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    If you think I missed an important link, please drop me a note with the link. This proved to be difficult to decide which threads to include and which to skip; I didn't want the list to get out of hand.

    IMPORTANT THINGS:

    HMC40 FAQ & Articles, Comments not allowed in this thread, use the seconds thread
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=199448

    Comments & Questions About The HMC40 FAQs And Articles
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=199446

    The HMC Book - now available
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=202642

    Panasonic HMC40 tutorials
    Basic, but helpful...
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...=1#post1937509
    and
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...93#post1931793


    REVIEWS:

    Barry Green's First Look
    A great review and introduction to the HMC40. Barry answers a number of questions.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=182865

    Bob's Tests & Comments on the HMC40
    Something of a BLOG as Bob Tests his HMC40. This does have some ideas and tips.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=196613

    HMC 40 first use
    Kyle101 talks about his first shoots on his HMC40.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=183051

    AG-HMC40 Video on Vimeo
    Jan Crittenden Livingston, Panasonic post the link to Panasonic's Video on the HMC40 and users make comments.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=182161

    Low Light Footage from HMC40
    Barry shows us his low light footage from the HMC40.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=186250


    TIPS:

    Panasonic HMC40 tutorials
    Basic, but helpful...
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...93#post1931793

    White balancing procedure?
    A discussion on how to properly white balance the camera.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=198427
    Another thread, same topic.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=191813

    Scene File Setup for HMC40
    This starts with a discussion on a good scene file setting and moves to Time Lapse.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=184930
    See Message #26: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...59#post1888859
    See Message #08: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...12#post1894912

    Best way to erase clips after Log and Transfer? Best way to backup/archive??
    Ideas on file transfer and a few comments about backup.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=193516

    Avoid trouble: Format SD cards in the camera
    Sound advice.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=194663

    HMC40 & YouTube...
    Don't let the title fool you, this covers lots of tips for shooting with the HMC40.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=187883

    hmc40 sports/fast movement tests?
    Users talk about shooting fast moving sports, links to clips.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=183994

    Best settings/accessories for wildlife
    How To Adjust Exposure (There's more than one way...)
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=201392

    Waveform monitor adjustment tips:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...=1#post2063421

    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...87#post2150687


    MTS Join Tool: Very important when you have a clip that exceeds the 4GB limit.

    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...ight=4gb+limit



    HARDWARE:

    Microphone?
    What's a low cost mic.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=198097

    Another thread on microphones & XLR Adapters.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=189325

    HMC40 XLR inputs and beachtek
    Tests on the Beachtek XLR adapter.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=183229

    HMC40 with XLR adapter (STILLS)
    Photos and comments on the Panasonic XLR Adapter.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=196826

    HMC40 and Century 0.5x Wide Angle [PICS]
    User Tries out his new Century 0.5x Wide angle adapter.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=196635

    Additional Comments on Wide Angle Adapters...
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=196675

    SDHC CARDS
    Which SDHC Card should one buy and which should one avoid.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=197212

    Glidecam
    User comments on the Glidecam 2000 Pro.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...29#post1891229


    WHAT TO BUY, CAMERA COMPARISONS:

    Please compare other cameras to the HMC40 here, Thanks.
    General thread for camera comparisons.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=197880

    What to buy? Panasonic HMC40, Sony FX7, etc.
    The FX7 and A1 are compared to the HMC40.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=198916

    hmc40 or fx7?
    HMC40 vs. FX7
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=196564

    HMC40 vs. FX7 vs. GL2?
    Comparison between these cameras.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=190250


    OTHER:

    What Questions (and Answers) Should Be In An HMC40 FAQ???
    General area to give suggestions for FAQ Topics.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=199161

    HMC40 Wish List, What Would You Want To See...
    What Firmware features would you like added.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=198998

    HMC40/Windows users here?
    PC Users talk about editing software for the PC.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=199024

    HMC40: Any gripes or grumbles
    What things bother HMC40 Users.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=197420

    Video plays fast and audio is normal, why?
    The 720/30p issue with transcoding on the MAC.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=198088

    Trans-code Test On MAC, (Toast & VideoPier), this has a link to example videos (Message 9
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...03#post1991703

    I've got an HCM40 and $1000, what should I invest in?
    Add-On Suggestions for the HMC40.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=195884

    Considering the HMC 40/41 for high motion footage
    This get into the CMOS vs. CCD issues and Rolling Shutter Issues.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=189501

    HMC40 skew against 7D
    Barry Green shows the shift caused by the rollowing shutter.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=186328



    Bob Diaz - Mod for the HMC40 section
    Last, but not least, if any issues with this sub-forum, come up, here's the place to talk about it.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=199082



    If you have a question that you don't find an answer to here, first try the Search Function, it really helps locate things. If that fails, please do not PM me with a question: (1) I just don't have enough free time to deal with everyone's question directly. (2) Others may have the exact same question and having the question and answers appear publicly helps everyone.


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    There are from different threads, but should be very helpful information to new Users:
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan_Crittenden View Post
    Hi,

    We have launched about 14 small videos over on YouTube that describe certain parts of the operation of this little camera. These are designed to help the NEW User in getting acquainted with their camera. So please take a look and enjoy:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/PBTSProVideo.

    Let us know what you think.

    All the best,

    Jan
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=204351


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJITSU View Post
    Just found these. ENJOY!
    (Very Very Basic)

    "How to use the scene files"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lUrf-cSyrY

    "how to manage my data"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnji2VqRmR0

    "how do I navigate all menus"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKk4LipNrsU

    "how and when do I set shutter speeds?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsBvwKGN9lU

    "What is pre_rec mode and interval recording?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGSwEpYtjHQ

    "How do I take stills?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwXCxXfNQuM

    "how do I play back footage?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FDSgzQFoA

    "What is optical image stabilization?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYYFYdAFOS8

    "What is white balance?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vsZHiQP1Vk

    "What is focus assist?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYmmE7YPXkg
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/newreply.p...eply&p=1931793



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