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  • Before you buy that EX1..

    Have you seen the EX3 ?

    http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content...nses-34926.htm
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    Would not touch it based upon its design alone! My canon CAMERA all over again....back problem induced by poor camera design........

    Its either shoulder OR not No half measures. I will stick with My Z1's until the solid state STATE has all balanced out.

    The aquisition end is way way ahead of the delivery end in my opinion and although a blueray player will be on the top of this years christmas list for many here in the uk the uptake is nothing like it was with dvd, so I will hang on

    :-)
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    • #3
      I would wait because Sony has some serious quality control issues on the latest models. Ranging from the new HDV models to the ex.

      I 'll wait and see what is wrong with this one. :) (Then for the send in, readjustments and firmware updates)

      And btw I hate that stupid canon look. yuk
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      • #4
        I bought the EX1 because of its small form factor. And I have not been disappointed in that. It's true, the EX1 has some very unfortunate issues, however, I'm very happy with mine. I see no need, whatsoever, for my uses, to drop $$$ on an EX3. Sony is developing quite a bad rep for QC. Long live the EX1. If Sony were to issue a firmware update, moving the format select from the menu to the rear thumbwheel, the EX1 would be perfect, IMHO.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by cuervo View Post
          I bought the EX1 because of its small form factor. And I have not been disappointed in that.
          Me neither - its a fantastic camera, no problems yet..

          A friend of mine has done some rather nice dolly shots with an EX1 in a state forest and put them on Vimeo
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          • #6
            Originally posted by xmanflash View Post
            Does it work with Edius?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by hedleyw View Post
              Does it work with Edius?
              The EX1 and EX3 are the same technology AFAIK and therefore both work directly within Edius 4.6(Broadcast), with no conversion. Just copy the clips from the SxS cards onto the Hard Disk, or via USB (slower). I can even play clips directly off the Memory card inside Edius, (when plugged into the ExpressCard slot in my Dell Laptop...
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              • #8
                See the differences here yourself...

                http://www.vimeo.com/882030
                from the Man himself.

                Maybe out in July.

                Definitely works in Edius Broadcast.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hedleyw View Post
                  Does it work with Edius?
                  From what I can determine (being at the NAB Sony Booth), yes, it's supported.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GrassValley_KH View Post
                    From what I can determine (being at the NAB Sony Booth), yes, it's supported.
                    Sorry, it was a pathetic attempt at humour as this is an Edius forum and not a camcorder forum. My mistake :)
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                    • #11
                      Before this thread gets locked down due to offtopic (?) I just wanted to mention that the HPX500 is now $8,000 after rebate (without the lens)...so think hard before investing in a EX3 :)

                      We're seriously considering this cam...I'll be at NAB tomorrow to check what else is new.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hedleyw View Post
                        Sorry, it was a pathetic attempt at humour as this is an Edius forum and not a camcorder forum. My mistake :)
                        Hehe - you may just have saved this thread from a lockdown though :-)
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
                          Before this thread gets locked down due to offtopic (?) I just wanted to mention that the HPX500 is now $8,000 after rebate (without the lens)...so think hard before investing in a EX3 :)
                          I hear you on that one.

                          That makes the HPX-500 cheaper even after buying the P2 cards than the EX3 body.

                          To me, this is the best news out of NAB this year.
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                          • #14
                            [QUOTE=Bassman;34927]
                            Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
                            Before this thread gets locked down due to offtopic (?) I just wanted to mention that the HPX500 is now $8,000 after rebate (without the lens)...so think hard before investing in a EX3 :)
                            QUOTE]

                            I hear you on that one.

                            That makes the HPX-500 cheaper even after buying the P2 cards than the EX3 body.

                            To me, this is the best news out of NAB this year.
                            you will need a HD lens for the HPX-500 and that will set you back $10K

                            then you need Anton Bauer batteries and charger, another $5k

                            then you will need P2 cards, another $3k to $9k

                            then ideally you will need a 5 slot P2 card reader that you can mount in PC another $3k
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                            • #15
                              We already have enough A/B batteries here (2 Dionics, 5 Digi ProPacs, Quad Chargers, etc)...even 3 sets of Lectro transmitters/receivers (UCR401 and UCR211, respectively)...A/B lights, tripods and everything else. We don't use the smaller cams, only ENG type. That's why we've been hesitant about upgrading our Panasonic DVC200's (Equivalent to DSR300) to smaller scale cams.

                              You don't need an expensive HD lens, people are using higher end 2/3" SD lenses with success...do some research. ;)
                              Once the cams have paid for themselves, you can upgrade to an HD lens (CAC type, usually cost much more)...but the cheapest Fujinon 2/3" HD lens is about $7,500.

                              Even with an EX1 or EX3 you need to buy SxS cards, which are the same price as the P2. And they are not shoulder type cams.

                              The ONLY downside I see with the HPX500 is that it has a 960x540 imager (same as the HVX200, but 2/3")...you go one step above (HPX2000) and it is a native 1280x720 imager with support for AVC Intra (upto Full HD, 10bit)...and the body only costs ~$27k.
                              Last edited by STORMDAVE; 04-16-2008, 12:51 AM.

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