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Harry Pallenberg
Last second questions on 100 & 700
on Aug 29, 2009 at 3:32:55 am

Taking the 100 & 700 out for a test shoot / spec thing... only got the gear yesterday and have not had time to really play. Bad timing, as I will have time on Sunday - after the shoot...lol.

1) So as I sit here testing things, seems like the audio on the 700 set to auto (I will be 1 man banding it) seems VERY hot. Anyone else notice this? The on camera mic seems ok (close but ok, but the wireless lav is way hot. I'll do lav and boom for most of it and will be fine during the sit down segment, but the walk around I was figuring on going auto.

2) I read the scene file thread - not a lot of useful info... so anyone have any comments on things like detail setting, knee and so on? Does the camera tend toward the cool / green side? Also does it tend to blow out the whites?

3) I thought I read somewhere about issues with the continuos clip feature? Guess I'll just do normal for tomorrow and test that out later - unless I hear otherwise.

4) JVC rep only left 1 battery - I'll be plugged in for most - but wondering if any old (I forget the model #) Anton Bauer will work - I can pick a few up at the office on the way.
The onse I have are at least 5 years old from the DigiBeta 709.

5) The ACCU-FOCUS - that just opens up the DOF for a few seconds for easier focus? Right? Just leave it on normal?

Gotta say after about an hour of playing then copy over to FCP on a 1080P Dell 24in and into the 47inch flatscreen sitting about 2 feet away it looks pretty nice. Amazing when I think of the $42K for the DBeta only a few years ago.

Only played a minute or 2 on the 100 - looks good too. Any tips - probably go full auto for the producer / non camera savvy person.




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Mark Salloum
Re: Last second questions on 100 & 700
on Sep 2, 2009 at 2:30:07 am

I'm thinking of purchasing either 2 of the 700's or one 700 and one of the HM100 as a tandem. I'm curious to know your thoughts after using these.

Thanks in advance!


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Keith Betts
Re: JVC GY-HM100U vs. Sony HVRZ5U
on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:50:14 pm

Looking to purchase a HD camcorder in the $3000 - $4000 range. Torn between JVC GY-HM100U and Sony HVR Z5U and caught up in the debate between CCD and CMOS. I edit with FCP so the JVC appeals to that but which cam will capture the highest quality images?


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Harry Pallenberg
Re: JVC GY-HM100U vs. Sony HVRZ5U
on Sep 11, 2009 at 6:29:19 pm

I used the Z1 a BUNCH - and that was pretty darn good. I would have to guess that the Z5 is even better, and that its is better than the JVC. Also the JVC is TINY - which is both good and bad... there is something to be said for a camera that has some heft.

If I had to buy one now - I'd go Z5...

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