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post #151 of 739
i am thinking about buying a panasonic camcorder. 700,900 or 90.

Can someone please provide me an original 60p sample so i can test if my mediastreamers can play it without problems?

Thanx in A.

Alex
post #152 of 739
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Originally Posted by Odubigblue View Post

Has anyone tried transferring videos from the HC-V700 to an iPad via the camera connection kit? I have a Sandisk SDHC class 10 card and can't get it to work. HELP!

I figured it out and it was very easy! You must go into record setup and change it to record in "iFrame" which is H.264 format and not AVCHD. You then need the camera connection kit for the iPad and it recognizes it once you connect the SD card. Love not having to use a PC or Mac!
Edited by Odubigblue - 7/3/12 at 3:27pm
post #153 of 739
Just passing this along for those looking.



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post #154 of 739
Hi,
I am using Sony Vegas Pro 11 and cant seem to do any nice looking renders of the 1080-50p recordings. Any suggestions on which codec and settings to get 1080-50p output for playback on computer and 1080p/720p for youtube?
Appreciate all help!
post #155 of 739
Trying to decide between the hc-v500mk vs the 700mk. Since I am definitely a newbie around these things can someone explain the upgrades that the 700 has over the 500, especially around the lens, image sensor, and low light performance. Interestingly it seems at least from the specs like the 500 has better zoom capabilities. My main use would be to record my kids and their activities, vacation, etc. Thanks for any guidance.
post #156 of 739
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Originally Posted by wallgren View Post

Hi,
I am using Sony Vegas Pro 11 and cant seem to do any nice looking renders of the 1080-50p recordings. Any suggestions on which codec and settings to get 1080-50p output for playback on computer and 1080p/720p for youtube?
Appreciate all help!
Try this: YouTube Video encoding.
post #157 of 739
My HC-V700 and 32gb card arrived and a wasabi kit is on the way, so the exploration of its capabilities has begun. First question... the manual says that with the supplied battery, the maximum continuous recording time is 1hr 15 min and the actual recording time is 40 min. I'm not making sense of this so can someone explain what this means? Thanks.
post #158 of 739
Well, I just saw this after looking below the big thick line in the manual ...

The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.

Don't know how I missed that. So, it looks like with a fully charged battery, I can expect a single recording session of around 1 hr 15 min.
post #159 of 739
wow guys you can get this on newegg right now for 299$$$ ...better grap it up quick!
post #160 of 739
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Originally Posted by dmercer3 View Post

wow guys you can get this on newegg right now for 299$$$ ...better grap it up quick!
I saw that and grabbed an extra one for friends/relatives that might need one. Just checked again and it looks like it already sold out.
post #161 of 739
Wow the price dropped. I wish i got that later, sometimes procratinating helps? I paid almost $450, i dont regret it as i got it for my father for fathers day. I also hot him 3 Transcend 16GB cards and the extra battery pack. Any notice the 1,500X Zoom ??? That zoom is INSANE.... WOW.
post #162 of 739
Hello everyone, I just became a member today and in about 1 minute I will purchase the Panasonic HC-700Mk brand new. I just wanted to see if anyone is online right now. Looking to get all accessories and a bag. Anyone use the camera shoe? Is there an adapter or so? I'm going on vacation soon and will be doing a lot outdoor and indoors especially riding roller coaster, so if anyone has experience with battery life, should I buy an extra batter and if so which one? I don't know much about camering outside, do I need a filter of some kind, such as a uv filter? What would be a good one? Thanks for all your time, I have read all the post in this thread, I love it and I'm sure I will love my new camcorder.
post #163 of 739
Welcome, Fox.

It's been a bit quiet in this thread as of late. An additional battery or two would probably be a good idea. I went with the Wasabi kit - two higher capacity batteries and charger. Someone earlier in the thread mentioned some slight "wiggle" issues with the Wasabi battery, but I'm not experiencing that at all.

I too am trying to determine what UV filter and lens hood to get. I'm too much of a newbie at this to make confident decisions. For example, does the filter screw into the camera, then the lens hood screw into the filter? See? Total newbie type question. I want to avoid vignetting issues as well. Just not sure what I should be considering.

Finally, looking for a decent video bag to hold everything - camera, batteries, charger, cards, hdmi cable - something to keep everything together. Trying to decide between the Lowepro Edit 130 and 140. Not sure if the 130 will be too small or the 140 will be too large.
post #164 of 739
The Wasabi batteries are a must for me. Just got back from a 10 day trip to Nevada, Arizona, & Utah. Having an extra battery ready to go gives you that edge of confidence to keep the camera recording. Mine have that slight 'wiggle' but guess what? Never a glitch! I used three 32gb and two 16gb class 10 cards. Most of them filled up half way or more.

Filters- I would recommend a decent brand UV that is multicoated. Expect to pay about $10-15. They screw in over your lens and provide an edge of protection over your lens. Heck, I'd buy 2 just to have a spare.

Case- bigger is always better. Over time you will find yourself adding things like a small notepad, pen, lens cleaning cloth, etc..

I will try to get some short videos of my trip on Youtube within the next few weeks.
post #165 of 739
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas cool.gif
post #166 of 739
A sequel already?? How did I miss Vegas1? smile.gif
post #167 of 739
Vegas1 must have had all of the showgirl footage. Loved that incredibly long line in front of the pawn shop. Nice job.
post #168 of 739
Did some editing on the 'Vegas' file and had to rename it. Or, what really happened in Vegas is on Vegas1 wink.gif
The long segment driving down 'the Strip' was shot thru the windshield of a rental car. The pawn shop was made famous by a reality tv show. Now people flock to it.

