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Forum: Camcorders   12-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 188
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Posted By brunerww
They're just fancy marketing names for...

They're just fancy marketing names for proprietary compression algorithms.

New and improved Tide, Colonel Sanders' secret recipe, yada, yada :)
Forum: Camcorders   12-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,129
Posted By brunerww
Hi Bill - they're just different forms of...

Hi Bill - they're just different forms of compression/decompression ("codecs") - as with all of the lower resolution formats, 4K is compressed in consumer/prosumer cameras (unless they output...
Forum: Camcorders   12-10-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,143
Posted By brunerww
That AF test is impressive. I would trade all...

That AF test is impressive. I would trade all four of my GH cameras for this thing if they had just lifted the 30 minute limit outside of the EU. Ugh.
Forum: Camcorders   12-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 214
Posted By brunerww
Small f/stop number plus large sensor = shallow...

Small f/stop number plus large sensor = shallow depth of field

Counterintuitively, a small f/stop number means a larger aperture.

And yes, the camera is autofocusing as it moves from subject to...
Forum: Camcorders   12-08-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By brunerww
If you want bokeh, you might want to consider...

If you want bokeh, you might want to consider spending a few extra dollars for a larger sensor camera, such as the $2213.39 (as of this post) Sony PXW-X70...
Forum: Camcorders   12-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By brunerww
I agree with Joe - the A5100 does produce great...

I agree with Joe - the A5100 does produce great 50mbps XAVC-S video and is a great value for money at $498.

That said, there are three caveats with this camera new shooters should be aware of:

...
Forum: Camcorders   12-01-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By brunerww
Hi thegof - I agree with Mark. A 1080p camera...

Hi thegof - I agree with Mark. A 1080p camera would not be a very good investment going forward.

But, a couple of caveats on the available crop of 4K cameras for someone coming from camcorders. ...
Forum: Camcorders   11-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By brunerww
Hi ErLupo, The best camcorder in your price...

Hi ErLupo,

The best camcorder in your price range these days is probably the $2195 Sony PXW-X70...
Forum: Camcorders   11-21-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By brunerww
Hi jj4osu - I just looked at the Soloshot...

Hi jj4osu - I just looked at the Soloshot compatibility list (http://soloshot.com/help-2/cameracontrollerfirmware/) and, you're right. The $899 (as of this post) Canon HF-G20...
Forum: Camcorders   11-15-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By brunerww
You're right, Mark. The G6 was a 2013 camera and...

You're right, Mark. The G6 was a 2013 camera and therefore a non-player on a "2014 Best of the Year" list. I guess I broke my rule of "not flying off the handle when I'm full of you-know-what" :) ...
Forum: Camcorders   11-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By brunerww
Thanks, Mark Pretty rare, but I agree with them...

Thanks, Mark Pretty rare, but I agree with them on all of these picks. I do have a bone to pick with their best value system camera, though - the D5300. They tout 1080/60p and an articulating...
Forum: Camcorders   11-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By brunerww
Yes, the D3300 and D5300 have solved the aliasing...

Yes, the D3300 and D5300 have solved the aliasing problem - but you still have to come out of Live View to change aperture - and they still lose their viewfinders when you want to shoot video clips...
Forum: Camcorders   10-31-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By brunerww
Terfyn is right, a $27 Sescom LN2MIC-ZMH4...

Terfyn is right, a $27 Sescom LN2MIC-ZMH4 (http://www.adorama.com/SELN2ZOOMH4N.html?KBID=66297) attenuation cable will solve your problem.

Good luck!

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution...
Forum: Camcorders   10-24-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By brunerww
Hi Azarath and welcome to the forum. It sounds...

Hi Azarath and welcome to the forum. It sounds like you need one of the new 1" sensor cameras for good low light performance. You will also need solid image stabilization to get usable footage from...
Forum: Camcorders   10-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By brunerww
Joe - I don't want to speak for mitchimpy - but...

Joe - I don't want to speak for mitchimpy - but the situation is a little different in Australia.

Ordering from B&H or Adorama in the States is a non-starter (shipping and duties), there is no...
Forum: Camcorders   10-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By brunerww
Another Canon fail. ...

Another Canon fail.


http://www.canonwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/1939676_10201963996656337_5579680496849336835_o.jpg


(thanks, jogiba, for the find)
Forum: Camcorders   10-09-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By brunerww
Hi Judy - sadly, not even the best shotgun mic in...

Hi Judy - sadly, not even the best shotgun mic in the world will capture good audio from speakers who are 100' away (especially in a noisy environment).

You will either need wireless, as xfws...
Forum: Camcorders   10-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By brunerww
That's hilarious, Joe. It's also a little sad for...

That's hilarious, Joe. It's also a little sad for the company and loyal Canon video shooters. After the serendipitous gift of the 5D Mark II, they could have run the table and kept new entrants out...
Forum: Camcorders   10-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By brunerww
Hi P5000s - yes, the Panasonic HC-V750 (V757 in...

Hi P5000s - yes, the Panasonic HC-V750 (V757 in Europe) (496€ at amazon.de (http://amzn.to/1rbyR7a)) can shoot at 1080/100fps - but, at your price point, you can do a little better with the Panasonic...
Forum: Camcorders   10-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By brunerww
Ok, Joe I fixed it :)

Ok, Joe I fixed it :)
Forum: Camcorders   10-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By brunerww
Hi Giovanna, and welcome to the forum. I feel...

Hi Giovanna, and welcome to the forum. I feel exactly as you do about viewfinders and refuse to buy a camera that lacks one.

Others have given you good advice here, but most of their...
Forum: Camcorders   09-29-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By brunerww
Price breakthrough - 50" Vizio 4K TV with 240Hz refresh rate for less than $1000

In this interview on the Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/24/6838489/how-vizio-p-series-999-4k-uhd-tv), the Vizio CTO says "One of the things we like to do is drive transitions faster...use...
Forum: Camcorders   09-28-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By brunerww
I apologize. If you're willing to spend more, the...

I apologize. If you're willing to spend more, the best value for your money is probably the $125 Tao-tronics Dashcam and Accident Black Box (http://amzn.to/1xtiUBK).

Very well reviewed. Here is...
Forum: Camcorders   09-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By brunerww
Hi vassock - this one (http://amzn.to/YCslQ3) is...

Hi vassock - this one (http://amzn.to/YCslQ3) is the number one selling dash cam on Amazon, records to SD or USB, is powered from your car's 12V cigarette lighter and costs less than $20 as of this...
Forum: Camcorders   09-28-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By brunerww
Hi Rahil627 - and welcome to the world of video! ...

Hi Rahil627 - and welcome to the world of video! A couple of thoughts:

First, I'd seriously consider a Panasonic V750 for less than $600 new (http://amzn.to/1sFq58A) (or less than $500 used...
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