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Everything posted by Flinken

  1. Did you try Enter or Return key instead of spacebar?
  2. That’s not accurate! I have a working multiport device and can state that there is feedback present on the multi connector protocol. So if you press rec on the camcorder it is possible to decode the state and set appropriate color for the led, i.e red for rec and blue for idle. However I couldn’t find any information/feedback for low bat, missing storage, device in photo mode or powering off. I agree with Trunk that there probably isn’t a reasonable market to make it a commercial product.
  3. I ‘have a working prototype that Daniel Åström tried out during the nationals. It only has basic functions for power on/off, rec on/off and LED indicator, the button fits in a Hypeye hole. I wasn’t able to detect any status for low bat or low mem when sniffing the multiport protocol. Edit: No soldering required.
  4. From Trunk's article : "The actual footage produced is fairly similar if not better than the GoPro 2. It also suprisingly seems a lot wider than the GoPro 2 at 1080p Wide"
  5. I hade something similar and it was caused by the LCD power switch. My LCD opened ones in freefall and got some lose after that. What I did was to turn OFF the power on by LCD function, which worked for me. (edit to add) With another camera the HypeEye button was to snugged fitted to the helmet, causing it to squeeze the button by it self.
  6. You can change the function for the knob to other than focus and leave the new selected function on auto. Do you have any sample footage with the .6 attached you could share? What .6 did you use?
  7. The Power on by LCD menu seams to be available only for the PJ710 and PJ720 models. The flipped LCD solution works fine for the moment.
  8. Uploading it here Link: http://vimeo.com/41376122
  9. As requested I have now uploaded a new comparison video with the CX730 side mounted and the CX115 top mounted (4-way only). Link: http://vimeo.com/41370102
  10. About the Hypeye and CX730. Flipping the LCD inside out made it possible to use the normal functions, i.e power On/Off and Rec On/Off. My TonFly box mod is almost done, and I’m hopping to test the CX730 side mounted this weekend, no tandem or FreeFly since I’m filming FS4.
  11. All my wide angel lenses are 37 or 30mm threading, the cx730 uses 52mm. I could get me a step up ring, but it would most likely result in a lot of vigneting (with my current lenses). Maybe one of these with step down could work http://raynox.co.jp/english/video/hd6600pro/index.html / http://opteka.com/OPT4XPF.aspx but it might still generate problems in BOSS mode since the front lens of the cx730 is shifting in angle relative to any added lens. If I do a test I’ll report back.
  12. Yes, that´s what I’m aiming for. But to do that I’ll first have to build/adapt a suitable enclosure and solved the Hypeye problem. Or maybe just put an L-bracket on the side for testing. For enclosure I was thinking of modify an old TonyFly box I have. I order a Sony RM-AV2 remote that I’ll adapt for my needs replacing the Hypeye. I think it will take about 2 weeks before I can do another side by side test, this time CX730 side mount and the CX115 top mounted. No promises though. And NO, none at our DZ uses/haves flattops for the moment.
  13. Maybe BOSS and 50p together gives a smother look. I put a side by side clip (CX115 vs CX730) on this link http://vimeo.com/40111217 to compare
  14. None other than the built in lens was used. I only put on a 52mm UV-filter for protection.
  15. I took my new Sony HDR-CX730E for a spin this weekend and so far i´m impressed with the performance of the camera. Follow the links bellow for some test clips. The only down side was that my current Hypeye did not work with the camera. Pressing the button powered up the camera, but it turn off right away. Top mounted No enclosure was used Exit temp about -20 degrees Celcius 52mm UV filter screwed on to protect the moving lens BOSS standard x.v.Color on Focus manual (jumps), auto (Zoom test) 50p Quality PS (28M) Rest of settings factory default Tandem jump: http://vimeo.com/40017285 FreeFly jump: http://vimeo.com/40019137 17x Zoom test: http://vimeo.com/40019397 Edit: Downloading the original files from vimeo makes the camera more justice
  16. How about the Balanced Optical SteadyShot? Clip on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VphxfCXu984 Added to the “hated” OIS it looks like the whole lens is suspended in a gimball like solution (gyroscopic), it would be nice to check/test how this new Balanced Optical SteadyShot handles freefall situations (belly and free fly of course).
  17. I played with á J1 for 3 minutes and noticed that it only takes 15 stills (3840x2160 ) while recording movies at 1080/60i. This means the camera is buffering stills in memory while processing the movie capture. Don’t know if the V1 works the same way, but I suspect it does. The “moving picture” feature could bee interesting for use with tandems, but I “forgot” to check the speed/performance between consecutive “moving picture” shots. Anyone here that has inputs from the V1 to share? /Flinken
  18. Did some jumps this weekend with the Backlight compensation turned off without any success. I still have the “blurry/out of focus effect” as explained at the top off this thread. The only thing remaining is to play with the exposure, but getting it right for every jump would be a PITA. I’m considering giving my Raynox lenses a good long vacation until I retire my cx115 for another model. /Flinken
  19. Didn’t help much I’m suspecting the Auto backlight function causing the problems, didn’t try switching it off yet. If so I’ll have to be more selective on when and when not to film a take (I almost never get to seat where I need/want in the plane). I will first try to use auto focus for all clips (except for the freefall) to see if it helps (more fiddling but an easy solution if it works) /Flinken
  20. Thank you Shoot & DSE! I'll try it out this weekend /Flinken
  21. I also hade good results with the cx105, that’s why I’m so surprised that cx115 doesn’t work as well. In the posted images I hade an istzybitzy amount of zoom and performed a refocus after that. The zoom was never changed for the whole gig. I can understand it if the “crappynes” shows up thru out the whole take in all clips, but it seems cx115 with 3035 or 5050 has trouble of handling light shifting conditions as well as my old cx105. /Flinken
  22. Raynox 3035/5050 + cx115 I replaced my workhorse cx105 with the cx115, and now I’m having issues with the sharpness in the footage using Raynox 3035 (same results with the Raynox 5050). I tried to different cx115 with same results. When light conditions changes, the picture gets noticeable grainy and out of focus. The cx115 is set to manual focus (infinity), color x.y, steady shot standard, and the rest to there default values. The attached snapshots are taken from two consecutive clips, in the plane just before climb out and hanging outside before exit. With a liquid 0.45 I have consistent picture quality (except for the more chromatic abbreviation you get from single element lenses), but we are not discussing this here. Does some one else experienced the same issues? Any suggestions for cx115 settings? Edit: added the pictures /Flinken
  23. Sorry! Used an old acount for the las post. /Flinken
  24. I’m sure what DSE means is that other automated systems (for tandem vids) have evolved using the work flow model of Production Assistant as a reference to start from. If we stick to Sony Vegas Pro there aren’t many ways on how to create an automated system for tandem vids. The scripting API of Vegas Pro is comprehensive, but regardless on how much effort you put into it the automation basics will remain the same, i.e ingest, populate time line, render, burn and archive. The differences would be in the way those steps are implemented and any added features here and there. Added: I agree with DSE regarding having a time line in hand (when you need it) .
  25. Looking at the manual of Vegas 10 I can’t find the network rendering toll/application. Has it been removed in Vegas 10? EDIT: Never mind I found the answer in Sony’s forum for Vegas. http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/ShowMessage.asp?ForumID=4&MessageID=741183