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post #121 of 419
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"I just need to convert the MTS files, unless you can load them on to YouTube or Vimeo, which I think you can with Vimeo."

I never convert original mts files from either the Sony Hx9v or the Panasonic TM900 for either Youtube or Vimeo. It is not necessary.
post #122 of 419
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Dave the HX100V does work nicely with the Sony GPATV1, with the exception of
it controlling the device which would be very helpful if Sony made a similar unit that would control the HX100V. So far the low light on this device are very good, I just need to convert the MTS files, unless you can load them on to YouTube or Vimeo, which I think you can with Vimeo.

You should be able to load the raw files directly to YouTube from the camera. I have with my Sony camcorder.
post #123 of 419
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Dave the HX100V does work nicely with the Sony GPATV1, with the exception of
it controlling the device which would be very helpful if Sony made a similar unit that would control the HX100V. So far the low light on this device are very good, I just need to convert the MTS files, unless you can load them on to YouTube or Vimeo, which I think you can with Vimeo.

I also have an opteka x grip which works
great. Has a shoe on top too for a light, external mic...


http://opteka.com/xgrip.aspx
post #124 of 419
I was almost never successful in uploading my native 900 files to Vimeo. No problem with XA10 files or Sony 560 files.
post #125 of 419
My hx100v is in Joisey! Coming tomorrow
post #126 of 419
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"I was almost never successful in uploading my native 900 files to Vimeo."

And I was always successful. Good living I guess.
post #127 of 419
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My hx100v is in Joisey! Coming tomorrow
Dave,

This is a MTS file I just ran through Vimeo and made a quick video of low light. There is some wobble as I did not have the grip mount, GAPTV1 tightened down enough before I used it.

http://vimeo.com/24280735
post #128 of 419
Looks good! And your house is HUGE!

post #129 of 419
Does anyone know how long the stock hx100v battery lasts? Mine is coming tomorrow and I have a shooting gig tomorrow night.

post #130 of 419
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Originally Posted by Garman View Post
Dave,

This is a MTS file I just ran through Vimeo and made a quick video of low light. There is some wobble as I did not have the grip mount, GAPTV1 tightened down enough before I used it.

http://vimeo.com/24280735


Your house is really huge, and I thought I had a big house.
The wobble isn't really bad in that video, I could live with it.
post #131 of 419
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Does anyone know how long the stock hx100v battery lasts? Mine is coming tomorrow and I have a shooting gig tomorrow night.

Good question as mine still show a full charge and I have used it about 5 times for 5 videos. Showing 212 min still showing not bad then I guess.
House looks rather boring on the outside but wife has a knack for interior decorating, and I use to build HT systems about 6 years ago for a high end dealer, more
of a hobby job. Now it is Biological/Surgical Sales and Service, but the house has expanded due to 3 boys.
post #132 of 419
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Dave,

This is a MTS file I just ran through Vimeo and made a quick video of low light. There is some wobble as I did not have the grip mount, GAPTV1 tightened down enough before I used it.

http://vimeo.com/24280735

Garman, very nice house, your wife knows how to decorate!

Video looks pretty good, but I see the typical Sony stumbles on focusing, some of which were pretty bad (going into the kitchen, walking in the hall). I just expect that with every Sony I get, it almost never fails. It's never a question 'if' but more 'how much'. My HX9 does the same thing.
post #133 of 419
Is there a manual focus option for Sony?
post #134 of 419
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1. In stills mode there is manual focus.

2. In video mode there is no manual focus BUT, there is selective spot focus. That is, you tell the camera where to focus by placing a very small rectangle on any subject in the frame you want. You can really pinpoint the area you want. It will not only lock the focus on that object, but if the object moves or the camera moves the focus will stay on the object.

Selective spot focus is also availabe for stills, in addition to standard manual focus.
post #135 of 419
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Originally Posted by markr041 View Post

1. In stills mode there is manual focus.

2. In video mode there is no manual focus BUT, there is selective spot focus. That is, you tell the camera where to focus by placing a very small rectangle on any subject in the frame you want. You can really pinpoint the area you want. It will not only lock the focus on that object, but if the object moves or the camera moves the focus will stay on the object.

Selective spot focus is also availabe for stills, in addition to standard manual focus.

It looks like you can in movie mode when you enter "scene mode". In intelligent auto, (the default) you can't.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=38474663
post #136 of 419
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Is there a manual focus option for Sony?

It has a manual / Autofocus Zoom switch on the left side of lens. So you can manual focus.


Ken,

I got out of focus with the 2 camcorders I had, but you need to remember a camera typical needs to re-focus if your entering different lighting situations and moving closer to an object, when walking into both the Kitchen and the Hallway it did slightly loose focus for a few seconds and then re-focus, but I have had this with Camcorders as well.
post #137 of 419
Thanks for the responses regarding manual focus, very much appreciated!

One more question though...

I checked HX9V user manual and apparently there are different scene modes one can shoot stills - like beach, fireworks, landscape. I wonder if these modes can also be used for shooting movies and are related to specific (range of) of shutter speeds, so that by choosing one you could control the shutter speed. Anybody could confirm this?
post #138 of 419
Just a video I found.
http://vimeo.com/24280587

It's definitely amazing that we can get something as small as the HX9v and have very good video quality (with enough lighting) for only $350.
post #139 of 419
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Originally Posted by YLK View Post

Thanks for the responses regarding manual focus, very much appreciated!

