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Title: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on October 24, 2016, 11:22:48 AM
EDIT: What once started out as a question about backpacks is now a general discussion thread about all things VX!

Greetings my PALS

I just got my first vx1000 (stoked!) and am now looking to get a backpack for it.

From the research I have done it seems like these two bags are good options?

1) Canon 200eg (https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Deluxe-Backpack-200EG-Cameras/dp/B00009R6TA (https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Deluxe-Backpack-200EG-Cameras/dp/B00009R6TA))

2) Lowepro Mini Trekker (https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Mini-Trekker-AW-Black/dp/B00009R85Z (https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Mini-Trekker-AW-Black/dp/B00009R85Z))

But any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: BURRRPRINT on October 24, 2016, 11:53:02 AM
I commend your efforts to protect valuable equipment.

However, my homie just wraps it in tshirt or old hoody and carries in his eastpak backpak. No specialty bags.

I mean, choose the bag which catches your eye, rugged materials, plenty internal of padding, is comfortable to wear. Consider also room for laptop and other media peripherals.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: BrunsdOut17 on October 24, 2016, 12:12:26 PM
I commend your efforts to protect valuable equipment.

However, my homie just wraps it in tshirt or old hoody and carries in his eastpak backpak. No specialty bags.

I mean, choose the bag which catches your eye, rugged materials, plenty internal of padding, is comfortable to wear. Consider also room for laptop and other media peripherals.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Guwop on October 24, 2016, 12:24:31 PM
A hoody in a bag works well but I use this (http://lcdn.ryda.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/9/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/o/eosbags.jpg) it fits a vx perfectly length ways and fits batteries tapes and a light in the sides real snug
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: happenstance on October 24, 2016, 12:42:55 PM
Those bags you posted look good, don't have a suggestion either way. What I do recommend is to actually get one of these bags.

The sweatshirt method is a huge pain in the ass. if you want to throw batteries, tapes, lens papers/tissues, a blowbrush, etc. in the bag, everything will get mixed up and require you to rip the bag apart (or you put it in the unpadded front pocket, and if you slam those batteries can crack). I've done it temporarily when a zipper broke on my camera bag over the years and it sucks. Not to mention the amount of lint you are exposing the camera to - this can slowly work it's way into the vap unit (housing for the series of lenses).
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: mattchew on October 24, 2016, 12:53:06 PM
Those bags you posted look good, don't have a suggestion either way. What I do recommend is to actually get one of these bags.

The sweatshirt method is a huge pain in the ass. if you want to throw batteries, tapes, lens papers/tissues, a blowbrush, etc. in the bag, everything will get mixed up and require you to rip the bag apart (or you put it in the unpadded front pocket, and if you slam those batteries can crack). I've done it temporarily when a zipper broke on my camera bag over the years and it sucks. Not to mention the amount of lint you are exposing the camera to - this can slowly work it's way into the vap unit.

Protection is the main priority, obviously, but honestly the organizational factor of the camera bag is fucking huge to me, haha.
Thanks for the input everyone!

Also, happenstance, not trying to kiss butt but Pathways was fucking sick.



One more (unrelated) question: I need a light! Any suggestions on that front?
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on October 24, 2016, 01:22:37 PM
(http://media4.motoonline.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ohio-atiba-mini-general.jpg)
i use this "ogio atiba mini" for my vx1000.
it's pretty good. so no complaints from me.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Pappy Jones on October 24, 2016, 01:30:45 PM
I do not recommend the sweatshirt in a backpack method. That eventually broke the front element in kne of my old cameras and I had to get it repaired.
I have a nice organized pack but honestly prefer to just hold the camera and keep an extra tape etc. in my back pocket. Especially if I'm just skating around a city all day. I end up getting better footage and not missing certain things by spending all the time stopping in my tracks and unpacking
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: GOKU on October 24, 2016, 01:33:02 PM
Got a real nice reliable one at the Fancy Lad house, I'll try to remember to take a look and see what brand it is. I think it may be a Targus?
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Tracer on October 24, 2016, 01:39:52 PM
OGIO Clark Pack
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: happenstance on October 24, 2016, 02:26:45 PM
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Those bags you posted look good, don't have a suggestion either way. What I do recommend is to actually get one of these bags.

The sweatshirt method is a huge pain in the ass. if you want to throw batteries, tapes, lens papers/tissues, a blowbrush, etc. in the bag, everything will get mixed up and require you to rip the bag apart (or you put it in the unpadded front pocket, and if you slam those batteries can crack). I've done it temporarily when a zipper broke on my camera bag over the years and it sucks. Not to mention the amount of lint you are exposing the camera to - this can slowly work it's way into the vap unit.
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Protection is the main priority, obviously, but honestly the organizational factor of the camera bag is fucking huge to me, haha.
Thanks for the input everyone!

Also, happenstance, not trying to kiss butt but Pathways was fucking sick.



One more (unrelated) question: I need a light! Any suggestions on that front?
Thanks! I really do appreciate the kind words.

For camera light, I use the Frezzi mini-fill:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51K6NW5dXAL.jpg)

The color of the light is warmer and it disperses better than LED cam lights. At the same time, it is a total pain in the ass. Chord can get in the way and you have to carry around the battery packs. If you want to go this route, I have a few suggestions:

-Get batteries between 2-4 pounds (anything bigger sucks). 3 of them should be more than enough for any night of filming.
-Keep the batteries in a backpack. When you film, wear the backpack with the 1 battery you are using (rather than using the strap).
-Tape the chord to the top of the viewfinder when you film and put the connection between the battery and the light in your pocket (just prevents the chord from getting tangled in anything).

... Or just get an LED. I might be a little stuck on the technology I grew up with. All the footage I am seeing where people have a light in their hand and one on the camera looks pretty good.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 24, 2016, 02:30:02 PM
Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: MintySandwhich on October 24, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Why the fuck would anyone just throw their camera in a bag with a sweatshirt? lol, Definitely do not recommend that. I had the canon backpack the OP posted and I can say it worked perfectly for me. I would say buying a backpack is subjective to you. They're all pretty good for the most part but people like/dislike certain points about different brands and so on.

As for lights, I really like this one:
(http://i.oodleimg.com/item/4165429486u_4x424x360f?1457458022)
Lightweight, and easy to fit in a bag. Takes VX batteries too so that will be a time saver (Just buy one more battery).

(EDIT: i think the camera light model number is HVL-20DW2)
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: mattchew on October 24, 2016, 03:44:51 PM
Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.

Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: White Owl on October 24, 2016, 04:30:04 PM
If you just need space for a VX,fisheye, and maybe a camera light i'd suggest this bag. I have the canon bag you posted and its not the best, my friend has this bag though, and its smaller so it fits the vx better. It is pretty snug which i think keeps it better protected

Lowepro flipside 200
https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Flipside-DSLR-Camera-Backpack/dp/B000YA1DS4/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1477351617&sr=1-1&keywords=flipside+200 (https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Flipside-DSLR-Camera-Backpack/dp/B000YA1DS4/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1477351617&sr=1-1&keywords=flipside+200)

(http://store.lowepro.com/media/catalog/product/cache/4/thumbnail/75x75/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/F/l/Flipside200_left_1.jpg)

(http://store.lowepro.com/media/catalog/product/cache/4/thumbnail/75x75/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/f/l/flipside200_stuffed_belt.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Dontfearthereefer on October 24, 2016, 05:59:29 PM
Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.

Do you even skate? Fuckin grumpy old man
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: CHONGO on October 24, 2016, 06:09:27 PM
lower pro or what ever the fuck is called, they make really good backpacks. I have this unit to haul my vx's. It fits 2 1000's and ontop it has this zipper, fits all of my 9 batteries, 2 film cameras, a box of tapes, and my LED light. It fits tight, but its tight. Also has pockets all along the sides, and its water proof. Its pretty expensive or at least when I got it, it was. But thing is great.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: CHONGO on October 24, 2016, 06:10:51 PM
Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.

chongo ass comment.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Foray on October 24, 2016, 06:16:34 PM
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Those bags you posted look good, don't have a suggestion either way. What I do recommend is to actually get one of these bags.

The sweatshirt method is a huge pain in the ass. if you want to throw batteries, tapes, lens papers/tissues, a blowbrush, etc. in the bag, everything will get mixed up and require you to rip the bag apart (or you put it in the unpadded front pocket, and if you slam those batteries can crack). I've done it temporarily when a zipper broke on my camera bag over the years and it sucks. Not to mention the amount of lint you are exposing the camera to - this can slowly work it's way into the vap unit.
[close]

Protection is the main priority, obviously, but honestly the organizational factor of the camera bag is fucking huge to me, haha.
Thanks for the input everyone!

Also, happenstance, not trying to kiss butt but Pathways was fucking sick.



One more (unrelated) question: I need a light! Any suggestions on that front?
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Thanks! I really do appreciate the kind words.

For camera light, I use the Frezzi mini-fill:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51K6NW5dXAL.jpg)

The color of the light is warmer and it disperses better than LED cam lights. At the same time, it is a total pain in the ass. Chord can get in the way and you have to carry around the battery packs. If you want to go this route, I have a few suggestions:

-Get batteries between 2-4 pounds (anything bigger sucks). 3 of them should be more than enough for any night of filming.
-Keep the batteries in a backpack. When you film, wear the backpack with the 1 battery you are using (rather than using the strap).
-Tape the chord to the top of the viewfinder when you film and put the connection between the battery and the light in your pocket (just prevents the chord from getting tangled in anything).

... Or just get an LED. I might be a little stuck on the technology I grew up with. All the footage I am seeing where people have a light in their hand and one on the camera looks pretty good.

Been thinking of getting a Frezzi light, sent you a pm with some questions if you have time.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: CHONGO on October 24, 2016, 06:27:31 PM
Why the fuck would anyone just throw their camera in a bag with a sweatshirt? lol, Definitely do not recommend that. I had the canon backpack the OP posted and I can say it worked perfectly for me. I would say buying a backpack is subjective to you. They're all pretty good for the most part but people like/dislike certain points about different brands and so on.

As for lights, I really like this one:
(http://i.oodleimg.com/item/4165429486u_4x424x360f?1457458022)
Lightweight, and easy to fit in a bag. Takes VX batteries too so that will be a time saver (Just buy one more battery).

(EDIT: i think the camera light model number is HVL-20DW2)


These are cheap and nice for a light, and it uses VX bats, and double A bats.
https://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477358615&sr=8-1&keywords=camera+light (https://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477358615&sr=8-1&keywords=camera+light)
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: mattchew on October 24, 2016, 06:57:05 PM
Some super good info/tips in here, thank you all so much.

Should I change the title of this thread and just make this a general VX discussion thread?
I dunno about y'all but I'm a fuckin noob and could definitely benefit from that/just like nerding out about gear and shit.
Discussion/advice is always cool to me, would others enjoy/benefit from that?
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 24, 2016, 09:30:47 PM
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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
[close]

Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
Static IV and V were hd and the rest used them for art house bullshit effect. People hold onto it because when hd came out filmers were hella bummed they threw 3 grand on camera set ups that were useless unless they hyped them up. The fact is, if you aren't somebody who is well established and you submit a vx edit to a media outlet or clips to a company filming a video, they aren't going to be stoked on your choice of format.
The image quality is low compared to cameras that didn't come out 20 years ago, they don't look right on hdtvs, and modern editing software isn't made for them because while vx's were once the standard, everybody but a cult of sentimental skate nerds have moved on. If you want toargue that film looks better, fine, but minidv isn't film, it's an obsolete format that was a stepping stone to modern digital video.
Even Beagle dropped the vx to go digital. There's no actual logical argument for the vx at this point. It's not a stereo vs mono debate between cds and records, it's more like avoiding listening to cassettes because you have a super fancy 8 track stereo.
And only the dumb new kids think I'm a troll, I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board. I mean, just look at the weak but angry responses to my opinion, no rhyme or reason behind them, just angry insults because my perspective breaks with convention.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on October 24, 2016, 11:20:01 PM
I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board.
(http://images.gocomics.com/images/gocomics/flare/hubris/hubris-website.png)
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: alraunen on October 25, 2016, 12:12:57 AM
I'm a Professional photographer and I had more than 6 backpacks in the last 15 years, if you want to protect your stuff go always for Lowepro. The heaviest impact was a time that the backpack fall from the roof of the car to the floor, 5D Mk II + 5 lenses and a macbook pro were saved that day...

Now I have this set:

Lowepro Pro Runner 450 - Probably this huge for a VX1000 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036B67B6/ref=twister_B014Q4KBHM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036B67B6/ref=twister_B014Q4KBHM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)

And the Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L - https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Photo-Hatchback-Camera-Backpack/dp/B008OQUX22/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1477379047&sr=8-5&keywords=lowepro (https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Photo-Hatchback-Camera-Backpack/dp/B008OQUX22/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1477379047&sr=8-5&keywords=lowepro)

If your VX1000 can fit there I think that it's the best choice you can do, it's half camera backpack, half regular backpack. you can only take off the equipment from the back and the camera department is removable so if you need you can use it without it.

Cheers!
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Thomas on October 25, 2016, 12:14:37 AM
I've got the Amazon Basics camera bag, cheap and very good !
I've been using it for 1 year now and everything is OK.

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Backpack-DSLR-Cameras-Accessories/dp/B002VPE1WK/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1477379339&sr=1-1&keywords=amazon+basics+camera+bag (https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Backpack-DSLR-Cameras-Accessories/dp/B002VPE1WK/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1477379339&sr=1-1&keywords=amazon+basics+camera+bag)
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on October 25, 2016, 01:25:32 AM
as for the camera-light i also recommend you to buy one that uses vx-akkus. it saves a lot of time and space/weight. just buy an extra one, they hold up really long and always using alkaline batteries is much more expensive. you need about 6 of those fuckers and they'll be empty after 1 or 2 hours.
i have this yongnuo camera-light and i am very happy with it. really bright and the light isn't too cold/white. it wasnt expensive either
http://www.amazon.com/Yongnuo-YN-160S-Panasonic-Samsung-Camcorder/dp/B00IN4981C/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1477383683&sr=1-1&keywords=yongnuo+yn+160+s (http://www.amazon.com/Yongnuo-YN-160S-Panasonic-Samsung-Camcorder/dp/B00IN4981C/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1477383683&sr=1-1&keywords=yongnuo+yn+160+s)
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: CHONGO on October 25, 2016, 01:57:32 AM
Some super good info/tips in here, thank you all so much.

Should I change the title of this thread and just make this a general VX discussion thread?
I dunno about y'all but I'm a fuckin noob and could definitely benefit from that/just like nerding out about gear and shit.
Discussion/advice is always cool to me, would others enjoy/benefit from that?

Def change it to that title, a lot more people with questions will click on it. I am not saying I know everything about vx's but I do know a lot and It might be helpful to others. Since SP was shut down that is no longer a source of answers for peoples questions.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: mattchew on October 25, 2016, 06:32:33 AM
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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
[close]

Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
[close]
Static IV and V were hd

Pump the breaks right out of the gate, buckaroo.

Is the new vid filmed entirely in VX or is there HD?

The whole video is a combination of VX-1000 and 16mm footage. I?m not specifically anti-HD but I think that VX showcases street skating, in the style of a Static video, the best way. And the Static series has been VX from the beginning and I think it lends itself better towards creating a classic ?east coast? vibe.


Source: https://kingpinmag.com/features/josh-stewart-static-iv-interview.html#uRvGf7vokVFgh85F.97
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: scaryghoul on October 25, 2016, 08:30:20 AM
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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
[close]

Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
[close]
Static IV and V were hd and the rest used them for art house bullshit effect. People hold onto it because when hd came out filmers were hella bummed they threw 3 grand on camera set ups that were useless unless they hyped them up. The fact is, if you aren't somebody who is well established and you submit a vx edit to a media outlet or clips to a company filming a video, they aren't going to be stoked on your choice of format.
The image quality is low compared to cameras that didn't come out 20 years ago, they don't look right on hdtvs, and modern editing software isn't made for them because while vx's were once the standard, everybody but a cult of sentimental skate nerds have moved on. If you want toargue that film looks better, fine, but minidv isn't film, it's an obsolete format that was a stepping stone to modern digital video.
Even Beagle dropped the vx to go digital. There's no actual logical argument for the vx at this point. It's not a stereo vs mono debate between cds and records, it's more like avoiding listening to cassettes because you have a super fancy 8 track stereo.
And only the dumb new kids think I'm a troll, I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board. I mean, just look at the weak but angry responses to my opinion, no rhyme or reason behind them, just angry insults because my perspective breaks with convention.

ccds vs cmos man
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 25, 2016, 09:03:10 AM
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I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board.
[close]
(http://images.gocomics.com/images/gocomics/flare/hubris/hubris-website.png)
You realize that your response proves my point more than it refutes it right?

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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
[close]

Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
[close]
Static IV and V were hd
[close]

Pump the breaks right out of the gate, buckaroo.

Is the new vid filmed entirely in VX or is there HD?

The whole video is a combination of VX-1000 and 16mm footage. I?m not specifically anti-HD but I think that VX showcases street skating, in the style of a Static video, the best way. And the Static series has been VX from the beginning and I think it lends itself better towards creating a classic ?east coast? vibe.


Source: https://kingpinmag.com/features/josh-stewart-static-iv-interview.html#uRvGf7vokVFgh85F.97
Hmm, look at that. Its been a while since I saw those videos, either way, I think the static videos clearly qualify in the arthouse skate video category.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: concerned_parent on October 25, 2016, 09:54:22 AM
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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
[close]

Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
[close]
Static IV and V were hd
[close]

Pump the breaks right out of the gate, buckaroo.

Is the new vid filmed entirely in VX or is there HD?

The whole video is a combination of VX-1000 and 16mm footage. I?m not specifically anti-HD but I think that VX showcases street skating, in the style of a Static video, the best way. And the Static series has been VX from the beginning and I think it lends itself better towards creating a classic ?east coast? vibe.


Source: https://kingpinmag.com/features/josh-stewart-static-iv-interview.html#uRvGf7vokVFgh85F.97
Hmm, look at that. Its been a while since I saw those videos, either way, I think the static videos clearly qualify in the arthouse skate video category.
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and arthouse won video of the year.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: natenola forever on October 25, 2016, 10:57:51 AM
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I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board.
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You realize that your response proves my point more than it refutes it right?

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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
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Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
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Static IV and V were hd
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Pump the breaks right out of the gate, buckaroo.

Is the new vid filmed entirely in VX or is there HD?

The whole video is a combination of VX-1000 and 16mm footage. I?m not specifically anti-HD but I think that VX showcases street skating, in the style of a Static video, the best way. And the Static series has been VX from the beginning and I think it lends itself better towards creating a classic ?east coast? vibe.


Source: https://kingpinmag.com/features/josh-stewart-static-iv-interview.html#uRvGf7vokVFgh85F.97 (https://kingpinmag.com/features/josh-stewart-static-iv-interview.html#uRvGf7vokVFgh85F.97)
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Hmm, look at that. Its been a while since I saw those videos, either way, I think the static videos clearly qualify in the arthouse skate video category.
Static Iv and V are most VX and film but theres a few HD clips in there, def in Aaron Harrington's part. The cmos vs. CCD argument is pointless cuz the Panasonic HVX and HPX are HD CCD cameras. Whats kinda funny with the HVX you can set it up to shoot standard def and run it as a VX that records on card.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shitdick22 on October 25, 2016, 11:07:19 AM
anyone got any cheap battery recommendations?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: happenstance on October 25, 2016, 11:08:34 AM
Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Charbroil on October 25, 2016, 11:23:03 AM
Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.

Stewart said some of the train shots / intro were HVX200.  ;)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: neil. on October 25, 2016, 11:35:14 AM
how do you guys go about capturing the footage?

put the tape in some other mini dv capture cam and just import it with firewire?

and do you guys playback the clip on the capcam to show the skater how the clip came out, (therefore rewinding and playback a clip) or do you simply import everything at once when the tape is complete?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shitdick22 on October 25, 2016, 11:44:00 AM
how do you guys go about capturing the footage?

put the tape in some other mini dv capture cam and just import it with firewire?

and do you guys playback the clip on the capcam to show the skater how the clip came out, (therefore rewinding and playback a clip) or do you simply import everything at once when the tape is complete?


import everything with a capcam. My capcam only works plugged into a wall so the first one isnt an option for me.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on October 25, 2016, 11:51:39 AM
n3wbs... real men film TRV
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on October 25, 2016, 11:59:26 AM
how do you guys go about capturing the footage?

put the tape in some other mini dv capture cam and just import it with firewire?

and do you guys playback the clip on the capcam to show the skater how the clip came out, (therefore rewinding and playback a clip) or do you simply import everything at once when the tape is complete?


^^ Yeah a capture cam should be used so you don't rerun your heads on your VX. If you really wish to see the trick at the spot after you filmed it, use your phone to record through the viewfinder and use the skip/seek buttons to replay it once and watch as many times as you want on your phone.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 25, 2016, 04:29:38 PM
Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.

Yea I would love to see those HD clips in Static haha. But for real that video is all vx and 16m just like he said.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 25, 2016, 04:32:34 PM
anyone got any cheap battery recommendations?

These are the cheapest ones I have found, and they fit in your VX no modification to do
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RKVDTNC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RKVDTNC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

You can find some without those grooves on the side, and rip off the plastic housing. It looks really ghetto but I have about 3 batts like that, they work great. Just have to do a little diy to them
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 25, 2016, 04:36:52 PM
how do you guys go about capturing the footage?

put the tape in some other mini dv capture cam and just import it with firewire?

and do you guys playback the clip on the capcam to show the skater how the clip came out, (therefore rewinding and playback a clip) or do you simply import everything at once when the tape is complete?


