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    FS7: Thanks took a punt on the $3 one - hope it ups a...

    Thanks took a punt on the $3 one - hope it ups a Rode to a Sony (no diameters given)! Cheers
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    FS7: Me too - bit low rent!

    Me too - bit low rent!
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    FS7: Have both - NTG3 definitely superior. What do...

    Have both - NTG3 definitely superior. What do you guys use to mount it in camera as its too thin for the std mount hole?
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    FS7: Yes can reclaim 20% VAT.

    Yes can reclaim 20% VAT.
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    FS7: Good tip mate - the 128Gb G Series seem to be...

    Good tip mate - the 128Gb G Series seem to be about 180 delivered inc all taxes/duty so definitely worth the import. Fair price.
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    FS7: In UK they are $150 more. On B&H Lexar are $160...

    In UK they are $150 more. On B&H Lexar are $160 and Sony $180 for the 350mbps G series. That make it a TOTAL no brainer!
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    Sony cards seem to be down to a 100 premium now for same speed 128Gb. I still consider that a bit on the printer cartridge rip-off principle though.

    However I bought a Lexar 440Mbps 128Gb card...
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    C100: I saw it! I got the screen flash/spike today! ...

    I saw it! I got the screen flash/spike today! >as an aside the lowly bitrate AVCHD codec works so well in practice that I didn't bother with the Atomos today - surprisingly good:thumbsup: <
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    C100: Can you explain this 'auto clearscan' or auto...

    Can you explain this 'auto clearscan' or auto variable shutter thing Ben - where do you get that info from? Have never seen it on any camera - can you explain more how it works mate???

    I use an...
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    C100: Confused Ben! To me (from what I understand...

    Confused Ben!

    To me (from what I understand from the manual) Flicker Reduction is the C100 menu setting that stops the LCD screen flickering under certain conditions - haven't seen this on mine...
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    C100: I don't mean the clearscan type variable speed...

    I don't mean the clearscan type variable speed shutter that you typically put in whern shooting computer monitors...

    "When recording under artificial light, the camera's monitor may flicker ...
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    C100: Guys - there is a menu setting these days (April...

    Guys - there is a menu setting these days (April 2014) to combat this LCD screen flicker. I havent seen this flicker myself but if I get it I'll activate that menu! BD
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    The price on the Pana one isn't too horrendous...

    The price on the Pana one isn't too horrendous but its USB2 and I have 64Gb P2 cards! I'll persevere with the Taiwanese one now its up and working as its 3 x quicker x 2! Fingers crossed it keeps...
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    Guys I can, as of today, confirm that this works!...

    Guys I can, as of today, confirm that this works! I've had it 10 months but it never worked properly - I kept on at Mark (the seller in Taiwan) and he worked to get me a new shorter ribbon cable and...
  15. Does upgrading firmware clear hot pixel mapping...

    ...i wouldn't want to go through that again and have to post the camera back to Canon!

    I have asked Canon about this too via a webform but they may take a few days to reply...

    Cheers

    BD
  16. We'll have to disagree on that. In fact its...

    We'll have to disagree on that. In fact its actually specified by the BBC that you cant use in VTR deck scalers or software based scalers. A good proprietary hardware scaler will of course give...
  17. If you need a 720x576 end image (i,e this is your...

    If you need a 720x576 end image (i,e this is your project type) but have a source of 1920 x 1080 pixels to play with, using a resolution independent editor, you can zoom in to a 720x576 portion of...
  18. When you downconvert HD to SD you get artifacts...

    When you downconvert HD to SD you get artifacts (jaggies/throb, buzzing) so I would shoot DVC Pro 50i.

    DVC Pro 50 is a great 4:2:2 codec and if you are delivering i to tape then shoot i.

    I do...
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    Mark - is the Fuji wide wider than the stock lens...

    Mark - is the Fuji wide wider than the stock lens with a 0.8? Less barrel distortion and flare/bounce too?

    Cheers

    BD
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    I have the Schneider x.08 too. Its a poor...

    I have the Schneider x.08 too. Its a poor solution for the cost as it has much barrel distortion (curved lamp-posts syndrome). The separate lens hood is rubbish quality, looks terrible and is...
  21. Need a pin for the audio door - not available...

    After months of enquires I'm told I have to buy a complete new side for the camera ($300+) as the thin pin that acts as a hinge for the audio controls door has dissapeared. You can get a pin for the...
  22. There's a little more to it than just counting...

    There's a little more to it than just counting the pixels mate! BD
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    Thanks guys. I cut mostly on Avid so don't...

    Thanks guys.

    I cut mostly on Avid so don't have to ingest where you get the option to 'ignore' A3 & A4 as you say. With Avid I just tell it where the P2 card or P2 media folder is and off I go on...
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    Thanks - was using DVCPro50 today. Is that an...

    Thanks - was using DVCPro50 today. Is that an audio menu setting that then pops up AFTER I have selected the video format? BD
  25. There is rarely a good time to buy as there is...

    There is rarely a good time to buy as there is always always something around the corner! The decision to buy has to be practically led by production needs versus the hire cost if you cant fulfil...
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