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#1 Michael J. Schilling

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:21 PM

I'm going to be unsing the Z1U to shoot a couple of NFL spec commercials but barely have any info on the camera. I know it does 1080I and below. What I need to figure out is: A) Is there a way to capture in slow motion equal to 48fps and keep the high quality, B) Is there a way to live capture straight to hard drive or how shoot it be imported if captured to the minidv tape, C) Are there any hiccups with the Z1U that usually cause some difficulties . Thankx for your time guys.or complications? Any and all help will be greatly apprecciated. Thankx for your time guys.
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:53 PM

Hi,

> Is there a way to capture in slow motion equal to 48fps and keep the high quality

Sort of. You can shoot 30i (or whatever the NTSC version does) and bob-deinterlace the result in post. This will give you 60fps with approximately half the vertical resolution. It looks... reasonable, especially if you are finishing to SD.

> Is there a way to live capture straight to hard drive

At least two ways. You can shoot with a firestore and get on disk exactly what you'd have had on tape, or for a little more money and equipment, you can record the component outputs to a hard disk recorder uncompressed.

Difficulties? None other than that it's a little handycam with an annoying servo lens.

Phil
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