I have one of these. And its really awesome. Took it on a trip to SF and its really convenient just pop the tape in and save your heads on your vx. Or else they will be smoked mashing the fast forward and rewind. But those guys run for like 400/500$. I got lucky and got it from my old high school after I graduated. But if you are really serious its the best way to do it.

Also like  minty said. Edit/search film through the viewfinder with your iphone if YOU have to. But for real save your money and your heads. Its not cheap to get the heads cleaned.

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on October 25, 2016, 05:05:24 PM
I have the canon 200eg and it fits everything but isn't extrmemly comfy. But it's good for the cost. I just throw my vx2 in a bag with a Tshirt like somebody mentioned earlier because I don't really care about it, but I keep my vx1 in a camera bag all the time. Everyone argueing about sd vs hd is stupid, just as cringey as people argueing over video game consoles. Sd is sick and can be shit. Hd is also sick, and also can be shit. It all depends who's behind and in front of the camera and editing the footage. I like watching both but I have a lot more fun filming vx then using a DSLR. Too broke for a $3000 fisheye for the panasonic hd cams so I won't be converting anytime soon. That's my 2 cents
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: neil. on October 25, 2016, 06:57:03 PM
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how do you guys go about capturing the footage?

put the tape in some other mini dv capture cam and just import it with firewire?

and do you guys playback the clip on the capcam to show the skater how the clip came out, (therefore rewinding and playback a clip) or do you simply import everything at once when the tape is complete?

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I have one of these. And its really awesome. Took it on a trip to SF and its really convenient just pop the tape in and save your heads on your vx. Or else they will be smoked mashing the fast forward and rewind. But those guys run for like 400/500$. I got lucky and got it from my old high school after I graduated. But if you are really serious its the best way to do it.

Also like  minty said. Edit/search film through the viewfinder with your iphone if YOU have to. But for real save your money and your heads. Its not cheap to get the heads cleaned.



yeah i saw one of those machines up on vx1000market

i dont know how to playback on my vx, its a jap. one that ive had for 5 months.

i never brought the cap cam to a session i just film and then i go home and import everything in one go.

so is it better off to import the full 60 minutes, cause what i do right now is go film, and import the 15 min i got, go film an other day, and simply import the 20 min from that day.

thanks a lot for the info.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on October 25, 2016, 08:12:39 PM
how do you guys go about capturing the footage?

put the tape in some other mini dv capture cam and just import it with firewire?

and do you guys playback the clip on the capcam to show the skater how the clip came out, (therefore rewinding and playback a clip) or do you simply import everything at once when the tape is complete?

First you pour boiling hot water into the tape deck on your camera to sterilize and remove any pesky dust or bacteria that may ruin your tape.

Next make sure to press the rewind and fast forward buttons alternating back and fourth every three seconds or so; it helps warm up the noggins of your camera so that they respond properly. complete this step for roughly 3 mins.

You will need to download AVID media composer 8, it is the only program that will allow you to capture dv footage and convert it to 8k 7680X4320

Plug in your VX with your HDMI cable

Open avid and create a new sequence.

Open the title tool. This is where you will name and capture your footage.

A grid pattern should show up with all the thumbnails of your clips.

When ready to capture a clip press OPTION + COMMAND +ESC. A window should show up. Propmply click on the AVID Button and press enter.

It gets easier as you do it a couple times. GOOD LUCK!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on October 25, 2016, 08:45:35 PM
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Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.
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Stewart said some of the train shots / intro were HVX200.  ;)

If you want to be a bubble burster, 16 mil from yale or cinelab comes post processed as Pro-Res 422 1920x1080p.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: RTBFTR on October 25, 2016, 10:32:42 PM
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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
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Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
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Static IV and V were hd and the rest used them for art house bullshit effect. People hold onto it because when hd came out filmers were hella bummed they threw 3 grand on camera set ups that were useless unless they hyped them up. The fact is, if you aren't somebody who is well established and you submit a vx edit to a media outlet or clips to a company filming a video, they aren't going to be stoked on your choice of format.
The image quality is low compared to cameras that didn't come out 20 years ago, they don't look right on hdtvs, and modern editing software isn't made for them because while vx's were once the standard, everybody but a cult of sentimental skate nerds have moved on. If you want toargue that film looks better, fine, but minidv isn't film, it's an obsolete format that was a stepping stone to modern digital video.
Even Beagle dropped the vx to go digital. There's no actual logical argument for the vx at this point. It's not a stereo vs mono debate between cds and records, it's more like avoiding listening to cassettes because you have a super fancy 8 track stereo.
And only the dumb new kids think I'm a troll, I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board. I mean, just look at the weak but angry responses to my opinion, no rhyme or reason behind them, just angry insults because my perspective breaks with convention.

Skateboarding can be filmed on ANY camera. The vx1000 is outdated yes, but it is fun to film with and fun to watch. Slap is outdated but that doesn't make it shit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 26, 2016, 12:28:29 AM
Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.

Naww its just the intro to static 2 was filmed HD. He said it in an interview. Only HD shit
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 26, 2016, 09:05:28 AM
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Its called a garbage can, and its perfect for all obsolete, 20 year old, image doesn't fit properly on the screen, need special shit just to import it onto modern computer, worse image than what you can get on an iphone, electronics.
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Obviously you're a notorious troll (and this debate has been beaten to death) but even just looking at the past two years illuminates the fact that the VX is, and will continue to be, absolutely relevant for making skate videos. Gold standard.

Static IV & V
Sabotage 3, 4, and soon to be 5
GX1000
Isle - Vase
Polar - Promo's, and I Like It Here...

The list goes on.

I like HD stuff too, but saying that the VX doesn't look good/iPhones are better is insane. Get a grip Gip!
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Static IV and V were hd and the rest used them for art house bullshit effect. People hold onto it because when hd came out filmers were hella bummed they threw 3 grand on camera set ups that were useless unless they hyped them up. The fact is, if you aren't somebody who is well established and you submit a vx edit to a media outlet or clips to a company filming a video, they aren't going to be stoked on your choice of format.
The image quality is low compared to cameras that didn't come out 20 years ago, they don't look right on hdtvs, and modern editing software isn't made for them because while vx's were once the standard, everybody but a cult of sentimental skate nerds have moved on. If you want toargue that film looks better, fine, but minidv isn't film, it's an obsolete format that was a stepping stone to modern digital video.
Even Beagle dropped the vx to go digital. There's no actual logical argument for the vx at this point. It's not a stereo vs mono debate between cds and records, it's more like avoiding listening to cassettes because you have a super fancy 8 track stereo.
And only the dumb new kids think I'm a troll, I'm actually just outspoken as hell and one of the only sources of original thought in an increasingly homogenous message board. I mean, just look at the weak but angry responses to my opinion, no rhyme or reason behind them, just angry insults because my perspective breaks with convention.
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Skateboarding can be filmed on ANY camera. The vx1000 is outdated yes, but it is fun to film with and fun to watch. Slap is outdated but that doesn't make it shit.
Well, yeah, but obviously it doesn't all look the same. If you want to overpay for a low quality image, go ahead and waste your money on that obsolete bullshit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: happenstance on October 26, 2016, 10:00:21 AM
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Never stop flying Gip.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on October 26, 2016, 10:00:48 AM
This is such a tired debate, just like Trump vs Hilliary

I don't wanna fuckin hear it anymore.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 26, 2016, 10:30:14 AM
Bullshit. The Trump vs. Hillary debate will end in two weeks...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Casey Jones on October 26, 2016, 10:51:16 AM
who fuckin cares jesus.

It's a matter of personal taste. Like anything. Making skate videos is art. There are different tools and mediums. Some people use paint, some people use pastel, some people use pencils, some people use photoshop, some people use clay, some people use motorized pens on people's skin.

At the end of the day, skateboarding is being showcased. Let's all just appreciate that there are different ways to watch skateboarding and different tastes and stop arguing. Shit would be so boring if everyone did the exact same thing.

I guarantee in year 2050, there will still be people trying to figure out how to keep using a vx1000 which is awesome.

Use the medium that inspires you and gives your work meaning in all areas of life.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 26, 2016, 12:27:04 PM
Fuck that. If we all agreed to disagree on matters of taste in skateboarding there would be nothing left to argue about here.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: tweak on October 26, 2016, 01:53:44 PM
Although it doesn't matter and people say VX has no drawcard, I'd argue it kind of does in one way. As someone else said CCD vs CMOS is a real thing, it's know that CCD seems to render colours and movement better than CMOS does, it's one of the reasons Digital Bolex got such high praise. Now I'm not saying VX=DB, but just because you don't understand why people like something doesn't mean there's nothing to like.

Here's a good light for you guys, much smaller than those big 160LED panels and almost puts out as much light (700vs900lux).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282087118673?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/282087118673?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Hannity on October 26, 2016, 04:44:13 PM
all i know is that recording to sd card/digital media is way more convenient than recording to those damn little tapes. if i'm gonna drop 4 to 500 on a camera, i want to know that its gonna last for a long time, and not have issues with moving parts and heads the way a VX does, or even a DVX. digital media just seems way more reliable and also amenable to editing in post, especially when it's recorded at a fairly high bitrate (50 Mbps+)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Beer Keg Peg Leg on October 26, 2016, 05:21:12 PM
the mk1 fisheye is the reason the vx looks the best

Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.

any tips on export settings?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 26, 2016, 06:15:12 PM
the mk1 fisheye is the reason the vx looks the best

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Static 4 and 5 are definitely 100% VX and 16mm. If anything is looking HD to you, that is just because the vast majority of people making VX videos these days are using incorrect export settings and Josh's stuff just looks so much better in comparison.

Tell me a clip you think is in HD. I will totally check out the video tonight and would love to be proven wrong.
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any tips on export settings?

try H.264

These are the settings I use in premier pro cs6. I doubt they are the best or anything like that. But they work good. Just make sure you check that "use maximum render quality" box. It improves it greatly.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on October 26, 2016, 08:11:56 PM
all i know is that recording to sd card/digital media is way more convenient than recording to those damn little tapes. if i'm gonna drop 4 to 500 on a camera, i want to know that its gonna last for a long time, and not have issues with moving parts and heads the way a VX does, or even a DVX. digital media just seems way more reliable and also amenable to editing in post, especially when it's recorded at a fairly high bitrate (50 Mbps+)

haha... HD for 4 to 500 sounds like an oxymoron.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: 20matar on October 27, 2016, 10:40:02 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMEeQGmFWA4/?taken-by=stefaninurdingxx (https://www.instagram.com/p/BMEeQGmFWA4/?taken-by=stefaninurdingxx)

You guys should do something like this.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: tweak on October 27, 2016, 10:51:30 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Waterproof-LED-Shooting-Flash-Light-For-Gopro-3-3-HERO4-Camera-With-Battery-/282198031337?hash=item41b4503be9:g:PaIAAOSwTA9X65S3 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Waterproof-LED-Shooting-Flash-Light-For-Gopro-3-3-HERO4-Camera-With-Battery-/282198031337?hash=item41b4503be9:g:PaIAAOSwTA9X65S3)

This one is also good and small.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on October 28, 2016, 09:28:25 AM
Anyone know where I can get a lens cap for the back of an mk1? I've only got the front :(
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 28, 2016, 02:27:24 PM
why is it that only does this argument happen with videography in skateboarding? with photography people still use hasselblad 500's with that one fisheye and e-6 film when all that stuff is old technology too and has been used probably just as long as the vx1000/mk1 set up.
hasselblads are film cameras, which is a whole different ball game. Plenty of people still use film for video as well, and its considered just as legit, and many arguments are made for why film is better than digital formats. The VX thing is like is one specific subgroup decided they were going to keep using a 20 year old digital image camera because it was the best back then and they are used to it, something which also doesn't exist in photography.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: VCR on October 29, 2016, 01:06:57 PM
I feel like Slap should have a camera/video section.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 29, 2016, 04:16:21 PM
I feel like Slap should have a camera/video section.

Yea for real. Would make it feel like Skateperception. Loved that forum I know a lot people didn't but, it would help with so many duplicate topics being posted about camera malfunctions and shit like that.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Phillip Flathead on October 29, 2016, 04:44:19 PM
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Anyone know where I can get a lens cap for the back of an mk1? I've only got the front :(
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email century/schneider
Barring that, use some calipers to measure the back outer diameter where the cap would normally fit, and then buy a push on lens cap of that size from bhphotovideo
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Upgrayedd on October 29, 2016, 09:25:57 PM
I found the Ty Evans And Atiba Ogio bags on eBay for super cheap. I use the Evans bag for my vx1/ Vx2 and it's accessories and put my two canon DSLRs in the atiba. I don't have that much gear, so the Evans bag is a little much, but if I ever take both VX's out at the same time it's great. Plenty of space for batteries and tapes and such.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Upgrayedd on October 30, 2016, 08:37:10 AM
i had a ty II but it got stolen and have not been able to find a replacement on ebay.great bag but i have since just ebay'd "lowepro trekker" and bid on cheap ones. the bags are what ogio modeled theirs after and lowepro's are built better in my opinion.

I saw a shit ton of lowepro bags, but the ogio bags were too good of a deal and I'm too much of a nerd to pass.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on October 31, 2016, 12:05:32 PM
Is this a reasonable price for a cap cam?
I can't find one that is mini dv/firewire for less than $50

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-PV-DV400D-PalmSight-MiniDV-Digital-Palmcorder-Camcorder-Video-Camera-/142161812156?hash=item2119811abc:g:pq4AAOSwMVdYEVr9 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-PV-DV400D-PalmSight-MiniDV-Digital-Palmcorder-Camcorder-Video-Camera-/142161812156?hash=item2119811abc:g:pq4AAOSwMVdYEVr9)

or this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Handycam-DCR-HC21-Mini-DV-Camcorder-/282236552488?hash=item41b69c0528:g:tKIAAOSwx2dYE8DW (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Handycam-DCR-HC21-Mini-DV-Camcorder-/282236552488?hash=item41b69c0528:g:tKIAAOSwx2dYE8DW)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 12, 2016, 02:18:16 AM
While scrolling through my local advertising site, I've stumbled upon a VX2000 for 150EU and a VX2100 for 180EU, same seller, out in the sticks.
Looks to be good condition, I'm very excited, sent him a message.
Which would be better to get, considering they're pretty much the same price (for that cheap, I don't mind paying the extra if it's worth it).
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: himlor on December 12, 2016, 07:41:57 AM
While scrolling through my local advertising site, I've stumbled upon a VX2000 for 150EU and a VX2100 for 180EU, same seller, out in the sticks.
Looks to be good condition, I'm very excited, sent him a message.
Which would be better to get, considering they're pretty much the same price (for that cheap, I don't mind paying the extra if it's worth it).

theyre about the same but 21 just feels better (IMO). plus dark grey nicer than silver haha
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 12, 2016, 08:26:42 AM
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While scrolling through my local advertising site, I've stumbled upon a VX2000 for 150EU and a VX2100 for 180EU, same seller, out in the sticks.
Looks to be good condition, I'm very excited, sent him a message.
Which would be better to get, considering they're pretty much the same price (for that cheap, I don't mind paying the extra if it's worth it).
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theyre about the same but 21 just feels better (IMO). plus dark grey nicer than silver haha

The more I think about it, I think I might grab both and try to sell one. The seller looks legit and they're cheap as chips.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on December 12, 2016, 09:37:15 AM
While scrolling through my local advertising site, I've stumbled upon a VX2000 for 150EU and a VX2100 for 180EU, same seller, out in the sticks.
Looks to be good condition, I'm very excited, sent him a message.
Which would be better to get, considering they're pretty much the same price (for that cheap, I don't mind paying the extra if it's worth it).

The 21 has better sound and slightly better colours. It also feels more sturdy then the 2000. make sure the description the seller writes is actually guaranteeing they work, that way if they don't work your entitled to a refund. The 2000 and 21 are more reliable then the 1000, prob because they are alot younger, but i got my hands on a 2000 that seriously barely worked, it glitched all the time, used to turn on and off on its own, etc. after about 2 months of just using it anyways it randomly started working fine, haven't had an issue with it in ages. just don't play back or rewind footage on them.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on December 12, 2016, 09:48:15 AM
While scrolling through my local advertising site, I've stumbled upon a VX2000 for 150EU and a VX2100 for 180EU, same seller, out in the sticks.
Looks to be good condition, I'm very excited, sent him a message.
Which would be better to get, considering they're pretty much the same price (for that cheap, I don't mind paying the extra if it's worth it).

Not exactly what you're looking for necessarily, but there's some useful information in this thread:

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=89438.msg2439341#msg2439341 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=89438.msg2439341#msg2439341)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: happenstance on December 12, 2016, 09:56:06 AM
Is this a reasonable price for a cap cam?
I can't find one that is mini dv/firewire for less than $50

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-PV-DV400D-PalmSight-MiniDV-Digital-Palmcorder-Camcorder-Video-Camera-/142161812156?hash=item2119811abc:g:pq4AAOSwMVdYEVr9 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-PV-DV400D-PalmSight-MiniDV-Digital-Palmcorder-Camcorder-Video-Camera-/142161812156?hash=item2119811abc:g:pq4AAOSwMVdYEVr9)

or this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Handycam-DCR-HC21-Mini-DV-Camcorder-/282236552488?hash=item41b69c0528:g:tKIAAOSwx2dYE8DW (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Handycam-DCR-HC21-Mini-DV-Camcorder-/282236552488?hash=item41b69c0528:g:tKIAAOSwx2dYE8DW)
I've been using a VX2100 as a capture camera for the better part of a decade. My best advice is to get the highest quality camera possible to capture footage - way less likely to glitch. Though I do know this could be cost prohibitive.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Burton Ernie on December 12, 2016, 03:49:39 PM
this is semi-relevant, but i've got a vx2100 in pretty great shape that i've been looking to get rid of for awhile.

I have a Century MKII bayonet mount as well, pretty much mint condition.

If anybody is interested, give me a shout.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vx2000Mk1 on March 22, 2017, 12:54:23 PM
Congrats on your new vx1000 OP! Are you getting a mk1 for it soon? And let's see some pics everyone! I will post mine soon.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on March 22, 2017, 12:58:34 PM
Thanks!
Yeah I have an MK1 for it.
I live in Massachusetts so it's still winter here so no cool footage to post really.
My friends and I have an indoor warehouse spot that I have filmed a bunch at, but you know, it's a warehouse...
Supposed to go out filming some street on Saturday if the weather holds up...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on March 23, 2017, 05:45:49 PM
Congrats on your new vx1000 OP! Are you getting a mk1 for it soon? And let's see some pics everyone! I will post mine soon.

lets all post dick pics cuz we finally saved 800 dollars.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 24, 2017, 01:54:23 AM
where to best buy a mkI if you live in europe?
how much does that  instagram dude charge?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on March 24, 2017, 02:50:25 AM
where to best buy a mkI if you live in europe?
how much does that  instagram dude charge?

If you are talking about vx1000market, the average price for a MKI in good condition is 500$...
I sax a scratched one for 350$ the other day, way overpriced.

I'll stick to my MKII, plus I found a pretty decent VX2100 on eBay for 275€ to replace my GL2 :)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: neil. on March 24, 2017, 12:40:55 PM
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where to best buy a mkI if you live in europe?
how much does that  instagram dude charge?
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If you are talking about vx1000market, the average price for a MKI in good condition is 500$...
I sax a scratched one for 350$ the other day, way overpriced.

I'll stick to my MKII, plus I found a pretty decent VX2100 on eBay for 275? to replace my GL2 :)


vx1000market charges way more than 500 usd.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 24, 2017, 07:31:01 PM
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where to best buy a mkI if you live in europe?
how much does that  instagram dude charge?
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If you are talking about vx1000market, the average price for a MKI in good condition is 500$...
I sax a scratched one for 350$ the other day, way overpriced.

I'll stick to my MKII, plus I found a pretty decent VX2100 on eBay for 275? to replace my GL2 :)
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vx1000market charges way more than 500 usd.

yea vx1000market is fucking zoinked. Dude tries to sell them for full retail. Like really? Plus he is a major kook. Best bet is looking on ebay, don't even bother from him.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: neil. on March 24, 2017, 07:49:16 PM
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where to best buy a mkI if you live in europe?
how much does that  instagram dude charge?
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If you are talking about vx1000market, the average price for a MKI in good condition is 500$...
I sax a scratched one for 350$ the other day, way overpriced.

I'll stick to my MKII, plus I found a pretty decent VX2100 on eBay for 275? to replace my GL2 :)
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vx1000market charges way more than 500 usd.
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yea vx1000market is fucking zoinked. Dude tries to sell them for full retail. Like really? Plus he is a major kook. Best bet is looking on ebay, don't even bother from him.

Yeah he's a total kook after your purchase is done or if you're shane o neil
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: happenstance on March 24, 2017, 11:37:52 PM
I've heard too many bad stories buying from this guy.

Tried to do a trade of VX1 parts cam for a few parts. I was already stacking the deal in his favor and he made some unreasonable counter-offer. I didn't respond right away and he started back peddling. Definitely not worth it.

