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post #121 of 183
Does anybody know if a PAL cx760 can be converted or reconfigured do NTSC? Maybe changing the firmware?
Thanks in advance,
Werner
post #122 of 183
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Originally Posted by markr041 View Post

Ok. Time to think out of the box: get a camcorder just as good if not better than the CX760 with viewfinder, for $700:
http://www.jr.com/panasonic/pe/PAN_HCX900K/
Higher rated than the 760 and smaller; everything you need but waterproofing.

Wow, never thought it would be so hard to consider a different brand. Have been with Sony now with three camcorders over the years, and am comfortable with them.
How durable are the Panasonic camcorders? Sonys seem to take a beating and still hold up just fine.
How is the low light performance compared to Sony. I love to shoot in the evenings just after sunset until full dark. Can the Panny handle that?
Is this cam AVCHD?
How are the colors compared to Sony? Would there be a problem mixing the videos of the two in a program?
And lastly, the CX760 is much advanced, video picture wise, over my SR11. Would the same be true about the x900?

Sorry to get off the topic of this thread.

Thanks.
Mike
post #123 of 183
I sold (returned) my x900 and bought the NX30,the PJ760 sister. The Panasonic has a very poor construction compared to the Sony. I still have my SD600 that looks much more solid than the X900 . The picture quality of all these 1080/60P cameras is very similar. The wider lens on the Sony , best stabilization system and very good low light performance were the decision factors for me. Only reason why I paid yhe extra 500 bucks for the "pro" model was the need for a better audio (XLR and lossless PCM) , otherwise the PJ760 would also be perfect for what I do (street interviews for a blog).
post #124 of 183
Thanks for the information.

Mike
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I would love to have one myself, but the price is a bit steep. Hopefully after January, the price will drop some more.
post #128 of 183
I shot a video on 60P on my Sony HDR-PJ760C and now I can not import the video into my MacBook Pro. Imovie wont recognize it and Final Cut Pro neither. What do i need?
thanks
Marco
post #129 of 183
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Originally Posted by Marcomaui View Post

I shot a video on 60P on my Sony HDR-PJ760C and now I can not import the video into my MacBook Pro. Imovie wont recognize it and Final Cut Pro neither. What do i need?
thanks
Marco
I've read where the lastest versions of FCP and iMovie do work with 1080p60, but I'm not sure because I don't own a Mac. Adobe Premier Elements 11 is the newest version, runs on a Mac and has "official" support of all AVCHD formats, including 1080p60.

Bill
Edited by bsprague - 12/9/12 at 9:24am
post #130 of 183
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Originally Posted by Marcomaui View Post

I shot a video on 60P on my Sony HDR-PJ760C and now I can not import the video into my MacBook Pro. Imovie wont recognize it and Final Cut Pro neither. What do i need?
thanks
Marco

http://www.divergentmedia.com/clipwrap

This program works great - I convert to .MOV and no loss of quality. I do all my video editing in FCP X.

Josh Wilson
www.greatlakesimaging.net
http://www.greatlakesimaging.net/aerial_photography_rc_drone_video.htm
post #131 of 183
I bought the HDR-CX760V last month when Sony had $200 off instant rebate going on. Nice camera and looking forward to using it. By the way, the poster from Italy who posted his videos of Venice on YouTube made up my mind I wanted this camera. Thanks!
post #132 of 183
Its now $200 off again, at Amazon or BHPhotovideo.
post #133 of 183
Can anyone tell me whether the cx730 has an internal memory storage or not? I was checking Sony website but they didn't mention it on the web site. I don't really want to buy a camcorder then I have to buy a sdcard just to use it...
post #134 of 183
No internal memory. SD cards are really cheap now, much more convenient in use and have faster read times, and they are waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. Paying for camcorder internal memory nowadays is a waste. I wish the American model - which has 96GB of internal memory - were $200 cheaper and had no memory.
Edited by markr041 - 12/10/12 at 5:40pm
post #135 of 183
Hi guys,

I own the CX730 and I have a problem with playmemories which can't see my camera. I'm using XP SP3 and the computer can only see the part of the camera that has the installation files for the playmemories. My flash memory is full and since I can't download the videos, my camcorder is useless at the moment.
Any suggestions?
post #136 of 183
I am sorry, the CX730 has NO internal memory for videos. Any video you shoot must be on SD cards. If you shot on an sd card, then just take it out of the camcorder and insert it into your computer's memory slot.
post #137 of 183
I'm using a desktop with no memory slot.
Is it so difficult to make playmemories import the files?
post #138 of 183
PlayMemories should import files from the sd card on your camcorder, so you are doing something wrong. It is not possible to know what you are doing wrong, - you asked for help: taking the sd card out and inserting it into a memory card slot on the computer is an alternative. Get a cheap usb sd card reader.

