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Old Jan 11, 2008, 4:54 AM   #711
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so your sanyo does not record any zoom noise when there isnt any background noise??
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 5:28 AM   #712
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OK, heres some quick footage
Please notice the zoom noise too. Surely this can't be right?


http://www.vimeo.com/599749- This is my boys in a lit living room on auto ISO. Notice zoom noise too.

http://www.vimeo.com/599833- This is my bight hall at midday filmed at ISO 800.

http://www.vimeo.com/599896- This is the same hall filmed at ISO 3200.

http://www.vimeo.com/599953- This is my lit street at night at ISO 800. Notice zoom noise too.


Night time shooting: are you set Normal Auto nothingelse no saphiere or clasic on Effects? The SD card is it a SD standardspeed general oneor SDHC higher speed card?

You have a internal zoom noise, and Wonder if the Firmware is old? or cam is older is it a VCP or other thre letter name?



http://www.vimeo.com/600079




Thanks for the comments.

I have all effect turned off, and digital zoom disabled too. I have tried about 30 differnent settings (candle, normal etc) and everytime, the low light footage it simply terrible.

I am using a normal SD card rather than a SDHC. I can see how that might effect some jerkyness, but could it effect the grain?

The outside day footage I'm getting is excellent. Its the footage filmed in anything less than perfect light that is terrible. My C6 was 100 times better.

As for the firmware, I didn't know there was upgrade. Where do I get it, I can't see it on the Sanyo site. There is only one for the HD1000.


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Old Jan 11, 2008, 5:34 AM   #713
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Make sure you guys turn off ND (Neutral Density) if your videos are dark. This can be done by going to Exposure and set it to Manual. Now you should see ND on the screen and just press left/right to enable/disable it.

In full auto mode, ND is turned on automatically when the scene is too bright. When you switch to manual mode, the camera keeps the ND on and there's no indicator that it's on unless you change the exposure meter to manual.

I was complaining before on how all of my low/not so low light videos are horrible but after turning off ND the videos are so much better. So much better in fact that I have to lower the ISO to 50 sometimes because it was so bright at 200.

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I toggled it on and off and didn't get much difference.

My problem is, I'm "upgrading" from my C6 which did everything great on auto. This was a big selling factor as it meant my wife could just pick it up and useit on the fly to capture quick moments.

If I have to keep adjusting everything manually it kind of defeats the object of the camera for me.

I've filmed the same footage on the C6 (which is now sold to a friend!) and the C6 footage looks so much brighter and grain free.


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Old Jan 11, 2008, 7:18 AM   #714
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If anyone find the low light video came out too dark, see if it was because of other issue other than the camera itself.

I shot some indoor video the first time (cannot remember the settings) and it came off terrible on TV. I was connecting the HD700 with it docking via HDMI to TV and play in HD700. It was almost pitch dark. So I though even if the light was much better it would not have changed much better. I was thinging it might be a fault camera of that it really is normally that bad!

Then I took the file out and play on a PS3 on another TV. The result was completely different. This time the display was acceptable and I would call normal.

Then I took it to another PS3 on another TV again, this time the video was a little darker, but still acceptable.

The bottom line is, there are many things that affect the resulting display on TV. Explore the possibilites of all settings (or the connecting cables) before jumping to conclusion.




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Old Jan 11, 2008, 7:27 AM   #715
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Update:

I did a factory setting reset, the first I have done since I owned it and the ISO settings seems to suddenly be in a different league. I've set the camera how I had it before, but the light and grain issues are improved 100%. very strange.

My camera is now giving me the same additional light at ISO 100 that iI was needing to use 800 to get before. Things are looking up.

The total range focus seems to be working a lot better as well now. I will try out some dark fliming tonight and upload. The additional light capacity, as expected, has helped the focus no end.

I'm video the same things tonight and upload later.

I'd still like the firmware upgrade. Anyone ponit me to it?
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again, does anyone have a sample of zoom noise captured in a noise free environment???i just want to make sure the 3 i gave as gifts are not defective. any help greatly appreciated.
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I did a factory setting reset, the first I have done since I owned it and the ISO settings seems to suddenly be in a different league. I've set the camera how I had it before, but the light and grain issues are improved 100%. very strange.

My camera is now giving me the same additional light at ISO 100 that iI was needing to use 800 to get before. Things are looking up.

The total range focus seems to be working a lot better as well now. I will try out some dark fliming tonight and upload. The additional light capacity, as expected, has helped the focus no end.

I'm video the same things tonight and upload later.

I'd still like the firmware upgrade. Anyone ponit me to it?
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what about the internalzoom noise recording in with your audio???
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 9:56 AM   #718
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http://www.vimeo.com/599549

Enjoy day overcasted , and night time clear
Pretty cool. Now kick out that windshield so you can get a clearer view. :lol:

Need to mount the camera on the hood or on a mirror outside the car.
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http://www.vimeo.com/463624

My shot, a lot of the videos on my channel are also filmed with the cam apart from the poi one (all on various settings...).
Looks good. They are just building a light rail system here. Security is too high for me to get some pre-installation videos -- I've tried. Construction is messing up traffic now but should be fun to ride and video on when they get running.

My HD700 samples are here: http://gallery.mac.com/crosby007 and here: http://www.vimeo.com/user309863/videos

All shot in Auto mode.


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OK. heres a sample of my video after the reset. Its much better. Its up there with my C6 with regards light now.

Another huge differernce I have noticed is the image stabilisation. It had been useless. Now its great. There was obvously something amiss.

Haven't checked stills yet.

Only down side is the zoom noise is still horrific in comparison with my C6.

But overall, I'm alot happier. Roll on the dark so I can check again tonight.



http://www.vimeo.com/601077
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