And as to him selling fisheyes and front elements (the glass), he's buying those direct from the manufacturer, which any of us could do for the same price.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on March 25, 2017, 03:02:21 PM
Ugh. Tried filming outside today and VX wasn't agreeing with the cold weather. Tape was glitched like one of the heads was malfunctioning: couple solid bars running across half the footage. So annoying. Such a fickle piece of machinery.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 25, 2017, 08:35:49 PM
Ugh. Tried filming outside today and VX wasn't agreeing with the cold weather. Tape was glitched like one of the heads was malfunctioning: couple solid bars running across half the footage. So annoying. Such a fickle piece of machinery.

yep. sounds about right haha. I filmed a lot of stuff in the snow a few months ago and it surprisingly turned out good.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Francis Xavier on March 25, 2017, 10:12:38 PM
I've been filming with a Sony Handicam that takes DVDs or a memory card with a baby death lens, it works and is as close to VX type footy that I'd like it to be. If I'm going to film HD I just use my cellphone,I have a Nikon d7100 but fuck that shit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 26, 2017, 12:24:57 AM
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Ugh. Tried filming outside today and VX wasn't agreeing with the cold weather. Tape was glitched like one of the heads was malfunctioning: couple solid bars running across half the footage. So annoying. Such a fickle piece of machinery.
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yep. sounds about right haha. I filmed a lot of stuff in the snow a few months ago and it surprisingly turned out good.

that sucks. mine doesn't even work in "cold" weather conditions.
if it's under 10? c / 50 Fahrenheit the tape will be empty/glitchy.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 26, 2017, 12:36:28 AM
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Ugh. Tried filming outside today and VX wasn't agreeing with the cold weather. Tape was glitched like one of the heads was malfunctioning: couple solid bars running across half the footage. So annoying. Such a fickle piece of machinery.
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yep. sounds about right haha. I filmed a lot of stuff in the snow a few months ago and it surprisingly turned out good.
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that sucks. mine doesn't even work in "cold" weather conditions.
if it's under 10? c / 50 Fahrenheit the tape will be empty/glitchy.

that is very strange. Bad mother board would be my guess..
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vx2000Mk1 on March 26, 2017, 05:07:39 AM
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Congrats on your new vx1000 OP! Are you getting a mk1 for it soon? And let's see some pics everyone! I will post mine soon.
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lets all post dick pics cuz we finally saved 800 dollars.

What's that supposed to mean? Lmao. All I'm saying is that congrats to OP getting a vx. Idk about you I got my mk1 for 530 from some kid from a south back in spring 2012 in great condition. Stop hating kid
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vx2000Mk1 on March 26, 2017, 05:10:45 AM
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where to best buy a mkI if you live in europe?
how much does that  instagram dude charge?
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If you are talking about vx1000market, the average price for a MKI in good condition is 500$...
I sax a scratched one for 350$ the other day, way overpriced.

I'll stick to my MKII, plus I found a pretty decent VX2100 on eBay for 275? to replace my GL2 :)
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vx1000market charges way more than 500 usd.

vx1000market charges 800 for a mk1 brand new. Good source to get a mk1 but tbh just go on ebay you will find mk1's for sale for cheaper
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vx2000Mk1 on March 26, 2017, 05:15:56 AM
Thanks!
Yeah I have an MK1 for it.
I live in Massachusetts so it's still winter here so no cool footage to post really.
My friends and I have an indoor warehouse spot that I have filmed a bunch at, but you know, it's a warehouse...
Supposed to go out filming some street on Saturday if the weather holds up...

That's dope man. Im from Boston as well. Looks like the weather is looking good this week. Title town wouldn't be a bad option  8)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: deltronico on March 28, 2017, 06:36:30 AM
I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on March 28, 2017, 10:52:12 AM
I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)



Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 28, 2017, 11:34:35 AM
I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)



damn cropped 150 looked fucking good. All those spacers on it look so funny but it turns out quite nice.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on March 29, 2017, 04:39:43 AM
What are your audio settings for fisheye filming on VX2100 ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on March 29, 2017, 05:57:31 AM
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I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)


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Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.

Yeah real easy way to do this is get HVX 200 Panasonic, they go for around 700, put an MKII fisheye for a vx2000 on there and you can set it to standard def mode and have 4:3 fisheye, or you can shot in HD and and crop it like he did in editing.
this video was shot in standard def mode on the HVX, not the intro but all the skating
http://vimeo.com/198781467
This video was filmed in HD then later cropped all the crazy vig out
http://vimeo.com/89844495
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: oneOone on March 30, 2017, 08:56:48 AM
I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)



Thx for this - will try this with my MK1 and the Canon XF100 which has a 58mm, think the Vignetting will be pretty bad. Currently using an MK2 58mm MK2 replica.
Think the moving Vignetting in your footage results from the actual movement of the step rings + fisheye.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Statebird on March 30, 2017, 12:00:01 PM
What are your audio settings for fisheye filming on VX2100 ?

2 bumps up for longlens, 2 bumps down for fish

sounds so much better if you set audio manually with 2100
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 30, 2017, 10:50:05 PM
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I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)


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Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.
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Yeah real easy way to do this is get HVX 200 Panasonic, they go for around 700, put an MKII fisheye for a vx2000 on there and you can set it to standard def mode and have 4:3 fisheye, or you can shot in HD and and crop it like he did in editing.
this video was shot in standard def mode on the HVX, not the intro but all the skating
http://vimeo.com/198781467
This video was filmed in HD then later cropped all the crazy vig out
http://vimeo.com/89844495

holy fuck about time! I have been looking for a hvx/hpx extreme video that was filmed in sd. Looks so fucking sick. Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on March 31, 2017, 01:58:01 AM
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What are your audio settings for fisheye filming on VX2100 ?
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2 bumps up for longlens, 2 bumps down for fish

sounds so much better if you set audio manually with 2100

I guess everything's better when you do it manually.
Thank you for the tip !
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on March 31, 2017, 03:23:20 AM
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What are your audio settings for fisheye filming on VX2100 ?
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2 bumps up for longlens, 2 bumps down for fish

sounds so much better if you set audio manually with 2100

Very similar question. I used to have a VX2000 and VX2100, I've just bought a VX1000.

Would you suggest the same manual audio settings for a VX1000?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Andmoreagain on March 31, 2017, 07:39:02 AM
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Thanks!
Yeah I have an MK1 for it.
I live in Massachusetts so it's still winter here so no cool footage to post really.
My friends and I have an indoor warehouse spot that I have filmed a bunch at, but you know, it's a warehouse...
Supposed to go out filming some street on Saturday if the weather holds up...
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That's dope man. Im from Boston as well. Looks like the weather is looking good this week. Title town wouldn't be a bad option  8)

I'm from boston and nobody calls it that.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Statebird on March 31, 2017, 07:53:49 AM
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2 bumps up for longlens, 2 bumps down for fish

sounds so much better if you set audio manually with 2100
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Very similar question. I used to have a VX2000 and VX2100, I've just bought a VX1000.

Would you suggest the same manual audio settings for a VX1000?

never used a VX1 but from what I hear the classic VX1 audio is all auto, few friends use VX1 and don't set audio.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on March 31, 2017, 08:57:21 AM
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2 bumps up for longlens, 2 bumps down for fish

sounds so much better if you set audio manually with 2100
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Very similar question. I used to have a VX2000 and VX2100, I've just bought a VX1000.

Would you suggest the same manual audio settings for a VX1000?
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never used a VX1 but from what I hear the classic VX1 audio is all auto, few friends use VX1 and don't set audio.

My first VX1, so I'm all new to it. I'm kind of reluctant to keep it on auto as I like to have full control over everything.

I've used VX2000, VX2100, HVX200, HMC151 and 60D for my skate stuff prior to the VX1 and I don't think I could kick the habit of setting the audio like I have done with all these previously!

Thanks for your reply, though! I'll keep digging.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on March 31, 2017, 09:16:35 AM
I'm also new to this camera but as far as I know everyone uses the auto preset for audio.
I think one of the strongest points of this camera in terms of its longevity in skating (aside from the mk1) is the way the mic captures sound.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on March 31, 2017, 08:03:04 PM
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I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)


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Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.
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Yeah real easy way to do this is get HVX 200 Panasonic, they go for around 700, put an MKII fisheye for a vx2000 on there and you can set it to standard def mode and have 4:3 fisheye, or you can shot in HD and and crop it like he did in editing.
this video was shot in standard def mode on the HVX, not the intro but all the skating
http://vimeo.com/198781467
This video was filmed in HD then later cropped all the crazy vig out
http://vimeo.com/89844495
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holy fuck about time! I have been looking for a hvx/hpx extreme video that was filmed in sd. Looks so fucking sick. Thanks for sharing

That's not what that is. That's a HVX/Modded Mk2 and then cropped. HVX or HPX/Xtreme filmed in SD doesn't look very good, it's just the same as cropped HD footage making it not very wide. You could literally just watch a video filmed with the xtreme and hold up your hands to crop it and watch it that way to see what it'd look like.

I'd also like to add that I've used VX1000s for years and always used auto audio, but that's the only camera I do this with.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on March 31, 2017, 09:01:19 PM
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I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)


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Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.
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Yeah real easy way to do this is get HVX 200 Panasonic, they go for around 700, put an MKII fisheye for a vx2000 on there and you can set it to standard def mode and have 4:3 fisheye, or you can shot in HD and and crop it like he did in editing.
this video was shot in standard def mode on the HVX, not the intro but all the skating
http://vimeo.com/198781467
This video was filmed in HD then later cropped all the crazy vig out
http://vimeo.com/89844495
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holy fuck about time! I have been looking for a hvx/hpx extreme video that was filmed in sd. Looks so fucking sick. Thanks for sharing
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That's not what that is. That's a HVX/Modded Mk2 and then cropped. HVX or HPX/Xtreme filmed in SD doesn't look very good, it's just the same as cropped HD footage making it not very wide. You could literally just watch a video filmed with the xtreme and hold up your hands to crop it and watch it that way to see what it'd look like.

I'd also like to add that I've used VX1000s for years and always used auto audio, but that's the only camera I do this with.
The second video is cropped HD, the first video is not. The first video doesnt look like normal SD vx footage cuz it was shot on DVC PRO 50 progressive scan, it's standard definition but it shoots a bitrate that is about twice that of what a VX shoots. Also its not interlaced scanning so you dont get those jagged edges you do when you shoot interlaced and run it on a computer. IF you watch both of the videos you can see the HD one that the fisheye is perfectly centered cuz i did that im post production, the standard def video the fisheye is sightly off center and you can see the vig is more pronounced on one side.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 31, 2017, 09:49:09 PM
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I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)


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Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.
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Yeah real easy way to do this is get HVX 200 Panasonic, they go for around 700, put an MKII fisheye for a vx2000 on there and you can set it to standard def mode and have 4:3 fisheye, or you can shot in HD and and crop it like he did in editing.
this video was shot in standard def mode on the HVX, not the intro but all the skating
http://vimeo.com/198781467
This video was filmed in HD then later cropped all the crazy vig out
http://vimeo.com/89844495
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holy fuck about time! I have been looking for a hvx/hpx extreme video that was filmed in sd. Looks so fucking sick. Thanks for sharing
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That's not what that is. That's a HVX/Modded Mk2 and then cropped. HVX or HPX/Xtreme filmed in SD doesn't look very good, it's just the same as cropped HD footage making it not very wide. You could literally just watch a video filmed with the xtreme and hold up your hands to crop it and watch it that way to see what it'd look like.

I'd also like to add that I've used VX1000s for years and always used auto audio, but that's the only camera I do this with.

ahh fuck to good to be true.. And yea I have never fucked with the audio on any of my vx's. Just keep it auto and it is completely fine. If its not loud enough while editing bump it the db up
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vx2000Mk1 on April 04, 2017, 04:52:13 AM
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Thanks!
Yeah I have an MK1 for it.
I live in Massachusetts so it's still winter here so no cool footage to post really.
My friends and I have an indoor warehouse spot that I have filmed a bunch at, but you know, it's a warehouse...
Supposed to go out filming some street on Saturday if the weather holds up...
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That's dope man. Im from Boston as well. Looks like the weather is looking good this week. Title town wouldn't be a bad option  8)
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I'm from boston and nobody calls it that.

Well to be fair, I never stated that's what Bostonians say. Ever since we won superbowl 51, i've just been calling Boston title town ahaha.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on April 04, 2017, 05:00:02 AM
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I know that this is a VX topic but if there is any Sony Fx7 users , here is a little video to hack your Fisheye and make it a little wider. I had the camera in a bag for 5 years and i am having lots of fun with this new mod.

Sony Fx7 Century Fisheye Mk2 Hack Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds&feature=youtu.be#)


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Looked sick with the 150% crop in on the 4:3 ! for the HD footage i would use less spacers though to make it look more like the century Xtreme fisheye vig. good stuff though i love fisheye mods.
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Yeah real easy way to do this is get HVX 200 Panasonic, they go for around 700, put an MKII fisheye for a vx2000 on there and you can set it to standard def mode and have 4:3 fisheye, or you can shot in HD and and crop it like he did in editing.
this video was shot in standard def mode on the HVX, not the intro but all the skating
http://vimeo.com/198781467
This video was filmed in HD then later cropped all the crazy vig out
http://vimeo.com/89844495
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holy fuck about time! I have been looking for a hvx/hpx extreme video that was filmed in sd. Looks so fucking sick. Thanks for sharing
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That's not what that is. That's a HVX/Modded Mk2 and then cropped. HVX or HPX/Xtreme filmed in SD doesn't look very good, it's just the same as cropped HD footage making it not very wide. You could literally just watch a video filmed with the xtreme and hold up your hands to crop it and watch it that way to see what it'd look like.

I'd also like to add that I've used VX1000s for years and always used auto audio, but that's the only camera I do this with.
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ahh fuck to good to be true.. And yea I have never fucked with the audio on any of my vx's. Just keep it auto and it is completely fine. If its not loud enough while editing bump it the db up

Spoke to some other filmers about the camera, and they're backing up your advice. Thanks for taking the time to reply!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vx2000Mk1 on April 09, 2017, 07:09:52 AM
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My baby girl. Let's see everyone's setup!  8) And does anyone know the deal with those new mk1 bayos that are for the 2000 and 2100? Is there any difference in size compared to the mk1 bayoring mod or did Century just make their own bayo ring to put on a mk1 to the cameras? :/ I asked vx1000market on IG but he didn't respond...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on April 09, 2017, 10:53:38 AM
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My baby girl. Let's see everyone's setup!  8) And does anyone know the deal with those new mk1 bayos that are for the 2000 and 2100? Is there any difference in size compared to the mk1 bayoring mod or did Century just make their own bayo ring to put on a mk1 to the cameras? :/ I asked vx1000market on IG but he didn't respond...

If I had any other set up it would be 2100 and mk1. Love the vig it gives and it looks so sick. Great set up
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on April 09, 2017, 12:45:39 PM
Hey PALS, a little troubleshooting help?

When I got my camera it hadn't been used in eight years and was malfunctioning the last time it was used, so I brought it to Kerry at Video Electronics to do a tune up/repair job. However when I got it back from him and used the cam for the first time, the footage had bars across it after a few minutes of use, which I now know means one of the heads was malfunctioning, so I sent it back, he repaired it again, and it's functioned pretty alright the past few months while filming at my indoor space, with a few exceptions:

One time two months ago it did the exact same thing (recorded about 2 min of footage and then glitched heavily) BUT I was using some garbage tape that came with my cap-cam from ebay, and when playing the tape back on the cap-cam it immediately gave me a warning saying the heads were dirty. I used a headcleaner on both cams, threw the tape out, and everything was cool for a few weeks so I just chalked it up to a shit tape.

Then as I stated in my last post in this thread, a few weeks ago it did the same thing, heads dropped out/bars across footage, but I just assumed it was because it was fucking cold outside, like 35 degrees and wet.

But yesterday, it glitched again (hadn't used it since previous cold session mentioned above): same thing as always, fresh tape, first few minutes work, then a head drops out and bars pop up :( it was still slightly chilly in the morning, but I dunno, that doesn't seem like the cause in my estimation.

Once I found out it wasn't recording properly, I ran a headcleaner, switched tapes, and then it recorded the rest of the session fine, though it was warmer outside, and I let it record without stopping or shutting it off between tries because I wondered if the switching back and forth has the potential to make it jam easier?

Do I just have shitty tapes, maybe?
A super fickle and/or fucked camera?
Both?
Something else?

These are the only tapes I have used, aside from the one instance mentioned above: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P95FZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P95FZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

For what it's worth Kerry said he was dubious of them because despite being Sony Premium or whatever, the label says made in Mexico.
But, like I said, many of them have recorded totally fine? Sigh. Any input would be welcome.

Also, maybe worth mentioning, the sound does not work on my VX: meaning it does not beep despite having that setting turned on and there is also no sound when playing back on the VX, though it does record sound fine as it plays back on the cap cam (and, yes, I know you shouldn't play back on the VX but at this point it's kind of necessary for me to check every once in a while because it's malfunctioned so many times and I have wasted literally hours upon hours recording nothing).  

Please help!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on April 09, 2017, 01:30:19 PM
Hey PALS, a little troubleshooting help?

When I got my camera it hadn't been used in eight years and was malfunctioning the last time it was used, so I brought it to Kerry at Video Electronics to do a tune up/repair job. However when I got it back from him and used the cam for the first time, the footage had bars across it after a few minutes of use, which I now know means one of the heads was malfunctioning, so I sent it back, he repaired it again, and it's functioned pretty alright the past few months while filming at my indoor space, with a few exceptions:

One time two months ago it did the exact same thing (recorded about 2 min of footage and then glitched heavily) BUT I was using some garbage tape that came with my cap-cam from ebay, and when playing the tape back on the cap-cam it immediately gave me a warning saying the heads were dirty. I used a headcleaner on both cams, threw the tape out, and everything was cool for a few weeks so I just chalked it up to a shit tape.

Then as I stated in my last post in this thread, a few weeks ago it did the same thing, heads dropped out/bars across footage, but I just assumed it was because it was fucking cold outside, like 35 degrees and wet.

But yesterday, it glitched again (hadn't used it since previous cold session mentioned above): same thing as always, fresh tape, first few minutes work, then a head drops out and bars pop up :( it was still slightly chilly in the morning, but I dunno, that doesn't seem like the cause in my estimation.

Once I found out it wasn't recording properly, I ran a headcleaner, switched tapes, and then it recorded the rest of the session fine, though it was warmer outside, and I let it record without stopping or shutting it off between tries because I wondered if the switching back and forth has the potential to make it jam easier?

Do I just have shitty tapes, maybe?
A super fickle and/or fucked camera?
Both?
Something else?

These are the only tapes I have used, aside from the one instance mentioned above: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P95FZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P95FZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

For what it's worth Kerry said he was dubious of them because despite being Sony Premium or whatever, the label says made in Mexico.
But, like I said, many of them have recorded totally fine? Sigh. Any input would be welcome.

Also, maybe worth mentioning, the sound does not work on my VX: meaning it does not beep despite having that setting turned on and there is also no sound when playing back on the VX, though it does record sound fine as it plays back on the cap cam (and, yes, I know you shouldn't play back on the VX but at this point it's kind of necessary for me to check every once in a while because it's malfunctioned so many times and I have wasted literally hours upon hours recording nothing).  

Please help!

This happens to me every once in awhile. I will see that my timecode keeps breaking, the only way i fixed it was switching tapes. It was usually like the first couple minuets on the tape that it was bad. It sucks to toss out a perfectly brand "new" tape that has lots of time on it. But yea I mean it looks like you tried it. Switching tapes. I think its just some shitty tape(s) you got in that batch. Try some different tapes. I know other brands like TK, maxwell. Tons of others. Give those a try. but BEFORE you switch tape brands. CLEAN your heads one more time from switching from sony to another brand. Give that a try and report back. boss
Also best of luck man.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on April 09, 2017, 09:43:35 PM
Hey PALS, a little troubleshooting help?

When I got my camera it hadn't been used in eight years and was malfunctioning the last time it was used, so I brought it to Kerry at Video Electronics to do a tune up/repair job. However when I got it back from him and used the cam for the first time, the footage had bars across it after a few minutes of use, which I now know means one of the heads was malfunctioning, so I sent it back, he repaired it again, and it's functioned pretty alright the past few months while filming at my indoor space, with a few exceptions:

One time two months ago it did the exact same thing (recorded about 2 min of footage and then glitched heavily) BUT I was using some garbage tape that came with my cap-cam from ebay, and when playing the tape back on the cap-cam it immediately gave me a warning saying the heads were dirty. I used a headcleaner on both cams, threw the tape out, and everything was cool for a few weeks so I just chalked it up to a shit tape.

Then as I stated in my last post in this thread, a few weeks ago it did the same thing, heads dropped out/bars across footage, but I just assumed it was because it was fucking cold outside, like 35 degrees and wet.

But yesterday, it glitched again (hadn't used it since previous cold session mentioned above): same thing as always, fresh tape, first few minutes work, then a head drops out and bars pop up :( it was still slightly chilly in the morning, but I dunno, that doesn't seem like the cause in my estimation.

Once I found out it wasn't recording properly, I ran a headcleaner, switched tapes, and then it recorded the rest of the session fine, though it was warmer outside, and I let it record without stopping or shutting it off between tries because I wondered if the switching back and forth has the potential to make it jam easier?

Do I just have shitty tapes, maybe?
A super fickle and/or fucked camera?
Both?
Something else?

These are the only tapes I have used, aside from the one instance mentioned above: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P95FZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P95FZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

For what it's worth Kerry said he was dubious of them because despite being Sony Premium or whatever, the label says made in Mexico.
But, like I said, many of them have recorded totally fine? Sigh. Any input would be welcome.

Also, maybe worth mentioning, the sound does not work on my VX: meaning it does not beep despite having that setting turned on and there is also no sound when playing back on the VX, though it does record sound fine as it plays back on the cap cam (and, yes, I know you shouldn't play back on the VX but at this point it's kind of necessary for me to check every once in a while because it's malfunctioned so many times and I have wasted literally hours upon hours recording nothing).  

