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#651757 - 27/08/2009 16:41 New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
arnie Offline
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Registered: 24/04/2008
Posts: 95
Loc: Mt Compass - Adelaide
Guys

I seek your help laugh

I've always been an avid video person and have actually completed courses with the SA Film Corp having produced some broadcast footage. Its time to retire my digital Panasonic and get something more current and up to date. Having just come back from the AGM, I saw some great video footage in some of the members dvd's. I did catch up with a few of them but im after what you guys are using or would like to use (inc accessories)

Has to be a HD movie cam (obviously) and probably Wide Screen. Looking to be predominately weather related work smile

Anyone have thoughts/done the research? smile

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#651758 - 27/08/2009 17:13 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
TrenthamStormchasers Offline
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Registered: 15/04/2001
Posts: 6258
Loc: Trentham 705m
Clyve & I have bought a Canon FX7 and have shot some pretty good video in the USA earlier this year...the quality of the 3CCD is far superior....if so try Citiwide Online for a good price. (make sure you get a sock for the mike)...not brilliant in low light is our only grumble - other than that we are delighted!

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#651759 - 27/08/2009 17:31 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
arnie Offline
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Registered: 24/04/2008
Posts: 95
Loc: Mt Compass - Adelaide
thanks Jane. I think Clyve said it was 4 LUX as well. Your footage was very good, I will look at that one as well smile

ty

ps - is it the SONY?

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#651760 - 30/08/2009 16:38 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
Helen Offline
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Registered: 07/11/2001
Posts: 9679
Loc: Mid North, SA
Looking at the specs on this one, it looks it might have the goods. Might pay to add it into your research, Erich. wink

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#651761 - 30/08/2009 17:47 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
TrenthamStormchasers Offline
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Registered: 15/04/2001
Posts: 6258
Loc: Trentham 705m
um, yep - it's the Sony... - flu kicking in...Yep 4 Lux

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#651762 - 31/08/2009 08:37 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
Anthony Cornelius Offline
Meteorologist

Registered: 22/05/2001
Posts: 5162
Loc: Brisbane
Do you get the rolling shutter effect on daytime CGs on that one Jane?

I know that many of the HD cams (consumer levels) have the rolling shutter effect and will chop off half the CG (mine does too frown ) But the FX7 is a professional entry level so wondering if that one does it or not.

I've mostly seem results from Sony and Canon, and if you stick with those two brands I don't think you'll go wrong in terms of general quality etc. However I'm sure many of the Pansonic/JVC ones are just as good (actually seen some Panasonic stuff which comes across nice too).

Durability wise, I can't fault the Sony's. Mine have been dropped/banged/been on tripods that have toppled over from winds several times and haven't missed a beat. One even fell off the roof of a moving car @ 80km/h (don't ask...) and it still worked (well, it turned on lets just say that...)

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#651763 - 31/08/2009 20:24 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
TrenthamStormchasers Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 15/04/2001
Posts: 6258
Loc: Trentham 705m
no rolling shutter - that's one of the reasons we chose it...had seen that problem with Shane's cam - the only 2 things that you really need to be aware of are the 4Lux (fine so long as there's contrast) and you need a sock for the mike - also doesn't come with a software package so you need to have a package that you can download onto the computer with...Sony Vegas works...haven't tried Adobe Elements yet

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#651764 - 31/08/2009 21:14 Re: New HD Vid Cam - what to get??
Anthony Cornelius Offline
Meteorologist

Registered: 22/05/2001
Posts: 5162
Loc: Brisbane
Ok thanks! Only wish it was cheaper!

Do you have any full frame video capture stills of lightning?

AC
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