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Eugen157
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Palm Springs area, So.CA Joined: Dec 10, 2012 13:57 Messages: 660 Offline
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I am glad that I can future proof my videos since PD 12 allows 4K editing at a modest cost and works well with my 4 year old computer.
At the moment the videos are watched in regular HD, but even here the 1" sensor of the AX100, a size not seen in prosumer camcorders before, makes a big difference in picture quality especially under limited lighting.

A 4K TV might appear near the end of the year, the newer models then might provide HDMI 2 on all inputs and 265 decoders.

These comments are in relation to the enclosed video.

Please note that there was literally no sunshine, Air Quality Level unhealthy to very unhealthy.

The FDR AX100 camera was mostly in the auto mode except during the night shots in Shanghai, there the gain was reduced to 15Db. In fact the camera is set to 15Db Max.

The scene of the Chinese women doing their laundry in the river was at max, 12x tele and I used post stabilization in PD12.

The Terra Cotta soldiers are mostly screen grabs, there were signs "no tripods" but there was such a crowd that I was constantly being jostled. The camera was set at
manual focus, infinity, because there was not enough contrast in the soldiers so the focus was constantly hunting. Fortunately the subjects were holding still.

In some scenes the limited 30P shows but it is a small price to pay. In fact not a problem when considering the frame rates of commercial optical discs. Because of the
additional data rate I doubt seriously that that 60P will ever be available for consumers,either internet, optical media or TV. The only application for 60P would be movie theaters.

I feel that that the steadiness of the shots is adequate, I can live with that. Any feed back on that subject would be much appreciated. BTW I bought a monopole and felt it was not that much help
when used in the normal manner. Nor that much weight saving.



my 2 cents worth.

It goes w/o saying that I was very glad that I bought and was able to get the camera in time. Its PQ certainly exceeded my expectations!
It will be around for some time.

Eugene


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD1lwj_iGvM&feature=youtu.be

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ynotfish
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Hi Eugene -

Great job on the edit!

My ADSL had some trouble streaming in 4K, so I had to watch in HD. Still, very engaging visuals & audio. Surely that wasn't your "usual procedure" for breakfast!!!

It really deserves to be screen on one of these - http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/uhd-tv/ - I've been looking at a 7 series.

Thanks for the share. Glad you posted it again.

Cheers - Tony
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Eugen157
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Thanks Tony.

Actually it was, while we were on that tour.

I had to take the first video off because my wife declared "this camera makes me look old" Sort of along the lines "this lens makes me look fat" years ago when I bought my first wide angle converter. And I had a nitwit sales man mentioning that in my wife's presence.

At the moment there are not too many in depth UHD TV reviews around. I assume you are not getting a curved screen, 55" would be too small.
My ideal set would be 70", dynamic back lighting, no tuner, just 4 HDMI 2 inputs. I rather prefer external boxes, easily replaced rather all that stuff internal.But the external generic boxes will not happen.

At the moment we have a 55", with close to 1000 led's for back lighting. Dynamic control helps but of course you have noticeable halos when using test patterns.

I am trying to point out that the transition to 4K can be done in stages and need not cost a fortune.

Eugene

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4K 24" ViewSonic monitor.Camera Sony FDR-A
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CubbyHouseFilms
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Melbourne, Australia Joined: Jul 14, 2009 04:23 Messages: 2208 Offline
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Wow!

4K is awesome

Thanks for sharing

Happing editing

Best Regards

Neil
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