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  • in reply to: Sony PD170 or Sony HVR-A1 #170754
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    I have the PD170 and love it. Great for shooting indoors and out.

    in reply to: I need to know to turn my movies AVI. #170362
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    You should be able to do it with your Premier package. Play around with it a bit, you’ll be able to figure out how to capture the in and out points. You can do it one at a time or by batch. I’m at work so I can’t get on my system to tell you step by step, but I’m sure someone here can….

    Good luck, and show some of your work when you get some editing under your belt.

    in reply to: Azden 10BT vs 41BT #175319
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    Get ahold of Azden tech service. They were very helpful with my issues.

    in reply to: Buying a camera soon, need recommendations… #170309
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    Check out the Sony PD170.

    in reply to: My older Hi 8mm camera has RCA plugs. #170303
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    I purchased a Pinnacle 500-USB converter-hub-thingy. It came with some software and this little blue box. Just got it about 6 months ago, and it works great for any analog device with red/white/yellow plugs. I use mine with a Sony 8mm camera, and a Sony VHS camera.

    NO PROBLEMS here… πŸ˜€

    Of course my computer does have a huge storage capacity, and 3gig of ram. You need lots of ram to really do this computer video editing stuff. By the way, I only have one hard drive (partitioned), and I haven’t dropped a frame yet (knock on wood). X-D

    in reply to: Creating Widescreen video for DVD #163891
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    Have you tried puttling a wide screen matt over the whole project? I’ve done that before, but you might have to move a few clips up or down so that you don’t cut any heads off.

    Just a thought…. πŸ˜€

    in reply to: Interference with Azden Lav Mic, Need Help? #175299
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    Digital Video Wrote:

    RB I also own the AZD200ULT Dual 63-Channel On-Camera UHF Wireless Bodypack System. I no longer use both mics. I have found a huge problem with 2 seperate audio tracks (groom & minister) put together as one track when you download. In the past I have had the minister telling a story about the bride and groom. In the background you can hear the groom and bride whispering. Your recording 2 mics on one track. In post it’s very difficult to pick the audio apart if it’s layed in one track(also very time consuming). I now only run 1 mic and use 2 digital recorders. Like compusolver said about testing for interferences. I set up both wirless mics on 2 different channels, have my helper walk all over the area talking to me as I monitor sound for drop outs and interference. I then make the best choice for which mic / channel to use. I still have to learn how to use my digital recorders better becuase of the larger area they pick up sound.

    I have a Sony PD170, and it lets you separate the two mics. One on the left and one on the right channel. If you plug them in right and the persons stand correctly, it actually works really good. As for an eco sound, I don’t get one with this configuration. My problem is when someone steps up to a house mic and starts to read from the Bible or gives a speach. I haven’t figured out how to capture that quite the way I’d like. My second camera at the rear center usually picks up a good sterio sound of the music, but for some reason, doesn’t pick up the vocals well. I really need a portable iRiver or something, but I can’t find a good one. I’ve done a ton of shopping around hear and no one carries a sterio recorder with mic input.
    Any suggestions of a current model that I could buy off line, would be appreciated.

    in reply to: Interference with Azden Lav Mic, Need Help? #175295
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    Which Azden mic system did you get?
    Mine work unbelievably well.
    Try placing the grooms mic at the bottom of his lapel, just above the button, and to the outside, so that the mic will not rub on the other lapel. I’ve had great luck with this location.

    I have this system:

    AZD200ULT Dual 63-Channel On-Camera UHF Wireless Bodypack System
    Dual 63-Channel On-Camera UHF Wireless Bodypack System The 200ULT is a complete dual-channel wireless system that consists of the 200UPR receiver and two 10BT transmitters.

    The new 200UPR receiver allows the use of two wireless transmitters at the same time. It features twin-antennas, a 3.5mm -64dbB 2-channel mic level output jack, two recessed On/Off switchs, two Power On/ Signal Received LED and 2 sets of channel selectors to set the desired frequency for each receiver. Using crystal-control and PLL synthesis the 200UPR operates for better than 8 hours on 6 "AA" batteries. The receiver comes with a "hot-shoe" mount, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm output cable and a 3.5mm to twin XLR cable.

