Sony XDCAM-EX

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Postby postquis design » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:14 pm

Steve,...

Congrats....looks great!

Are you using FCS 2 to ingest and edit ?
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Postby Digital Spatula » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:18 pm

Yep. I use XDCAM clip browser to move the clips to my HD and then I use the XDCAM transfer tool to import into FCS2 (which takes the MP4 files and wraps them in a QT shell for use in FCP).

If i need to treat them, I take the MP4s or QTs into AE for color grading.
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Postby postquis design » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:26 pm

Steve,...

Question on signal flow....

Is the XDCAM clip browser running on your mac or within the camera ?

I'm assuming you have the camera tied to the mac via Firewire and the cards mounted from the camera ?

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Postby Digital Spatula » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:28 pm

It runs on the mac. You put the card in the express card slot, which then mounts on the desktop as a drive. You actually view the MP4 files form the card.

From the camera you woulc use the slower USB cable to connect to the computer. The firewire output is only for HDV res footage that you shoot.
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Postby postquis design » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:37 pm

Steve,....

Ahhhhhhhhh, I see now,... :shock: ... my bad !.... I thought you were on a tower macpro.... But now I see you have a macbook pro.... very nice !

That is certainly quite convenient and fast I would think ! 8) ...

Congrats again... :)
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Postby Digital Spatula » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:40 pm

I've got both. I use the MBP to mount the card, then I either use a FW800 drive to transfer the footage to (and then move the drive to the tower) or I use the network to see the mounted card on the tower.
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Postby postquis design » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:51 pm

8)

very sweeeeeet !

That would seem to be the ultimate flexibility. I have been holding on to my older G4 powerbook with the PC card slot for P2 transfer stuff. Guess I am gonna have to think about re-opening the Holiday shopping list for ..... hmmmm....... ME !


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Postby postquis design » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:50 am

Hey Steve,

Just checked out some of your new footage shot with your new EX-1....

NICE WORK ! .... If I may ask...did you grade those beach shots or did the camera provide enough intuitive menu tweaks to get the looks on those different beach shots ?.... Since there doesnt't seem to be any matte boxes out yet for it I suspect no 4x4s entered into the mix.


But hey,.... you gotta be down right GIDDY ! ... :)

Looks good !... congrats!
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Postby Digital Spatula » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:53 am

Dang you're fast. Just had them approve a few minutes ago.

I love the camera. Very inspiring to use. I'm Colorado right now shooting some stuff as I type.

All the grading was done in AE using the Magic Bullet Looks app. It's easier for me to do it in post than spen a bunch of money and have to drag stuff around.

I would like a 35mm adapter though. Can't fake DoF very easily in post.
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Postby Digital Spatula » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:56 am

Here's all my new shots from the EX1. Everything from here on out in the footage realm will be this camera.

http://www.revostock.com/SearchResult.h ... ers&ID=622
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Postby postquis design » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:02 am

Steve,...

I hear ya on lugging all the extra stuff.... very nice results on those MB Looks...

I am looking at a DOF to add to a new camera purchase....just trying to decide what way to go....

I would be interested in hearing your feedback when you get a chance to shoot some fast moving objects or rapid light changes(ie:flashes). I am eager to hear what you find regarding the "rolling shutter" issues.
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Postby Z-Man » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:44 pm

Here's the latest in depth review by Adam Wilt. It addresses
many pros and cons of the camera. The pros outweigh the cons I think.

http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/ ... camcorder/

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Postby postquis design » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:13 am

Z-Man,

Thanks for the link....much appreciated.

decisions decisions... wondering what Panasonic is gonna tease us with at NAB....
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Postby postquis design » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:39 pm

Hey Steve,

Now that you've had that new camera for a while, how's it working out for you? Have you run into any long GOP issues with any material?

Have you experienced the "rolling shutter" artifact of the CMOS chip?

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Postby Digital Spatula » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:48 pm

Hi Ron
Camera has been better than expected. The inage quality is unmatched at the that price. Low-light capability is best of all under-10k cameras. The tapeless workflow is so easy. Much faster than the P2 cards.

Saw some of the "rolling shutter" issues during flash photography but that's not really anything I have to deal with. Besides, the Red camera has the same CMOS issues.

Overall it's been the best gear purchase I've ever made.
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