Did you install the latest PlayMemories (version 2.0)? Did you go to File, 'Import Media Files' to import your clips? What exactly did you do? How can we help if you don't tell us anything (like not having internnal memory or not having a card reader or not using plain old copy).
post #139 of 183
I have Playmemories 2.0 and I have tried "import media files" and also all usb settings on my camcorder ( automatic, MTP, mass storage) as well single and multiple LUN.
A few months ago when I had a laptop (running win 7), I was using the program with no problem and was able to import files, burn dvd and BDs.
Something seems to be different with xp
post #140 of 183
System Requirements for Playmemories 2.0:

•Windows XP SP3 (64-bit editions and/or Starter are not supported.)
•Windows Vista SP2 (Starter is not supported.)
•Windows 7 SP1
•Windows 8

Well, we now know you are not making an error, there is nothing wrong with your camera, and nothing wrong with PlayMemories on Windows 7.
post #141 of 183
Just went to the Sony site and saw that the cx760 is no longer available. It does not say out of stock but no longer available. Does this mean that this is it for the model?
What would you say is the little brother of cx760? Just as good with stabilization, recording quality, but not necessarily with all the features and bells and whistles?
post #142 of 183
The Sony HDR PJ710v (same as the 760 but no viewfinder and less internal memory + projector) or the PJ760V, exactly the same as the CX760 but with a projector.

The Sony CX760v is available at a lot of authorized retailers other than Sony.
post #143 of 183
It was just strange that the site says "no longer available" rather than out of stock as it did for days now. Probably means nothing.

You are right about the 710 being comparable. It has the projector which the 760 doesn't, however I do not think I will ever use it. The 710 doesn't have the viewfinder, however, I never used the viewfinder with my previous camera anyway. Just afraid if I get the 710 I will all of a sudden have a need for the viewfinder. You know how things go. You keep something for years, you finally toss it in the trash, and then the next day you need it.

It boils down to on board memory. I already have a 64GB card, so that might be irrelevant as well.

The local Sony store is offering me 18 month financing, so that is really the only reason I was looking to go via Sony directly. All others are more in the 6 to 12 month range.
That being said I am still considering other manufactures out there, but leaning towards the 760v.
Edited by jjdolphin - 12/20/12 at 8:58am
post #144 of 183
These days manufactures make little quantity of each product, im in the UK and will be purchasing the HDR-CX760E version on Monday for only total £725.00 all in with delivery and import tax duty, if the price is too expensive for some then they can go for the HDR-CX740 which has only 32 GB internal memory and rest is same as the HDR-CX760V

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post #145 of 183
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Originally Posted by jjdolphin View Post

What would you say is the little brother of cx760? Just as good with stabilization, recording quality, but not necessarily with all the features and bells and whistles?


I wouldn't consider anything a little brother of cX760 unless it has the same lens floating stabilization system. That is the killer feature of this camera. It has made an huge difference in the watchability of my home videos vs my previous camcorders.
post #146 of 183
Has anyone found a good 'tiny' bag for the 760? I'd really like something I could attach to my belt when I don't have a jacket pocket to keep the camera in. Most bags are much more than I need. The closest I've seen is a Case Logic lens holder but not sure if it would work for the 760 very well.
post #147 of 183
The stabilization is key for me too. A "little brother", meaning smaller internal memory or none at all. Other feature I deem non-essential while keeping the core together. The pj710 with view finder, minus the projector feature could fit the bill. Well...irrelevant to me now since I ordered the 760 yesterday, so expecting it sometime next week.
post #148 of 183
Sony HDR CX760V Video: Basketball Coaching Action.

What goes on during the time-outs at the benches, and a little basketball too.

https://vimeo.com/56298693

and some more player action:

https://vimeo.com/56129928

The stabilizer is amazing, and combined with the smooth zoom, it's magic.
Edited by markr041 - 12/25/12 at 5:51pm
post #149 of 183
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....The stabilizer is amazing, and combined with the smooth zoom, it's magic.
At about post #12 in this thread I wrote that someone needed to buy this camera and report on the wiggly lens stabilizer. It is about time! Sony's advertising said it was 13 times better, but didn't say better than what.

Is it good enough to make things like the Merlin Steadicam unimportant?

Thanks for confirming what the Italian said in the beginning, but now I have to figure out how to get another camera under the radar of the family budget!

Bill
Edited by bsprague - 12/25/12 at 5:25pm
post #150 of 183
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....The stabilizer is amazing, and combined with the smooth zoom, it's magic.
Mark,

How rugged and durable do you think the wiggly lens is?

Bill
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