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    ALL: Indeed, quicker shutter speeds tend to introduce...

    Indeed, quicker shutter speeds tend to introduce strobing. Here's a answer to a question you didn't ask: If you anticipate stabilizing you footage in post, faster shutter speeds will produce a much...
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    AC130: Thanks Chris, I just went back to the PASS site...

    Thanks Chris, I just went back to the PASS site and noticed an "Inquiry" button that I'd overlooked before. I think I'll send my question thru this channel.

    ...Jerry
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    AC130: Lance, you sound rather condescending in your...

    Lance, you sound rather condescending in your reply. Please re-read my posts. I don't think there's any suggestion that I'm attempting to do anything underhanded.

    I don't recall submitting a...
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    AC130: Hmmm... thanks for the replies, however I'm still...

    Hmmm... thanks for the replies, however I'm still somewhat confused. I know some Panasonic folks tune in to this forum - I'd like to get the official response. Jan Crittenden?

    ...Jerry

    btw:...
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    AC130: AC130 Warranty Transfer?

    When I purchased my AC130, I signed up for the 3 year Warranty at the http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e/ URL. I'm in negotiations to sell the camera (I still think it's a great camera, but need the $$...
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    [WTB] I have one I may be interesting in selling. I'll...

    I have one I may be interesting in selling. I'll send you an email in a few minutes.

    ...Jerry
  7. AC130: Do you have 2 cards inserted? Maybe you're...

    Do you have 2 cards inserted? Maybe you're recording to the second card? Turn the camera on and look for the amber light - that's where you're recording.

    ...Jerry
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    ALL: Focusing Upgrades - Call back mid-June

    fwiw, I just received an email from Panasonic that directed me to a webpage: http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/ag-ac130.asp for focusing upgrade instructions. I called the East Coast...
  9. AC160: The following souce footage was from my Panasonic...

    The following souce footage was from my Panasonic TM700 @ 1080 60p. I've observed two things: 1) Slow motion is much better in 60p, and 2) Image stabilization seems to work much better in 60p (fast...
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    AC160: First, nice video - the music matched the action...

    First, nice video - the music matched the action nicely.

    For the most part, the auto focus did, indeed work nicely. Of course, this video had a couple of things going for it - 720 60p (I read...
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    AC160: I see that Vaughan Wood already suggested...

    I see that Vaughan Wood already suggested Mercalli. I just put your clip thru Mercalli V2 using the "Glide Camera" setting and it rescues the footage nicely:...
  12. ALL: Hmmm... Expanded Focus assist for AC130 & AC160...

    Hmmm... Expanded Focus assist for AC130 & AC160 available in May for a $300 upgrade cost. I'd love to hear the details on this. http://bit.ly/HLc2Wa

    ...Jerry
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    AC130: Hmmm... I see some strange things in Video 1. ...

    Hmmm... I see some strange things in Video 1. The focus seems to follow the skaters nicely, even when poles (posts?) come in view.

    However, at 03:28 & 03:40, the camera seem to lose focus for no...
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    AC160: Aje, Doesn't Menu->Scene...

    Aje,

    Doesn't Menu->Scene File->Load/Save/Init->Init restore the factory settings?

    ...Jerry
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    AC130: I'm really not interested in getting in a...

    I'm really not interested in getting in a bickering contest here, however, sometimes the you need full open because there is not enough light to reduce the iris. Furthermore, I can also see this...
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    AC130: dustinou, With your post, I figured out why I...

    dustinou,

    With your post, I figured out why I couldn't reproduce my test above - it should be iris open, not shut!

    In any case, now I was able to reproduce this in test conditions. The...
  17. AC130: I don't think this "problem" is specific to...

    I don't think this "problem" is specific to Vimeo, rather it deals with the issue of h264 encoding and h264 players expand the 16-235 color space to 0-255. The solution is to conform your levels to...
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    AC130: It's most apparent to me when I place the footage...

    It's most apparent to me when I place the footage on the Sony Vegas Pro 11 timeline.

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    ...Jerry

    Edit: I just tried to recreate using the procedure I detailed above - no vignetting -...
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    AC130: But we've seen two different people in this...

    But we've seen two different people in this thread how have seen the same problem. I'd love to see others test - point your AC130/AC160 toward the sky, full zoom in, iris at F11 (Error, this should...
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    AC130: One more thing, here's the source footage ...

    One more thing, here's the source footage 00028.zip - it's actually a much better example than the footage I used to start this thread.

    ....Jerry
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    AC130: Hey! It's not just John. I started this thread...

    Hey! It's not just John. I started this thread and I've got the problem as well. Here's a screen grab from today's shoot.

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    I'd love to see others attempt to duplicate this problem.
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    AC130: Gecko, Issue with the iris? Good question,...

    Gecko,

    Issue with the iris? Good question, I've just spent an hour trying to get a good test on this and have failed. When I point the camera at the sky, it goes to fully closed iris and...
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    AC130: John, Thanks so much for your testing (I was...

    John,

    Thanks so much for your testing (I was hoping someone would confirm what I saw). So, it sounds like it's not just my camera, but all AC130's.

    Also, I might mention that I tried another...
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    AC130: John, I didn't notice much movement of the...

    John,

    I didn't notice much movement of the vignette. I held the camera as still as I could in this last test. Obviously, at 22x & no OIS the tree branches still jumped about a bit.

    ...Jerry
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    AC130: John, Thanks for the theories, but here's...

    John,

    Thanks for the theories, but here's another test. Handheld, full Zoom and OIS off.

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    Vignetting is not as apparent as above, but it's still there.

    ...Jerry
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