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Forum: Camcorders   04-01-2015, 11:31 AM
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Posted By bsprague
"One question, what do you all recommend for...

"One question, what do you all recommend for editing software ..."

The four most commonly used, under $100, editors are Adobe Premier Elements, Sony Movie Studio Platinum, Corel Video Studio Pro...
Forum: Camcorders   03-31-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 27
Posted By bsprague
At the highest quality in camera setting of a...

At the highest quality in camera setting of a AVCHD 2.0 camera a 16GB card will hold about 80 minutes of video. So, if your camera is set to do its best quality, 4GB for 20 minutes is about right. ...
Forum: Camcorders   03-30-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
Thank you for the review! 1. At the...

Thank you for the review!

1. At the beginning I was a little freaked out being an old man with two very young women in an alley. Your suggestion on framing will be an opportunity to take...
Forum: Camcorders   03-30-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
I'm in an area of limited bandwidth this week. I...

I'm in an area of limited bandwidth this week. I went a little different direction and used the camera to provide 4K source clips for a "streamlined" output for Vimeo. Using Premier Elements 13, I...
Forum: Camcorders   03-29-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,158
Posted By bsprague
I can't find a reference, but I don't think...

I can't find a reference, but I don't think that's true either. If I remember correctly, the GH4 does not have IBIS, so it would be true if you are using lenses that don't have IS built into them as...
Forum: Camcorders   03-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Hope he is a regional tech rep and not a regional...

Hope he is a regional tech rep and not a regional sales rep. My experience is that when corporate sales reps try to bring anything to headquarters that are not orders, they are ignored! I learned...
Forum: Camcorders   03-27-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Thanks Mattias. Thanks Mark for an extra trip!! ...

Thanks Mattias. Thanks Mark for an extra trip!! I've said before that one of my pleasures here is seeing various parts of the world and how people live in it.

My DW is taking me, my new LX100,...
Forum: Camcorders   03-26-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
My wife thinks you shoot better video than I do...

My wife thinks you shoot better video than I do and also thinks you shot that in Stockholm. Is that correct? I think she wants to go there again. We stayed there in 2009 for a few days.
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Forum: Camcorders   03-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 41
Posted By bsprague
Official Wally POS-86 Thread

This is a serious video shooting equipment forum. That said, the POS-86 should be considered for testing.

https://vimeo.com/93325163

:D Bill :D
Forum: Camcorders   03-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By bsprague
At the consumer price points it is migrating to...

At the consumer price points it is migrating to smart phone control. You may not find anything wired.

On edit: As soon as I posted I remembered some Sony tripods with remotes. Maybe these links...
Forum: Camcorders   03-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Thanks for posting that. Out west our national...

Thanks for posting that. Out west our national history is quite different. Last year we took a RV trip east that included Appomattox, Gettysburg and others. We saw preparations for a small...
Forum: Camcorders   03-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Good luck! They do have a good return policy.

Good luck! They do have a good return policy.
Forum: Camcorders   03-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
Time Lapse on the LX100

For many, including me, the 4K video is a primary attraction to the LX100. Except for once with a Panasonic SDT750/TM900 camcorder, I've never paid attention to time lapse videography, let alone in...
Forum: Camcorders   03-21-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Did you guys see the comment on Ken's Vimeo. ...

Did you guys see the comment on Ken's Vimeo. Some guy named Edward Morgan wrote: "Go into your menu and change the IS setting to the second setting and this will all go away.. you are shooting in...
Forum: Camcorders   03-20-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
Thanks. The sun went away for a few days so I...

Thanks. The sun went away for a few days so I don't have the conditions I want to test for ways to shoot without exposure stepping. I want to compare setting the aperture and letting the shutter...
Forum: Camcorders   03-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
I recall that. But, my manhood as a videographer...

I recall that. But, my manhood as a videographer is at stake when I allow anything other than 1/60th!! Don't be shocked, but on my previous video capable cameras I elected to not worry about...
Forum: Camcorders   03-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
I think we are talking about the same thing. It...

I think we are talking about the same thing. It is your posts and others that have lead me to this torture of learning to exploit auto-focus features.

Yes. I have the AF+AE lock set. When I...
Forum: Camcorders   03-20-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
I watched, subscribed and am looking forward to...

I watched, subscribed and am looking forward to the review! I've also renewed my interest in taking more clips of the family dog!

Bill
Forum: Camcorders   03-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 9,758
Posted By bsprague
This thread has become a little slow now that...

This thread has become a little slow now that ya'all have shiny new NX1s and are busy collecting lenses. I feel abandon...:eek:

(On edit, I see Mattias's new post! Hooray the thread and camera...
Forum: Camcorders   03-19-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By bsprague
That changes everything. Your students' gear has...

That changes everything. Your students' gear has to look "professional". Besides taking HD video it has to be shoulder mounted, have a viewfinder, a visible mic that sticks out and XLR inputs. I...
Forum: Camcorders   03-19-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By bsprague
I apologize if I offended you or the OP. ...

I apologize if I offended you or the OP.

My suggestions are based on teaching my granddaughters. We started with a $900 camcorder a few years ago. It took about two days to learn the knobs...
Forum: Camcorders   03-18-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By bsprague
Those two cameras would be fine if you are trying...

Those two cameras would be fine if you are trying to teach a class in expensive camera operation. They have all the right parts.

The catch is that by the time the kids get out of high school...
Forum: Camcorders   03-17-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Not entirely. I never did figure out how to find...

Not entirely. I never did figure out how to find the right glasses for YouTube. But, again under your influence, I bought a nice Sony 3D TV (with glasses), have a nice collection of 3D movies and...
Forum: Camcorders   03-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 3,857
Posted By bsprague
Thanks! Never been to a big east coast parade. ...

Thanks! Never been to a big east coast parade. What city? (A nice part of being a ranking amateur is that I don't know what rolling shutter is or see it. I see wonderful color and light.)
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Forum: Camcorders   03-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By bsprague
Better to have your wife get you one. :D

Better to have your wife get you one. :D
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