Nanjing is filled with trees, and in the fall they display their colors and attract photographers. In part 1 we see the Sun Yat-sen mausoleum grounds, Ming dynasty tombs, the National Palace museum, and part of the ancient city wall. Two dolly shots.
In part 2 we visit to the the campus of Southeast University, see T'ai Chi, JimingTemple, burn incense sticks, walk on the ancient city wall, and finally, pedal boating on Xuanwu Lake.
Very nice videos, thanks for sharing. I always smile when I see how serious Asians are with thier gear - and love how they can get their family to pose and stage scenes.
I thought I read you use Vegas 12. If so, what general rendering settings are you using? I thought u also might have said you just upload the video to vimeo but I can't imagine you would because of the massive size.
Editing: for all of the uploaded GW77 Vimeo videos (except the one on the rail emergency) I use Sony Playmemories Home in order to preserve the original quality - that program is used to trim and merge. Thus, the 108060p camera originals are uploaded (big files), and they can be downloaded from Vimeo so that anyone can gage their original quality. I only use Sony Vegas Pro when I want to add titling or want to play with color grades.
I do not pay for internet access at home by the GB (most do not), and it takes less work to upload originals than to convert. Moreover, Vimeo (and YouTube) converts no matter what you upload, so the streaming version will be better quality if I do not convert first. Edited by markr041 - 12/10/12 at 6:42am
....... I use Sony Playmemories Home in order to preserve the original quality - that program is used to trim and merge.
My PlayMemories Home just upgraded to 2.0 with "Extended Features". I haven't figured out the changes yet, but a Vimeo link is included. Note the Vimeo button on the right.
I found more info at Sony Support for the RX100. I tried at the GW77 page and didn't see it.
The release date was 11/30/2012
We are offering PlayMemories Home software version 2.0 for download. This software is also provided for installation / upgrade for users of PlayMemories Home, Picture Motion Browser, and Cyber-shot® Viewer software.
This software update provides the following new features over previous updates:
Design changes to enhance usability
Support for touch screen operations
Capability to combine MP4 videos
Capability to create a data disc with still images
Capability to delete position information and comments from the images to be uploaded
Enhanced search function
Enhanced and faster interoperability with PlayMemories Online service (applicable only in countries where the PlayMemories Online service is available
Nice footage Mark. I normally will not walk with a cam but your footage of walking along the paths demonstates how good the stabilization of GW77 is while walking. I'll tell you, for such a small unit that's pretty incredible.
If they made a GW77 pro version (I wish!), I bet it would not come in the bright blue color .
I used the new PlayMemories Home (2.0) to edit the Nanjing footage. For my purposes they actually made editing a little more difficult (more mouse clicks). And it plays clips in full screen, which is less useful (at least I have not found a way to not do this). For a novice to the program, they made things easier to figure out.
I enjoy the ersatz dolly shots by walking. Turns out a brisk pace does better (smoother) than slow walks. Edited by markr041 - 12/10/12 at 6:03pm
Have a question, and do not want to create a new thread - I am using HX9V and video-wise am very sastified with the image quality, stabilization and sound. The still image quality is poor though. Now I'm thinking of buying GW77 and wonder how does it compare to GW77? Is IQ better? How about manual functions - they are basically absent in HX9V.
Mark, I know you have (had) both, could you please comment?
My plan is to purchase NEX6 for stills (and video, but only in emergencies) and GW77 for video.
One more question - could somebody please recommend decent sellers in Hongkong?
The GW77 video is significantly better than than that of the Hx9v. The GW77 has a better LCD (the Hx9v LCD is 4:3 and you lose part of the screen in video mode); the GW77 has a touch screen (the Hx9v does not), which is really useful for focusing on the subject you want and doing focus pulls while shooting. The manual modes in video are WB (you cannot set WB for video on the Hx9v), exposure, focus. The zoom is completely silent, smoother and variable speed - much better mechanism - more controllable - than the Hx9v. The GW77, with its f1.8 lens, is far superior to the Hx9v in low light over the complete zoom range. That alone makes it much better for video.
Thanks Mark for the info, I wonder though if the stores offer any bargains or are these all official Sony stores that sell cameras for MRSP? I will be in HK for a few days only and hope to be over with shopping in short time and spend the rest playing at Disneyland...
Even in the US, the GW77 is not sold at below MSRP anywhere except a few grey market stores (no Sony Warranty), and even there the discount is something like $50. Sometimes Sony has official sales, and the price is lower at every store and Sony stores, and sometimes bargain packages (like a free customized case).
It is then very different than in the PRC, where the Sony stores offer the products for the most expensive prices, while the dealers offer substancial discounts - with warranty (which is valid only here though). There is also a grey market with products smuggled from abroad - mainly from Hongkong...
BTW for unkown reasons GW77 has never been on sale in China.
The thing is I received a generic battery!! WTF? The package is purple and there is no Sony brand on it. Its from a brand named "FLASHPOINT".
I came back to amazon to read the comments and I saw a lot of users complaining that they have received fake batteries!! What do I do? Does anyone knows this battery? Does it works well, like the original?
It is easy to send stuff back to Amazon and get a full refund, especially if you didn't get what you wanted. Log on, look up your order and print the return label. The vendor, "Alfatronics", will get the wrath of Amazon. If you got something that was not what you ordered, you probably don't even need to pay the return postage.
I bought a $30 flashlight from a vendor through Amazon. It was close, but not exactly the one advertised. I got a full refund and was told to keep the flashlight.
I've had good experiences with Wasabi batteries from Blue Nook before so searched around for them when they didn't appear at first on Amazon. They were buried below the others. They get better reviews than other brands, usually even better than OEM.
I have used Sandisk cards; class 10 ones have been on sale at BestBuy recently. They are also dustproof, waterproof and shockproof. I have never used more than two batteries for a full day's shooting. You do need more than one (the batteries are tiny). I also bought a charger, since at the end of the day I would have two batteries to charge (one in camera, one in the charger) to save time.