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Laszloimage  (D 22468)

Oct 31, 2013, 2:31 PM
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Last week I was in New York City visiting the PDN expo.
I saw many cool and useful things for skydiving...
But these two were mind blowing:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/..._digital_camera.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/..._digital_camera.html

They are similar size and weight of the NEX series with an additional "Leica feel" (the buttons and dials).
They also work with non Sony lenses through adapters manufactured by these guys: http://www.metabones.com/
Sony actually was promoting this 3rd party accessory during the expo.
The 1080 60p 4:2:2 uncompressed video through HDMI is an impressive feature as well.
DSE any field experience with these new toys yet?
How's the audio recording with that external Sony adapter?


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Nov 1, 2013, 6:47 AM
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These are nice toys.
FWIW, the 1080 4:2:2 over HDMI has always been there (on all HDMI devices). It's just that now it's become a marketing bullet. The limitation is still 8 bit over HDMI, however.
The audio is audio. Nothing special.


Zlew  (D 21616)

Nov 1, 2013, 7:22 AM
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So...put their 20mm prime on there, and you are running full frame at 1.5Lbs.... 5Diii body alone is 1.8lbs. I love where all of this is going!


Zlew  (D 21616)

Nov 1, 2013, 8:30 AM
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and man... I hope canon follows them on this one.


Laszloimage  (D 22468)

Nov 1, 2013, 4:34 PM
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Thank you Spot!
...5D MK III didn't have uncompressed 422 HDMI originaly,
Canon had to make a firmware update. 5D MK II only does uncompressed with Magic Lantern as far as I know.
These two new cameras are very promising in "DSLR kinda " video world. It would be great to record pro quality audio on the same device.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Nov 1, 2013, 8:34 PM
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Bear in mind, Canon did things differently than everyone else.
They turned OFF the 4:2:2 because of how their system works.


grayhghost  (Student)

Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 AM
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Electronic shutter could open up some cool strobist options.


stuntquest  (F 452)

Dec 18, 2013, 6:10 PM
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Hey guys,
I saw your thread and thought you might be interested in this.
We just shot this one a month or so ago.
All photo images are from the A7R.
Video is on the Red Epic

http://www.sonystyle.com.cn/products/tvc/ds.htm#p=22

Slow website and some smart phones and web browsers wont view it. Firefox seems to play it well though


(This post was edited by stuntquest on Dec 18, 2013, 6:31 PM)


stuntquest  (F 452)

Dec 19, 2013, 1:01 AM
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Sorry to double tap this however the TVC has just been released on Vimeo and Youtube which allows for easier viewing on ALL devices

Commercial Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/82261363

Commercial youtube: http://www.youtube.com/...QMwKED82ndFDkE9HCl_w

Behind The Scenes Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/82261362

Cheers


(This post was edited by DSE on Dec 19, 2013, 11:03 AM)


Laszloimage  (D 22468)

Jan 12, 2014, 8:04 PM
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Very nice!


Badabing

Feb 4, 2014, 2:35 PM
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Will this camera be good for skydiving video and photo?

I remember that the Nex 3n was usable but the Nex 5n was not- for some reason that I can't remember..

Thanks for your input :)

Mike



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