3-chip HDV footage available

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Mike Kujbida, Oct 28, 2004.

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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Samples of footage from the new Sony 3-chip Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camera have
    been posted at http://www.hdvinfo.net/media/kakugyo/

    ***Caution. File sizes range from 20 MB to over 200 MB each and your NLE
    has to support *.m2t files (an MPEG2 transport stream which Vegas handles,
    not sure about any other NLE). One Vegas user renamed them to .mpg and they
    played fine in windows media player. Another Vegas user renamed the files
    to have a .tp extension and his MyHD card
    (http://www.digitalconnection.com/Products/Video/mdp120_pb.asp ) played them
    perfectly at 1920x1080i on his Sony XBR910 34" HDTV.
    Cineform at http://www.cineform.com/ has plugins that allow Vegas and
    Premiere Pro to work with the HDV signal in it's native format.

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 28, 2004
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    Chris Hurd Guest

    Howdy from Texas,

    Many thanks, Mike. We'll have more clips up soon.

    Chris Hurd
    San Marcos, TX
    Chris Hurd, Oct 29, 2004
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  3. I'm just getting gobbledegook from these clips. Am I doing something wrong?

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Oct 29, 2004
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    Larry J. Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "Mike Kujbida" <kujfam-
    > said:
    I tried that, and they won't play in Windows Media Player 10.

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    Guy Guest

    Use the VLC media player


    In the hands of a good DOP / lighting Camera op this camera is going to be
    Guy, Oct 29, 2004
  6. Could I just ask - there's a fair bit of artefact there - some motion
    blur and wavy vertical lines going on. Is that a compression artefact
    or the camera or what?
    Richard Cavell, Oct 29, 2004
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    Guy Guest

    Which clip/s are you talking about?

    The clips were recorded by a well meaning novice who has had the camera only
    a short time and is learning on the job so to speak. All credit to him that
    we can see native footage from the camera.

    The wavy lines could be interlacing artefacts caused by your player perhaps?
    There is motion blur on the clips but it does look natural and we have no
    idea how the camera was setup. The only compression artefacts I have
    noticed have been on clips that have since been deleted which had blocky
    areas in the murky blacks. I did have the brightness up on my monitor to
    notice them.

    Guy, Oct 29, 2004
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    Chris Hurd Guest

    Howdy from Texas,

    Actually no, he is not a "novice." He's a
    writer for one of the major digital video
    trade journals in Japan.

    Chris Hurd
    San Marcos, TX
    Chris Hurd, Oct 30, 2004
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    Guy Guest

    That surprises me......on second thoughts perhaps it doesn't.
    Guy, Oct 31, 2004
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    Johan Stäck Guest

    I downloaded some of the clips.
    Renamed to .mpg and played in VLC media player.

    However, the clips didn't play well.
    The picture would freeze and eventually restart again.

    However, just now I notice that there is a new version out of the VLC
    I downloaded it, and now the clips play without freezing.
    CPU load (2,4 GHz pentium 4) is around 100% and disk activity seems very

    I must admit that HDV looks very promising.
    But I sure would like so see some non-interlaced footage as well...

    /Johan S
    Johan Stäck, Nov 3, 2004
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