Please help!

i used to have a vx that glitches for the first 8 or 10 mins of tape, and then it would be fine. i would usually just record nothing for the first 8 mins whenever i used a new tape. might be a similar thing
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on May 21, 2017, 04:20:40 PM
Yesterday I fudged up:

I was filming long lens at a spot, then we moved on and I switched to the fisheye for a line and forgot to shut off the steady shot.
SO bummed.
Is there ANY fixing this or am I totally fudged?

It doesn't look horrible in my opinion, but I definitely feel like a fucking fool.
I don't know how I didn't notice this. I feel like I am never going to use steady shot again because of this.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 21, 2017, 07:00:07 PM
Yesterday I fudged up:

I was filming long lens at a spot, then we moved on and I switched to the fisheye for a line and forgot to shut off the steady shot.
SO bummed.
Is there ANY fixing this or am I totally fudged?

It doesn't look horrible in my opinion, but I definitely feel like a fucking fool.
I don't know how I didn't notice this. I feel like I am never going to use steady shot again because of this.

I think if you put the fake vig an enlarge it, that will cover it up. But that would look even more stupid. Honestly I thought for the longest time it looked horrible and ruined clips. But it really don't at all, fuck it and who cares. I have done it so many times. The way to fix that is have a fisheye vx, and a long lens vx :)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: oldgoodburger on May 21, 2017, 07:12:45 PM
put a post-it on your fisheye lens cap that says turn off steady shot
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on May 21, 2017, 09:45:23 PM
put a post-it on your fisheye lens cap that says turn off steady shot

Gnar'd because this is the best idea ever. Thank you. Doing that tomorrow.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on May 21, 2017, 10:05:17 PM
and that's why i prefer to record to card. no hate on the VX, i love the quality as much as the next guy, but at the end of the day it's an old camera, and you're still recording to a cassette tape.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 21, 2017, 11:59:49 PM
^what does that have to do with anything?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on May 22, 2017, 12:27:20 AM
Cassette tapes are quite reliable if you don't reuse them.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 22, 2017, 12:31:18 AM
Cassette tapes are quite reliable if you don't reuse them.

true that. I rarely have problems with tapes.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on May 22, 2017, 11:43:24 AM
If you're consistently having tape glitch issues, try blacking your tape first, thats an old industry technique to making sure the tape has a consitant signal to record over, just take your cap cam or whatever and set it on VTR mode and record nothing to the end of the tape then rewind it and start from there.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on July 21, 2017, 09:21:21 AM
Hey PALS,

What are your nighttime settings with a light?
I'm talking 11pm, with barely any exterior lighting

I know in that Beagle VX tutorial he says to not have the shutter speed drop below 90, but what about the F stop?

Thanks friends!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on July 21, 2017, 10:48:00 AM
Hey PALS,

What are your nighttime settings with a light?
I'm talking 11pm, with barely any exterior lighting

I know in that Beagle VX tutorial he says to not have the shutter speed drop below 90, but what about the F stop?

Thanks friends!
Most filmers have a vx2000 for nighttime filming, you can drop your shutter to about 1/60 and it'll be fine. Lights are so cheap now you can get an amazing LED for $50-60 , I use a yunguno, it's the brightness of an Arri 150 but it's just an LED panel on top of your camera.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on July 21, 2017, 11:13:54 AM
I have a good LED light (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)) but am just wondering what the best camera settings are.

I know the vx1000's are inferior in low light but I am definitely not copping a vx2000 strictly for night footage, that feels so overboard.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OnSlapAtWork on July 21, 2017, 11:45:44 AM
Lately I have used that little moon logo program for night time footage and it comes out looking really crisp.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: 6feetdeep on July 21, 2017, 02:58:54 PM
I have a good LED light (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)) but am just wondering what the best camera settings are.

I know the vx1000's are inferior in low light but I am definitely not copping a vx2000 strictly for night footage, that feels so overboard.
Shutter at 1/50 and exposure between F2.0 - 6db i would guess, but it all depends on the camera light and available light. i try to avoid everything over 6db because of the grain. When filming fisheye at night make sure the skater is not overexposed. There won't be any "best" settings, gotta adjust it right.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 21, 2017, 10:54:17 PM
Vx2k are so wack. I don't even fuck with mine no more.  vx21k are a little better and I would way suggest that over a 2k
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: midgebones on July 22, 2017, 08:13:11 AM
I have a good LED light (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)) but am just wondering what the best camera settings are.

I know the vx1000's are inferior in low light but I am definitely not copping a vx2000 strictly for night footage, that feels so overboard.

So everytime I set the color settings on vx1, day or night, it always takes a little customization and tweaking to get the ideal look I want.  As someone mentioned above, there's no perfect "right" way to set colors at night since every scene/spot is different and how bright you have your LED light can affect things too, but I'll give my go-to steps for setting vx1000 colors at night that should help:

So before you start changing your settings, I would suggest starting by having your camera on with the light attached (turned on) and have the camera pointed at the skater/spot, illuminating the scene the best you can from whatever side/angle you'll be filming the skating from.

Shutter Speed: I set my shutter speed anywhere from 180 to 90, just depending on how dark the spot is.  Usually I go with 180 or 120 because I feel like keeping it at 90 adds more grain to footage than I would like.  Usually I'll have my LED light full blast if it's completely dark, or a little bit less (80% amount or so) if there's lots of street lights and things like that to help light things up.

White Balance: With white balancing, just the same with daytime, I usually try to find something closest to true white that I can get close to and set a Custom White Balance for.  If you didn't know about custom white balancing, basically it's the white balance option on the vx1000 that shows a blinking flower-like icon when it is selected.  To set a custom white balance, keep the camera on the custom white balance option, point it at something white (while lit up with the light) and click and hold the white balance button near the bottom of the battery door. You can reset it as many times as you want until it looks right to you.  If all else fails, using the daytime white balance sometimes produces really cool night footage, just looks a little yellow.

Exposure: Usually I adjust the exposure last after setting everything else, and I simply adjust it so that the skateboarder's clothes/skin/etc. are visible and clear but not blown out in overexposed light.  Usually for me it's a few ticks under the highest exposure level. but again, it really depends on the spot you're at.

Custom Presets: A lot of people seem to overlook these settings or forget to set them, but I feel like they're very important for fine-tuning color settings on the vx1.  If you don't know about custom presets already, here's how you access them...first, open the battery door to the vx1 and find the small "Menu" button just to the right of the battery slot. Click this, and it will bring up a menu.  Use the arrow buttons underneath that same Menu button to scroll down to where it says "Custom," then, click the execute button to toggle the custom setting, and set it to "On" to bring up the custom presets settings.  Using the same buttons (arrows and execute) to toggle these settings, I usually bump my sharpness up two bumps and bump the color level all the way up or just two bumps up, depending on the scene.

After these tweaks, you should be able to capture some good night footage for the next part or montage <3

Also for reference, below is a montage I made last Halloween that has some night clips in it that I filmed, you can see how difference in lighting at each spot really makes a difference in how the footage turns out. Hope this helps you out brotha!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZswcrdFcGGU
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: UnkutTheLyrical on July 22, 2017, 02:49:16 PM
Cassette tapes are quite reliable if you don't reuse them.

I think it sucks that no one was ever interested in the VX3, the hi-8 predecessor, as they were in the VX1000. The videos recorded with the VX3 such as the Zoo York Mixtape are in my opinion superior. I'm sure that 'the stats' all 'prove' that the 1000 is better in the same way that they prove that modern 16:9 HD cameras are the best, but I like those older videos better.

^BTW your video's rad but you got that fake 16:9 stretch going on. Gotta keep it 4:3 fam.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: midgebones on July 22, 2017, 07:32:21 PM
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Cassette tapes are quite reliable if you don't reuse them.
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I think it sucks that no one was ever interested in the VX3, the hi-8 predecessor, as they were in the VX1000. The videos recorded with the VX3 such as the Zoo York Mixtape are in my opinion superior. I'm sure that 'the stats' all 'prove' that the 1000 is better in the same way that they prove that modern 16:9 HD cameras are the best, but I like those older videos better.

^BTW your video's rad but you got that fake 16:9 stretch going on. Gotta keep it 4:3 fam.

I agree with your thoughts on the VX3, always wished I could've had a chance to buy one of those but I've never found the opportunity.

And you're absolutely right about the 16:9 stretch haha, oddly enough that's the only edit I've ever posted trying out the stretch and I didn't end up liking it at all...4:3 forever  ;D
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 22, 2017, 09:40:23 PM
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Cassette tapes are quite reliable if you don't reuse them.
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I think it sucks that no one was ever interested in the VX3, the hi-8 predecessor, as they were in the VX1000. The videos recorded with the VX3 such as the Zoo York Mixtape are in my opinion superior. I'm sure that 'the stats' all 'prove' that the 1000 is better in the same way that they prove that modern 16:9 HD cameras are the best, but I like those older videos better.

^BTW your video's rad but you got that fake 16:9 stretch going on. Gotta keep it 4:3 fam.
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I agree with your thoughts on the VX3, always wished I could've had a chance to buy one of those but I've never found the opportunity.

And you're absolutely right about the 16:9 stretch haha, oddly enough that's the only edit I've ever posted trying out the stretch and I didn't end up liking it at all...4:3 forever  ;D



Yea you gotta roll 4x3 no streched. In a few videos I have watched it's okay. But most of the time it's a no for me.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shitdick22 on July 23, 2017, 07:00:30 AM
I just fixed my vap for the second time but this time my dumbass used gorilla glue and it fogged up the inside of my lens. Anyone know any way to fix it easily or do i have to take it apart again and used different glue?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on July 23, 2017, 09:32:44 AM
I just fixed my vap for the second time but this time my dumbass used gorilla glue and it fogged up the inside of my lens. Anyone know any way to fix it easily or do i have to take it apart again and used different glue?

i used gorilla glue when trying to put together a raymod for a vx2000. When i used the lens on the vx it fogged up everything, luckily just the outside of the vx2's lens and not the inside. i was able to scrape it all off the vx2 glass without any damage, but the raymod was a lost cause and i ended up throwing it out. fuck gorilla glue.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on July 24, 2017, 04:14:18 AM
Do you guys always stick to "the rule" shutter speed = 2x frame rate or do you change on some special occasion ?

I usually shoot at 1/50 and the footages look very natural and smooth, but maybe shooting at 1/120 will add a little crisp to the footages ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on July 24, 2017, 07:57:00 AM
Do you guys always stick to "the rule" shutter speed = 2x frame rate or do you change on some special occasion ?

I usually shoot at 1/50 and the footages look very natural and smooth, but maybe shooting at 1/120 will add a little crisp to the footages ?
the 2x thing is based on 180 degree of shutter rule from film, with interlaced footage (dv) i dont think it matters too to much how high you go, but with HD it makes a big difference i try to never go over 120 in HD or progressive scan for that matter.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 24, 2017, 11:33:28 AM
I just fixed my vap for the second time but this time my dumbass used gorilla glue and it fogged up the inside of my lens. Anyone know any way to fix it easily or do i have to take it apart again and used different glue?

Yea that fucking sucks. I used hot glue and it worked out great. And then I still taped the bay on with electrical tape. But yea take it off and try and get that fog off the lens.

Good luck
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 24, 2017, 11:35:43 AM
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I just fixed my vap for the second time but this time my dumbass used gorilla glue and it fogged up the inside of my lens. Anyone know any way to fix it easily or do i have to take it apart again and used different glue?
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i used gorilla glue when trying to put together a raymod for a vx2000. When i used the lens on the vx it fogged up everything, luckily just the outside of the vx2's lens and not the inside. i was able to scrape it all off the vx2 glass without any damage, but the raymod was a lost cause and i ended up throwing it out. fuck gorilla glue.

Yea I am pretty sure on one of these pages I left a comment to not use any weird glues like that. But like you said you can scrape it off. I did that once on this little flip HD camera. I think you can just rub the fog off.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on July 24, 2017, 12:04:06 PM
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Do you guys always stick to "the rule" shutter speed = 2x frame rate or do you change on some special occasion ?

I usually shoot at 1/50 and the footages look very natural and smooth, but maybe shooting at 1/120 will add a little crisp to the footages ?
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the 2x thing is based on 180 degree of shutter rule from film, with interlaced footage (dv) i dont think it matters too to much how high you go, but with HD it makes a big difference i try to never go over 120 in HD or progressive scan for that matter.
On bright days, I have shot 1080/60p at shutter speeds upward of 1/1000 with no problems. See the In-focus clip on this: How To: Shutter Speeds & Frame Rates - Skateboarding Cinematographer Russell Houghten -In Focus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZMbngPFF8#)

For me, shutter speed is sort of an additional iris control, but of course I realize there are other implications of setting this too high.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 12, 2017, 01:27:10 PM
Has anyone ever used a VX2000/2100 with the bayo adapter for an mk1?
Does it look the same as vx1000 or does it look different?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 12, 2017, 01:29:59 PM
Also, does the 2000 use the same battery as the 1000?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 12, 2017, 01:43:58 PM
Also, does the 2000 use the same battery as the 1000?

The 2000 can use vx1000 battery. But if you have something like this http://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41i94jg9NAL._SY355_.jpg (http://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41i94jg9NAL._SY355_.jpg) that won't fit in the 1000 because of the weird groves.

this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images500x500/Sony_NPF730H_NP_F730H_Info_Lithium_Battery_Pack_116485.jpg (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images500x500/Sony_NPF730H_NP_F730H_Info_Lithium_Battery_Pack_116485.jpg) will fit in both the 1000, and the 2000.

and for the bayo. It looks different. Me and all my buddies can tell but it looks like this.

insano promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymITkcOjEQo#) first fisheye clip is at 0:20

only thing is the vig is a little different. I like it honestly.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 16, 2017, 09:00:24 PM
Any PALS have mic settings suggestions for the vx2000?
It sounds soooo bad.
I switched it from 12 bit to 16 bit and put the volume all the way up but when I logged the footage any loud noises were very blown out/clipped.

Also it's really crazy how much better the 2000 is at night. I did a side by side comparison with the exact same settings on my 1000 and the 2000 in really low light and the 2000 was so crisp and bright and the 1000 was grainy and looked like garbage.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: scaryghoul on August 16, 2017, 09:54:03 PM
yeah cept when youre stacking night clips and you have the vx2 paired with one of those LED lamps its soo easy to blow out the footage unless you adjust everything just right. Theyre so harsh compared to the 10/20 lamp...

For your vx2000 audio, you won't get anything that sounds nearly as good as the vx1 mic, its hard to explain why the 1000 mic is so damn good. For your vx2: You want the audio at 12 bit, leave the adjustment slider in the middle. 16 bit has more layers whatever but I find it picks up the shit you dont want to hear when you listen to skateboards. if its a parking garage or an indoor park maybe lower the slider a notch. But in general I dont mess with it
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Francis Xavier on August 17, 2017, 06:52:08 AM
yeah cept when youre stacking night clips and you have the vx2 paired with one of those LED lamps its soo easy to blow out the footage unless you adjust everything just right. Theyre so harsh compared to the 10/20 lamp...

For your vx2000 audio, you won't get anything that sounds nearly as good as the vx1 mic, its hard to explain why the 1000 mic is so damn good. For your vx2: You want the audio at 12 bit, leave the adjustment slider in the middle. 16 bit has more layers whatever but I find it picks up the shit you dont want to hear when you listen to skateboards. if its a parking garage or an indoor park maybe lower the slider a notch. But in general I dont mess with it
Yes About 12 bit,my buddy filmed some lines in a parking garage and at a spot on a busy street on his vx2 with it at 16 bit and when we watched the footy we heard everything but the skateboarding. Some of it sounded like those ghost hunter shows haha
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Statebird on August 17, 2017, 07:17:58 AM
Any PALS have mic settings suggestions for the vx2000?
It sounds soooo bad.
I switched it from 12 bit to 16 bit and put the volume all the way up but when I logged the footage any loud noises were very blown out/clipped.

Also it's really crazy how much better the 2000 is at night. I did a side by side comparison with the exact same settings on my 1000 and the 2000 in really low light and the 2000 was so crisp and bright and the 1000 was grainy and looked like garbage.

set audio manually, I do 2 bumps right from the middle for longlens, 2 bumps left for fisheye. still not as good as vx1 but its a lot better.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on August 17, 2017, 01:10:53 PM
So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Dontfearthereefer on August 17, 2017, 01:15:31 PM
So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?

yes
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 17, 2017, 02:35:59 PM
So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?

VX1000 with a century optics mark 1 fisheye aka MK1 as well as an LED light, many of which are linked in this thread.
You also need a fast computer that has lots of RAM and a FireWire port, and also an external HD with tons of space for editing.
You should also get a capture camera: a minidv camera that you use to log all the footage onto you computer so you don't wear out the heads on the VX.

Finally, you'll need a camera bag, tapes, batteries, and charger.
I think that's everything.
Oh, also a filmed board (basically cruiser with big soft wheels)

It's kind of a pain in the ass and a costs little bit of dough to start, but once you're in the swing of things it is so rewarding and fun.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on August 17, 2017, 03:51:01 PM
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So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?
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VX1000 with a century optics mark 1 fisheye aka MK1 as well as an LED light, many of which are linked in this thread.
You also need a fast computer that has lots of RAM and a FireWire port, and also an external HD with tons of space for editing.
You should also get a capture camera: a minidv camera that you use to log all the footage onto you computer so you don't wear out the heads on the VX.

Finally, you'll need a camera bag, tapes, batteries, and charger.
I think that's everything.
Oh, also a filmed board (basically cruiser with big soft wheels)

It's kind of a pain in the ass and a costs little bit of dough to start, but once you're in the swing of things it is so rewarding and fun.

well luckily for me i have a bad ass pc that can handle the workload. i've found a guy on cl that's selling a vx1000 for a little over $500.  i figure between selling weed and working my shitty little job i should be able to get what i need. wish i had an extra $500, it might as well be $5000 at this point
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 17, 2017, 04:51:38 PM
So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?

vx is the only option.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OrangeVHStapes on August 17, 2017, 04:56:13 PM
What are the benefits of the 1000 over the 2100? I feel like the 2100 is criminally underrated. Apologies if this has already been discussed... Which it probably has.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 17, 2017, 05:04:14 PM
What are the benefits of the 1000 over the 2100? I feel like the 2100 is criminally underrated. Apologies if this has already been discussed... Which it probably has.

2100 is killer for filming at night. I have used one before and I like the look of the mk1 on it. It gives it more vig. Colors are different from the 2100 and the 1000. The mic quality is different. 2100 for sure will last longer then a 1000. I know people that just smash on the playback buttons, and its completely fine. If you tried that on a 1000 it would be dust in about 10 seconds. And its just really the user. I started on a 1000 so maybe I'm more biased towards it. I have owned all three at one point.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pekkaaa on August 18, 2017, 01:41:51 AM
What are the benefits of the 1000 over the 2100?

I've been using the vx2000 for two years and the xv1000 for around three - I'd say get a 1000 with an mk1. Better sound, better fisheye (mk1 with bayoring on a 2000 doesn't look nearly as good) better colors, better overall look. While it's true that the 2000 works better in low light, I still prefer night footage with the 1000. As long as you have a decent light and stay close to the skater, it's gonna look good.

The only real plus with the 2000 is that it generally lasts longer, but if you treat the 1000 good (don't mix tape brands, run a cleaning tape for 5-7 sec when you see a glitch and try not to use playback as much) it's gonna last you a good while, and repairs really aren't that expensive.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Rick Howards Root Beer on August 19, 2017, 10:58:20 AM
Didn't want to start a GL2 thread and thought you guys might know but, i recently picked up a Canon GL2 and as i went to capture my mac wont find the camera and as far as i can find theres no drivers that i can install for a mac for it to read it. My firewire cables are fine and the camera is set to DV out but Premier and Final Cut wont find it. At this point i have no idea how to get my footage off the tapes. Maybe you guys might be able to help?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Phillip Flathead on August 19, 2017, 11:04:16 AM
Didn't want to start a GL2 thread and thought you guys might know but, i recently picked up a Canon GL2 and as i went to capture my mac wont find the camera and as far as i can find theres no drivers that i can install for a mac for it to read it. My firewire cables are fine and the camera is set to DV out but Premier and Final Cut wont find it. At this point i have no idea how to get my footage off the tapes. Maybe you guys might be able to help?

What kind of firewire cable are you using? some cheap ones can fry your firewire on your cam if you plug it in while your computer is already on. try plugging in while ur pc is off and try again. if it doesn't work, find the cheapest mini dv handycam on craigslist and use that to capture your tapes.

or cut your losses and get a vx1000  ;D
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 21, 2017, 07:09:21 AM
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yeah cept when youre stacking night clips and you have the vx2 paired with one of those LED lamps its soo easy to blow out the footage unless you adjust everything just right. Theyre so harsh compared to the 10/20 lamp...

For your vx2000 audio, you won't get anything that sounds nearly as good as the vx1 mic, its hard to explain why the 1000 mic is so damn good. For your vx2: You want the audio at 12 bit, leave the adjustment slider in the middle. 16 bit has more layers whatever but I find it picks up the shit you dont want to hear when you listen to skateboards. if its a parking garage or an indoor park maybe lower the slider a notch. But in general I dont mess with it
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Yes About 12 bit,my buddy filmed some lines in a parking garage and at a spot on a busy street on his vx2 with it at 16 bit and when we watched the footy we heard everything but the skateboarding. Some of it sounded like those ghost hunter shows haha

Thanks guys for the 12 bits tip, I'm gonna try it.
The only problem I have with my VX2100 is that I can't get audio as good as on my GL2.
There was an option called "MIC ATT" (attenuated) on the GL2 that made the sound perfect, the pop was nice and clear, and rolling was quiet.

