HVX dropout issues
Posted 30 December 2006 - 05:27 PM
Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:54 PM
i am shooting a documentary very soon. because of budgetary issues the HVX has been presented as an option. i have heard of losing takes due to a dropout issue with the P2 cards. obviously if i lose even one take it could be disastrous. is this operator error or inherent to the P2 card/P2 storage system? i have used the camera, but haven't experienced these issues. let me know what you think.
I've heard the exact opposite, that going tapeless means NO dropout.
While there may be no absolutes, this has been a widely heralded claim for tapeless
acquition and most people seem to concur that t.a. has much less potential for dropout than tape.
Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:27 PM
I've been using this camera for maybe three months now and have only had the problem twice, in the beginning.
Sorry I can't tell you any more, but I have editors that figure that sort of thing out. I just point the thing and press record.
Otherwise, I have nothing but good things to say about the camera. Invest in a matte box, rods and follow focus. It'll make your job a lot easier.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:01 PM