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post #601 of 739
@ Rock Flint - Yeah, I have a decent 1080P pocket camcorder, well its actually my 10yr olds, it will have do if I don't get one in time. At least Its better than the $500 HI-8 Sony I bought for my daughters birth (10 yrs ago) Yeah, due for an upgrade right? tongue.gif

@ Potoroo - Thanks for taking the time to compare the the two and the added info. The wifi stuff sounds pretty impressive, if it works good. It enables live streaming via UStream + simultaneous Full HD recording. May be nice so my mom and dad could kinda "be there" at the various events they could'nt make it to.

NFC (Near Field Communication) connect a smartphone or tablet to a camcorder in one touch.

Remote Shooting - By using the dedicated Panasonic Image App, you can remotely check audio recording, zoom IN/OUT and shutter ON/OFF, while viewing the live image on a smartphone or tablet.

Home Monitoring - When you are away from home, you can monitor and record there with high-quality live video using your smartphone or tablet.

Wireless TV Playback - An Access Point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other rooms in the home and play back images on the large-screen TV.

I like to tinker, so I can see some of these features being used.
post #602 of 739
Speaking about photos of new grandchildren, I took this of my granddaughter 13 years ago. I took this photo 40 minutes after she was born. The camera was a Sony Mavica, the kind that used a floppy disk for storing the pictures. I could usually get about 50 on a 1.44mb floppy which gives you an idea of how small the files were. But this one turned out pretty well (all things considered).

Sony Mavica Photo photo 40MinutesOld.jpg
post #603 of 739
Rock Flint,

Not only are we almost neighbors, but we have granddaughters the same age. My eleven and thirteen year old granddaughters have been working with me to learn videography and are becoming quite good at it.

Did your granddaughter give you permission to post her picture?

Bill
post #604 of 739
Hi Bill,

She hasn't given permission lately, hopefully she won't find out.

We should have a cup of coffee one of these days. But we are leaving in a week for a trip thru CA and AZ and will be gone most of the month. I have a new camcorder and a new still camera to play with along the way.

Regards,

Rock Flint AKA Paul
post #605 of 739
Is this camcorder still considered one of the best buys for under $500? Ours broke today and wife is yelling at me to go get one...gotta have it now ya know (wife's thoughts)

PS we had a Sony HDR SR10
post #606 of 739
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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

Is this camcorder still considered one of the best buys for under $500?
Yes.
post #607 of 739
Bill,

Is the v700m worth the extra $120 over the v700? Only differences being the 16hd, how many hours is that recording and what is everyone using besides the internal HD. I have been eying this camcorder and the Sony HDR-PJ260. Panny hands down better being the same prices?
post #608 of 739
The V700k was $399.99 on amazon a couple of hours ago. I picked one up finally at a decent price.
post #609 of 739
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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

Bill,

Is the v700m worth the extra $120 over the v700? Only differences being the 16hd, how many hours is that recording and what is everyone using besides the internal HD. I have been eying this camcorder and the Sony HDR-PJ260. Panny hands down better being the same prices?

With apologies to Bill S., this is the other Bill answering: the answer is no.

A 16GB Transcend Class 10 card is only $13. For $120, you can buy a $105 128GB card and have money left over!

Good luck,

Bill B.

The Other Bill smile.gif
post #610 of 739
Info I needed. Any experiences with the newer Sonys?
post #611 of 739
Accidental recording with Panasonic HC-V700
Hi All, I have been enjoying reading posts in this site and I finally become a member of AVS. I have a question about the Panasonic HC-V700. If on recording mode and the screen closes without pulsing the button to stop, the camera is still recording. It has finally happen to me with this new camera (I used to make fun of my wife and father in low for doing so in the past. shame on me! Is there a way to prevent recording accidental with the LCD screen closed or to stop recording when the screen closes? Even if the button is not pressed again to stop recording
Thanks,
Michael
post #612 of 739
post #613 of 739
Hi guys,

I recently purchased the HC-V700m (waiting for it to arrive from amazon) and I just wanted to say how helpful everyone on this forum has been as I have lurked through all the recent postings. I bought it to start filming my 6 month old. I have an 8 year who I filmed pretty much all the time up until she was 2 years old with a crappy sony hi-8 handy cam. Recently the wife and I booked our first vacation in years and I thought it would be a good idea to film it. I found the old hi-8 and thought "geeez this thing is dated", we watched some old videos and got all nostalgic and I started to really regret not having the same kind of video I had for my first born. Some internet research later, and I was purchasing the HC-V700m off amazon.

I just had a couple of questions if you don't mind my asking.

I have a Panasonic TV with the Viera Link and an SD card reader on it. Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card, and will it play at the right resolution? Or will I need to connect the HDMI cable to the TV from the camera?