I'm gonna try to post waveform so you can understand better, but anyway I'm still not satisfied by my VX2100 audio.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 21, 2017, 09:36:54 AM
Didn't want to start a GL2 thread and thought you guys might know but, i recently picked up a Canon GL2 and as i went to capture my mac wont find the camera and as far as i can find theres no drivers that i can install for a mac for it to read it. My firewire cables are fine and the camera is set to DV out but Premier and Final Cut wont find it. At this point i have no idea how to get my footage off the tapes. Maybe you guys might be able to help?

just buy a little dv camera and capture it off that. Best bet
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 21, 2017, 09:39:38 AM
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yeah cept when youre stacking night clips and you have the vx2 paired with one of those LED lamps its soo easy to blow out the footage unless you adjust everything just right. Theyre so harsh compared to the 10/20 lamp...

For your vx2000 audio, you won't get anything that sounds nearly as good as the vx1 mic, its hard to explain why the 1000 mic is so damn good. For your vx2: You want the audio at 12 bit, leave the adjustment slider in the middle. 16 bit has more layers whatever but I find it picks up the shit you dont want to hear when you listen to skateboards. if its a parking garage or an indoor park maybe lower the slider a notch. But in general I dont mess with it
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Yes About 12 bit,my buddy filmed some lines in a parking garage and at a spot on a busy street on his vx2 with it at 16 bit and when we watched the footy we heard everything but the skateboarding. Some of it sounded like those ghost hunter shows haha
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Thanks guys for the 12 bits tip, I'm gonna try it.
The only problem I have with my VX2100 is that I can't get audio as good as on my GL2.
There was an option called "MIC ATT" (attenuated) on the GL2 that made the sound perfect, the pop was nice and clear, and rolling was quiet.

I'm gonna try to post waveform so you can understand better, but anyway I'm still not satisfied by my VX2100 audio.

mic audio on gl2 is bad? Unless your doing something different. From my experience fucking with the db settings. I just leave it a lone. Its one more thing to worry about if you mess it up. If anything just turn down the db while editing. So much easier and you can't fuck it up. Its the same thing like I don't even bother putting my steady shot on anymore. Because I know I will leave it on accidentally. And then that fisheye clip is blown.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OnSlapAtWork on August 21, 2017, 10:24:18 AM
GL2's are terrible and 2100 audio sounds like crap even in manual.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 21, 2017, 10:59:07 AM
GL2's are terrible and 2100 audio sounds like crap even in manual.

gl2 sounds like you wrapped the mic in tape. Can't beat the 1000 audio. its just the best
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 22, 2017, 12:52:17 AM
I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 23, 2017, 10:45:47 PM
I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)

that is with a mic attached correct? Not just the regular stock mic?
If so well yea it will sound better. A stock gl2 mic is literal dog shit. Like I said you can't beat the 1000.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on August 23, 2017, 10:59:13 PM
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I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)
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that is with a mic attached correct? Not just the regular stock mic?
If so well yea it will sound better. A stock gl2 mic is literal dog shit. Like I said you can't beat the 1000.

ATT stands for an on-board camera mic attenuation. Reduces the mic input sensitivity. Seems to remove most of that "broken glass" pick-up sound associated with GL1 and 2.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 23, 2017, 11:10:09 PM
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I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)
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that is with a mic attached correct? Not just the regular stock mic?
If so well yea it will sound better. A stock gl2 mic is literal dog shit. Like I said you can't beat the 1000.
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ATT stands for an on-board camera mic attenuation. Reduces the mic input sensitivity. Seems to remove most of that "broken glass" pick-up sound associated with GL1 and 2.
att= on board camera mic? didn't know that. The manual audio sounds way better. Maybe all the gl2 videos i have seen are all on auto mic.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on August 23, 2017, 11:30:35 PM
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I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)
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that is with a mic attached correct? Not just the regular stock mic?
If so well yea it will sound better. A stock gl2 mic is literal dog shit. Like I said you can't beat the 1000.
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ATT stands for an on-board camera mic attenuation. Reduces the mic input sensitivity. Seems to remove most of that "broken glass" pick-up sound associated with GL1 and 2.
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att= on board camera mic? didn't know that. The manual audio sounds way better. Maybe all the gl2 videos i have seen are all on auto mic.

It's a setting, not the on-board mic itself. Manual settings are apparently the way to go with these two Canons. Panasonic DVX100, too.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 23, 2017, 11:57:03 PM
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I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)
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that is with a mic attached correct? Not just the regular stock mic?
If so well yea it will sound better. A stock gl2 mic is literal dog shit. Like I said you can't beat the 1000.
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ATT stands for an on-board camera mic attenuation. Reduces the mic input sensitivity. Seems to remove most of that "broken glass" pick-up sound associated with GL1 and 2.
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att= on board camera mic? didn't know that. The manual audio sounds way better. Maybe all the gl2 videos i have seen are all on auto mic.
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It's a setting, not the on-board mic itself. Manual settings are apparently the way to go with these two Canons. Panasonic DVX100, too.

ahhh I see. Yea it seems like manual settings for the audio is the best rout for a gl series .
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 24, 2017, 12:46:53 AM
Yes, it is the stock mic.
I found these settings on skateperception before it closes.

I would kill to check this topic
(http://i.imgur.com/ZAwKVH2.png)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on August 24, 2017, 08:20:48 AM
gone but not forgotten. thanks archive.org

https://web.archive.org/web/20160302213032/http://forums.skateperception.com:80/ (https://web.archive.org/web/20160302213032/http://forums.skateperception.com:80/)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 24, 2017, 01:43:47 PM
I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)

Re:2100 when you say two notches from the middle, which direction do you mean?
Also do you think this is similar on the 2000?
Audio sounds great on that edit.
Thanks!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 24, 2017, 11:26:59 PM
gone but not forgotten. thanks archive.org

https://web.archive.org/web/20160302213032/http://forums.skateperception.com:80/ (https://web.archive.org/web/20160302213032/http://forums.skateperception.com:80/)

top ten best websites. That shit helped me learn so much when i first got myy vx. so much
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 25, 2017, 01:52:59 AM
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I highly disagree... Sure it's not as good as VX1000 but it does not sound like crap.

Canon GL2 (MIC ATT and manual audio) :
Trente-huit mille Vol. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DIPcjLpsQ#)

VX2100 (manual audio 16-bit, two notches from the middle) :
Vans Shop Riot 2017 Lyon : ABS Grenoble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zy8cKVgQM0#)
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Re:2100 when you say two notches from the middle, which direction do you mean?
Also do you think this is similar on the 2000?
Audio sounds great on that edit.
Thanks!

I set two notches left from the middle with fisheye, and I put auto with long lens.
Also I don't have a filming board so you might get better result if you have soft wheels when filming lines.

I don't know about VX2000 but I think you should be good to start with these settings.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Burton Ernie on August 25, 2017, 04:53:24 PM
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So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?
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VX1000 with a century optics mark 1 fisheye aka MK1 as well as an LED light, many of which are linked in this thread.
You also need a fast computer that has lots of RAM and a FireWire port, and also an external HD with tons of space for editing.
You should also get a capture camera: a minidv camera that you use to log all the footage onto you computer so you don't wear out the heads on the VX.

Finally, you'll need a camera bag, tapes, batteries, and charger.
I think that's everything.
Oh, also a filmed board (basically cruiser with big soft wheels)

It's kind of a pain in the ass and a costs little bit of dough to start, but once you're in the swing of things it is so rewarding and fun.

don't forget: you also need some friends that are good at skateboarding.
If they're not good at skateboarding, make sure they can at least do no-complies and wallies. You'll be set for another year or so probably. Then you'll have to get new friends.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Vert Reynolds on August 25, 2017, 08:19:36 PM
the Amazon Pack is the best Bang for your Buck
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 25, 2017, 08:38:21 PM
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So which camera should i get to start out? i figure my only shot at doing something with skating is through filming. should i just get a vx1000?
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VX1000 with a century optics mark 1 fisheye aka MK1 as well as an LED light, many of which are linked in this thread.
You also need a fast computer that has lots of RAM and a FireWire port, and also an external HD with tons of space for editing.
You should also get a capture camera: a minidv camera that you use to log all the footage onto you computer so you don't wear out the heads on the VX.

Finally, you'll need a camera bag, tapes, batteries, and charger.
I think that's everything.
Oh, also a filmed board (basically cruiser with big soft wheels)

It's kind of a pain in the ass and a costs little bit of dough to start, but once you're in the swing of things it is so rewarding and fun.
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don't forget: you also need some friends that are good at skateboarding.
If they're not good at skateboarding, make sure they can at least do no-complies and wallies. You'll be set for another year or so probably. Then you'll have to get new friends.
show up at the park with your vx and all the nerds will wanna "get tricks"
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on August 26, 2017, 01:42:33 AM
learn your friends how to film too how to film
fisheye and longlense with zoom. they do not
need to know how to adjust the settings, but
its good if they can handle filming to get your
self some footage,  that will not look like shit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 29, 2017, 11:38:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/c735rcq.jpg)

Hi friends,

Any solutions to taming down this insane lens flare I get in Adobe Premiere?
I see in other VX footage most peoples lines are white, but mine are neon green and disgusting looking.
Obviously the best solution is to avoid it in the first place, but sometimes that's impossible.
Any help in rendering it white or just minimizing it in any way would be appreciated!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on August 29, 2017, 12:22:39 PM
It's because the camera/lens, and there isn't really an easy way to minimize it. I guess you could go frame by frame and paint it white, but that's about it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 30, 2017, 05:52:38 AM
It's because the camera/lens, and there isn't really an easy way to minimize it. I guess you could go frame by frame and paint it white, but that's about it.

Hmmm, but how do other VX users make it white? Surely that's not how they go about it. I have never seen it green in a video before...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on August 30, 2017, 07:45:37 AM
I don't know for sure, but I think it's just the way that your combination of camera/lens is made. MK1's have different colour/style flares, and I guess the green comes from a combination of that and how the sensor deals with direct sunlight.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 30, 2017, 07:54:56 AM
I don't know for sure, but I think it's just the way that your combination of camera/lens is made. MK1's have different colour/style flares, and I guess the green comes from a combination of that and how the sensor deals with direct sunlight.

I wondered if it had to do with the MK1 because I have a newer version of the lens, but I checked and it is still there on long lens shots too. I have a regular English NTSC VX1000.

What color lines do other PALS get from overexposed sunlight in raw footage? Green? White? Red?


Edit: Basically I would imagine that everyone has the green line in the raw footage, yet every video I see, it is a white line, which leads me to believe that there has to be a simple(ish) way to fix the color of the line in post.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 30, 2017, 07:59:29 AM
Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on August 30, 2017, 08:41:04 AM
Skateperception was sweet in the early days for sure. It started turning to shit towards the end and it'd probably be even worse by now.

I think it's basically luck of the draw with how flares and shit will look with any VX1/MK1 combo. This is mine:
(http://i.imgur.com/hEhdBRo.png)

Try changing up exposure/white balance to see if it changes for you.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OnSlapAtWork on August 30, 2017, 11:23:47 AM
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I don't know for sure, but I think it's just the way that your combination of camera/lens is made. MK1's have different colour/style flares, and I guess the green comes from a combination of that and how the sensor deals with direct sunlight.
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I wondered if it had to do with the MK1 because I have a newer version of the lens, but I checked and it is still there on long lens shots too. I have a regular English NTSC VX1000.

What color lines do other PALS get from overexposed sunlight in raw footage? Green? White? Red?


Edit: Basically I would imagine that everyone has the green line in the raw footage, yet every video I see, it is a white line, which leads me to believe that there has to be a simple(ish) way to fix the color of the line in post.

Well it can't be the lens then. 

It looks fine I think you're being to picky. I can almost guarantee that VX filmers aren't color correcting there green lines to white.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on August 30, 2017, 12:13:14 PM
Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.

SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 30, 2017, 12:59:44 PM
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Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
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SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.

lol I KNEW I shouldn't have screen grabbed that particular clip because someone was going to notice the focus Hahahaha, I had just filmed long lens and switched to fisheye, and didn't adjust! Doh! But anyways, despite that particular clip being out of focus, that doesn't have anything to do with it, as it's in many other properly focused clips :)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OnSlapAtWork on August 30, 2017, 01:53:07 PM
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Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
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SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.
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lol I KNEW I shouldn't have screen grabbed that particular clip because someone was going to notice the focus Hahahaha, I had just filmed long lens and switched to fisheye, and didn't adjust! Doh! But anyways, despite that particular clip being out of focus, that doesn't have anything to do with it, as it's in many other properly focused clips :)

It's your camera optics and a particular lighting scenario that's creating a green line.  Not the MK1. Not the Sensor.  I would like to think that every vx1000 was assembled with the same optics, so every camera is susceptible to this "green flare".
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 30, 2017, 11:24:19 PM
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Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
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SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.
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lol I KNEW I shouldn't have screen grabbed that particular clip because someone was going to notice the focus Hahahaha, I had just filmed long lens and switched to fisheye, and didn't adjust! Doh! But anyways, despite that particular clip being out of focus, that doesn't have anything to do with it, as it's in many other properly focused clips :)

fuck with your colors more. And the flare won't be as gnarly.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on August 31, 2017, 01:34:34 AM
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Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
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SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.
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lol I KNEW I shouldn't have screen grabbed that particular clip because someone was going to notice the focus Hahahaha, I had just filmed long lens and switched to fisheye, and didn't adjust! Doh! But anyways, despite that particular clip being out of focus, that doesn't have anything to do with it, as it's in many other properly focused clips :)
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fuck with your colors more. And the flare won't be as gnarly.

Caring less also helps. No one cares about the colour of your lens flare while watching the compressed footage on a smart phone on Youtube. Neither should you.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 31, 2017, 09:43:57 AM
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Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
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SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.
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lol I KNEW I shouldn't have screen grabbed that particular clip because someone was going to notice the focus Hahahaha, I had just filmed long lens and switched to fisheye, and didn't adjust! Doh! But anyways, despite that particular clip being out of focus, that doesn't have anything to do with it, as it's in many other properly focused clips :)
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fuck with your colors more. And the flare won't be as gnarly.
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Caring less also helps. No one cares about the colour of your lens flare while watching the compressed footage on a smart phone on Youtube. Neither should you.

While on the one hand, you're absolutely right about the way any edit I make will be consumed via smartphone and compressed on youtube, I still care about what I am making and want it to be as good as it possibly can be. Will others notice if a lens flare is green instead of white? Almost certainly not, but I will, and little things like that matter to me.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 31, 2017, 10:56:37 AM
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Also, skateperception was before my time as a filmer, and it is straight up painful to look at that treasure trove of information that is now just utterly lost. I would fucking love that forum right now. God damn.
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SP was the best (RIP). But yeah, like someone else said, nobody is going through the process of correcting there lens flares. Honestly, the screenshot you posted doesn't look like the camera was properly focused, its possible that since it wasn't focused correctly it made the flare thicker or more noticeable? I don't know, I kind of like the lens flares if they are just there for a couple of frames. I prob wouldn't pay attention to that if I was just somebody watching the clip, would be more bummed on the focus.
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lol I KNEW I shouldn't have screen grabbed that particular clip because someone was going to notice the focus Hahahaha, I had just filmed long lens and switched to fisheye, and didn't adjust! Doh! But anyways, despite that particular clip being out of focus, that doesn't have anything to do with it, as it's in many other properly focused clips :)
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fuck with your colors more. And the flare won't be as gnarly.
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Caring less also helps. No one cares about the colour of your lens flare while watching the compressed footage on a smart phone on Youtube. Neither should you.
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While on the one hand, you're absolutely right about the way any edit I make will be consumed via smartphone and compressed on youtube, I still care about what I am making and want it to be as good as it possibly can be. Will others notice if a lens flare is green instead of white? Almost certainly not, but I will, and little things like that matter to me.

I understand what your saying. I have buddies that ain't happy about their vig straight on the vx. And I am like its pretty hard to find one with straight vig.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on September 01, 2017, 03:10:06 PM
I need help uploading with VX

I used to upload my footy on this laptop (PC) and everything was fine. This laptop unfortunately took a shit, and now I have to upload to my desktop iMac.. which kinda makes things messy, and my old cables obsolete.  This iMac doesn't have the traditional firewire port that most apple laptops have. It has a thunderbolt port. Do any pals upload to a newer iMac and have the whole cord/cable situation figured out, and would like to share their setup? Thank you in advance.

I also have this:
thunderbolt to firewire 800 (different firewire pin size).. I'm thinking that I could possibly just buy a new firewire/dv cord with the correct pin size.. would this be possible?
(https://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4974/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/M/D4/MD464/MD464?wid=572&hei=572&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=x1amN0)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on September 01, 2017, 03:57:32 PM
On my Macbook Pro I use a 4 pin to 6 pin Firewire cable (https://www.amazon.ca/Belkin-4-Pin-6-Pin-FireWire-Cable/dp/B00005NIMR), and then a 6 pin to 800 adapter. (https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computers-and-tablets/computer-accessories/computer-cables-and-adapters/moshi-firewire-800-to-400-adapter---white/p/108047184?CATARGETID=120216120000074831&cadevice=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo62Yy4iF1gIVEiSBCh2eVwDmEAQYASABEgL88_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) They do make the little 4 pin firewires to 800 (the weird square one) also, but I had the 4 pin - 6 pin already, so I just got an adapter.. They really don't make it easy ha.

But yeah, if you have the Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, just get a 4 pin to 800 cord. (https://www.amazon.com/Male-Clear-Firewire-Cable-devices/dp/B00695BFKE/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2V9B36TH8YYF1P21497G)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on September 01, 2017, 04:25:15 PM
On my Macbook Pro I use a 4 pin to 6 pin Firewire cable (https://www.amazon.ca/Belkin-4-Pin-6-Pin-FireWire-Cable/dp/B00005NIMR), and then a 6 pin to 800 adapter. (https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computers-and-tablets/computer-accessories/computer-cables-and-adapters/moshi-firewire-800-to-400-adapter---white/p/108047184?CATARGETID=120216120000074831&cadevice=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo62Yy4iF1gIVEiSBCh2eVwDmEAQYASABEgL88_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) They do make the little 4 pin firewires to 800 (the weird square one) also, but I had the 4 pin - 6 pin already, so I just got an adapter.. They really don't make it easy ha.

But yeah, if you have the Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, just get a 4 pin to 800 cord. (https://www.amazon.com/Male-Clear-Firewire-Cable-devices/dp/B00695BFKE/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2V9B36TH8YYF1P21497G)

Okay that's what I was thinking.. thank you!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 02, 2017, 06:51:02 PM
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On my Macbook Pro I use a 4 pin to 6 pin Firewire cable (https://www.amazon.ca/Belkin-4-Pin-6-Pin-FireWire-Cable/dp/B00005NIMR), and then a 6 pin to 800 adapter. (https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computers-and-tablets/computer-accessories/computer-cables-and-adapters/moshi-firewire-800-to-400-adapter---white/p/108047184?CATARGETID=120216120000074831&cadevice=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo62Yy4iF1gIVEiSBCh2eVwDmEAQYASABEgL88_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) They do make the little 4 pin firewires to 800 (the weird square one) also, but I had the 4 pin - 6 pin already, so I just got an adapter.. They really don't make it easy ha.

But yeah, if you have the Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, just get a 4 pin to 800 cord. (https://www.amazon.com/Male-Clear-Firewire-Cable-devices/dp/B00695BFKE/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2V9B36TH8YYF1P21497G)
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Okay that's what I was thinking.. thank you!

nothing is easy capturing mini dv tapes. Hahaha. I had to buy a little firewire pci express card for my desktop. It wasn't more then 20$ but still a pain.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on September 02, 2017, 07:09:23 PM
I'm worried that minidv tapes will stop being produced in the somewhat immediate future...? Is this irrational? How much longer can it be profitable for companies to produce this archaic technology, that as far as I know is only utilized in skating/BMX productions, and even that has to be on the decline.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Andmoreagain on September 02, 2017, 09:35:44 PM
Anyone have tips for capture on a newer mac? I just bought a computer and apparently the easycap driver is no longer supported. I did find a hacked version, but I cant find any way to capture audio without the driver crashing.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on September 02, 2017, 11:21:23 PM
What mac? And what program are you trying to capture with?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 02, 2017, 11:56:37 PM
I'm worried that minidv tapes will stop being produced in the somewhat immediate future...? Is this irrational? How much longer can it be profitable for companies to produce this archaic technology, that as far as I know is only utilized in skating/BMX productions, and even that has to be on the decline.

been wondering this for a little also. When I first started filming you could get the 10 pack of the blue sony premiums for like 15 dollars. They have gone up recently. I still see stores like bestbuy, walmart and other that try to sell a pack of 5 for 30+ dollars. They just keep going up in price. Hopefully never go extinct 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Andmoreagain on September 03, 2017, 06:48:35 AM
What mac? And what program are you trying to capture with?

