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Mark Henderson

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  1. I own a Sony Z1U and I haven't had any problem with not enough light. With 18 Gain you see in the dark. And without gain it's still fast I think. Must faster than film. Mark
  2. Has anyone made a DI from an HDV original? Have you been happy with the results when blown up from HDV to 35mm if the original footage was of good quality? Thanks, Mark
  3. Chromatic aberration of the lens during the snap. Mark
  4. In the very first ones off the line there was a problem with this. I've read where Sony will accept the cameras back and will re-center the lenses free to solve the problem. The later versions do not have the problem anymore. Contact Sony. Mark
  5. I'm shooting a low budget feature in March 08. I will be using a Sony Z1U or the New Sony XD Cam (PMW-EX1). I will be editing with Premiere Pro CS3 and want to end up with a digital intermediate for digital projection at a theatre. Does anyone know of a good digital intermediate house that could help me with this low budget project? Thanks, Mark (Posted under Sony/HD also)
  6. I'm shooting a low budget feature in March 08. I will be using a Sony Z1U or the New Sony XD Cam (PMW-EX1). I will be editing with Premiere Pro CS3 and want to end up with a digital intermediate for digital projection at a theatre. Does anyone know of a good digital intermediate house that could help me with this low budget project? Thanks, Mark
  7. Looks like some great replys guys. Should help a lot of people make a decision. I bought the Z1U and I'm very happy with it. I bought it vs. the P2 because producers that called me kept asking for it. No one asked for the P2. The only people who want P2 (Panasonic 200) are the independent film guys and they never seem to have any money. Not being critical of them, it 's just the fact. I didn't get the V1U because it was just coming out. It seems the jury is still out on it however.Xavier Plaza said he owned it for a year and wasn't crazy about it, that should tell us something. Good luck, Mark
  8. Hal: Thanks for the info! Best wishes, Mark
  9. In looking at the Sony V1U a little closer it may give the P2 a run its money. It's only about 1/2 the price It shoots in 1080P (Progressive) and 1080i Can TC sync with other V1Us and Z1Us Has a HDMI out Suppose to not have vertical smear Overall seems to be a great camera if you want a camera that can do "film look" and 1080i. Mark
  10. I'm interested in producing programming for The History Channel, but I can't find a contact for them however. I looked at their Web site, but it looked more suited for consumer or audience info. No contact info on the business side. Anyone have a contact number for their programming department or know the general guidelines. Thanks, Mark
  11. "There were also some blue flashes that happened randomly throughout the movie." As for the flashes... You may be taking your eye away from the eye piece while you are shooting. This allows light to travel down the eye piece backwards and expose the film. I sometimes do it as a "look" when shooting music videos. That might be your "problem".
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    V1U

    I went to look at the V1U again. It looks pretty nice for a HDV. It shots both 1080P and 1080i/60i. It can also TC sync with other V1Us and Z1Us. It also doesn't have vertical smear due to the CMOS chips.
  13. At 50hz, 1000 fps would be right. Sorry for my imperialism. God save the Queen! I would never shoot this with HMIs. Too many problems you could encounter. In the United States, Rule of thumb with HMIs is that if you can divide the fps into 120 evenly (whole number, not a number and fraction) then it's a safe speed. Over 120 fps I guess as longs as it's in multiples of 120 such as 240, 360, 720, etc. it might be fine. Again, I'm speaking in USA numbers. In Europe with 50hz the fps should divide into 100 evenly. (In the US there are 120 light pulses per second. In Europe, there are 100 light pulses per second.)
  14. Do you think those mini Pro 35mm adapters make that much difference? They are a lot of money. I believe somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000.00 new. That is a lot more than the cameras. I just bought the Sony HVR-Z1U and was wondering if it would work for that. I bought the Z1U camera vs. the P2 because for every job that a producer asked for the P2, I had 10 producers ask for the Z1U.
  15. I find that HD might take slightly less footcandles than film, but I usually use more instruments to light HD. I have to make sure the subtle tones in the blacks and/or dark areas are brought out and that the white and/or light areas aren't washed out.
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