Also, in reading a lot of the postings here I quickly picked up a lens hood. But then after I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant/

Will this particular hood cause it? And if so, how do I avoid it, or is it something I am just working myself into a paranoia about?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PV6F5W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

Thanks!
post #614 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikegimik View Post

Hi guys,

I recently purchased the HC-V700m (waiting for it to arrive from amazon) and I just wanted to say how helpful everyone on this forum has been as I have lurked through all the recent postings. I bought it to start filming my 6 month old. I have an 8 year who I filmed pretty much all the time up until she was 2 years old with a crappy sony hi-8 handy cam. Recently the wife and I booked our first vacation in years and I thought it would be a good idea to film it. I found the old hi-8 and thought "geeez this thing is dated", we watched some old videos and got all nostalgic and I started to really regret not having the same kind of video I had for my first born. Some internet research later, and I was purchasing the HC-V700m off amazon.

I just had a couple of questions if you don't mind my asking.

I have a Panasonic TV with the Viera Link and an SD card reader on it. Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card, and will it play at the right resolution? Or will I need to connect the HDMI cable to the TV from the camera?

Also, in reading a lot of the postings here I quickly picked up a lens hood. But then after I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant/

Will this particular hood cause it? And if so, how do I avoid it, or is it something I am just working myself into a paranoia about?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PV6F5W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

Thanks!

"Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card..."
According to the advertising, it probably will. It may depend on how new the TV is.

" I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant"
It is where the corners are dark because the hood blocks some of the wide angle view.
post #615 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikegimik View Post

Hi guys,

I recently purchased the HC-V700m (waiting for it to arrive from amazon) and I just wanted to say how helpful everyone on this forum has been as I have lurked through all the recent postings. I bought it to start filming my 6 month old. I have an 8 year who I filmed pretty much all the time up until she was 2 years old with a crappy sony hi-8 handy cam. Recently the wife and I booked our first vacation in years and I thought it would be a good idea to film it. I found the old hi-8 and thought "geeez this thing is dated", we watched some old videos and got all nostalgic and I started to really regret not having the same kind of video I had for my first born. Some internet research later, and I was purchasing the HC-V700m off amazon.

I just had a couple of questions if you don't mind my asking.

I have a Panasonic TV with the Viera Link and an SD card reader on it. Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card, and will it play at the right resolution? Or will I need to connect the HDMI cable to the TV from the camera?

Also, in reading a lot of the postings here I quickly picked up a lens hood. But then after I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant/

Will this particular hood cause it? And if so, how do I avoid it, or is it something I am just working myself into a paranoia about?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PV6F5W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

Thanks!

"Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card..."
According to the advertising, it probably will. It may depend on how new the TV is.

" I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant"
It is where the corners are dark because the hood blocks some of the wide angle view.
post #616 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikegimik View Post

Hi guys,

I recently purchased the HC-V700m (waiting for it to arrive from amazon) and I just wanted to say how helpful everyone on this forum has been as I have lurked through all the recent postings. I bought it to start filming my 6 month old. I have an 8 year who I filmed pretty much all the time up until she was 2 years old with a crappy sony hi-8 handy cam. Recently the wife and I booked our first vacation in years and I thought it would be a good idea to film it. I found the old hi-8 and thought "geeez this thing is dated", we watched some old videos and got all nostalgic and I started to really regret not having the same kind of video I had for my first born. Some internet research later, and I was purchasing the HC-V700m off amazon.

I just had a couple of questions if you don't mind my asking.

I have a Panasonic TV with the Viera Link and an SD card reader on it. Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card, and will it play at the right resolution? Or will I need to connect the HDMI cable to the TV from the camera?

Also, in reading a lot of the postings here I quickly picked up a lens hood. But then after I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant/

Will this particular hood cause it? And if so, how do I avoid it, or is it something I am just working myself into a paranoia about?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PV6F5W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

Thanks!

"Will my TV recognize Video I shoot with the camera if I input the SD card..."
According to the advertising, it probably will. It may depend on how new the TV is.

" I read some more I read about something people were calling "vignette" and I was wondering what you meant"
It is where the corners are dark because the hood blocks some of the wide angle view.
post #617 of 739
Hello folks - just joined here after spending a couple of days wading through 21 pages of informative stuff about the V700 on here. I must say, there is a great deal of knowledge bouncing around here!!!

I started looking because I am quite keen on widening my photography hobby to include shooting some video - although until now i have not been able to really justify splashing out on a new "toy"

I spent ages looking at reviews and comparisons before deciding that the V700 is the way to go. (Looked at the V100 & V500 first and a couple from competitors)

I have been a long time user of digital still photography - I have a Nikon D90 DSLR and a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 as a second more portable job for on the move stuff. My interest in video has only been a passing one. I just love the digital dark room time as much as taking the shots themselves and couldn't see a need for a separate line in video.....after all, both my still cameras shoot decent HD video if I need it.

