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Old Dec 14, 2007, 9:32 AM   #421
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Sanyo has several sites for the HD700 and they don't link, etc. to each other. This one may be helpful to some:

http://www.sanyo-dsc.com/english/pro...700/index.html

This is the "Let's shoot more movies!" part of it with tips of how to get the most from the camera in a variety of situations:

http://www.sanyo-dsc.com/english/pro...ips/index.html
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 10:06 AM   #422
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yep I was too tired . I thoughtthe two holes on top were themic, andI also thoughtthe lcd back was to.

I will redo it over ,and hopefully correct , thank you for the comment and kind words
The two holes on the top are where you attach the wrist strap and/or the lens cap. When you redo it put it on YouTube, too, with a link to the better quality one.it isalso thespeaker hole not

I give up. the lcdscreen hasa speaker too lol

I give up,

here is a sample vid of sound http://www.vimeo.com/433947

actual andclean up enjoy

the lights keep your $$$ ledsonly toss a 3 foot area
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 10:42 AM   #423
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[...]barrel distortion (Smear)[...]
Barrel distortion = curvature at the edge of the frame caused by a wide angle lens. You won't notice much barrel distortion when recording video with the HD700, you will notice it more when taking stills in wide angle mode. An example of extreme barrel distortion is a fish eye lens. What you arereferring tois indeed "CCD smear", when shooting bright lights in a dark scene the contrast is so high that the bright lights overwhelm the CCD sensor pixelsand they bleed intotheir neighbors in the same line.
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 10:43 AM   #424
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I give up. the lcdscreen hasa speaker too lol

I give up,

here is a sample vid of sound http://www.vimeo.com/433947

actual andclean up enjoy

the lights keep your $$$ ledsonly toss a 3 foot area
Looks like you've been busy with the video tests. Nice going.

I don't shoot in low light, I add lights as needed to get what I want. Mentioned the LEDs as they might help fill in a bit of light (certainly not light a whole room) and don't get hot or drain batteries quickly like the others. Figured if someone was chasing a kid around the house they'd be pretty close and the LED would add some light, not necessarily light things up in a dark room.

Then, not all LED lights are created equal:

http://www.litepanels.com/
http://vidled.com/products.html

On the other hand, if chasing a kid around was my goal I'd invest in a 10+20w or some other type of light so I could shoot at ISO 100 and insure I got good quality images that would display well on a HD TV.

Someone's DIY LED light:




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Old Dec 14, 2007, 10:50 AM   #425
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How to get smooth steady shots with your Xacti HD700:[...]
Nice! :-)
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 11:21 AM   #426
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How to get smooth steady shots with your Xacti HD700:[...]
Nice! :-)
It was more of a joke but no one else seemed to find it funny. Those are some of the things I use with my other video cameras to steady the shots. I was in a silly mood (my usual) and stuck the HD700 in them for fun. The quick release mount alone does make it freestanding. Would tear up my pocket but... :lol:
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 12:10 PM   #427
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I was researching cheap LED lights for the heck of it and found these at Harbor Freight for $26 (black) and $15 (blue):



http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95181

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96361


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Old Dec 14, 2007, 12:11 PM   #428
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thanks guys. cleared it up. light is light I understand that if no light, no vid, it is what i see with my naked eyes. that vid in the sanyo mouring is living proof of low light, now night time be the same. and I use 55w/85w headlights and still not enough for the camera o get the distance.

Smear is not acceptable for this daytimeor nighttime, sorry to say that, but it reminds me of the Ispan ddv-920

what I found, was when filming and finished the camera was like my ole Olympus taken its time closing a file lol that leaves me to have a lil mo paitience to finish, bu I am sure I can continue to the next shot without hesitation.

Battery life just dies on me at hm got to add up the footage and fun time. will get back on that
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 1:31 PM   #429
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Managed to get my brown hd700 at US$349.99 at Amazon a few days ago. Then I noticed 2 days ago the price dropped to US$299.99. So I asked if I can get the new price since my set has not shipped yet..... and yes!! I got a US$50 refund!! I'm so happy!!

Just checked, the offer is gone. Now back to >US$500!!! Lucky me!!!!
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I was researching cheap LED lights for the heck of it and found these at Harbor Freight for $26 (black) and $15 (blue):



http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95181

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96361

Check out this one--
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8834

Under $10, no tax, no shipping. That site has a variety of LEDs with good reviews.
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