Sony HDR-HC9E

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    Pm you my addy and you send me one? ;)

    I like it.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    yeah sure! I'll send you a pic ;)
     
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    Very nice :D

    Have you had a chance to use it much yet?
     
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    I've been playing around with it off and on since it arrived, mostly in uni, using the slo-motion mode (3 seconds at 240 fps, buffered, then recorded onto the minidv tape over 12 seconds)
    I'll be uploading the results of my messing around with it into youtube soon, and I'll post the link
     
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    finished an arty video using footage from my new cam:
     
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    Looks real good.

    French fries on pizza?

    Anyways, the high frame rate thing is pretty cool but I keep expecting the result of a high speed camera.
     
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    IF I slowed it down even further in finalcut, I could drop the frame rate down to 12 fps, thus, making a 3 second clip into 24 seconds, see the camera buffer records a 3 second clip, then records it to minidv over 12 seconds
     
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    But that would make it jittery wouldn't it? I remember doing a keyframe slow-mo in final cut and it wasn't that great.
     
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    not really, if you work with 24fps, then slow it down to half-speed, and enable frame blending, you don't really notice it that much. I did it on a music video and it looks quite nice on a 32" tv screen (but I cant show you yet, as the band haven't released the EP yet)

    Oh, my wide angle lens arrived today too, and I think im going to order a polarizing lens kit, and a fish eye lens - just for the **** of it
     
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    Sounds like you've got a lot of money to blow haha. I'm going to buy my friend's Cannon Digital Rebel XT with the kit lens later in the summer. I'm already shuddering at the cost of the lenses X|
     
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    Can you host an actual MPG or AVI of the actual HD video? I'd like to see what it looks like.
     
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    I haven't shot anything in HD yet, been saving the tape, but as soon as i get to film something juicy, I'll post a mpeg or avi of the HD footage on my webspace, i got a stupidly large amount of space

    Spike, my camera uses a 37mm thread, and i got a wide angle lens off ebay for £30, p+p included, also got my eyes on a fish eye lens and a polarizing lens for the same kind of prices, not too bad in my opinion
     
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    Wow, that is really cheap for a lens. Maybe SLR camera lenses are just a lot more expensive. I'm talking about $200 to $700 lenses (possibly more).
     
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    generally SLR lenses are a **** of a lot more expensive, although the price that my lenses were 'originally' were around the same price as you quoted.
     
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    I got my fish-eye lens, and polarizing lens kit this morning, they look awesome!
    When I have some free time, I'll post some videos with the different lenses.

    I'm also waiting on two radio-mics (the ones you wear with a little battery pack, and are transmitted to the receiver plugged into the camera)
     
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    Oh man...those would've helped back when I was in film class. We were stuck with boom mics for our school bulletin broad casts....we just had to filter out the wind and crank up the gain. It worked alright but it didn't sound too good.
     
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    depends on what kind of mics you used, if you used direction gun mics with wind shields on, it would have been fine (but then I used Rode mics - the best you can get).

    these radio mics are entry level, so im not expecting anything amazing, but they should come in handy
     
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