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Forum: Camcorders   01-09-2016, 03:29 AM
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Posted By brunerww
Samsung Cameras Are a No-Show at CES 2016: Looks...

Samsung Cameras Are a No-Show at CES 2016: Looks Like the End is Nigh (http://petapixel.com/2016/01/08/samsung-cameras-are-a-no-show-at-ces-2016-looks-like-the-end-is-nigh/)

If Samsung abandons...
Forum: Camcorders   01-07-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 309
Posted By brunerww
Sorry, Mattias, I am a little confused by this. ...

Sorry, Mattias, I am a little confused by this. There is plenty of half ***ery in Canon cameras. I made the mistake of buying one - this camera had poor downscaling and horrible moire, it shut down...
Forum: Camcorders   01-07-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 309
Posted By brunerww
You mean, like the 4K JVC GY-HM170UA...

You mean, like the 4K JVC GY-HM170UA (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017HPUEOM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B017HPUEOM&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20) (which...
Forum: Camcorders   01-07-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 309
Posted By brunerww
If they did that, they couldn't charge you the...

If they did that, they couldn't charge you the extra $700 for the XA30.
Forum: Camcorders   01-07-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 309
Posted By brunerww
Sony & Panasonic intro $1K 4K prosumer camcorders - Canon intros $1299 1080p HF G40

After rolling out the 1080p XA30 in the low end pro segment to compete with the 4K JVC HM200 and Sony X70, Canon has decided to pursue the same strategy in the prosumer segment with the $1299 1080p...
Forum: Camcorders   01-07-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By brunerww
I'd get the JVC-HM170E. You may not need 4K...

I'd get the JVC-HM170E. You may not need 4K right now, but it will be nice to have an upgrade path in the future.

That said, the European model may or may not come with the XLR top handle...
Forum: Camcorders   11-16-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,084
Posted By brunerww
I've been recommending this camera with the free...

I've been recommending this camera with the free top handle/XLR jacks since June (http://www.hybridcamerarevolution.com/2015/06/jvc-gy-hm170-deal-4k-professional.html). It really is an undiscovered...
Forum: Camcorders   11-16-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,084
Posted By brunerww
I was giving them the benefit of the doubt since...

I was giving them the benefit of the doubt since I didn't see the bit depth published anywhere and people were questioning whether any other camera measured up.

if they're 8-bit, they're even less...
Forum: Camcorders   11-16-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,084
Posted By brunerww
The Canon XA35 is $2499 for 1920x1080p, a 10-bit...

The Canon XA35 is $2499 for 1920x1080p, a 10-bit 4:2:2 codec (presumably) and SDI out.

The Sony PXW-70 is $1999 for 1920x1080p, a 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, SDI out, a larger 1" sensor and a $499 upgrade...
Forum: Camcorders   06-09-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By brunerww
If your budget is constrained, and you want 4K...

If your budget is constrained, and you want 4K handheld subway video that looks like this (please watch at 2160p at your monitor's highest resolution):


https://youtu.be/P3zFpmQGKWI


...you...
Forum: Camcorders   05-23-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,437
Posted By brunerww
The slide refers to the MP4 limit - which is the...

The slide refers to the MP4 limit - which is the same for the GH4 and G6.

In AVCHD, the (non-EU) G7 can record for over an hour continuously. Please see the specs here (click on "specifications"...
Forum: Camcorders   05-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By brunerww
The NX1 is PAL/NTSC switchable (both sets of...

The NX1 is PAL/NTSC switchable (both sets of frame rates are listed by Samsung Australia in the NX1 specs...
Forum: Camcorders   05-06-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By brunerww
Sadly, it is region-locked. The specs on the...

Sadly, it is region-locked. The specs on the Panasonic Australia website (http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/imaging/lumix-cameras/dmc-fz1000.specs.html) show the max HD video sensor output as...
Forum: Camcorders   05-05-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By brunerww
Hi Mc26, As $1500 and below, you can get...

Hi Mc26,

As $1500 and below, you can get action sports results like this:


http://vimeo.com/104954007



http://vimeo.com/107375283
Forum: Camcorders   05-05-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By brunerww
Here...

Here (http://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/the-cinematographer-project-interview-bill-strobeck/#QEsO3gQvkRpKpc2j.97) is an interview with filmmaker Bill Strobeck, in which he shows off the...
Forum: Camcorders   05-02-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By brunerww
The mic pictured on my camera is the $80 Audio...

The mic pictured on my camera is the $80 Audio Technica SMX-10...
Forum: Camcorders   05-01-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By brunerww
With your budget, I recommend a $398 Panasonic...

With your budget, I recommend a $398 Panasonic FZ200...
Forum: Camcorders   04-28-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By brunerww
If you're willing to stretch your budget by $48,...

If you're willing to stretch your budget by $48, you can get nice 720/120fps slow motion like this:


https://youtu.be/8BeBlB-ORqU


...from a $398 Panasonic FZ200...
Forum: Camcorders   04-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By brunerww
You might want to consider the $998 Sony AX33...

You might want to consider the $998 Sony AX33 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S6NN3OS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00S6NN3OS&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20).
...
Forum: Camcorders   04-25-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By brunerww
Haha - I meant to say "$2000" - but I think I'll...

Haha - I meant to say "$2000" - but I think I'll leave it the way it is - it's funnier :)
Forum: Camcorders   04-24-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By brunerww
Sadly, no - but it is a little outdated, in my...

Sadly, no - but it is a little outdated, in my view.

It has no professional SDI out, no built-in IP encoder for streaming and it is a 1080p camera in a 4K world.

I wouldn't pay $200 for it.
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Forum: Camcorders   04-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By brunerww
Welcome back! Sadly, the AX100 can link to your...

Welcome back! Sadly, the AX100 can link to your phone or tablet via wi-fi - but has no built in IP address for streaming to the 'net without buying a Teradek or other encoder.

And the PJ670 is...
Forum: Camcorders   04-19-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By brunerww
I would get the X920 for the viewfinder alone. ...

I would get the X920 for the viewfinder alone. Trying to record video outdoors without a viewfinder can be a real challenge - especially on a bright, sunny day.

If you can order from Amazon DE,...
Forum: Camcorders   04-18-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 441
Posted By brunerww
It is a mystery to me why people still shoot...

It is a mystery to me why people still shoot video with these cameras when they are so clearly unsuited for it. I bought one back in 2010 and was absolutely shocked by the moire, 12 minute limit and...
Forum: Camcorders   04-18-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By brunerww
No. The camera that lacked manual exposure...

No. The camera that lacked manual exposure control in video mode was the 2010-era Sony SLT-A33, a 1080p translucent mirror still/video camera from Sony's old Alpha line.

The camera I recommended...
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