One more question though...

I checked HX9V user manual and apparently there are different scene modes one can shoot stills - like beach, fireworks, landscape. I wonder if these modes can also be used for shooting movies and are related to specific (range of) of shutter speeds, so that by choosing one you could control the shutter speed. Anybody could confirm this?

I would assume there would be some mode to allow you to control most variables. I'll know tomorrow.
post #140 of 419
Great, thanks! I'm looking forward to your info.
post #141 of 419
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Originally Posted by YLK View Post

Great, thanks! I'm looking forward to your info.

You got it, brother
post #142 of 419
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Originally Posted by Paulo Teixeira View Post

Just a video I found.
http://vimeo.com/24280587

It's definitely amazing that we can get something as small as the HX9v and have very good video quality (with enough lighting) for only $350.


Doesn't this compete directly with the Canon S95?
The S95 does not have a decent video mode, but supposedly takes better still pics.
Lots of good choices under $400 in the P&S category.
That video looked really good.
post #143 of 419
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Originally Posted by Steve Cebu View Post

Doesn't this compete directly with the Canon S95?
The S95 does not have a decent video mode, but supposedly takes better still pics.
Lots of good choices under $400 in the P&S category.
That video looked really good.

Well, for stills I don't think it competes, I have had the S90 which I placed on top of my Car and wife drove off! Doh!!! I know have had he S95 and it takes fantastic stills even in very low light. But your correct on video, it shoots so so on the video end. I am done with cameras for awhile as I own too many of them, I will most likely buy another camcorder and be done for awhile.
post #144 of 419
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Originally Posted by YLK View Post

Thanks for the responses regarding manual focus, very much appreciated!

One more question though...

I checked HX9V user manual and apparently there are different scene modes one can shoot stills - like beach, fireworks, landscape. I wonder if these modes can also be used for shooting movies and are related to specific (range of) of shutter speeds, so that by choosing one you could control the shutter speed. Anybody could confirm this?

Not sure on the HX9V but the HX100 can shoot in these modes:
PS = 1920x1080(60p) AVC HD 28M (PS)
FX = 1920x1080(60i) AVC HD 24M (FX)
FH = 1920x1080(60i) AVC HD 17M (FX)
HQ = 1440x1080(60i) AVC HD 9M (FX)

AS far as modes go, I haven't checked yet.
post #145 of 419
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Originally Posted by Garman View Post

It has a manual / Autofocus Zoom switch on the left side of lens. So you can manual focus.


Ken,

I got out of focus with the 2 camcorders I had, but you need to remember a camera typical needs to re-focus if your entering different lighting situations and moving closer to an object, when walking into both the Kitchen and the Hallway it did slightly loose focus for a few seconds and then re-focus, but I have had this with Camcorders as well.

I agree Garman, but the better autofocus camcorders will not lose the focus for that long a period. It should not have taken that long to regain focus as you walked in to the kitchen.

I've owned virtually every manufacturer's camcorder and I almost consistently find the Sonys to be among the worst. At least that's been my experience from my Sony Z5 to the many handicams I've had to the 9.
post #146 of 419
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Originally Posted by Paulo Teixeira View Post

Just a video I found.
http://vimeo.com/24280587

It's definitely amazing that we can get something as small as the HX9v and have very good video quality (with enough lighting) for only $350.

Yup. It's a great cam to take for casual shooting when you want to travel light. Both the stills it takes as well as the videos are above 'respectable' quality IMO. But the other side of the equation is it's often hard to hold something that small, especailly without a VF to brace against your face, steady, especially when zooming. You could see some of that in the video. A cam like the Sony 100, since it is bigger, is probably easier to hand hold. But of course it's bigger and you lose that 'pocketability'.

Compromises, always compromises.
post #147 of 419
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Originally Posted by Dave Mack View Post

I would assume there would be some mode to allow you to control most variables. I'll know tomorrow.

Yeah, for a small digicam, there are more adjustments than are typical.
post #148 of 419
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post


Yeah, for a small digicam, there are more adjustments than are typical.

Excellent. Mine is "out for delivery"
post #149 of 419
Just did a couple of short clips last night, one is at sunset and the other is night time. Just downloaded via the Sony PMB software (which does work in Windows 7/64 bit) and uploaded directly onto You Tube.

http://youtu.be/z-BWMXm1T44

http://youtu.be/neknaGMZ7GE
post #150 of 419
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Originally Posted by Garman View Post

Not sure on the HX9V but the HX100 can shoot in these modes:
PS = 1920x1080(60p) AVC HD 28M (PS)
FX = 1920x1080(60i) AVC HD 24M (FX)
FH = 1920x1080(60i) AVC HD 17M (FX)
HQ = 1440x1080(60i) AVC HD 9M (FX)

AS far as modes go, I haven't checked yet.

I meant shooting modes like sunset, fireworks, beach, landscape, portrait, etc. I hope by choosing one you can also indirectly set the shutter speed. As an example - in low light modes the shutter speed is set probably to 1/15 or 1/10 even, aperture to lower F number (to allow more light in), ISO to higher number. If we knew what's exactly behind each mode we could be in some control of shooting parameters.
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