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Postby postquis design » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:54 pm

Steve,

Check this thread out.... some guys in Australia who realized the need and put together some manufacturing are selling one of their own. Since Kensington stopped production and the new Delkin had issues there is a present void. In reading one of the other threads over there they talk about their initial orders being so HUGE in the first day that Paypal shut them down ! ...pending investigation.... LOL... we should all have that problem... :)

looks like they are ready to ship.... here is the thread on QC...

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/sony-xdcam-e ... pping.html

fyi...
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Postby postquis design » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:00 pm

Digital Spatula wrote:Got the Kensington with an Ultra II SD card. Haven't tried overcranking yet but I heard that it's limited in respect. I've shot 1080 30p no problem though.


Steve,...

I've heard the overcranking tops out around 40-45 before errors start appearing.
However, what a great alternative to have ! ... For shots that need 60 fps and up just go back to the Sony card. Nonetheless, I saw this additional post over at PVC on Bruce Johnson's blog...
http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/ ... ia_update/

he links to these guys in Australia who are filling the void by Kensington dropping their card's production.

something to bookmark in case you need additional adapter cards...
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Postby Digital Spatula » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:33 pm

It's nice to have those alternatives. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Sony XDCAM-EX

Postby Steve Griffiths » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:15 pm

I purchased a couple of expresscards through e-films.com.au in Sydney and two Transend 16GB SDHC cards last week for my EX-3. Used one of the cards for the first time on a critical job earlier this week. Worked just fine recording a conference on continuous record for an hour.

All up the 2 cards cost me about $360AUD (about $240USD).

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Re: Sony XDCAM-EX

Postby postquis design » Mon May 18, 2009 9:54 pm

Hey Steve ! :)

Good to see you here and share some feedback on these cards.

Question for you, do these latest cards fit well into the EX-3 and allow you to close the door on the camera ? There were issues with that, as I remember on the EX-1, not sure if that was more of a Sony design thing between the cameras.

Also, what class spec are those Transcends ???.... are they equivalent to the Sandisk Extreme III in throughput ???

It is good to hear this feedback from the field as more third party options surface. As I recall, no option with these flash cards for Serious Overcranking yet.... is that your experience too ???

Maybe Digital Spatula can chime in too.... for an update.

good shooting ! :)
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Re: Sony XDCAM-EX

Postby Steve Griffiths » Mon May 18, 2009 10:29 pm

Don't have the cards handy at the moment but I think they are class 6 cards... which work well and I believe are the faster cards available. Probably comparable to Ultra 3 but not sure.

Now that we've used them on a number of projects I am confident in them. Initially was very careful just in case they failed... but all is well.

The slot issue only affected the EX-1. These cards fit in the EX3 with door closed.

Have not tried overcranking these cards. Use the Sony cards when we need to do that.

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Re: Sony XDCAM-EX

Postby Digital Spatula » Tue May 19, 2009 7:58 am

Hey All,
I have the EX-1 and have gone to using the Hoodman cards

http://www.hoodmanusa.com/products.asp?dept=1063

They fit in the slot perfectly and run with no glitches. Overcranking only goes to about 47fps but I just use the original cards for that.

On another note, just got the Canon 5D MKII. All I can say is wow! It will be even better with the new firmware upgrade that gives more control over video. But that's a topic for another thread.
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Re: Sony XDCAM-EX

Postby kk5hy » Wed May 20, 2009 7:41 am

I have to agree with that Steve.
I've been using the MKII for a few weeks now and I don't seem to want to use my FX1 anymore.
Love the shallow DOF.
I also use my manual focus Nikon lenses so I can at least have full control on what f-stop I want to use.

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Re: Sony XDCAM-EX

Postby postquis design » Sat May 23, 2009 7:40 am

Steve,... Jake,...

I ran across this discussion regarding how to get better sound while shooting with DSLRs... an interesting solution for capturing better "nat" sound for stock work with DSLRs as well as better audio for most work.

http://vimeo.com/zacutousa#4782593

not to hijack this thread from it's initial discussion focus, but I believe this device could come in handy when shooting with most cameras... in general.

Ron
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