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post #121 of 132
You are welcome pjc3.

Thanks bsprague. The music is by Hari Prasad Chaurasia from an album called 'Now'. Am doing a lot more video wise with the LX7, and in the process of filming a web commercial with it as well. Will share it here once completed.
post #122 of 132
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You are welcome pjc3.

Thanks bsprague. The music is by Hari Prasad Chaurasia from an album called 'Now'. Am doing a lot more video wise with the LX7, and in the process of filming a web commercial with it as well. Will share it here once completed.

Thanks for the music reference. Amazon has a lot of music with his name on it. Flute music is part of southwest Native American culture too. I did a vacation "scenic" in the Grand Canyon and used flute music by Bill Web. https://vimeo.com/64474485 Amazing to me is that it is up to 800 plays! Perhaps you'll enjoy it.

This forum often leans on equipment reviews and I (very much) enjoy seeing what people do with the reviewed equipment. In a couple of years following this forum it seems we are moving at light speed toward lower cost, smaller, non-traditional tools that take video. If produced by a skilled videographer, you can't tell what equipment it comes from. It could be a LX7 or a 20 pound $5K Sony. Please do post your web commercial. Please do post your web commercial.

Bill
post #123 of 132
bsprague,

I agree with you about enjoying seeing what people do whit the reviewed equipment. I have also pre-booked the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera - which given its price and seeing some of the footage, is truly an amazing piece of equipment. I would say that in these last few years, equipment has never been a limiting factor to what people would want to achieve creatively. Then again, it probably never was smile.gif

Lovely video of the Grand Canyon. Love the depth and the beautiful colours.

Nosh.
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bsprague,

I agree with you about enjoying seeing what people do whit the reviewed equipment. I have also pre-booked the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera - which given its price and seeing some of the footage, is truly an amazing piece of equipment. I would say that in these last few years, equipment has never been a limiting factor to what people would want to achieve creatively. Then again, it probably never was smile.gif

Lovely video of the Grand Canyon. Love the depth and the beautiful colours.

Nosh.
Thanks for the compliment. The stills in that video were my first experiment with HDR processing. All were shot as 3 RAW photos and sent through Nik HDR Effects Pro 2 to make the color pop a little more than it did at high noon on a hazy day.

The Blackmagic world is interesting, but I don't think I have or will have the computer power to edit the footage. Nor will I likely have the screens to play it well.

Bill
post #125 of 132
Well I got my LX-7 in today based primarily on Mark041's recommendation. All I have to say is this thing shoots video WAY better than you'd expect, is well made and does a fantastic job in low light.
I bought it from Amazon as a "used" item for $286 (was listed as "like new" and "may not have original packaging". It was brand new sealed in the Panasonic box!

Anyway, I've owned lots of cameras and I shoot the Canon 5d3 RAW and I am still very impressed with the LX7's performance. Unlike the RX-100 I just sold, I never got the overheating warning indicator.

Remarkable camcorder with built-in ND's and sharp 1280x720 @ 120 fps or 1080p60 for $286. It's a keeper!
post #126 of 132
My wife has given up on her LX7. She says the lens cap is awkward and it doesn't fit in her purse well.
post #127 of 132
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My wife has given up on her LX7. She says the lens cap is awkward and it doesn't fit in her purse well.
You can get an auto-lens cap for the LX7 (search amazon for "lx7 lens cap"). It won't make it fit in her purse but it does alleviate the inconvenience of the manual lens cap.
post #128 of 132
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Don't tell her anything, and take the LX7 for yourself. It's really great for video. smile.gif
post #129 of 132
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You can get an auto-lens cap for the LX7 (search amazon for "lx7 lens cap"). It won't make it fit in her purse but it does alleviate the inconvenience of the manual lens cap.
Thanks for the suggestion.

I bought one of those for her. I could not get it attached because I was expecting the front of the lens to unscrew. The instructions were terrible. I threw it away. A few weeks later I found a YouTube that showed how I should have done it. It twists to unlock, then you pull it off.

I offered to get her another one and try again. The verdict is that the auto lens cap look like a cheap plastic gadget and make the camera even more bulky.

Bill
post #130 of 132
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Don't tell her anything, and take the LX7 for yourself. It's really great for video. smile.gif
What I really want is her FZ150! Bigger and bulkier, it has the zoom for the occasional wildlife shots. It is fine for travel in our 33,000 pound motorhome. It is not fine for travel in carry on luggage!

Today she is going to see if B&H will buy the LX7 back from her. I'm hoping the price is so low that I get to keep it for SS&G Productions, the video team made up of my granddaughters and I.
post #131 of 132
Markr041,

I have a question about the LX7.

I noticed on the panasonic.net website, under video it says
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A special, dedicated button lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings

Does that mean that it will record 1080p video, as well as be able to take full resolution digital pictures as well?

I noticed that "while in video mode" it will take stills fixed at 3.5MP. Does that red button basically throw you into video mode?


Thanks,
pez
post #132 of 132
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Originally Posted by pezgod View Post

Markr041,

I have a question about the LX7.

I noticed on the panasonic.net website, under video it says
Does that mean that it will record 1080p video, as well as be able to take full resolution digital pictures as well?

I noticed that "while in video mode" it will take stills fixed at 3.5MP. Does that red button basically throw you into video mode?


Thanks,
pez

There is a mode dial on the top of the camera. If you press the red button while in any mode besides movie (or video) mode you will take a video, but it will be in fully automatic mode no matter what mode you have chosen for stills. If you select movie on the top of the camera, then you can choose among PASM (fully manual, aperture priority, etc. or automatic) for video and when you press the red button you will take video under those settings.
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