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Adam Gold March 29th, 2008 11:46 AM

Don't waste your money on HDV tapes; then it won't be more expensive to shoot in HDV.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...880#post850545

John Luna March 31st, 2008 01:31 PM

Andrew,

I am using standard Sony Mini DV tapes and they work just fine.

John

Johnnie Caraballo April 7th, 2008 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adam Gold (Post 850662)
Don't waste your money on HDV tapes; then it won't be more expensive to shoot in HDV.

Can you re-use HDV Tapes over and over to save money?

Ervin Farkas April 8th, 2008 06:42 AM

It's the same as with regular tapes.

Technically yes, it's up to you if you're willing to put up with occasional dropouts. Reuse them for non-critical stuff (playing around), but not for times where you need to make sure your recording is flawless.

Chris Hurd April 8th, 2008 08:28 AM

If you're earning money by shooting a paying job, then buy the most expensive HDV tapes you can afford. If it's just for personal use, then it doesn't matter as long as you don't mind the occasional dropout or glitch.

Duane Steiner April 8th, 2008 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Hurd (Post 856365)
If you're earning money by shooting a paying job, then buy the most expensive HDV tapes you can afford. If it's just for personal use, then it doesn't matter as long as you don't mind the occasional dropout or glitch.

Question about tapes, is it ok to mix brands?

Adam Gold April 8th, 2008 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duane Steiner (Post 856381)
Question about tapes, is it ok to mix brands?

The general consensus is no, due to the differing lubricants used by different mfrs. If you switch then you should use a cleaning cassette between brands.

Bill Moede April 12th, 2008 02:08 PM

HVR-HD1000 vs Canon XL2 and GL2
 
I currently shoot with Canon XL2 and GL2 cameras; musical theatre, weddings commercial training, education and documentaries. Have any of you done a direct comparison between the HVR-HD1000 and some of the popular 3 ccd cameras.

William Hohauser April 12th, 2008 06:21 PM

Earlier in this thread I posted my experiences comparing the JVC HD-100, the Sony PD 170 and the HD1000.

Maximilian Pinedo April 19th, 2008 08:25 PM

HD 1000u Microphone
 
I filmed a birthday party for a costumer and 3 weeks later I was notified of the incredible sound reproduced by the microphone. The customer said that while watching the DVD of the party in a stereo TV with external speakers the sound and voices seemed to pop out of the different places of the room just as if they were right there. I immediately took a copy of the DVD and in my humble stereo non-surround component could hear exactly what the person told me, something I never experienced before, the sound was 'quadraphonic' a there was an eerie presence of the music voices, laughter, steps, etc. It sounded juts as in a sorround system, something neither the customer nor I have?
Has anyone had a similar experience?

Johnnie Caraballo April 20th, 2008 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximilian Pinedo (Post 863698)
I filmed a birthday party for a costumer and 3 weeks later I was notified of the incredible sound reproduced by the microphone. The customer said that while watching the DVD of the party in a stereo TV with external speakers the sound and voices seemed to pop out of the different places of the room just as if they were right there. I immediately took a copy of the DVD and in my humble stereo non-surround component could hear exactly what the person told me, something I never experienced before, the sound was 'quadraphonic' a there was an eerie presence of the music voices, laughter, steps, etc. It sounded juts as in a sorround system, something neither the customer nor I have?
Has anyone had a similar experience?

What did you use to edit your video?

Maximilian Pinedo April 20th, 2008 02:38 PM

I use Premiere Pro and I have checked other projects and they alll sound the same way when filmed with the HD1000u
Thanks

Ed Sharpe April 29th, 2008 12:14 AM

why both video and stills
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnnie Caraballo (Post 806463)
I'm just curious why all the attention on taking photos with a Video Cam. Am I missing something here?

I do journalism work both video and stills.... need both... expect both..

I like what I see so far.....l

Ed!

Ed Sharpe April 29th, 2008 12:33 AM

hi res stills
 
this is supposed to alsop shoot 4 and 7 megga pix top a memory card?

explain? examples... how do you like it etc///

William Hohauser May 18th, 2008 05:43 PM

Shooting a concert
 
Just shot a concert from the balcony. Here are some working observations:

Exposure: The concert was an exposure nightmare as the lighting kept changing from one song to the next with no consistency in foot-candles. The limited control offered by the camera was a challenge.

Focus: The band was far away enough that I had to shoot with the lens zoomed in for most of the time. The low lighting kept the aperture open so my depth-of-field was very shallow. The low res LCD made manual focusing hard and the auto focus kept going out as the musicians moved around.

Working solution: I set the lens ring to control the exposure, turned on the zebra stripes for 100% and used the spot focus function on the fold-up LCD screen. By watching the zebra stripes I had a good idea of the exposure and could adjust with the lens ring. When I changed shots I used the spot focus to adjust the focus. Spot focus works really well.

A few problems with this method:
The Spot Focus screen removes all normal LCD re-outs except the time code of the tape. No audio levels, no battery count and, worst of all, no exposure bar. This meant that I was entirely in the dark about the gain since that is hooked into the exposure settings. In addition the spot focus screen puts a large white box outline in the center of the screen. This made composing the shot really difficult. Screen clutter is a problem with a lot of cameras but this really altered the way I was composing.

Result: A mostly decent document of the concert. When everything was working well the shots came out really nice.


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