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MOVIE MASTER
10-14-2006, 09:15 PM
Can You Guys Give Me Any Ideas On How To Get A Hvx?

HorseFilms
10-14-2006, 09:16 PM
Yes. Save $6000.

Kholi
10-14-2006, 09:17 PM
Keep shooting with your DVX, get a good project later on and convince your producer that the HVX is the way to go.

DarkMatter
10-14-2006, 09:17 PM
:huh: Buy One

TheatreGuy
10-14-2006, 09:18 PM
you started a thread with this?????????

MOVIE MASTER
10-14-2006, 09:23 PM
Yeah Got To Plan Ahead Just In Case

Cynic821
10-14-2006, 09:27 PM
how do you manage to hit shift before every word, let me try, im going to retype this sentence and see how well i can do it...

How Do you Manaage TO Hit Shift Before AEvery Word, leyt MEt Try, Imt Going To retypoe This Aendtence and See Who Well I Cna Do It...


wow, that was tough, seriously.

TUPPERWARE

MOVIE MASTER
10-14-2006, 09:28 PM
Hit Tab!

Kevin Dorsey
10-14-2006, 09:30 PM
Tug jobs not on the list? Hmmmm, I'd go corn on the cob.

Brandon Rice
10-14-2006, 09:32 PM
uh.... this is a weird thread... I need an HVX too dude :)

Weston
10-14-2006, 09:32 PM
yeah i too vote for corn

Brandon Rice
10-14-2006, 09:33 PM
ask for money

MOVIE MASTER
10-14-2006, 09:35 PM
uh.... this is a weird thread... I need an HVX too dude


Well Their You Go Maybe You Can Get Some Ideas!

Weston
10-14-2006, 09:36 PM
movie master.....did you not say you'd just pulled your dvx out of the box the day you started filming the awakening? You need an hvx already?

cinealma
10-14-2006, 09:37 PM
MM, why don't you have Satan carve you one out of Dalmer's skull?


John G.

MOVIE MASTER
10-14-2006, 09:37 PM
movie master.....did you not say you'd just pulled your dvx out of the box the day you started filming the awakening? You need an hvx already


Hell Yes! Just Look At The Hvx Even My Stuff Will Look Like Gold!

Brandon Rice
10-14-2006, 09:38 PM
it takes a lot MORE than just a camera dude.

Cynic821
10-14-2006, 09:40 PM
Hell Yes! Just Look At The Hvx Even My Stuff Will Look Like Gold!

http://www.dreamagic.com/vivianrose/hytner.gif

Weston
10-14-2006, 09:40 PM
Thats Gold Jerry.....gold!

Kevin Dorsey
10-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Nice Cynic...that one took me a minute.

Weston
10-14-2006, 10:32 PM
why do they call it ovaltine......the container is round, the mug is round.......they should call it roundtine

Cynic821
10-14-2006, 10:33 PM
lol. IMDB says he was only in 6 episodes...but such a great character, id swear he was in alot of them.

Matt Sconce
10-15-2006, 02:41 AM
Here is how I scraped up the funds for an HVX......Sell things you have that are worth something...Extra car, backup computer, furniture, T.V.s...firstborn children..... Seriously, I sold my two Sony Vx2100s and am selling my DVX100b Monday, to afford the HVX. It will be worth it.

Inexistence
10-15-2006, 09:44 AM
Here is how I scraped up the funds for an HVX......Sell things you have that are worth something...Extra car, backup computer, furniture, T.V.s...firstborn children..... Seriously, I sold my two Sony Vx2100s and am selling my DVX100b Monday, to afford the HVX. It will be worth it.


I'm halfway through that process.:crybaby: Well... just the car really but, I love that
damn thing.

GenJerDan
10-15-2006, 11:13 AM
Maybe it's just me. Or maybe it's the editors. But all the HVX footage I've seen looks....bluish. Is it supposed to look bluish? Makes no sense.

Anyway, nothing I've seen makes me want to run out and get one. (And, yes, I could. I've got my checkbook sitting right here.)

Mark Johnson
10-15-2006, 11:50 AM
GenJerDan, you might want to calibrate your monitor if that's what you are truly seeing. Given the range of gamma settings available on the HVX as well as its ability to provide a calibrated and accurate output as shown in a number of tests using a scope, its pretty ludicrous to paint such a broad brush ('bluish') to the camera.

Moreover, given the amount of color correction added in post in these entries, even if you accurately did detect a 'bluish' quality to the HVX footage, pointing at the camera would be pretty misplaced as the source anyway.

Additionally, it would be pretty foolish to make a judgment about the camera given the TEENSY size and HEAVY compression required to make these web movies. At these sizes and with these compression levels you aren't going to meaningfully see ANY difference between anything shot with a DVX vs an HVX. Look at the quality of cinematography in WELCOME. Unless you are told, you will not be able to meaningfully determine whether that was HVX or DVX footage. I'd be willing to bet serious money that a blind assessment of all entries would reveal that NOBODY could tell which productions were HVX vs DVX.

The HVX won't make anyone a better filmmaker and it certainly isn't going to give anyone an advantage over DVX shooters when the output is tiny compressed QuickTime web movies. I would venture to say that you'd really be making a mistake if you used these entries to judge whether you wold benefit from having an HVX.

Now, if you are in need of HD resolution, variable frame rates and improved color space you should consider the HVX.

You'd be better served looking at the full-frame images in this thread if you really want to consider the merits of the HVX: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/forumdisplay.php?f=57

MOVIE MASTER
10-15-2006, 02:42 PM
every single movie shot on hvx looks smooth like film . dvx?

conrad_johnson
10-15-2006, 02:46 PM
it takes a lot MORE than just a camera dude.
Ain't that the truth!:)

VersuS
10-15-2006, 02:50 PM
when I decided to buy my camera the one thing I kept in mind was that spielberg could make an oscar winner out of a hi-8....so if you dont know what to do with that piece of hardware you have in your hands then it dont matter if its called dvx, hvx, xl2 or r2d2...

GenJerDan
10-15-2006, 02:51 PM
GenJerDan, you might want to calibrate your monitor if that's what you are truly seeing.

It is. Or it is as much as a computer monitor can be. Likewise the other monitors I've viewed them on. (LCD and CRT) Nothing else looks bluish. Not SD, not DVDs I pop in.

I'm not going by the recent fest. Stuff in the HVX forum looks that way to me, too.

It might just be HD in general. I haven't seen any that I like the look of.

Matt Sconce
10-15-2006, 06:06 PM
After clicking this link, I wanted to buy an HVX. (click as the movie is embedded)
http://motivitypictures.com/hvx200/motivity_snow_day.html

These are some more rocking examples!

http://10framehandles.com/movies/wolvesHD_720_Hi001.mov
http://www.silverphoenixllc.com/Fireworks.mov

MOVIE MASTER
10-15-2006, 06:18 PM
hvx i loooooove you!

Matt Sconce
10-15-2006, 06:20 PM
These links are now fixed!!!

After clicking this link, I wanted to buy an HVX. (click as the movie is embedded)
http://motivitypictures.com/hvx200/motivity_snow_day.html

These are some more rocking examples!

http://10framehandles.com/movies/wolvesHD_720_Hi001.mov
http://www.silverphoenixllc.com/Fireworks.mov