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    HD setups with footages

    Hey guys, I'm still using my VX2100 a lot, but I'm starting considering going HD. I haven't followed HD setups at all, and would love to see footages of different setup. I'm not interested in DSLR, camcorder only. Here are some HD videos I liked a lot, don't know with what they were filmed ? Thanks a lot !
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    HD setups with footages

    Damn, those GH5 footages look good !
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    Post Your Setup!

    VX2100 + MK2
  4. Hey guys, I have the "clock set" message on my VX2100 appearing each time I pull out the battery. I did some research and found that it might be the internal battery. I found the exploded views and drawings online. Do you guys know if I can replace the battery alone ? (not the whole PCB) Can I use one of these ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_itemId=271896883512&_nkw=NEW+Maxell+ML1220+3V+Rechargeable+button+battery+FOR+SONY+DCR+VX+2100&_trksid=p2047675.m4096.l9146
  5. Thanks for your quick answer, I think I'm just going to give up on that idea. I am actually using the original charger plugged to the camera, but I think maybe the internal battery are not handling recharge anymore...
  6. Hey guys, I am making a little video with my local shop and friends. Here is a teaser I made, the full video should be dropping this year... Everything is filmed with a VX2100 and modded GL MK2. Critiques are welcome !
  7. Thanks for your feedback and filming advicies ! It is actually shot with a Sony VX2100, and MKII. GL2 was my first camera too and I loved to use it
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    Vx1000 60fps

    From what I understood, if you export at 640*480 your footage will be cropped if you convert to PAR 1:1. I export at 656*480 to keep the real ratio of the video. Exporting to 1080p 50 or 60fps is good for YouTube, because it allows you to upload a video with a much higher bitrate than in 480p, so the quality when played on the YouTube player will be way better.
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    DWEEB - Full Video

    Loved it ! That was very nice to watch.
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    The Compression Thread

    Seen a lot of guys talking about Mpeg Streamclip, Sorenson Squeeze, etc... Is it still up to date ? I'm rendering / compressing everything with Adobe Media Encoder and it works fine. What's the point of using a third-party encoder ?
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    Slow mo in Premiere

    Why would you want interpolation ? If you shoot at 120fps you can reduce speed at 50% without interpolate frames.
  12. Just in addition, you can also remove the bayo mount from the GL lens, and add step-up / step-down ring to obtain the 56 mm screw of the VX2100. I did it according this video, and the result is good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-8ZSFhmhw I don't know how the vig look with the plastic-cutting method, but with the step rings it's perfect :
  13. Hey guys, I tryied to upload interlaced video on YouTube, because I like the way it looks. Unfortunately, the video seems to came desinterlaced... Do you know if YouTube automatically desinterlace ? What is the trick to do so ? By the way, I posted the same clip to Facebook, and it came interlaced just like I wanted : Thanks !
  14. Hey guys, Here is my very first montage with my Canon GL2, which is basically my first real camera. I just wanted to know what's good, what's bad, and if you have any advices it would be very helpful !
  15. I made another montage from the last 6 months night session with my friends.
  16. I'm filming with a PAL camera, which gives me 576 pixels high video. Youtube doesn't allow this resolution and downscale it to a 480 pixels video... I don't know if it is the reason, but I think I have way more quality with 720p than with 480p. Maybe it is something about the bitrate too, because I guess 720p videos are compressed to 6MBps by Youtube and 480p video are compressed to 2MBps... Hum, no because if I export it without compressing it with Premiere, the output video will be interlaced, and with a DV Pal pixel aspect ratio, which is not very good for uploading on Youtube, but maybe I'm wrong ?
  17. You mean, without changing PAR, and codec ? Here is a non compressed MP4 version, I juste upscaled it to 720p and deinterlaced with MPEG Streamclip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imf9n5GzFbg
  18. Hey guys ! First post here, better late than never ! I've been lurking the forums for a couple of weeks since I started to film SD 3 months ago. My question is about compression, since I'm not very familiar with SD format yet. I'm shooting with a Canon GL2, PAL version, and I exported my footages without compressing them from Premiere Pro, then I used MPEG Streamclip to put them in H264 MP4 4:3 square pixels. I made a lot of tests with different settings, and I'm pretty psyched on the results I had : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEJ5BYGXXhU But when I saw this Magenta edit, I just understood that I was missing something : How can it be so clean, smooth and sharp ? I set the bitrate at 0.7 MB/s, is that too low ? Thanks