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Old March 16th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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Is anyone using the Sony Z7 for weddings

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Is anyone using the Sony Z7 for weddings and if so how are you finding the camera

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:06 AM   #2
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haven't yet, but I think I will soon. I have quite a few friends that are getting married this year, and won't mind bringing it out to test some footage.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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If you're going for these new sony cameras for wedding work, pay particular attention to rolling shutter effects during photographer flashes. It's not a nice look...

If you haven't already seen these check it out:

http://blip.tv/file/703191?filename=...fTheWeb273.flv

http://www.freshdv.com/mjeppsen/vide...r_artifact.mov


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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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Hey James, good to see another Aussie here again ;)

In regard to the rolling shutter issue, this in itself is confounded by the long gop structure of HDV/XDCam.

This anomaly is actually even more pronounced with XDCam footage, as its variable bitrate. Check out the XDcam forum for a few posts about this.

For weddings, particularly when the cams locked down shooting vows (as an example), and then Mr Photog decides to go rapidfire, the codec itself is encoding rather low due to the lack of adjustment of contrast, but when the flashes begin to fire, the codec latency falls apart. This is with CCD chips mind you..

Couple the CMOS inherent issue with RS and its just a tad disturbing. Probably as disturbing as a Photog who needs to rapdfire every shot.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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thanks for those links james just shows how crap the images looks when there are flashes going off the rolling shutter was my main concern i just dont understand why they never used global shutters

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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #6
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If you're going for these new sony cameras for wedding work, pay particular attention to rolling shutter effects during photographer flashes. It's not a nice look...

If you haven't already seen these check it out:

http://blip.tv/file/703191?filename=...fTheWeb273.flv

http://www.freshdv.com/mjeppsen/vide...r_artifact.mov


JT
I've actually had the cops show up at a wedding to serve the maid of honor with a warrant. hehe

In all seriousness, I've noticed this effecton my EX1. I'll have to deal with it..
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