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Forum: Camcorders   04-01-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 38,320
Posted By c3hammer
I have been using both the Hero2 and a newer...

I have been using both the Hero2 and a newer Hero3 Black for a year or so now. The Hero2 was flawless and I never had one single issue with it. I have had a few lockups with the Hero3 Black that...
Forum: Camcorders   11-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,828
Posted By c3hammer
Another interesting camera for this could be the...

Another interesting camera for this could be the new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. It does 1440p-48, 1080p-60, 960p-100, 720p-120 and WVGA-240 !!!

If you have a simple tripod and the 1/4-20 mount it...
Forum: Camcorders   09-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By c3hammer
What is everyone's experience with Panasonics...

What is everyone's experience with Panasonics service for repairs? Seems like I've read about some nightmares, but I can't seem to find them in short order.

I scratched the lens badly on my TM700...
Forum: Camcorders   03-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,964
Posted By c3hammer
Talk about resurrecting an ancient post...

Talk about resurrecting an ancient post http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif

Was refering to the lenses that would be required to cover a camcorders range of 24mm - 690mm like...
Forum: Camcorders   12-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By c3hammer
While the GH2 is capible of truly incredible...

While the GH2 is capible of truly incredible image quality, it's orders of magnitude more difficult to acheive. In general the camcorders are optimized for a very wide latitude of shooting...
Forum: Camcorders   06-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By c3hammer
There are a couple of issues here with pixel...

There are a couple of issues here with pixel counts. The question should be what is the pixel density? More pixels doesn't make for better image quality in either still images or video. What gives...
Forum: Camcorders   06-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By c3hammer
Quote:Originally Posted by Chevypower...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chevypower http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20545510)

No, my point was directed at the comments regarding the image...
Forum: Camcorders   06-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By c3hammer
Quote:Originally Posted by Joshcloud9...

Quote:Originally Posted by Joshcloud9 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20554081)

...please let me know a better lens than the Standard Definition...
Forum: Camcorders   06-09-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By c3hammer
Chevypower, you're missing the point that the...

Chevypower, you're missing the point that the glass in HD camcorders is much better than SD. That is what has allowed them to get HD out of the same size sensor. The pixel quality is better now with...
Forum: Camcorders   06-08-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By c3hammer
Forget the SD camcorders. Just get a decent HD...

Forget the SD camcorders. Just get a decent HD camcorder with 12-18x optical zoom. Then zoom in digitally from there until the quality goes down to the level of an SD camcorder. It will be similar...
Forum: Camcorders   06-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,289
Posted By c3hammer
In Windows7 click the Start Bar => Control Panel...

In Windows7 click the Start Bar => Control Panel => Administrative Tools => System Configuration => Start Up tab

Uncheck all the apps you don't want to start automatically.

If you are on an...
Forum: Camcorders   05-19-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,916
Posted By c3hammer
Surprised no one has mentioned it yet, but...

Surprised no one has mentioned it yet, but online distribution of your HD video through Youtube or Vimeo is as easy as it gets.

Cut and paste, edit and add music in your editing software. Upload...
Forum: Camcorders   05-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,448
Posted By c3hammer
Firstly speeding up video simply drops frames...

Firstly speeding up video simply drops frames and in many cases is not as smooth as an image sequence.

Secondly you have a 5k image to work with when doing a timelapse from a dslr like the Canon...
Forum: Camcorders   05-11-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,964
Posted By c3hammer
I think you'll find video on a DSLR with any of...

I think you'll find video on a DSLR with any of the kit lenses to be less than stellar. The difficulty of getting steady, crisp video with a DSLR is orders of magnitude more difficult than with any...
Forum: Camcorders   04-29-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By c3hammer
I'm pretty much a pixel peeper and I consider...

I'm pretty much a pixel peeper and I consider the TM700 18x and the TM900 20x to be virtually indestinguisable from 12x. I think your samples would hold up to even the most intense scrutiny.
...
Forum: Camcorders   04-27-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,909
Posted By c3hammer
All stabilizers are based on the same concept....

All stabilizers are based on the same concept. You have to understand this to set them up properly and to get a feel for how to use them.

The basis of the concept is that the momentum of the...
Forum: Camcorders   04-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By c3hammer
Vimeo only shows a 720p video stream. It also...

Vimeo only shows a 720p video stream. It also has a terrible codec that is using one key frame every 15 or 30 frames. This makes any panning motion jump every 15 frames and is horrible to watch on...
Forum: Camcorders   04-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By c3hammer
Now open DVD Architect with these settings. ...

Now open DVD Architect with these settings.

Then drag the *.avc file to the video slot.
Drag the AC3 audio to the audio slot.

Say Burn BD. Click on the "prepare BD" and wait until the morning...
Forum: Camcorders   04-23-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By c3hammer
Here's my production workflow for 24p that has...

Here's my production workflow for 24p that has been working, albeit very time consuming.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum HD 10
- Drag and drop *.mts files camcorder to the video slot on the...
Forum: Camcorders   04-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By c3hammer
For your purpose I'd look into the HX7v or the...

For your purpose I'd look into the HX7v or the new HX9v when it comes out. I'd highly recommend that you go to the stores and test the macro capibilty before you buy. I know that my Panasonic...
Forum: Camcorders   04-10-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By c3hammer
What's your current cam and workflow? How do you...

What's your current cam and workflow? How do you want to record the audio? There's too many possibilities with such a broad question.

Cheers,
Pete
Forum: Camcorders   04-10-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By c3hammer
Here's the lowest price I've seen for the M30....

Here's the lowest price I've seen for the M30. Most of them will sell them for $399.

http://www.addoway.com/viewad/New-Ca...mcorder-851102...
Forum: Camcorders   04-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By c3hammer
Add the Canon M30 or M31 to your list. They have...

Add the Canon M30 or M31 to your list. They have exceptional image stabilization and fair quite well from the samples I've seen. My buddy has the Panasonic TM60 and if you could find that for $400...
Forum: Camcorders   04-06-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By c3hammer
maseo503, I don't have any direct comparison...

maseo503, I don't have any direct comparison shots. Just a bunch of experience with the TM700. All the comparisons I've seen between the 7D and GH2 show that the sharpness of the GH2 in 720p is...
Forum: Camcorders   04-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By c3hammer
None of those cams will look compatible with the...

None of those cams will look compatible with the TM700. The TM700 footage is very flat and much sharper than any of the Nikon's and especially the Canon's.

I've tried to put TM700 clips together...
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