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Using a Z1 to film still pictures/prints


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#1 Ken OSullivan

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:23 AM

Hi Folks,

I'm wondernig if anyone has used a Z1 to film a still picture/print, i.e. zoom and pan onto a printed still pic and if so what the quality was like.
I know there is a high-end specialist camera for this but I wonder if the Z1 with all it's quality resolution would suffice..

Thanks in advance
Ken
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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:11 PM

Hi Folks,

I'm wondernig if anyone has used a Z1 to film a still picture/print, i.e. zoom and pan onto a printed still pic and if so what the quality was like.
I know there is a high-end specialist camera for this but I wonder if the Z1 with all it's quality resolution would suffice..

Thanks in advance
Ken

HDV is not the best to shoot stills with moves due to the single I-frame per 20 or whatever it is with long GOP.
That said, I've done it and it wasn't terrible. The Z1 does have a feature that lets you pre-set your zoom time and speed and repeat it again and again, which you may find helpful.
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#3 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 01:59 PM

it doesn't focus very close, which could be a concern. to make a normal print fill the frame only a small portion in the middle of of the zoom can be used.

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#4 Michael Collier

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 04:40 PM

If possible (if the copy art is flat and needs no dramatic lighting) then I would recomend a scanner. They are more suited to the job and can produce very high resolution images for more precise control in post. Just about any NLE can zoom and rotate and do a million other things. also you can get a TIFF and not worry about compression
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#5 Ken OSullivan

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:38 AM

Hi Guys,

Thank very much for your replies !

Cheers
ken
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#6 Bob Hayes

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:03 PM

I use my 7 mega pixle still camera.
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