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Hi Doug,thank you for posting,I have to say that a few weeks ago I have done a job where I was one of three cameraman with my PMW-350 and Nanoflash for 50mbs Xdcam HD 422 recording, the other two were the 700 and I must admit that there was BIG difference..the 700's looked much better. That is a fact.
Trell, I think you made the right decision, the PMW-500 got advantages of both 700 and Ex series, I wish it was out when I bought my PMW-350, I would certainly chosen the 500..anyway, good luck.
Doug, if you still interested (or anyone else) here is a link to Vimeo : sample clips from PMW-350 on Vimeo where you can see a few shots I put together from my PMW-350.SXS recording 35mbs,No grading.some interlaced other progressive!!!
Peter, thanks ,you are right.
Samer
never mind I saw the answer. Stock lens looks decent !

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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #35
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I have used most cameras currently popular, I have the F3, AF101, 5D mk2, 7D and PDW-700 - but you just cant beat the workflow of a PDW-700 and get such a great picture to boot. Here is a short clip shot with using the 700 with a HD HERO 2 as well. I am also just about to invest in a Fujinon HA22 lens for the 700 I am so confident in it.

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