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  1. Thread: XLR Inputs

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    Thanks to all for the valuable input. What it...

    Thanks to all for the valuable input. What it boils down to now, based on your comments, is who pays for this. If I can get my employer to buy it, I'll go for the phantom power:
    Beachtek DXA-SLR...
  2. Thread: XLR Inputs

    by SteveD
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    XLR Inputs

    Hello all,

    I still find myself using my HMC40 and still think it's great. Here's my question: I'll be recording more college student presentations from the back of the auditorium. I've used a...
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    Hi, Wesley- Your stuff really cracks me up! ...

    Hi, Wesley-

    Your stuff really cracks me up! Nice touch when he comes back for the bag.

    HMC40 comments: it looks like around :38 - :41 there is some purple lens flare artifacts. Was that...
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    Hi, Dennis as a learner like yourself, I would like to suggest something that I enjoyed (OK, the rest of you will snicker at this, but here goes): I signed up for some classes at my local community...
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    Hi, Dennis -- kind of like asking which is the...

    Hi, Dennis -- kind of like asking which is the one true religion, isn't it? From my camera I want the max it can deliver: PH and 1080, since I figured I can down-scale later if I need to. I picked...
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    Hi, Dave- I'm glad you liked the video. ...

    Hi, Dave-

    I'm glad you liked the video. Here's the settings I used:
    - Camera: PH 1080 30p. It seems to work uploading to Vimeo, YouTube, and burning Blu-Ray discs for home after editing. ...
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    Hi to all, and thanks for the comments. ...

    Hi to all, and thanks for the comments.

    Regarding the zebra setting: after I saw the stripes on the white sleeves of the kid -- when I turned them down everything else was too dark (including his...
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    What I learned about my little HMC40

    Well, I had some fun this weekend since I volunteered to record a music festival at a local pioneer village living museum. This was the first Ive run-and-gun so much with this little camera. Also...
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    Mack, Try this: - Power on - Press...

    Mack,

    Try this:
    - Power on
    - Press "Menu" on LCD frame
    - Press "OTHER FUNCTIONS"
    - Scroll downt the list to the very last item: Mine says "OPERATION TIME" and gives the number of...
  10. Nice tutorial, Bob. In principle you can also...

    Nice tutorial, Bob. In principle you can also use the extra data in image size reduction (1080 to 720 or even SD I suppose) to reduce camera shake in hand-held shots. The software (mine is Avid...
  11. Josh, I think this is great. My personal...

    Josh,

    I think this is great. My personal opinion is that in a rock style video like this, you can get away with some low-light (higher gain) graininess since it adds to the grittiness of the...
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    Hi -- I liked your short film. My HMC40 question...

    Hi -- I liked your short film. My HMC40 question is one I have myself: the sky (especially in your opening shots) has a greenish cast. I viewed both your Youtube and Vimeo versions on two separate...
  13. Hi, Josh- I think the fact that you post your...

    Hi, Josh-

    I think the fact that you post your videos for comments is great. There are Vimeo sites that you can post to for comments as well. Just getting out there and using it is the best...
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    Hi, Chris- One thing I found helpful were a...

    Hi, Chris-

    One thing I found helpful were a bunch of videos that Panasonic created (or had created). The one on scene files is at:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/PBTSProVideo#p/u/29/5lUrf-cSyrY
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    Many thanks guys. This will be my first use of...

    Many thanks guys. This will be my first use of the camera for other than my learning shots.
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    File size question

    Tomorrow I will be shooting our college senior design presentations, where I teach. It is one single project, but each student speaks for 5-8 minutes regarding their portion of the project. Total...
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    Dendron, I would love to know some opinions...

    Dendron,

    I would love to know some opinions regarding your questions, also. I've had my HMC40 for a few weeks now, and feel pretty comfortable with it. Now comes the editing and Blu-ray...
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    I want to add a final note to this thread, in...

    I want to add a final note to this thread, in case another new HMC40 user faces the same issue (my problem was that my computer did not seem to recognize my camera and clip files when the camera was...
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    Thanks Felipe and Mr. Bit. Splash has a free...

    Thanks Felipe and Mr. Bit. Splash has a free Lite version and a $20 Pro version. Any recommendations? If I read the chart correctly, the Lite is worthless to me since it cannot play back AVCHD.
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    Thanks for your quick insight. Since my computer...

    Thanks for your quick insight. Since my computer does not have built-in card readers, I went out and bought a Dynex SDHC card reader for $25 at BestBuy:...
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    New HMC40 user questions

    Hi to all -- great forum here I've learned a lot. I'm no pro, but starting to explore this camera as a serious hobby.

    My camera is one week old. I can capture clips and play straight from the...
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