2015 MBP running sierra. I'm would normally cap footage from my DVX100 through easycap viewer. Then edit in Imovie... I'm not very advanced with this stuff.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on September 03, 2017, 07:31:03 AM
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I'm worried that minidv tapes will stop being produced in the somewhat immediate future...? Is this irrational? How much longer can it be profitable for companies to produce this archaic technology, that as far as I know is only utilized in skating/BMX productions, and even that has to be on the decline.
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been wondering this for a little also. When I first started filming you could get the 10 pack of the blue sony premiums for like 15 dollars. They have gone up recently. I still see stores like bestbuy, walmart and other that try to sell a pack of 5 for 30+ dollars. They just keep going up in price. Hopefully never go extinct 


You can find some good deals on eBay. Recently found a listing for 10 new Sony premiums for $15 total.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on September 03, 2017, 07:53:33 AM
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What mac? And what program are you trying to capture with?
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2015 MBP running sierra. I'm would normally cap footage from my DVX100 through easycap viewer. Then edit in Imovie... I'm not very advanced with this stuff.
If this (https://www.apple.com/ca/macbook-pro/specs-2015/) this is your Macbook, firstly you need the same cords/adapters as MintySandwhich above (4-pin Firewire to Thunderbolt). I would then say to just capture using iMovie (see how here (http://www.mpi.nl/corpus/a4guides/a4-guide-imovie.pdf)), but I would recommend switching to Final Cut Pro/Premiere/Resolve ASAP ;)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Andmoreagain on September 03, 2017, 08:00:57 AM
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2015 MBP running sierra. I'm would normally cap footage from my DVX100 through easycap viewer. Then edit in Imovie... I'm not very advanced with this stuff.
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If this (https://www.apple.com/ca/macbook-pro/specs-2015/) this is your Macbook, firstly you need the same cords/adapters as MintySandwhich above (4-pin Firewire to Thunderbolt). I would then say to just capture using iMovie (see how here (http://www.mpi.nl/corpus/a4guides/a4-guide-imovie.pdf)), but I would recommend switching to Final Cut Pro/Premiere/Resolve ASAP ;)

Thanks! Going to order the cables now. I also just downloaded the Final Cut free trial, so we'll se how it goes.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
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2015 MBP running sierra. I'm would normally cap footage from my DVX100 through easycap viewer. Then edit in Imovie... I'm not very advanced with this stuff.
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If this (https://www.apple.com/ca/macbook-pro/specs-2015/) this is your Macbook, firstly you need the same cords/adapters as MintySandwhich above (4-pin Firewire to Thunderbolt). I would then say to just capture using iMovie (see how here (http://www.mpi.nl/corpus/a4guides/a4-guide-imovie.pdf)), but I would recommend switching to Final Cut Pro/Premiere/Resolve ASAP ;)
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Thanks! Going to order the cables now. I also just downloaded the Final Cut free trial, so we'll se how it goes.

If you can I would suggest torrenting FCP. I am not sure what the free version lets/doesn't let you do. But you can also try premier pro.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 03, 2017, 05:19:49 PM
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I'm worried that minidv tapes will stop being produced in the somewhat immediate future...? Is this irrational? How much longer can it be profitable for companies to produce this archaic technology, that as far as I know is only utilized in skating/BMX productions, and even that has to be on the decline.
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been wondering this for a little also. When I first started filming you could get the 10 pack of the blue sony premiums for like 15 dollars. They have gone up recently. I still see stores like bestbuy, walmart and other that try to sell a pack of 5 for 30+ dollars. They just keep going up in price. Hopefully never go extinct 
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You can find some good deals on eBay. Recently found a listing for 10 new Sony premiums for $15 total.

Yea that's true. What I did was I found a rack of tapes on ebay and filter to my area code and how many miles I would travel. They were in my area-ish so I messaged the dude and we meet up, he ended up taking 10$ for me because I drove a little. But it was perfect, couldn't get any tapes from amazon in time before are trip to SF. And I for sure wasn't going to buy 5 of them for 30$ or what ever.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on September 04, 2017, 09:19:00 AM
If you're a student just order the Creative Cloud.. I pay $20 a month to have any Adobe program I want and it's constantly being updated to the newest version too. It's honestly better than trying to download an illegal copy of FCP/Premiere/AE and possibly fucking up your computer.

Plus you can have it on two computers.. it's pretty fucking sick. I downloaded After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and InDesign all within 10-15 minutes.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 04, 2017, 11:52:37 AM
If you're a student just order the Creative Cloud.. I pay $20 a month to have any Adobe program I want and it's constantly being updated to the newest version too. It's honestly better than trying to download an illegal copy of FCP/Premiere/AE and possibly fucking up your computer.

Plus you can have it on two computers.. it's pretty fucking sick. I downloaded After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and InDesign all within 10-15 minutes.

forgot about that. But yea that is a good way around torrenting haha
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: ige on September 04, 2017, 11:58:47 AM
Interesting thread! Used to be a daily SLAP lurker and even posted from time to time, but in recent years i haven't really done both. And since this year i haven't owned a normal "skate-cam" to film and throughout the years just didn't film or had the chance to borrow someones VX1000 for some small video projects (skateshop commercials etc.). I'm certainly not going to go into my personal history with filming skateboarding, but let's just say, that as a young man living in eastern Europe i didn't have the means to buy the VX1000 death lens combo myself. At the time, when i was really active with filming (like 2006-2010) the VX setup would have cost about two months median pay in my country. So understandably that kind of luxury item to film skateboarding wasnt really an option. This year my friend told me he had a camera that he didn't use anymore and offered me to use it. It's a Panasonic GS500 and if i remember correctly from the SkatePerception days, it was a pretty good alternative for the VX. His fisheye was scratched so i got the same one in good condition. It's the Opteka 0.3x ultra fisheye HD 2 (cool name). And to my amazement, it's pretty wide and overall is a pretty good cheap setup if you are new to filming or can't find a good VX. I've been having lots of fun filming skateboarding again and since i am older now and have a reasonable income, i might snab a VX1000 with a death lens for spring 2018. We'll see. The only bad things about this Panasonic is garbage audio and the small zoom button. If you are not used to it, then it will only zoom really slowly or really rapidly.

Even though i'm collecting footage for a longer clip, i've done some smaller trip videos. Here's an example of the camera in action. This clip also has some of my friends VX2100 daytime footage, but i think you can easilly differentiate it from mine:

https://vimeo.com/231694413
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 04, 2017, 12:12:12 PM
Interesting thread! Used to be a daily SLAP lurker and even posted from time to time, but in recent years i haven't really done both. And since this year i haven't owned a normal "skate-cam" to film and throughout the years just didn't film or had the chance to borrow someones VX1000 for some small video projects (skateshop commercials etc.). I'm certainly not going to go into my personal history with filming skateboarding, but let's just say, that as a young man living in eastern Europe i didn't have the means to buy the VX1000 death lens combo myself. At the time, when i was really active with filming (like 2006-2010) the VX setup would have cost about two months median pay in my country. So understandably that kind of luxury item to film skateboarding wasnt really an option. This year my friend told me he had a camera that he didn't use anymore and offered me to use it. It's a Panasonic GS500 and if i remember correctly from the SkatePerception days, it was a pretty good alternative for the VX. His fisheye was scratched so i got the same one in good condition. It's the Opteka 0.3x ultra fisheye HD 2 (cool name). And to my amazement, it's pretty wide and overall is a pretty good cheap setup if you are new to filming or can't find a good VX. I've been having lots of fun filming skateboarding again and since i am older now and have a reasonable income, i might snab a VX1000 with a death lens for spring 2018. We'll see. The only bad things about this Panasonic is garbage audio and the small zoom button. If you are not used to it, then it will only zoom really slowly or really rapidly.

Even though i'm collecting footage for a longer clip, i've done some smaller trip videos. Here's an example of the camera in action. This clip also has some of my friends VX2100 daytime footage, but i think you can easilly differentiate it from mine:

https://vimeo.com/231694413

damn, that footage don't look half bad at all. Looks pretty solid. If I were you just lurk ebay for vx1000 all the time. Don't buy the first one you see. Sometimes people put them up and put a "buy it now" for under 500$ and don't know what it is worth.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: ige on September 04, 2017, 12:28:10 PM
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Interesting thread! Used to be a daily SLAP lurker and even posted from time to time, but in recent years i haven't really done both. And since this year i haven't owned a normal "skate-cam" to film and throughout the years just didn't film or had the chance to borrow someones VX1000 for some small video projects (skateshop commercials etc.). I'm certainly not going to go into my personal history with filming skateboarding, but let's just say, that as a young man living in eastern Europe i didn't have the means to buy the VX1000 death lens combo myself. At the time, when i was really active with filming (like 2006-2010) the VX setup would have cost about two months median pay in my country. So understandably that kind of luxury item to film skateboarding wasnt really an option. This year my friend told me he had a camera that he didn't use anymore and offered me to use it. It's a Panasonic GS500 and if i remember correctly from the SkatePerception days, it was a pretty good alternative for the VX. His fisheye was scratched so i got the same one in good condition. It's the Opteka 0.3x ultra fisheye HD 2 (cool name). And to my amazement, it's pretty wide and overall is a pretty good cheap setup if you are new to filming or can't find a good VX. I've been having lots of fun filming skateboarding again and since i am older now and have a reasonable income, i might snab a VX1000 with a death lens for spring 2018. We'll see. The only bad things about this Panasonic is garbage audio and the small zoom button. If you are not used to it, then it will only zoom really slowly or really rapidly.

Even though i'm collecting footage for a longer clip, i've done some smaller trip videos. Here's an example of the camera in action. This clip also has some of my friends VX2100 daytime footage, but i think you can easilly differentiate it from mine:

https://vimeo.com/231694413
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damn, that footage don't look half bad at all. Looks pretty solid. If I were you just lurk ebay for vx1000 all the time. Don't buy the first one you see. Sometimes people put them up and put a "buy it now" for under 500$ and don't know what it is worth.

That's my plan for this winter, lurk ebay from time to time. But since i live in Europe, the shipping cost is a bit higher and some sellers might be spooked by the notion of trying to ship something internationally. Ofcourse there's also an option to get the European native PAL VX, but from my lurkings they are pretty hard to come by that arent overpriced. I've understood from this thread, that the vx1000market guy sells his stuff overpriced as well, but isn't the couple of extra bucks worth it for the peace of mind? Seems like he knows how to properly maintain and refurbish the VX. As you can guess if something happens to a VX in Europe then its really time and money consuming to get it repaired in the good 'ole States. Funny enough the VX2100's go for alot cheaper. My Latvian friend got his from like 250? and one of my other friends bought one while living in Australia for roughly the same ammount of money.

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Post by: CHONGO on September 04, 2017, 01:16:14 PM
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Interesting thread! Used to be a daily SLAP lurker and even posted from time to time, but in recent years i haven't really done both. And since this year i haven't owned a normal "skate-cam" to film and throughout the years just didn't film or had the chance to borrow someones VX1000 for some small video projects (skateshop commercials etc.). I'm certainly not going to go into my personal history with filming skateboarding, but let's just say, that as a young man living in eastern Europe i didn't have the means to buy the VX1000 death lens combo myself. At the time, when i was really active with filming (like 2006-2010) the VX setup would have cost about two months median pay in my country. So understandably that kind of luxury item to film skateboarding wasnt really an option. This year my friend told me he had a camera that he didn't use anymore and offered me to use it. It's a Panasonic GS500 and if i remember correctly from the SkatePerception days, it was a pretty good alternative for the VX. His fisheye was scratched so i got the same one in good condition. It's the Opteka 0.3x ultra fisheye HD 2 (cool name). And to my amazement, it's pretty wide and overall is a pretty good cheap setup if you are new to filming or can't find a good VX. I've been having lots of fun filming skateboarding again and since i am older now and have a reasonable income, i might snab a VX1000 with a death lens for spring 2018. We'll see. The only bad things about this Panasonic is garbage audio and the small zoom button. If you are not used to it, then it will only zoom really slowly or really rapidly.

Even though i'm collecting footage for a longer clip, i've done some smaller trip videos. Here's an example of the camera in action. This clip also has some of my friends VX2100 daytime footage, but i think you can easilly differentiate it from mine:

https://vimeo.com/231694413
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damn, that footage don't look half bad at all. Looks pretty solid. If I were you just lurk ebay for vx1000 all the time. Don't buy the first one you see. Sometimes people put them up and put a "buy it now" for under 500$ and don't know what it is worth.

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That's my plan for this winter, lurk ebay from time to time. But since i live in Europe, the shipping cost is a bit higher and some sellers might be spooked by the notion of trying to ship something internationally. Ofcourse there's also an option to get the European native PAL VX, but from my lurkings they are pretty hard to come by that arent overpriced. I've understood from this thread, that the vx1000market guy sells his stuff overpriced as well, but isn't the couple of extra bucks worth it for the peace of mind? Seems like he knows how to properly maintain and refurbish the VX. As you can guess if something happens to a VX in Europe then its really time and money consuming to get it repaired in the good 'ole States. Funny enough the VX2100's go for alot cheaper. My Latvian friend got his from like 250? and one of my other friends bought one while living in Australia for roughly the same ammount of money.



Yea he does sell some of his stuff overpriced. I mean he does good work just weird stuff happened during the process of fixing my vx. I have a few vx's back home at my parents house (about 6) and a few of them are simple fixes like new mic ribbon cable, and a viewfinder cable. My buddy at our shop fixes them on the side. I been trying to get rid of a few. I have a Japanese one that JUST needs a new mic ribbon cable. If your interested? I will get it fixed of course. Ill cut you a good deal, if anything. PM me 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on September 04, 2017, 02:21:15 PM
You guys need to check out @vx_doc. He's a solid guy who knows what he's doing.

I'm from Bristol, where he's based and I bought two absolutely mint condition VX1000s from him for ?500!
Both are amazing, and have had no trouble whatsoever... one even had the Sony warranty stickers still on it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on September 05, 2017, 07:30:35 AM
Cross-posting this from a few different threads, just hoping some people will check it out: here's my second edit!

Illegal Freedom Volume Two: "Worship" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8q4sNPqr7I#)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: reptar_bar on December 07, 2017, 03:12:09 PM
Has anyone ever put an mk1 bayo on a vx2000 without buying the bayo ring? Can you just remove the mk1's bayo and use screw on some lens adapters and screw it onto a 2000?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 07, 2017, 07:36:36 PM
Has anyone ever put an mk1 bayo on a vx2000 without buying the bayo ring? Can you just remove the mk1's bayo and use screw on some lens adapters and screw it onto a 2000?

I don't believe that is possible. The vx1000 and vx2000 bayo is different. You can can buy a screw mk1 and do that.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on December 07, 2017, 09:32:56 PM
Go to the likosto and buy a 40 of mickeys.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on December 07, 2017, 09:33:48 PM
pelican cases are the #1 rated protective casings in the film industry.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: midgebones on December 08, 2017, 11:00:40 AM
Don't think I've posted this up here yet, but I made a tutorial earlier this year for how to swap out a Century MK1 front lens element. Makes a huge difference for those close knicks and hits that can scratch the shit out of these precious gems  :'(

I got my front lens element from the guy @vx1000_market on Instagram for $300, but you can order them from Century directly for $600 (maybe more now unfortunately).

VX1/MK1 forever <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2SUDumky7M
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 08, 2017, 03:25:10 PM
if anyone is interested I got a recently serviced vx1000 that I am trying to trade for a hpx170/hvx200.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Burton Ernie on December 08, 2017, 04:04:21 PM
cool thread!

I have a VX2100 and a Century MkII bayonet mount I'm interested in selling, if anyone's interested. Both are good condition, FireWire port still works, etc.

When you replaced that front element, has it come loose since then? I asked Schneider/Century about disassembly and they said there is a light adhesive they put on the front ring or something...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Burton Ernie on December 08, 2017, 04:06:59 PM
Don't think I've posted this up here yet, but I made a tutorial earlier this year for how to swap out a Century MK1 front lens element. Makes a huge difference for those close knicks and hits that can scratch the shit out of these precious gems  :'(

I got my front lens element from the guy @vx1000_market on Instagram for $300, but you can order them from Century directly for $600 (maybe more now unfortunately).

VX1/MK1 forever <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2SUDumky7M

I spoke with Schneider/Century in June and they were selling the front element for $295...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on July 13, 2018, 04:54:51 PM
http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 13, 2018, 07:20:24 PM
http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned

sick they mentioned gx1000, and the sabotage series. And the mentioned the almighty Kerry from VE!
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Post by: Szechuan on July 14, 2018, 05:23:01 AM
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http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned
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sick they mentioned gx1000, and the sabotage series. And the mentioned the almighty Kerry from VE!
Kerry is the best, he's fixing my smoked power board on my vx1000 as we speak.
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Post by: CHONGO on July 14, 2018, 05:52:23 PM
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http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned
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sick they mentioned gx1000, and the sabotage series. And the mentioned the almighty Kerry from VE!
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Kerry is the best, he's fixing my smoked power board on my vx1000 as we speak.

Yea he will go down in the books. Legend for sure
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Post by: Szechuan on July 22, 2018, 06:34:01 AM
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http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned
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sick they mentioned gx1000, and the sabotage series. And the mentioned the almighty Kerry from VE!
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Kerry is the best, he's fixing my smoked power board on my vx1000 as we speak.
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Yea he will go down in the books. Legend for sure
Someone needs to apprentice under him eventually so we can keep carrying the torch.
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Post by: CHONGO on July 22, 2018, 02:08:13 PM
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http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned
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sick they mentioned gx1000, and the sabotage series. And the mentioned the almighty Kerry from VE!
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Kerry is the best, he's fixing my smoked power board on my vx1000 as we speak.
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Yea he will go down in the books. Legend for sure
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Someone needs to apprentice under him eventually so we can keep carrying the torch.

smart idea. Someone needs to carry on his legacy
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: clintendo on July 22, 2018, 09:41:39 PM
I'm using HVX's these days, but something I've always been curious about is why VX lovers haven't been using the p150's? I'll be honest in saying I don't know much about the differences in the camera despite the phyisically obvious ones, but its crazy how much cheaper the mint P150's come up for sale than thrashed out VX's...

Also chasing a Mk2 if anyones feeling like getting rid of one, HVX mount would be ideal but not necessary for purchase
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Post by: CHONGO on July 22, 2018, 09:46:19 PM
I'm using HVX's these days, but something I've always been curious about is why VX lovers haven't been using the p150's? I'll be honest in saying I don't know much about the differences in the camera despite the phyisically obvious ones, but its crazy how much cheaper the mint P150's come up for sale than thrashed out VX's...

Also chasing a Mk2 if anyones feeling like getting rid of one, HVX mount would be ideal but not necessary for purchase

honestly if you are going to film mini dv 4:3 I wouldn't even bother with anything besides a vx.
I also just picked up a hvx.
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Post by: clintendo on July 22, 2018, 10:30:58 PM
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I'm using HVX's these days, but something I've always been curious about is why VX lovers haven't been using the p150's? I'll be honest in saying I don't know much about the differences in the camera despite the phyisically obvious ones, but its crazy how much cheaper the mint P150's come up for sale than thrashed out VX's...

Also chasing a Mk2 if anyones feeling like getting rid of one, HVX mount would be ideal but not necessary for purchase
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honestly if you are going to film mini dv 4:3 I wouldn't even bother with anything besides a vx.
I also just picked up a hvx.

I'm not planning on filming a lot 4:3 with them because of that exact point you made, but this reminds me, I also need more P2 cards if people are willing to let them go...
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http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/

article is pretty cool. lots of good insights
from the vx1k filming pioneers and those
that still hold it down.  yet, i am a little bit
surprised that there's neither french fred
nor flip sorry or ťS menikmati mentioned
[close]

sick they mentioned gx1000, and the sabotage series. And the mentioned the almighty Kerry from VE!
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Kerry is the best, he's fixing my smoked power board on my vx1000 as we speak.
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Yea he will go down in the books. Legend for sure
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Someone needs to apprentice under him eventually so we can keep carrying the torch.
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smart idea. Someone needs to carry on his legacy
I would just love to just sit and watch for a couple days and spend the rest of a week or two learning repairs. It would be so worth it. I can't wait for the day I can actually reprogram the boards myself, shit would be so rewarding.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on July 23, 2018, 07:21:03 AM
anybody got the know on how to best buy
a MK1 if located in european union? used?
on ebay? on amazon? & how about tariffs?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on July 23, 2018, 07:55:12 AM
anybody got the know on how to best buy
a MK1 if located in european union? used?
on ebay? on amazon? & how about tariffs?
If you're not ordering it from century hit up deathlens fisheye sales on Instagram, he hooked me up with a mint mk1 and bayos for vx1000 and 2100 if I'm in a pinch. Can't recommend that dude enough, he's always reliable, helpful and super nice.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Statebird on July 23, 2018, 08:26:11 AM
anyone have experience audio drop outs with vx1000? and how to solve?

footage is perfectly fine no glitches but the audio comes in and out randomly. i'm usually able to grab audio from a different try to cut/paste around the issue but its getting pretty annoying. some sessions there will be no issue and another it gets pretty bad. very sporadic.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on July 23, 2018, 09:08:42 AM
anyone have experience audio drop outs with vx1000? and how to solve?

footage is perfectly fine no glitches but the audio comes in and out randomly. i'm usually able to grab audio from a different try to cut/paste around the issue but its getting pretty annoying. some sessions there will be no issue and another it gets pretty bad. very sporadic.

I had this with my Jap VX1 and ended up just buying another VX1.

Ask Kerry about it on SP?  Have you tried cleaning the heads? Might be something with the board, but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on July 23, 2018, 09:09:22 AM
anyone have experience audio drop outs with vx1000? and how to solve?

footage is perfectly fine no glitches but the audio comes in and out randomly. i'm usually able to grab audio from a different try to cut/paste around the issue but its getting pretty annoying. some sessions there will be no issue and another it gets pretty bad. very sporadic.
I noticed that when I capture off of batteries those audio drop outs start to happen for me, some batteries last til 20% or sometimes like 60% before it happens. Try using an a.c. adapter when capturing the footy. Once I got one I haven't had any issues after, and before it was happening almost every 5 mins.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on July 23, 2018, 09:10:39 AM
Is it happening in playback as well or just on the computer?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Statebird on July 23, 2018, 01:33:05 PM
Is it happening in playback as well or just on the computer?

hmm I've never played back on the vx, it happens when I'm going through the tape to capture.