    Also included are two 10BT body-pack transmitters supplied with Azden EX-503 omni-directional lapel microphones and metal belt-clips. In addition to the 3.5mm mic input jack the transmitter has a Power On switch with an associated LED a separate Standby switch for audio muting and a set of channel selector switches. The 10BT runs better than 8 hours on a single 9V battery.

    AZD200ULT $679.95

    in reply to: tripod and light kit advice/opinions #182385
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    Check this one out….
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&Q=&is=REG&O=productlist&sku=387808

    in reply to: Running Multiple Monitors #170283
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    I just recently did the same thing as you are planning. I didn’t remove or replace the exsisting video card, but instead, inserted a new card in my open express slot. Pluged both monitors in and walaa… dual monitors. πŸ˜€

    Actually, Gateway sent me two of them by mistake and when I tried to return it they said keep it. Go figure…. This card cost me about 200 bucks and I’ll sell the extra one that I have for half that. Still in the shipping box, never been opened.

    Look it up and see if it’ll work for you.

    NVIDIA Quadro
    PCI Express
    NVS 280
    64MB DDR SDRAM
    Made by PNY Technologies, Inc.

    Email me if your interested.

    RBVideo@comcast.net

    in reply to: Camera and Accessories for HS football #178795
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    I bought this one for the quick disconnect, and the construction.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&kw=BO745B3460K&is=REG&Q=&O=productlist&sku=341514

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=3953&A=details&Q=&sku=239048&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    It goes along really nice with this one.

    and they both fit in the one case.

    [img]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=kitInfo&A=kitInfo&Q=&sku=308859&is=REG&si=feat[/img]

    in reply to: MONOPODS: WHAT TO LOOK FOR? #182377
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    I bought this one for the quick disconnect, and the construction.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=3953&A=details&Q=&sku=239048&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    It goes along really nice with this one.

    and they both fit in the one case.

    in reply to: Sony VX2100: Using a Matte Box w/ Sony’s wide angle lens #170281
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    My PD170 is basically the same camera and it came with a wide angle lens and a lense hood. I’ve used them a few times and they work just fine. You will be able to shoot in full screen or letterbox with the lense hood in place.

    in reply to: Canon GL2 vs. Sony VX-2100 #178780
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    mtnbkr28 Wrote:

    If I had to choose either low light or zoom, I think I would go with the low light, thus getting the sony. But I was thinking, if I get Canon, I’ll save some money and with that money I could buy a light. Would this be a good comparison to the sony in low light? I mean will the light work when I’m outdoors shooting someone snowboarding at night? Or any sport like skateboarding and biking at night? I’m thinking this might be the best way to get both things I want and at the most cost effeective way. Is this a good Idea?

    Just remember, lights eat batteries. Night skiing/boarding would work pretty good with my sony, but only when your around the light polls. If you try to video as they pass into the dimmer areas between light polls, you might have a bit of trouble. That is where your idea of a light would come in handy.

    One of the things you should really concider is a thermal blanket or cover for your camera. The cold will freeze up your lense. It froze mine a few times and the condensation issues can not be ignored either. When it was time for me to go in to warm up, I usually left my camera fully covered and insulated best I could so that it wouldn’t warm up to much. Try to keep the camera just above freezing and don’t let it warm up to room temp. until your done shooting. If it is well below freezing, the cold temp are going to be a problem… :'(

    I know that you didn’t ask about this, but for shooting while skiing, try using what I call a dog’s view camera holder. I’ll try to find the link to the site that sells them. They hold the camera down by the snow (like a dog’s view), and it gives you a really neat footage of the speed of the snow going by.

    in reply to: Awesome wedding videos #170280
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    Very nice… πŸ˜€

    I especially like his website. Quick, elegant, simple but professional.

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