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Peter Riding April 19th, 2013 01:27 AM

Re: 8 weddings and one year later - feedback wanted
 
Johnny, the small form factor is one of the biggest virtues. You can put these cams in all sorts of positions where it simply wouldn't be possible with larger cams on tripods. For example in the wedding I described earlier I had one attached to a wall light fitting on the bride's side using a friction arm and that framed the bride and groom beautifully capturing the groom making his vows exchanging rings etc. Other times I've attached one to windows behind the officiant using suction cups. They are small so they are discreet and often go completely unnoticed.

Manual controls are there but they are convoluted to use compared to fancier cams. But they do such a good job on auto that its usually not relevant. The only adjustment I regularly use at weddings is to switch on the backlight compensation feature.

They come with a cold shoe removable attachment. You would not want to put a huge amount of weight on it but it will take a shotgun mic or a light such as a Z96 with AA batteries. If you wanted to use more accessories you'd probably use a cage.

Pete

Chris Harding April 19th, 2013 06:27 PM

Re: 8 weddings and one year later - feedback wanted
 
Hi Peter

Sadly I am right as it's not an assumption but accurate information delivered by the one and only Barry Green who wrote the AC-90 book. I do trust his facts and that sadly put me off using the cams at receptions where I do need auto XLR ...then again I guess for just general audio and dancing the internal mics (which DO have auto) would probably suffice.

Cam choice is very much a personal thing much like a car purchase and what suits some doesn't suit others regardless of the fact that they all will provide much the same end result.You like the discreteness of smaller cameras and I like the convenience of a shoulder mount camera ..it's good we are all different otherwise things would be really boring

Chris


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