I use a mini dv deck to capture so it cant be batteries.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BacksideWallride on July 23, 2018, 02:42:13 PM
Anyone here fuck with TRV-900s? They're good little cameras, Baker 3 was all TRV. Anyway my question is does anyone know of a good mic? Thats the only thing I don't like about the TRV, 360 mic. The 3ccd footage looks exactly like the VX
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 23, 2018, 07:34:10 PM
Anyone here fuck with TRV-900s? They're good little cameras, Baker 3 was all TRV. Anyway my question is does anyone know of a good mic? Thats the only thing I don't like about the TRV, 360 mic. The 3ccd footage looks exactly like the VX

mic isn't that bad at all. TRV footage with a baby death lens is not bad at all. Looks solid
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: swanronson on July 31, 2018, 07:09:05 PM
Anyone know how many times you can use a cleaning tape? Iíve only ever used it once on my vx every now and then and threw it out but just want to know if I can use it multiple times for my capture cam
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 31, 2018, 08:47:17 PM
would only suggest 3 or 4 times on the vx heads. But on a capture cam you can use it until its all gone. I believe it has three mins on it
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: swanronson on July 31, 2018, 09:38:39 PM
Sweet thanks man
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 01, 2018, 08:00:19 AM
Anyone got a cheap (30Ä) cap cam to sell ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on August 14, 2018, 09:04:47 AM
Anyone got a cheap (30Ä) cap cam to sell ?

I might have a little canon cam I can sell ya. I'll have to check when I get home from work if I have the charging wire though.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Spaghetti Croc69 on August 14, 2018, 09:19:30 AM
Anyone here fuck with TRV-900s? They're good little cameras, Baker 3 was all TRV. Anyway my question is does anyone know of a good mic? Thats the only thing I don't like about the TRV, 360 mic. The 3ccd footage looks exactly like the VX

Baker 3 was not all TRV. Lots of vx in there as well. You can tell by the vig and all the long lens clips where you can see the dude filming fisheye is using a vx. TRV still dank tho
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on August 22, 2018, 07:04:20 AM
surely firewire to usb exists?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shaolinconfounder on August 22, 2018, 07:06:25 AM
surely firewire to usb exists?

I'll have a look but some forum I was reading said this doesn't work for some reason. have you used one?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Cherb on August 22, 2018, 07:10:18 AM
I've been thinking about getting a vx for a while it seems like the classic raw look and sound of the footage is un achievable with any camera out nowadays, it looks too sick! Fuck HD and overly polished robotic skating. Anyway I'm not sure about how to convert footage to pc. I have a windows laptop without a firewire port is there any way to convert mini dv tapes into digital files?

I've looked around the internet but can't get a clear answer, apart from maybe using one of these converters off amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Video-2-PC-Capture-Windows-Camcorder-transfer/dp/B0049BE3TA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1534946419&sr=1-2&keywords=mini+dv+to+pc

 Any help with this would be much appreciated
You have any open PCIe slots?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EQCNMW?pldnSite=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EQCNMW?pldnSite=1)


https://www.amazon.com/Syba-SY-PEX30016-Firewire-XIO2213B-Chipset/dp/B006DQ0KD2/ref=pd_sim_147_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006DQ0KD2&pd_rd_r=6dd6a483-a614-11e8-bc7c-f78a6db3930a&pd_rd_w=UyKgL&pd_rd_wg=5vzyI&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=a180fdfb-b54e-4904-85ba-d852197d6c09&pf_rd_r=FQT2BSFW0R5NNDN7AHQV&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=FQT2BSFW0R5NNDN7AHQV (https://www.amazon.com/Syba-SY-PEX30016-Firewire-XIO2213B-Chipset/dp/B006DQ0KD2/ref=pd_sim_147_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006DQ0KD2&pd_rd_r=6dd6a483-a614-11e8-bc7c-f78a6db3930a&pd_rd_w=UyKgL&pd_rd_wg=5vzyI&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=a180fdfb-b54e-4904-85ba-d852197d6c09&pf_rd_r=FQT2BSFW0R5NNDN7AHQV&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=FQT2BSFW0R5NNDN7AHQV)

There's a bunch of different shit like that you can buy that would work as long as its compatible with your PC
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: crustynosepick on August 22, 2018, 07:12:02 AM
Been messing about with my VX for a minute now.Had a few issues from the get go. White balance won't set: cant even use the 'secret' compartment next to the battery as the camera turns off as soon as the door opens.
Also, after exporting footage onto the PC on many clips there is blue distortion all over the video.
Anybody got any ideas?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 22, 2018, 07:14:02 AM
Firewire to USB does not work.

Do you have an ExpressCard or PCMIA slot on your laptop ?
If yes, you can buy a card for around 40 bucks that will give you a Firewire port.

If it's a new PC and you have a Thunderbolt port, Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptators do work.

If you are considering buying a VX1000, you should also buy a cheap capture cam just to transfer the footage to your PC, VX1000 ar old and you must take care of those heads.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shaolinconfounder on August 22, 2018, 07:21:33 AM
If i could find a cheap laptop with firewire surely I could put the footage onto that then move the file onto the laptop i'd edit on?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Cherb on August 22, 2018, 07:49:22 AM
Thanks but my laptop doesn't seem to have thunderbolt or pci slots am I out of luck?
Shit I didn't read your first post well enough. Skipped over the laptop part.

But yeah any cheap shit computer/laptop with the available space on the HDD or SSD and a firewire port and you can transfer the files from there to your laptop ez.


Correction. It can be ez. If you go from PC to Mac transferring files is a bitch.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 27, 2018, 12:56:35 AM
Been messing about with my VX for a minute now.Had a few issues from the get go. White balance won't set: cant even use the 'secret' compartment next to the battery as the camera turns off as soon as the door opens.
Also, after exporting footage onto the PC on many clips there is blue distortion all over the video.
Anybody got any ideas?

your battery has a loose connection. Open the door and hold the battery in, it will power back on.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 27, 2018, 12:58:15 AM
I've been thinking about getting a vx for a while it seems like the classic raw look and sound of the footage is un achievable with any camera out nowadays, it looks too sick! Fuck HD and overly polished robotic skating. Anyway I'm not sure about how to convert footage to pc. I have a windows laptop without a firewire port is there any way to convert mini dv tapes into digital files?

I've looked around the internet but can't get a clear answer, apart from maybe using one of these converters off amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Video-2-PC-Capture-Windows-Camcorder-transfer/dp/B0049BE3TA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1534946419&sr=1-2&keywords=mini+dv+to+pc

 Any help with this would be much appreciated

your best bet is to find someone on craigslist selling their old computer, the motherboard should have an extra pci express slot. Buy one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F3DM6C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and install it into the free pci e spot.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2018, 05:43:27 AM
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Thanks but my laptop doesn't seem to have thunderbolt or pci slots am I out of luck?
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Shit I didn't read your first post well enough. Skipped over the laptop part.

But yeah any cheap shit computer/laptop with the available space on the HDD or SSD and a firewire port and you can transfer the files from there to your laptop ez.


Correction. It can be ez. If you go from PC to Mac transferring files is a bitch.
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Ah right cheers for the advice I ended up getting a Mac as my old laptop was fucked anyway!! Realised though that lenses are very hard to find even on ebay:(. Anyone know if you can put a 37mm lens on a 52mm TRV or vx if you use an adaptor ring?

Maybe, but the vignetting will be huge I guess.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: FirstBlood82 on August 27, 2018, 07:20:13 AM
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Thanks but my laptop doesn't seem to have thunderbolt or pci slots am I out of luck?
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Shit I didn't read your first post well enough. Skipped over the laptop part.

But yeah any cheap shit computer/laptop with the available space on the HDD or SSD and a firewire port and you can transfer the files from there to your laptop ez.


Correction. It can be ez. If you go from PC to Mac transferring files is a bitch.
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Ah right cheers for the advice I ended up getting a Mac as my old laptop was fucked anyway!! Realised though that lenses are very hard to find even on ebay:(. Anyone know if you can put a 37mm lens on a 52mm TRV or vx if you use an adaptor ring?
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Maybe, but the vignetting will be huge I guess.

I have a PD100 (same as TRV900 but DVCAM format) with 37mm babydeath lens and its fine.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTTO70f8mJI
not my clip
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2018, 07:47:56 AM
Wow, looking good !
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on August 30, 2018, 01:21:22 AM
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hmm I've never played back on the vx, it happens when I'm going through the tape to capture.

I use a mini dv deck to capture so it cant be batteries.
My gv d900 capture deck would do audio drops until I got a ac adapter off eBay, either that or your capturing too fast. Go back 10 seconds before where you plan to start capturing, that usually fixes it for me.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 30, 2018, 02:37:42 AM
Wow, looking good !

this surprisingly looks super good 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on December 28, 2018, 05:57:43 PM
I'm bumping this.
Was just out filming in the cold, got an error saying to eject the tape and it's not letting me. I had this problem with this particular VX before, and swapped batteries and it was fine. Now, if I go to eject the tape, nothing happens...
Unless I pop the battery out, put it back in, and then try to eject it. I hear the familiar whir of the motor kind of 'warming up' to get the tape out, but hope again fades quickly away and I'm left with the tape in the VX.
I'm beginning to believe that this is either
A) Tape deck problem and I hit up Kerry for the first time
B) This kind of thing happens due to the cold (low 30's & windy), and I should stop bumping old threads because I'm being paranoid and once my VX is indoors for more than an hour I'll be fine.

I haven't been filming VX for that long and have never had these issues before with any of my other cameras.

Please don't tell me to go to SP.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on December 28, 2018, 06:49:11 PM
I'm bumping this.
Was just out filming in the cold, got an error saying to eject the tape and it's not letting me. I had this problem with this particular VX before, and swapped batteries and it was fine. Now, if I go to eject the tape, nothing happens...
Unless I pop the battery out, put it back in, and then try to eject it. I hear the familiar whir of the motor kind of 'warming up' to get the tape out, but hope again fades quickly away and I'm left with the tape in the VX.
I'm beginning to believe that this is either
A) Tape deck problem and I hit up Kerry for the first time
B) This kind of thing happens due to the cold (low 30's & windy), and I should stop bumping old threads because I'm being paranoid and once my VX is indoors for more than an hour I'll be fine.

I haven't been filming VX for that long and have never had these issues before with any of my other cameras.

Please don't tell me to go to SP.
Maybe the trick snowboarders do with keeping it inside a plastic bag inside the camera bag will do it. That and trying to not shock it with a sudden temp difference. Let the camera get to the temp outside or inside is before you turn it on. Best of luck!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on December 28, 2018, 06:58:54 PM
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I'm bumping this.
Was just out filming in the cold, got an error saying to eject the tape and it's not letting me. I had this problem with this particular VX before, and swapped batteries and it was fine. Now, if I go to eject the tape, nothing happens...
Unless I pop the battery out, put it back in, and then try to eject it. I hear the familiar whir of the motor kind of 'warming up' to get the tape out, but hope again fades quickly away and I'm left with the tape in the VX.
I'm beginning to believe that this is either
A) Tape deck problem and I hit up Kerry for the first time
B) This kind of thing happens due to the cold (low 30's & windy), and I should stop bumping old threads because I'm being paranoid and once my VX is indoors for more than an hour I'll be fine.

I haven't been filming VX for that long and have never had these issues before with any of my other cameras.

Please don't tell me to go to SP.
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Maybe the trick snowboarders do with keeping it inside a plastic bag inside the camera bag will do it. That and trying to not shock it with a sudden temp difference. Let the camera get to the temp outside or inside is before you turn it on. Best of luck!

Word, I'll definitely try that next time... I'm trying to do a winter video. I read about all of that stuff about 45 minutes after I came in, so, it's kinda moot at that point.
Thanks for the reply!
I asked a local filmer if tape decks can lock up in the cold and then unlock later and his only response was "VXs hate the cold." Word, thanks fam... I'll remember that when you ask me for a pin.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on December 29, 2018, 07:07:30 AM
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I'm bumping this.
Was just out filming in the cold, got an error saying to eject the tape and it's not letting me. I had this problem with this particular VX before, and swapped batteries and it was fine. Now, if I go to eject the tape, nothing happens...
Unless I pop the battery out, put it back in, and then try to eject it. I hear the familiar whir of the motor kind of 'warming up' to get the tape out, but hope again fades quickly away and I'm left with the tape in the VX.
I'm beginning to believe that this is either
A) Tape deck problem and I hit up Kerry for the first time
B) This kind of thing happens due to the cold (low 30's & windy), and I should stop bumping old threads because I'm being paranoid and once my VX is indoors for more than an hour I'll be fine.

I haven't been filming VX for that long and have never had these issues before with any of my other cameras.

Please don't tell me to go to SP.
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Maybe the trick snowboarders do with keeping it inside a plastic bag inside the camera bag will do it. That and trying to not shock it with a sudden temp difference. Let the camera get to the temp outside or inside is before you turn it on. Best of luck!
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Word, I'll definitely try that next time... I'm trying to do a winter video. I read about all of that stuff about 45 minutes after I came in, so, it's kinda moot at that point.
Thanks for the reply!
I asked a local filmer if tape decks can lock up in the cold and then unlock later and his only response was "VXs hate the cold." Word, thanks fam... I'll remember that when you ask me for a pin.
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Extra points for understanding and using the word "moot" correctly. Solid.

Did you got the tape out? Same thing happened to me last spring when it was kinda cold.. Popped the battery out and the motor starts but then nothing. Didnt start to work at all so I took it to some camerashop but the man didnt know how to fix it so finally I bought a new one from ebay. Still have the old one waiting to be fixed..  :-[
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on December 29, 2018, 08:36:28 AM
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I'm bumping this.
Was just out filming in the cold, got an error saying to eject the tape and it's not letting me. I had this problem with this particular VX before, and swapped batteries and it was fine. Now, if I go to eject the tape, nothing happens...
Unless I pop the battery out, put it back in, and then try to eject it. I hear the familiar whir of the motor kind of 'warming up' to get the tape out, but hope again fades quickly away and I'm left with the tape in the VX.
I'm beginning to believe that this is either
A) Tape deck problem and I hit up Kerry for the first time
B) This kind of thing happens due to the cold (low 30's & windy), and I should stop bumping old threads because I'm being paranoid and once my VX is indoors for more than an hour I'll be fine.

I haven't been filming VX for that long and have never had these issues before with any of my other cameras.

Please don't tell me to go to SP.
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Maybe the trick snowboarders do with keeping it inside a plastic bag inside the camera bag will do it. That and trying to not shock it with a sudden temp difference. Let the camera get to the temp outside or inside is before you turn it on. Best of luck!
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Word, I'll definitely try that next time... I'm trying to do a winter video. I read about all of that stuff about 45 minutes after I came in, so, it's kinda moot at that point.
Thanks for the reply!
I asked a local filmer if tape decks can lock up in the cold and then unlock later and his only response was "VXs hate the cold." Word, thanks fam... I'll remember that when you ask me for a pin.
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Extra points for understanding and using the word "moot" correctly. Solid.
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Did you got the tape out? Same thing happened to me last spring when it was kinda cold.. Popped the battery out and the motor starts but then nothing. Didnt start to work at all so I took it to some camerashop but the man didnt know how to fix it so finally I bought a new one from ebay. Still have the old one waiting to be fixed..  :-[

Nah, I got told to leave the deck open for a few days to air it out then try it. Iím pretty sure Iíll havd to send it out.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: streetsoup on December 31, 2018, 11:14:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biAT2WO573Q

Wondering if anyone on here has any experience with one of these?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on December 31, 2018, 12:11:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biAT2WO573Q

Wondering if anyone on here has any experience with one of these?

Holy shit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on December 31, 2018, 01:11:20 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biAT2WO573Q

Wondering if anyone on here has any experience with one of these?
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Holy shit.

You gotta carry that thing around while you film.
Update - RSS Board is toast.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on March 11, 2019, 12:13:09 PM
Decided to bump because I have a few questions.

1 - not as major - could glitching on the tape as well as noticing the tape length changing through the viewfinder while be a result of the cold or is my camera just jacked permanently now because of the cold?
(Ie - 28 mins left, then 30, then 35 when thereís actually 14mins left according to the actual tape in my capture camera.)

Which leads me to the initial problem I was going to post about..

So, Iíve been using a Canon HV20 as a capture camera for fucking ever. Now itís not working. Nothing has changed. This all changed, and it may be a coincidence but it was the day after going to The Pirate Bay for the first time in forfuckingever. My VX connects to the compute fine (I get the notification sound), but I am NOT using that to capture.

Fuck that.

So, I decided to try old cameras I havenít gotten around to selling to make sure itís the HV20ís fault. Itís not. I connected to a TRV and a GL2 - nothing. Iím not very computer literate and every source Iíve found while googling is telling me to rollback the IEEE 1394 driver to a legacy driver - which I did. Nothing. I read that someone had this issue after updating QuickTime so I uninstalled QuickTime. Didnít work.
Help me Obi Wans of Slap and my apologies if these are dumb questions.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Spunkchild on March 11, 2019, 05:33:44 PM
I've been getting glitches on import using a mac and firewire to thunderbolt conversion. Not really glitches it just will cut during the import to black, cut the clip early, and continue to import and do this over and over again. It doesnt happen all the time and my capture camera doesnt show any breaks in action on play back, any thoughts?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on March 11, 2019, 06:38:50 PM
I've been getting glitches on import using a mac and firewire to thunderbolt conversion. Not really glitches it just will cut during the import to black, cut the clip early, and continue to import and do this over and over again. It doesnt happen all the time and my capture camera doesnt show any breaks in action on play back, any thoughts?
Downgrade and find a 2012 macbook pro. That's the last year they put firewire on there. I had similar issues until I said fuck it and found one.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on March 11, 2019, 06:57:25 PM
I have a 2012 MacBook and I know that once that thing goes, Iíll be out of the VX game. I think itís the absolute best camera that has ever existed to document our culture, but man is it a fucking hassle to use this shit in 2019.

Itíll be interesting to see how much longer folks filming on the VX lasts. Hard to imagine it going another ten, fifteen years tops due to technological obsolescence.

I suppose that tapeless modification posted above could be a game changer if someone can produce a stable mount for it?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on March 11, 2019, 10:07:36 PM
Im assuming your capturing in premiere cc? you can change the settings so that it captures dropped frames and that sometimes helps. ive also randomly had luck capturing in imovie or final cut and getting past glitches. There are also DVR recorders you can find on ebay for around $20 that you can hookup to a computer, harddrive, phone, etc. and record live from the cameras RGB output digitally.

Also have had issues with thunderboldt and recognizing a capture device, and then finally when you get it to work its a fucking game of not budging the cord/camera.....

just finshed a VX full length in december and have converted to the dark side for my next project...  :'(
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 11, 2019, 11:40:37 PM
Im assuming your capturing in premiere cc? you can change the settings so that it captures dropped frames and that sometimes helps. ive also randomly had luck capturing in imovie or final cut and getting past glitches. There are also DVR recorders you can find on ebay for around $20 that you can hookup to a computer, harddrive, phone, etc. and record live from the cameras RGB output digitally.

Also have had issues with thunderboldt and recognizing a capture device, and then finally when you get it to work its a fucking game of not budging the cord/camera.....

just finshed a VX full length in december and have converted to the dark side for my next project...  :'(

I have done the same. If premiere was fucking up for capturing I would end up using Imovie. That would usually get me past the weird glitches. 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 12, 2019, 02:14:59 AM
i capture in a cracked version of scenalyzer
it is pretty basic but i have not had glitches.

i still have to wake up my vx from this winter's
hibernation. hope it's still going strong. always
a little gamble with that old fucker but worth it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on March 12, 2019, 02:14:18 PM
I've got a question I'm hoping someone here might be able to answer...

I'm a FCPx user, but interested in the process of upscaling SD vx footage in Premiere Pro/FCPx/Compressor/etc... whatever will make it work.

I'm including an example of a crispy 720p vx upload as well as one of my own if you want to see the difference I'm talking about, although I'm sure you know what I mean if you're here.

http://youtu.be/A-bM40TMzNQ (my footage)

http://youtu.be/V5Cq59_GQn4 (crispy example)

My question is essentially how to achieve the 720p vx footage. Methods I've tried include:

1) creating a project in native SD dimensions (NTSC for me - so 640x480) and exporting as 960x720 (to preserve aspect ratio)

2) creating a custom project with 960x720 (rec.601 audio and 29.97 frame rate) and exporting that

3) taking a native 640x480 project, exporting natively, and then upscaling with Compressor/Media Encoder

 
If you have any experience doing this and maybe I'm missing something obvious, I'd sure love the help.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: notcool on March 12, 2019, 02:19:40 PM
put a small cube of styrofoam inbetween the mic and the camera. i don't know why but my friend does it and i've never asked him.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on March 12, 2019, 02:21:01 PM
put a small cube of styrofoam inbetween the mic and the camera. i don't know why but my friend does it and i've never asked him.
It prevents mic sag, foolio.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on March 12, 2019, 02:30:40 PM
My question is essentially how to achieve the 720p vx footage. Methods I've tried include:

1) creating a project in native SD dimensions (NTSC for me - so 640x480) and exporting as 960x720 (to preserve aspect ratio)

2) creating a custom project with 960x720 (rec.601 audio and 29.97 frame rate) and exporting that

3) taking a native 640x480 project, exporting natively, and then upscaling with Compressor/Media Encoder

 
If you have any experience doing this and maybe I'm missing something obvious, I'd sure love the help.

