FORUMS: list search recent posts

Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?

COW Forums : Sony XDCAM - EX & Related

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Bob Mark
Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 24, 2011 at 2:08:21 pm

Just wondering if anybody uses the SP mode when they need to record very long events?

Bob


Return to posts index

Craig Seeman
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 24, 2011 at 5:24:20 pm

It's easy enough to put in two 32GB SDHC cards for nearly 4 hours. I've gone to around 8 just rotating cards. I see no reason to go to SP mode and lose quality. I also like to shoot progressive so I'm usually shooting 1080p30.



Return to posts index

Bob Mark
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 24, 2011 at 5:42:08 pm

I have had trouble spanning slots. Got the media needs restoring error.
Time to get new cards and adapters I guess.

Bob


Return to posts index


Craig Seeman
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 24, 2011 at 6:14:09 pm

If they're SDHC they might have aging issues. Even SxS only have so many uses in them as per Sony's description of SxS-1.
Get professional grade cards such as Sandisk Class 10. High end Professional Photographers also depend on SDHC so their are professional cards out there. There's always some danger in the "consumer" grade cards due to QC or longevity issues.



Return to posts index

Bob Mark
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 24, 2011 at 11:03:47 pm

Yes. There is a new version of the MxR adapter. Maybe getting that and going to Sandisk Class 10 is the way to go. I have a three hr. record looming in my future and I don't feel like I trust my current setup to pull it off.

Bob


Return to posts index

Steve Wargo
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 25, 2011 at 5:28:59 am

Bob - Why not rent a set of SxS cards for your event?

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .

Ask me how to Market Yourself using Send Out Cards


Return to posts index


Bob Mark
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 25, 2011 at 1:19:42 pm

Now there's an idea! Thanks Steve.

Bob


Return to posts index

Ian Cook
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 25, 2011 at 2:02:45 pm

It can be useful when mixing/matching with 1st gen XDCAM HD or HDV camcorders, which acquire in the 1440 codecs.


Return to posts index

Bala Chandran
Re: Anybody ever shoot in the SP mode?
on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:20:05 pm

In the old days I used to shoot in SP to match with my HDV shots from the other camera. Worked well. Last week I had to shoot half the event in SP to save memory (forgot some of my SDHC cards at home!) Meanwhile got some from nearby Microcenter and switched back to 1920x1080i. Made the timeline in 1920x1080 on which the 1440x1080 expands sideways to fill. Of course there is a compromise in quality, but with the EX cams it is passable in a crunch.
-BC


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]