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Re: Sony 4k Handycam
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2015, 09:25:02 PM »
Datfly, I have a couple of questions if I may.....

I was toying with the idea of getting a Canon G20 camcorder, but now I've seen this for a little bit cheaper, I'm kind of intrigued.

How long can you shoot with the battery? And what was your set up for recording those samples you posted? Tripod? Handheld? I've recorded with a DSLR before and found it uncomfortable compare to a camcorder, I guess a tripod is the way to go but it's not always possible in small bars / clubs that I usually frequent due to limited space.

Does this camera have the 30 minute recording limit?

Also, I tend to record a lot of punk bands, short fast sets, quick changes between bands on stage etc, and at times have been caught off guard, how good is the cameras auto setting? When I haven't really had time to set my old camcorder up in the past, auto has been my friend just so I'd get SOMETHING.

Thanks!
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Re: Sony 4k Handycam
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2016, 04:01:52 PM »
So i finally bought this camera,FDR AX 100.
The XAVC S 1080 @ 50MBPS is outstanding.

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Re: Sony 4k Handycam
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2016, 08:01:06 AM »
So i finally bought this camera, FDR AX 100.
The XAVC S 1080 @ 50MBPS is outstanding.

I shot a half hour or so of family picnic activities with my FDR AX-100 this past weekend at a river park that had me going back and forth between shaded and sunny scenes.  I was experimenting with adjusting the focus manually with my middle finger and at the same time, adjusting the iris / gain / shutter speed roller with my thumb.  Operating the focus, lighting, and zoom all at the same time takes a bit of getting used to, but I foresee getting some really outstanding concert shots this way that are well focused and properly lit - even in situations where the lighting is challenging.
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A/V software: Sony Vegas Pro 13.0 (build 453) 64 bit / DVD Architect Pro 6.0 (build 237)

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Re: Sony 4k Handycam
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2016, 08:12:45 AM »
Yep,i have focus peakinv set to red medium and is a huge help.Use the My button function you can set three on lcd screen  virtual buttons,i have peaking set and white balance and steadyshot at the moment.

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Re: Sony 4k Handycam
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2016, 02:36:43 AM »
In anticipation of a two hour show coming up that I plan on shooting with my AX-100, I bought the following two items: 





And then did a little test where I fully charged the new battery and shot video at the highest quality setting (UHD 4K XAVC S 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps / LPCM audio) until either the card filled up or the battery ran out of power.

The battery ran out of power before the card filled up.  So I then filled up the card using the OEM Sony battery that came with the videocam.

Result:

first file:  2 hrs 47 mins 39 secs (116,156,563) shot using the Wasabi Power battery
second file:  14 mins 41 secs (10,185,380) (using the OEM Sony NP-FV70 battery)

So at the highest quality setting, I was able to fit 3 hrs 2 mins and 20 secs of video on the 128GB Sony card.  Note:  even though the camera stopped at the point where the battery ran out of power, the first file was unaffected and plays all the way through to the end (using VLC on my computer).

I got the Wasabi Power BTR-FV100-JWP battery (replacement for Sony NP-FV100 - which costs $124.00 at Amazon) for $15.69 & free shipping at Amazon.  I got the 128GB Sony card for $64.99 & free shipping at Amazon.

This was a static video shot with no moving objects in the picture, no zooming, or any other activities that would decrease the life of the battery.
Mics: CA-11 (omnis and cards) & AT853 cards
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Video: Sony FDR AX100 (4k), Sony DSC HX50V
Photo: Canon EOS 60D

A/V software: Sony Vegas Pro 13.0 (build 453) 64 bit / DVD Architect Pro 6.0 (build 237)

 

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