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#1 Demian Barba

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:49 AM

HI,

I am shooting a feature in Algeria with the HVX-200. The entire camera package is comming from New York and finding acesories over there will be almost impossible.
I have shot several times with the HVX but never for long periods like this (1 and a half months) . Is there anything I should take extra items off? What is your experience with this camera?

Thanks
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#2 Gunleik Groven

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:45 PM

HI,

I am shooting a feature in Algeria with the HVX-200. The entire camera package is comming from New York and finding acesories over there will be almost impossible.
I have shot several times with the HVX but never for long periods like this (1 and a half months) . Is there anything I should take extra items off? What is your experience with this camera?

Thanks


My experience is good -;)

Have a field monitor capable of 720 - the Panny is lovely
Plenty of p2 cards & a p2 reader + at least one firestore + extra batteries for the firestore
Extra batteries - like 4-5 if you're unsure of when you can charge

Have fun!

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#3 Paul Nordin

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

Actually, I have to differ slightly from Gunleik's advice. Not that I think he is wrong, exactly, just that I am not a fan of the limitation of the firestore. I think a few P2 Cards & a P2Store are quite sufficient for feature work. I've shot 4 features this year with the HVX using 2 4GB P2-cards and one P2 Store. I've almost never had to delay production to wait for downloading. And the ability to record 720PN with the frame rate & playback flexibility has been very useful.
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#4 Gunleik Groven

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:23 AM

Actually, I have to differ slightly from Gunleik's advice. Not that I think he is wrong, exactly, just that I am not a fan of the limitation of the firestore. I think a few P2 Cards & a P2Store are quite sufficient for feature work. I've shot 4 features this year with the HVX using 2 4GB P2-cards and one P2 Store. I've almost never had to delay production to wait for downloading. And the ability to record 720PN with the frame rate & playback flexibility has been very useful.



Agreed.

I was just taking into account that you could find yourself far and away from elctricity (even in the midst of a city) for quite a while as local infrastructural facilities could have some impact on the production.

But for sure!

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#5 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:29 PM

hi i'v no experience with hvx but i shot a short in algeria for 15 days and a commercial for 3 weeks in 35
if you need any info about the contry i'll be glad to help you.
it's a great country with fantastic people.
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#6 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:34 PM

And the ability to record 720PN with the frame rate & playback flexibility has been very useful.


I was under the impression that firestore was now capable of 720pn/varying framerate capture. Am I wrong?
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#7 Gunleik Groven

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:35 PM

I was under the impression that firestore was now capable of 720pn/varying framerate capture. Am I wrong?


That is true, but you'llneed to use the FrameRateConverter to get rid of the extra frames.

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