But.....I also believe in horses for courses and to get the best out of either format you have to have the tools that are made for the job.

Now (for those still reading!!! - sorry about the long intro) a question that I would like to ask - and it is the crucial point which will decide whether I stick to stills with occasional vid or go the whole hog and get myself a V700

I can see the fun in shooting and then processing, but what does everyone then do with the finished article?? This has been the stumbling block for me. With stills I can do many things (DVD, Print out, put image onto a canvas for wall hanging, compile photobooks on line (which by the way is an excellent way to keep a record of a particular theme), sharing etc etc etc) but other than look at the finished video from time to time and maybe bore someone to death having to watch something that I have taken what else do you good folks do? (I'm not particularly interested in uploading to youtube unless there is a community with similar subject interest which may appeal)

Sorry for such a long first post, but apart from the actual shooting of video and the processing (both of which I will thoroughly enjoy!!) I don't want to be left scratching my head if there is nothing else to be done with the "masterpieces" (lol) I will produce!!

I look forward to any comments and hopefully some inspiration!!

By the way, for fellow UK members, the V700 has just come down in price (probably because of the new V720) to £299.95 at both John Lewis and Amazon.co.uk


Nigel
post #618 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJM48 View Post

I can see the fun in shooting and then processing, but what does everyone then do with the finished article??
Nigel,

Welcome to the forum!

This forum is primarily about camcorder equipment and this thread is specifically about the V700. So, so discussing your question would take it off topic. Yet, I would enjoy reading what others think.

I am going to start a new topic titled "Why do you shoot video and what do you do with finished projects?"

Click here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1456713/why-do-you-shoot-video-and-what-do-you-do-with-finished-projects

Bill
post #619 of 739
Would anyone be so good as to offer for download some unedited sample footage direct from the camera? A direct link to .mt2s would be perfect (please no youtube, vimeo etc.). If anybody has some samples prepared illustrating varied conditions, moving from dark to light, dof shots, macro etc. that would be wonderful.

I'm comparing this cam to the TM700, with respect to image quality at 1080/60p strictly, low light capabilities between the two sensor configs and availability of manual controls - if anybody should have helpful info on that. Thanks.
post #620 of 739
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Originally Posted by mikegimik View Post

Will this particular hood cause it? And if so, how do I avoid it, or is it something I am just working myself into a paranoia about?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PV6F5W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

Thanks!

Hey Mike,

While I can't speak about the 46mm version of your hood, the 58mm version definitely is not compatible with the HC-V700. I posted a few weeks ago how the hood itself is visible at its widest zoom. This is of course with a step-up ring that adds a couple millimeters to the end of the camera, but I would bet the 46mm hood would still be visible and if not, have some significant vignetting.

You might consider the 46mm Wide Angle Hood made by the same manufacturer. According to the reviewer on Amazon, there was no problem with vignetting when just the hood was used with the HC-V700. If you end up purchasing it, please let us know your results -- I'm thinking about getting one also.

Evan
post #621 of 739
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Originally Posted by evanwhat View Post

Hey Mike,

While I can't speak about the 46mm version of your hood, the 58mm version definitely is not compatible with the HC-V700. I posted a few weeks ago how the hood itself is visible at its widest zoom. This is of course with a step-up ring that adds a couple millimeters to the end of the camera, but I would bet the 46mm hood would still be visible and if not, have some significant vignetting.

You might consider the 46mm Wide Angle Hood made by the same manufacturer. According to the reviewer on Amazon, there was no problem with vignetting when just the hood was used with the HC-V700. If you end up purchasing it, please let us know your results -- I'm thinking about getting one also.

Evan

I have the Mennon 46mm Wide angle hood.
The hood does not cause vignetting at full wide zoom.
However you will notice slight vignetting at full wide with O.I.S. enabled. And only then during extreme O.I.S Compensation.
post #622 of 739
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Originally Posted by padre653 View Post

...slight vignetting at full wide with O.I.S. enabled. And only then during extreme O.I.S Compensation.

Padre, thanks for your input -- hadn't realized OIS would affect vignetting also. It's good to know.

Does anyone else have experience with using these hoods, specifically the Mennon 58mm 16:9 Wide Angle Lens Hood or Mennon 77mm 16:9 Wide Angle Lens Hood?

Evan
post #623 of 739
I have picked up from this forum that the two main contenders for best editing software are Adobe Premiere Elements 11 and the Sony Movie Studio Platinum - but has anyone tried Cyberlink Power Director?