After leaving Vegas we stopped by Hoover Dam, then on to the Grand Canyon-
post #169 of 739
Hi! I'm new here but i've been reading you for a long time. I finally decided to join this community smile.gif

This thread is so very very intesting for me because I'm about to buy this cam, but I've got some doubts; hope someone could help me.

Basically I'll use it outside to rec landscapes and insects. What I would like to know is if you consider this camera a good choice for macro shooting and how is the quality image recorder in snowscapes in sunny days.

thanks very much in advance!
Mikel
post #170 of 739
Has anyone else noticed that if you are outdoors the sky is washed out and everything else is great, or the sky is great and everything else is dark? Look at my videos from Zion & Grand Canyon National Parks and you will see what I am talking about.
post #171 of 739
I recently bought the uv filter and polarizer filter on amazon to take care of the wash out color in the sky and water. As well as reflections these should help. Other than that I think your videos look great, but I'm not a pro.lol
post #172 of 739
I noticed B & H Photo lists many different UV filters. What should I use on my 700? ( UV standard, haze, 15, 16, etc. )
post #173 of 739
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Originally Posted by jmrgn59 View Post

I noticed B & H Photo lists many different UV filters. What should I use on my 700? ( UV standard, haze, 15, 16, etc. )

A UV filter is all you need . Can't see any reason to have any other type altho i know a few are getting a Polarizer but i have no need for one . I use a HOYA Digital MC Slim filter for my camcorder 43mm . Course i know there are other brands , i just like HOYA for my equipment .

http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Digital-Multi-Coated-Frame-Filter/dp/B00009R9EO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1342755052&sr=8-4&keywords=HOYA+UV+filters+43mm
post #174 of 739
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Originally Posted by Fox Mamba View Post

I recently bought the uv filter and polarizer filter on amazon to take care of the wash out color in the sky and water. As well as reflections these should help. Other than that I think your videos look great, but I'm not a pro.lol
It's possible that pitddady's cam is wearing that filters as he said in another thread .
I hope it coudl be something about configuration or something with an easy solution; otherwise I will be a little disappointed with this cameraI because I don't like much that feel of washed out, or burned film.

Also, I realized in 9:55 - 10:00 min. that it looks like pixelation in the background (mountains) just when trees passed by and changes focus, is it right?

As I said before, I would like to know your opinion about using this camera for macro video (insects) and how is the quality image recorder in snowscapes in sunny days, I wish not whased out or burned :-(

Best Regards,
Mikel
post #175 of 739
I'm using a UV filter only. Before my trip I played with a polarization filter. It only helps if you don't 'pan' the camera left or right. Seems if you change the angle of the camera with regard to where the sun is it also changes the effect. Don't get me wrong, it isn't that a polarization filter is 'bad'. It's great if you are shooting in one direction. If you point the camera to left or right you will need to rotate the filter to get the best effect.

Any pixelation in the videos would be from scaling down the video to lesser quality to fit on Youtube. I tried to keep the files under 1 gig.

Something really noticeable is after driving thru a tunnel the camera took about 5 seconds to adjust to daylight. That was in the 'auto' mode. Maybe manual mode would work best in that situation.

Macro mode is something I'd really love to try with this camera. Maybe this weekend I'll get the chance.

Bottom line, I'm still satisfied with this camera.
post #176 of 739
I have read that u can't use a UV filter when using the flash for photos? Anyone know if this is true?
post #177 of 739
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Originally Posted by jmrgn59 View Post

I have read that u can't use a UV filter when using the flash for photos? Anyone know if this is true?

Read this thread please :

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/841825
post #178 of 739
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Originally Posted by jmrgn59 View Post

I have read that u can't use a UV filter when using the flash for photos? Anyone know if this is true?

The flash on the Panasonic is right next to the lens, within the boundary of the filter ring. If you add a filter, it will cover the lens and the flash. When the flash goes off, the light will bounce off the filter and back into the lens. This isn't a problem with the video light, which is below and beyond the filter ring boundary.
post #179 of 739
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Originally Posted by Spruce Goose View Post

The flash on the Panasonic is right next to the lens, within the boundary of the filter ring. If you add a filter, it will cover the lens and the flash. When the flash goes off, the light will bounce off the filter and back into the lens. This isn't a problem with the video light, which is below and beyond the filter ring boundary.

I can second this answer. The flash on my TM900 is also inside the boundary of the filter ring. If there is a filter on the lens when the flash goes off, the shot is ruined by the reflection. I wrote about this in a blog post a few months ago.

Since I put filters over the front elements of every lens I own, I cannot use the flash on the TM900 without unscrewing the filter. Horrible design decision, and one of the only real frustrations with the TM900, which is otherwise a fantastic camera.

I would have thought Panasonic would figure this out before it released the 2012 models. I guess not.

Cheers,

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution
Edited by brunerww - 7/21/12 at 6:02am
post #180 of 739
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Originally Posted by mikelsen View Post

Hi! I'm new here but i've been reading you for a long time. I finally decided to join this community smile.gif
This thread is so very very intesting for me because I'm about to buy this cam, but I've got some doubts; hope someone could help me.
Basically I'll use it outside to rec landscapes and insects. What I would like to know is if you consider this camera a good choice for macro shooting and how is the quality image recorder in snowscapes in sunny days.
thanks very much in advance!
Mikel
With its excellent OIS and very good optical zoom, my guess is that you probably would have a hard time finding a comparable camcorder in its price range for what you'd want to use it for (especially if you are shooting handheld without a tripod.) For an example of the telemacro function, see Kayook's post from the first page: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1403509/the-official-panasonic-hc-v700-owners-thread#post_22005607

Jump to about the 4:55 mark if you want to see his shots of insects.
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