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Wow. Im seriously considering shooting a feature-length TV documentary on the X70.

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    #16
    Sony Vegas adding XAVC L support this month.
    Price drop probably due to disappointment over 4k upgrade.
    Turn your 10bit 4:2:2 pro camera into a consumer 8bit 4:2:0 4K camera
    at twice the price.
    Last edited by zeke; 04-06-2015, 04:28 AM.

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      #17
      Here is some footage I grabbed today with the X70 when I arrived in Mumbai. Always pop it in the bag now. All shot in AVCHD:




      x70 india 7.jpgx70 india 8.jpgx70 india 1.jpg
      best, Sparky
      Last edited by Sparky874; 06-08-2015, 12:32 AM.
      SPARKY FILM
      WWW.SPARKYFILM.COM

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        #18
        Well thank you guys, after weeks of research and testing I foun out that X70 with A7s as a B cam is the perfet solution for me.

        Thanks for all the helpful tips.

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          #19
          A quick comment on X70 batteries- In the rundown tests I did with mine, the FV70 battery that comes with the camera gets about 2.5-3 hours of record time with the screen on. I have been using, and had excellent experiences now with the 3rd party FV100 copies by Watson from B&H (http://goo.gl/Huivtu). They run 5-6 hours on a charge, have been totally predictable with the battery meter (going from 100% down to 0% evenly with no surprises), and cost $40. I just wanted to throw that recommendation out there.

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            #20
            @nareik - Glad you decided to get the X70 for your documentary!
            I also just picked up the x70 and am really looking forward to using it as a B cam to my F3 in a couple weeks. Great looking pictures, respectable sensor size and pro features make this a great little package you can always take with you. Here's a couple screengrabs from one of my first test shoots. With the new 2.0 firmware release xavc files now work natively in fcpx - so workflow is a snap.
            Cheers,
            Attached Files
            Paul Christopher
            www.paulchristopher.ca
            https://instagram.com/paulchristophr

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              #21
              very nice, well done.
              SPARKY FILM
              WWW.SPARKYFILM.COM

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                #22
                Cheers Sparky! Your footage from the x70 is the primary reason I picked up the camera. Glad I went for it!
                Paul Christopher
                www.paulchristopher.ca
                https://instagram.com/paulchristophr

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                  #23
                  Wow that's very nice of you to say, thank you Paul. Good luck with the camera and keep up the good work!
                  SPARKY FILM
                  WWW.SPARKYFILM.COM

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                    #24
                    Sad to report that I just updated the firmware to version 2 on my X70 - hoping that Sony Vegas could read the XAVC files, but still sadly it can't. Very odd - as Vegas has no issues with any 2k/4k XAVC files I throw at it from my Sony F5.
                    SPARKY FILM
                    WWW.SPARKYFILM.COM

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                      #25
                      Sparky, you could use their free catalyst software to convert to XAVC I during capture. Sony justt released a new build today.

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                        #26
                        I know but that's too time consuming, thanks Zeke.
                        SPARKY FILM
                        WWW.SPARKYFILM.COM

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                          #27
                          Well, so I did a 5 week documetary this summer, and I must say. The X70 is the bomb. Great little camera, lovely images. Maybe not the sharpest, og the viggest dynamic range, but in that price range...wow. Takes a while to get used to the focus wheel and the small piece of kit tho. The camera was put to the test being transported on a bike the whole time, dropped twice, soaking wet, full of dust and genereally banged up pretty bad. Hardly being inndoor the whole while, but sleeping with me in a tent. It worked like a clock. I developed some nopis on the +48 on CH1, but that was easily fixed in service. I had 4 batteries, but only needed maximum 2 every day.

                          I used the Senheiser MKH50, and a lightweight manfrotto tripod. The X70 will be a steady companion and backup camera for future productions. The only one time I had issues was condensation while moving inside due to a lot of rain, but I had a A7II that saved me that day.

                          Higly reccomended if anyone is considering this little beauty.

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                            #28
                            did you ever post anywhere on the internet that documentary you made with the x70?

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