Sony NEX-VG10 Camcorder with Interchangeable Lens Reviewed

Sony NEX-VG10 Camcorder with Interchangeable Lens Reviewed

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As I have no experience wi

francocam's picture
As I have no experience with this cameras (NEX-VG10 HD Camcorder) downloading and editing functions to a Macintosh computer and FCP and similar programs, it would be very useful to hear what the pros say.

As I have no experience wi

francocam's picture
As I have no experience with this cameras (NEX-VG10 HD Camcorder) downloading and editing functions to a Macintosh computer and FCP and similar programs, it would be very useful to hear what the pros say.

I purchased this camera. I

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I purchased this camera. I quickly sent it back for a full refund. The controls, contrary to this reviewer's experience (whose enthusiastic review figured in my original purchase), are some of the worst I have ever been stuck with. I work in poor light, changing light (amount, direction, color, eveness, location)with fast moving subjects (dancers) where I can't see the controls and where I need very easy manual controls, actual physical controls. The VG10 is a mess. Somewhere between a great original concept and the execution, the camera's good idea was truncated and a horrid amateur control set was stuck on, dependent on stupid buttons and multiple clicks with tiny and hard to find controls which then included on-screen, semi-menus which were hardly all that "intuitive." It is half good idea and half idiot-button menu junk which could not possibly have been designed by someone who actually shoots, unless all shooting was done in great even light with brightly lit rooms. This was awful. All but totally un-usable for me. I ran it alongside my Sony FX-1000s shooting direct, side-by-side comparison footage. The FX-1000s with 1/3-inch 3mos chips beat it hands down in tonal range and in detail (comparing many still captures from each camera from my editor, Vegas pro 10, both tracks synched together so I could compare frames from the same moments). As for still performance, I also ran a Nikon D5100 and shot stills for comparison, one with the other. The Nikon (12.3mg) totally smoked the VG10 (14mg) with everything. And that is a lower range Nikon, which I originally bought because it was supposed to have a quiet-shutter mode, important to me in concert halls. However, the quiet mode is worthless to me, because it creates a long delay between pressing the shutter and taking the picture, much too long for me with dancers. Otherwise, the Nikon's sensor is nice. I tried to get Sony's attention on their sites and added my comments. I've done software development and really value beta and other contributions but they seem to have no good or very visible way to get comments and suggestions to them. Too bad, because I was really pulling for them and wanted to see their new idea work. For those of you who are fair-weather shooters, enjoy. But it sure doesn't help me.

Oh, one more item. I did r

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Oh, one more item. I did really, really like the microphone. The sound was truly awesome. Keep that it. Better, give me that sound unit separately.

Hello Mark, Please help me

Hello Mark, Please help me out here. I use this camera footage with FCPX. my video comes out with "edges" like interlaced. What FCPX workflow you recommend? I am working on a school musical and cannot get good results. Many many thanks Hakim Benkrid April 18, 2012