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    4 minutes per card was awesome!

    Said no one ever...lol...na...I loved the HVX.
    Shoot for the Impossible...Then do it.


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    i still have and love my hpx170. i half-assedly tried to sell the kit here briefly last week. but it got pulled down (i think maybe for too many posted photos or something?)
    it's still a totally viable b-roll camera. but its hard to believe how much sharper even an iphone 7+ is by comparison.

    still. you can't beat:
    - no jello
    - servo zoom
    - built in XLR
    - built in ND
    - rock-solid recording media (though i don't miss the frequent card swaps and need for an assistant for long-form jobs)
    - that "look" no need to fart around with luts!
    - no overheating, recording time limits, or an external monitor just to judge FOCUS!, etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbob View Post
    Cleaning up media lately.

    A few very long-ago projects popped up in the review process with freshly transcoded DVCPROHD aplenty... kind of soft, a little underexposed, but so damned rich, natural, and ready to go, straight out of the cam. All this came from a package that was easy to handhold with that nice, zippy zoom when you needed to smash in or out.

    Yeah, I didn't get to mess with shallow DOF unless at full tele, never futzed with changing a lens unless it was the ultrawide adapter, had to offload media more often than wives change minds, but... in some ways, some of that work was... free. A bit riskier. More creative, maybe, BECAUSE of the limited toolset.

    Don't sit and remind me of the bad things, because they're already brewing up in my memory.... just a moment to remember the good times.
    Just doing the same thing. I sold mine years ago but I forgot how great my HVX looked. The pebble grain is perfect -- just like super 16mm and warm pleasing colors. What a great cam...


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    The HVX200 I used stopped working many years ago but I don't miss it. At the time it was pretty cool but modern cameras are just so much better to work with. As for IQ, yeah it looked great on occasion.


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    In a needless thread revival, I had a chance a month or so ago to shoot with the HVX's cousin, the HMC150.

    The almost-720p image, noise, and dynamic unrange cured me of missing that family of cameras
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    I don’t miss these cameras, because i can always work backwords with the cameras i have now, or just buy an old working model.


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    ... I still use mine, a 200 and a 200A running into Firestore FS-100s ...


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    I'm amazed whenever I pick up cams like a HVX200, Z1P, etc how small they are compared to most of the cameras (+ rigs) we shoot on nowadays. I remember back when I owned a Sony FX7 (With a "Juicedlink XLR adaptor", of course!), and then I used a Canon XF300 for the first time and thought the thing was a tank. I saw that same XF300 the other day sitting on a colleagues shelf and the thing was tiny.

    Most of the lenses I use these days weigh as much as those older camcorders did, not to mention all the extra monitors, v-locks, shoulder rigs/rails, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Zabczynski View Post
    4 minutes per card was awesome!

    Said no one ever...lol...na...I loved the HVX.
    Ironically, that is the exact length of a 400ft mag shooting 4 perf 35mm, which was the common setup for handheld and Steadicam. Nothing like a 2 minute shot with the resulting discussions "should we reload?" once you hit the mid-mark, wondering if the next take would roll out before completion.
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