I am eagerly awaiting delivery of my V700 and I have managed to get a 30 day trial of the Cyberlink Power Director Suite and I have been messing around with it with some short clips taken with my still digital camera. Seems ok and reasonably easy to use without any manual or prior knowledge.

It has a good write up here:- http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ but what do folks here think?

I am still leaning towards Adobe Premiere and I think that is available for a trial download too.

Is there anyone who has used them all to give a feedback on experience?

Thanks

Nigel
post #624 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJM48 View Post

I have picked up from this forum that the two main contenders for best editing software are Adobe Premiere Elements 11 and the Sony Movie Studio Platinum - but has anyone tried Cyberlink Power Director?

I am eagerly awaiting delivery of my V700 and I have managed to get a 30 day trial of the Cyberlink Power Director Suite and I have been messing around with it with some short clips taken with my still digital camera. Seems ok and reasonably easy to use without any manual or prior knowledge.

It has a good write up here:- http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ but what do folks here think?

I am still leaning towards Adobe Premiere and I think that is available for a trial download too.

Is there anyone who has used them all to give a feedback on experience?

Thanks

Nigel

You can download the trial of Cyberlink (and the other program trials) and check it out for yourself.
post #625 of 739
Cyberlink power director does get top reviews...only problem with that is there are 3 levels of power director, each one more expensive deluxe being the least pricey. Which one were you looking at?
post #626 of 739
I notice everyone discussing editing software. I haven't seen anyone discuss Avid Studio Ultimate 16.
Does no one else like this software?
post #627 of 739
I am a fairly new owner of a V700, and I have an issue to to ask about. At the end of each clip, there is an artifact as shown here. Is the camera defective?


If you'd like to see some of my videos with the camera of my son's basketball games, look for my channel on YouTube under donberg1. I use iA mode in 1080iHG or 1080p and save as 720p from Windows Movie Maker before uploading to Youtube (at least that's what I've been doing lately - you might see one or two 480 videos there.
post #628 of 739
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Originally Posted by xfws View Post

You can download the trial of Cyberlink (and the other program trials) and check it out for yourself.

As I mentioned in my post I already have downloaded the trial version of Cyberlink - it is extremely expensive for the full suite though. Had a quick play with it without any tuition and it is fairly easy to find your way around. Since my post I have downloaded the 30 day trial of Premiere 11 and I am in the process of downloading the Sony full suite too.

I have very little footage to play with as my new V700 hasn't arrived yet - so just have a few very short clips taken with the video function on my still cameras.

Cyberlink is easier to navigate than Adobe Premiere 11 so far (but not given either a fair chance as yet - but I hope the Sony is as easy as it is far more friendly on the pocket than Cyberlink!!




Nigel
post #629 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJM48 View Post

As I mentioned in my post I already have downloaded the trial version of Cyberlink - it is extremely expensive for the full suite though. Had a quick play with it without any tuition and it is fairly easy to find your way around. Since my post I have downloaded the 30 day trial of Premiere 11 and I am in the process of downloading the Sony full suite too.

I have very little footage to play with as my new V700 hasn't arrived yet - so just have a few very short clips taken with the video function on my still cameras.

Cyberlink is easier to navigate than Adobe Premiere 11 so far (but not given either a fair chance as yet - but I hope the Sony is as easy as it is far more friendly on the pocket than Cyberlink!!




Nigel

I confess to being a "pusher" of Premier Elements. I have no idea what the "best editor" is. Nor do I think it matters what the easiest is. What matters to me and why I "push" it as a committed amateur is the wealth of learning materiel available. The range is wide. There are books you buy, there are blogs, there are forums, there are training DVDs, there are at least two on line training courses, there is Adobe's own TV training and, of course a wealth of YouTubes. No other editing software has that level of universal support.

Bill
post #630 of 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by donberg1 View Post

I am a fairly new owner of a V700, and I have an issue to to ask about. At the end of each clip, there is an artifact as shown here. Is the camera defective?


If you'd like to see some of my videos with the camera of my son's basketball games, look for my channel on YouTube under donberg1. I use iA mode in 1080iHG or 1080p and save as 720p from Windows Movie Maker before uploading to Youtube (at least that's what I've been doing lately - you might see one or two 480 videos there.
Welcome to the forum.

If that is at the end of every un-edited clip and you are carefully pressing the stop video button, I would suggest you do have a defective camera. Or, it could be being introduced by WMM or YouTube.

Since you're on a PC, have you installed the HDWriter that came with your camera? Do you see the artifact there? You might also try downloading the free Splash Lite media player and try that.

Have you tried playing clips directly to a TV with an HDMI cord? Do you see the artifact when you playback the clip while it is still in your camera?

If it is always there, regardless of playback method, you need to exercise your return policy or warranty.

Bill
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