Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:04 PM
Is this perfect for someone on a small budget that only needs video quality like ...maybe the local HD news channel...or is there a cheaper alternative that may give me the same looking videos?
Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:15 AM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:25 AM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:31 PM
The mic upgradability is one downsize. I use a xlr to mini adapter for a shotgun mic but even I will admit there is a lot of noise to this method. The on camera mic is great but it picks up everything, if you are around cars or a buzzing machine, you're going to hear it later.
Here is a trailer for a feature I shot on my fx7 last year . It is only watchable if you load the HD version. I have done a lot of color correction and I compressed all the footage to 24p from 1080i using compressor before I edited the piece. I have the V1U available to me at school and I couldnt tell the difference between v1u 24p converted to true 24p and fx7 1080i converted to 24p.
If you have any specific questions about the fx7 please ask, I have used the camera a lot and feel I know the best way to get great images out of it. HDV is the biggest obstacle because fast movement just makes it pixilate. An interesting option with the fx7 is a blackmagic Intensity HDMI capture card. I have been considering getting one of these and a long HDMI cable. Using the card you can record true HD from the HDMI port on the FX7 by skipping the HDV compression. Granted the camera always has to be connected to the computer but I still think it has some interesting uses.