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Rob Katz May 14th, 2010 10:33 AM

hm100 owners: what is the camera's sweet spot?
 
i attended a demo at tekserve in nyc yesterday and played w/the hm100 for nearly 30min.

great fun.

could be a nice talking head interview camera for web/dvd distribution.

i very much liked many aspects: size, stealth quality, image, .mov.

i liked other items less: only 10x zoom, only 1/4" chips

i think i can live with the lack of knobs/meters/dials and rely on the prolonged menu, the lcd joystick and the iris/shutter wheel. (i think i can live w/it. i'm not sure...)

1/4 chips decent outdoors but i needed to go to +9db gain indoors for decent whites and skin tone in low light/none lit scenes.

on a big screen-50"+ lcd/plasma, is there noise with the gain set to +9db?

though others in the workshop wanted to see 1080/24p, i thought the image looked best at 720/60p.

thoughts?

as real world users, what is this camera's sweet spot?

any and all details are appreciated.

thanks in advance

be well

rob
smalltalk productions

Andy Urtusuastegui May 26th, 2010 11:32 PM

I think 720p is the sweet spot. 1080 does not get you much more detail, and it introduces more noise.

Lower DETAIL down, to keep the picture clean.

I use +6db indoors, rarely +9db.

Image stablization is ok, but you have to work hard to keep the camera steady.


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