I don't think there would be too much difference in any of those methods. The only thing for #3 would be to make sure you're exporting full quality before upscaling. I've always done #2, just using a 960 x 720 sequence and scaling up the footage during editing. Also, it's probably obvious, but make sure you deinterlace.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: notcool on March 12, 2019, 03:18:17 PM
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put a small cube of styrofoam inbetween the mic and the camera. i don't know why but my friend does it and i've never asked him.
[close]
It prevents mic sag, foolio.
i knew that but wasnt positive
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: ShredLaw on March 12, 2019, 03:20:55 PM
The sweatshirt idea is terrible. Those mics are notorious for breaking off like a kit kat bar
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on March 12, 2019, 03:22:04 PM
The sweatshirt idea is terrible. Those mics are notorious for breaking off like a kit kat bar
Whatever Styrofoam Kerry is using is the fucking best. Those white blocks stay so strong. I've got them on both of mine.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: gnidraobetaks on March 12, 2019, 09:22:31 PM
I'm a FCPx user

lol
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on March 13, 2019, 03:47:28 AM
One thing that you can try to get more specific info about why your 1394 driver failed (if thats even the issue), is by going to your start menu, and typing "event". You should see the system tool "Event Viewer". If you can't find it, the full name is "eventvwr.msc" depending on your windows version.

Once you open this program you want to click "windows logs" then "system" on the left side. It will take awhile to load. Now click "Save all events" on the right side. Save your file. Now click "clear log" on the right side. Now that your log is blank, restart your computer. Once it reboots, connect your HV20, or whatever other ones you want to try. Do whatever else has broken in your workflow.

Come back to event viewer, click again on windows logs, and system, and now you can see what went wrong since you rebooted and did your workflow. You're going to have to scroll through and just manually read the stuff, but 99% of the time windows will be reporting exactly what failed. You can at least use this new context you have about your issue to search for the correct fix.

If you are on a Mac --> they have similar tool called "Console", but I am not familiar with it. It basically does the exact same thing though.

Thanks to you and the google worm hole I fell down, I found out I had a virus hidden in the registry of my pc and got rid of it buuuut it still doesnít seem to work. I need to go through and check every driver or something and possibly replace the FireWire card. Either way. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on March 13, 2019, 05:16:18 AM
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I'm a FCPx user
[close]

lol
He'll find the Adobe way soon enough. They always do.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: vx1k on March 13, 2019, 12:16:32 PM
Yo guys i'm in the process of making a website that will be a resource for people still using/want to start using a vx1000. Basically giving people a resource on how/where to repair their vx, where to buy a vx's and mk1's, explaining the CP settings, etc.

Im looking for good photos/illustrations/art of VX1's to use on the page. If you would like your photos or work credited, im going to be including a contributors section on the website giving whoever wants to submit anything their rightful credit.

Also if anyone is bored enough, i would be happy to take suggestions on other things worth including on the page. I already have a secure domain name purchased so its gone past the stage of just an idea. Any submissions are appreciated, i'm trying to avoid using anything without permission!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on March 13, 2019, 01:40:56 PM
u aint got your own vx to shoot photos of?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: vx1k on March 13, 2019, 03:23:50 PM
u aint got your own vx to shoot photos of?

The best photo camera i have is an iPhone. Plus i'm not looking for photos of a vx sitting in a living room.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on March 13, 2019, 07:23:20 PM
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u aint got your own vx to shoot photos of?
[close]

The best photo camera i have is an iPhone. Plus i'm not looking for photos of a vx sitting in a living room.
Bashed this out a few days ago doodling on the Wacom. You dig?
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-MbcMlfds/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=un3vhl3a9jiw (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-MbcMlfds/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=un3vhl3a9jiw)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: vx1k on March 14, 2019, 01:43:01 PM
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u aint got your own vx to shoot photos of?
[close]

The best photo camera i have is an iPhone. Plus i'm not looking for photos of a vx sitting in a living room.
[close]
Bashed this out a few days ago doodling on the Wacom. You dig?
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-MbcMlfds/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=un3vhl3a9jiw (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-MbcMlfds/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=un3vhl3a9jiw)

This is the kinda stuff Iím looking for, thank you!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 22, 2019, 12:50:18 AM
gnarred. thanks for digging that up.
would also gnar the original author.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 22, 2019, 12:51:01 AM
dug deep into the SP
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on March 22, 2019, 02:30:19 AM
4. Screw on your damn death lens right: a lot of shots you can see little corners or the lens on the bottom and top. This is because the filmer hasnt read the directions to his century optics piece. Screw it on right , it has another knob just so you can adjust where the side panels are.

This is slightly misleading if the "little corners" refer to vignetting. It's camera specific and despite how much you twist and turn your (screw-on or bayonet mount) fisheye, they do not go away.

There is no side panel knob for adjusting, unless you're using a Century baby death or a mk2 with a lens hood. Which would be an odd choice considering they do not fit the VX1000 properly.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on March 22, 2019, 02:37:03 AM
amend 11. "11. Why Im anti reviewing the footage after the trick: why because those skateboarders who want to watch their stuff over and over again never remember to rewind the fucking tape. and usually your going to miss out on footage good or better while your friends view the foot. the fuckin heads bro. So I say wait till we are in the car going to the next spot wait until its on the capture cam/pc.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on March 22, 2019, 09:45:33 AM
i'm sorta torn on the internal ND filter. some filmers I know like to use the ND most of the time (I live in NM and it's often very bright an sunny, especially filming in ditches) and bring shutter speed down to like 250 or 500, while I prefer to not use the ND filter (I think it makes colors look bleh) and go for 1/2000 and F 9.6 or 11.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on March 22, 2019, 12:31:08 PM
Dude gave props to the 2000 idk if we can fully trust this.

Donít let anyone tell you how to film unless itís general advice or youíre learning.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on April 15, 2019, 04:45:44 AM
Hey, I'm considering upgrading my camera bag since I've been using the Amazon basics bag for 3 years now.
I've looked at Burton, Dakine and Lowepro.

Lowepro is veeery expensive if I want a bag that can fit my VX2100 + a few personnal stuff.

Dakine seems OK to me, I'm just not sure the VX will fit properly as the camera compartment is a bit smaller than the VX length (40 cm).

The Burton (link below) is my number one choice for now, but again, I'm not sure the VX will fit as nothing is mentioned for the dimensions. I've sent an email to Burton and they just said "yes it should fit"...
https://www.burton.com/fr/fr/p/burton-zoom-26l-camera-backpack/S20-110311.html#

Any feedback on those bags and/or recommandations ?
My budget is 200Ä max, it should fit as a cabin bagage (50x40x20 max) and could carry my VX2100, MK2 fisheye, batteries, charger, Rode videomic pro, 160 led lights, and a few personnal stuff.

Thanks !
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on April 15, 2019, 05:37:11 AM
I've got a question I'm hoping someone here might be able to answer...

I'm a FCPx user, but interested in the process of upscaling SD vx footage in Premiere Pro/FCPx/Compressor/etc... whatever will make it work.

I'm including an example of a crispy 720p vx upload as well as one of my own if you want to see the difference I'm talking about, although I'm sure you know what I mean if you're here.

http://youtu.be/A-bM40TMzNQ (my footage)

http://youtu.be/V5Cq59_GQn4 (crispy example)

My question is essentially how to achieve the 720p vx footage. Methods I've tried include:

1) creating a project in native SD dimensions (NTSC for me - so 640x480) and exporting as 960x720 (to preserve aspect ratio)

2) creating a custom project with 960x720 (rec.601 audio and 29.97 frame rate) and exporting that

3) taking a native 640x480 project, exporting natively, and then upscaling with Compressor/Media Encoder

 
If you have any experience doing this and maybe I'm missing something obvious, I'd sure love the help.

I'm a fellow FCPX user, and I upscale my VX footage with a custom setting of 960x720 as you mentioned. If you make sure that it's in progressive scan, it'll deinterlace the footage for you.

Here's how my stuff turns out:

https://youtu.be/W7MUaJu2Z8k (https://youtu.be/W7MUaJu2Z8k)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on April 15, 2019, 06:04:24 AM
Hey, I'm considering upgrading my camera bag since I've been using the Amazon basics bag for 3 years now.
I've looked at Burton, Dakine and Lowepro.

Lowepro is veeery expensive if I want a bag that can fit my VX2100 + a few personnal stuff.

Dakine seems OK to me, I'm just not sure the VX will fit properly as the camera compartment is a bit smaller than the VX length (40 cm).

The Burton (link below) is my number one choice for now, but again, I'm not sure the VX will fit as nothing is mentioned for the dimensions. I've sent an email to Burton and they just said "yes it should fit"...
https://www.burton.com/fr/fr/p/burton-zoom-26l-camera-backpack/S20-110311.html#

Any feedback on those bags and/or recommandations ?
My budget is 200Ä max, it should fit as a cabin bagage (50x40x20 max) and could carry my VX2100, MK2 fisheye, batteries, charger, Rode videomic pro, 160 led lights, and a few personnal stuff.

Thanks !

Its a little harder to find but I got a Ty Evans Ogio bag a year or two ago and I swear by that bag. So much space, could fit multiple vxs, cap cam, lights, batteries, etc... Ive even been putting my rub brick in it or buckled to the outside. Super good bag and my buddy actually just found one for like $80 usd
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on April 17, 2019, 10:14:27 AM
Someone on Skateperception got a MRC1K recorder (https://www.amazon.com/d/Computer-Internal-Components/Sony-HVR-MRC1K-Memory-Recording-Unit/B002D3U1EW) and it seems like it works really well for tapeless recording.

Here's some footage they shared:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBW9XCDNbP8

and here's the original thread for more info. (http://forums.skateperception.com/topic/318357-tapeless-vx1000-recording/)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on April 17, 2019, 12:54:01 PM
Someone on Skateperception got a MRC1K recorder (https://www.amazon.com/d/Computer-Internal-Components/Sony-HVR-MRC1K-Memory-Recording-Unit/B002D3U1EW) and it seems like it works really well for tapeless recording.

Here's some footage they shared:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBW9XCDNbP8

and here's the original thread for more info. (http://forums.skateperception.com/topic/318357-tapeless-vx1000-recording/)

Damn this is sick and gives me hope for my vx1000 with a tape deck that won't open. It hasn't been used since 2012 but that may change if I can find a cheap recording unit
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on April 17, 2019, 03:42:31 PM
very sick that he got that working, and that it's not too cumbersome that you can actually film with it
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on April 18, 2019, 01:15:36 PM
And here's how it looks in use:

(https://i.imgur.com/AQDB5sxl.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Not A Damn Chance on April 18, 2019, 01:28:57 PM
While that's super sick not sure how ideal using the FireWire port is. Mine used to be superrrrrr touchy before it blew. I'm sure it's replaceable though but seems like a lot to deal with. If I was using a Vx I would still rather use tape for the physical media. Isn't that part of the point anyway if u are still using a Vx?

Just read the above posts about tape decks not opening.  Didn't take that into account
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on April 18, 2019, 02:26:26 PM
sick that it works but bummer on mounting location--no light (unless in hand)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Dwyck on April 18, 2019, 08:46:57 PM
If I was using a Vx I would still rather use tape for the physical media. Isn't that part of the point anyway if u are still using a Vx?


No! nonono tapes are the worst part of using a VX are you serious
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on April 19, 2019, 01:02:40 AM
Never had te tape deck issue, but I agree with the fact that the firewire port might blows up after some time...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on April 19, 2019, 07:44:17 AM
That thing doesn't need an external power supply? Could've sworn I saw a listing on ebay that had one
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: rayis bisyir on April 22, 2019, 10:42:36 PM
Does anyone know how to fix a leaking vx1 lens? this is very fucked up :(
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5108/tjSgTH.png
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: wiggitywiggity on April 22, 2019, 11:58:52 PM
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u aint got your own vx to shoot photos of?
[close]

The best photo camera i have is an iPhone. Plus i'm not looking for photos of a vx sitting in a living room.
[close]
Bashed this out a few days ago doodling on the Wacom. You dig?
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-MbcMlfds/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=un3vhl3a9jiw (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-MbcMlfds/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=un3vhl3a9jiw)

Dude, this sketch is the sickest!! New phone background.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on April 23, 2019, 03:03:03 AM
it's not strictly related to the vx but what render settings would you generally use for a canon xm1/gl1 - file format etc.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: silhouette on April 23, 2019, 04:23:56 AM
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If I was using a Vx I would still rather use tape for the physical media. Isn't that part of the point anyway if u are still using a Vx?

[close]

No! nonono tapes are the worst part of using a VX are you serious

Not sure if sarcastic (tapes are expensive, glitches suck and tape deck problems are annoying), but people used to praise the mini-DV format over SD cards and the likes for being a reliable way to keep everything you filmed archived on physical medium as opposed to just trusting intangible data, hard drives etc. I have to have hundreds of tapes stored around my place of almost everything I've filmed everywhere I've been throughout the past 15 years and I don't regret that one bit. The files corresponding to the capture of 95% of those tapes are long gone, but I could re-capture everything anytime. Also occasionally getting to import other people's tapes can be pretty funny, especially when it's really old shit. Pretty sure the format is also great for the culture, i.e.. being the reason why we get to see a lot of clean re-edits of classic footage and whatnot.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chris on May 07, 2019, 06:40:08 PM
Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on May 07, 2019, 06:58:30 PM
Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).

Do it. Thatís a no brainer.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chris on May 07, 2019, 07:03:26 PM
Thatís what I thought.

Thanks.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 08, 2019, 12:47:29 AM
which fisheye?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on May 08, 2019, 05:49:46 AM
Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).

If it's an MK1, that's a super good deal. If the lens is an Opteka or Raymod, it's an ok deal if the vx is fully functional
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on May 08, 2019, 05:54:36 AM
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Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).
[close]

If it's an MK1, that's a super good deal. If the lens is an Opteka or Raymod, it's an ok deal if the vx is fully functional
I usually grab my Japanese vx1s for like $300 on eBay and have Kerry fix them for like $150. Granted I know what to look for like fungus on the lens etc but fuck paying that much unless it's an mk1 with it
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chris on May 08, 2019, 09:24:08 AM
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Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).
[close]

If it's an MK1, that's a super good deal. If the lens is an Opteka or Raymod, it's an ok deal if the vx is fully functional
[close]
I usually grab my Japanese vx1s for like $300 on eBay and have Kerry fix them for like $150. Granted I know what to look for like fungus on the lens etc but fuck paying that much unless it's an mk1 with it

Itís actually an Opteka.

Also this is $900 Canadian colored money which is like $100 american(actually $668)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 09, 2019, 12:23:50 AM
which battery packs and how many? if it comes with
a one or two of new replica batteries i'd say go for it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BigManTing on May 26, 2019, 03:32:42 PM
What import & export settings do y'all use with Premiere? All my footage is looking grainy as shit and I've had a tits full of it
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on May 28, 2019, 02:01:05 AM
What import & export settings do y'all use with Premiere? All my footage is looking grainy as shit and I've had a tits full of it

How grainy ? Maybe it comes from your shooting parameters ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on May 28, 2019, 04:24:58 AM
If you film using digital gain (go past OPEN aperture with exposure) it will affect the end result, especially when exporting compressed footage. Adjusting levels/gamma/etc in post does the same thing.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 28, 2019, 10:37:14 AM
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Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).
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If it's an MK1, that's a super good deal. If the lens is an Opteka or Raymod, it's an ok deal if the vx is fully functional
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I usually grab my Japanese vx1s for like $300 on eBay and have Kerry fix them for like $150. Granted I know what to look for like fungus on the lens etc but fuck paying that much unless it's an mk1 with it
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Itís actually an Opteka.

Also this is $900 Canadian colored money which is like $100 american(actually $668)

Ehhh for an opteka not really worth 900$ Canadian.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on May 28, 2019, 01:10:10 PM
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Found a VX1000 in really good condition with fisheye, capture cam, FireWire, lighting port cable and 7 tapes for $900.

Just wondering if thatís a good deal/ good investment. My knee is wrecked for at least a year and looking for an outlet thatíll keep me out and skating(Iím still able to push).
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If it's an MK1, that's a super good deal. If the lens is an Opteka or Raymod, it's an ok deal if the vx is fully functional
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I usually grab my Japanese vx1s for like $300 on eBay and have Kerry fix them for like $150. Granted I know what to look for like fungus on the lens etc but fuck paying that much unless it's an mk1 with it
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Itís actually an Opteka.

Also this is $900 Canadian colored money which is like $100 american(actually $668)
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Ehhh for an opteka not really worth 900$ Canadian.

Even with the Opteka I still think its worth it.
NTSC VX's are at least $500 now, so fisheye, cables, cap cam, and tapes for $160 ain't bad.
It's not some amazing deal by any means but if youre trying to get into filming that's everything you need (except bag) in a single bundle for an average price.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on August 06, 2019, 01:20:13 PM
Im having a random problem with my zoom right now. It worked normal until today when I was filming and the longlens zoom stopped working. It didnt zoom in or out at all and then I took the cassette and battery  Off and put them back and it helped. But when I turned the camera on next time it did the same again and now the zooming bar on the screen used to be bigger than it is now. Does anyone whats going on?  :o
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 06, 2019, 04:01:43 PM
Im having a random problem with my zoom right now. It worked normal until today when I was filming and the longlens zoom stopped working. It didnt zoom in or out at all and then I took the cassette and battery  Off and put them back and it helped. But when I turned the camera on next time it did the same again and now the zooming bar on the screen used to be bigger than it is now. Does anyone whats going on?  :o

open up your back door on your vx and see if your on "zoom" or "overlap" or try messing with those two options. Hopefully it isn't a ribbon cable problem. Best of luck
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on August 07, 2019, 03:02:13 AM
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Im having a random problem with my zoom right now. It worked normal until today when I was filming and the longlens zoom stopped working. It didnt zoom in or out at all and then I took the cassette and battery  Off and put them back and it helped. But when I turned the camera on next time it did the same again and now the zooming bar on the screen used to be bigger than it is now. Does anyone whats going on?  :o
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open up your back door on your vx and see if your on "zoom" or "overlap" or try messing with those two options. Hopefully it isn't a ribbon cable problem. Best of luck

Thanks im gonna try this. I just replaced the ribbon cable couple of months ago because it went all black, BUT I didnt buy a new one because I got another vx that has some issues and took it there. Dont know if that has anything to do with it. Also replaced my self sooo...
Didnt know that the ribbon cable also affects the zoom  :-[
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on August 07, 2019, 08:45:50 AM
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Im having a random problem with my zoom right now. It worked normal until today when I was filming and the longlens zoom stopped working. It didnt zoom in or out at all and then I took the cassette and battery  Off and put them back and it helped. But when I turned the camera on next time it did the same again and now the zooming bar on the screen used to be bigger than it is now. Does anyone whats going on?  :o
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open up your back door on your vx and see if your on "zoom" or "overlap" or try messing with those two options. Hopefully it isn't a ribbon cable problem. Best of luck

It was on overlap and now it works, thanks!!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: ironstringbean on August 07, 2019, 09:06:07 AM
Having issues off and on lately with my vx1000 having glitches in the footage. playback doesn't work on it so i am unable to use my head cleaning tape. any ideas on how to fix this?

I use the same capture camera to capture vx2000 footage and that comes out fine but i prefer the vx1000
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on August 07, 2019, 09:20:00 AM
not sure how practical or easy it'd be but i presume you could open it (probably the hardest part), good blast of compressed air maybe then use qtips and head cleaner solution (or maybe isopropyl alcohol) to clean the heads off?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on August 07, 2019, 09:33:05 AM
Having issues off and on lately with my vx1000 having glitches in the footage. playback doesn't work on it so i am unable to use my head cleaning tape. any ideas on how to fix this?

I use the same capture camera to capture vx2000 footage and that comes out fine but i prefer the vx1000
Have you tried using the playback preview buttons on top? You don't have to switch to playback mode to use them.
(https://i.imgur.com/KTPUUar.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: ironstringbean on August 07, 2019, 10:06:38 AM
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Having issues off and on lately with my vx1000 having glitches in the footage. playback doesn't work on it so i am unable to use my head cleaning tape. any ideas on how to fix this?

I use the same capture camera to capture vx2000 footage and that comes out fine but i prefer the vx1000
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Have you tried using the playback preview buttons on top? You don't have to switch to playback mode to use them.
(https://i.imgur.com/KTPUUar.jpg)

I admit that in 10 years of owning this thing that I never knew what those buttons did. Gave it a try so i'll take it out when i skate later and see how it works. Thanks!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: fulfillthedream on August 07, 2019, 10:59:08 AM
did anyone check out the theories VX bag? it says its made for the vx1000 but i fit my 2000 in there perfect

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxBJf8jBMuu/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nooky on August 07, 2019, 12:02:12 PM
did anyone check out the theories VX bag? it says its made for the vx1000 but i fit my 2000 in there perfect

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxBJf8jBMuu/


do you think this could fit my hmc150?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on August 07, 2019, 12:50:56 PM
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did anyone check out the theories VX bag? it says its made for the vx1000 but i fit my 2000 in there perfect

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do you think this could fit my hmc150?

No
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: silhouette on August 07, 2019, 01:31:36 PM
did anyone check out the theories VX bag? it says its made for the vx1000 but i fit my 2000 in there perfect

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxBJf8jBMuu/

Saw that, it's rad and reminded me of the TBPR filmer kit when it came out complete with gloves, soft wheels and caution tape to prevent pedestrians from getting in the way:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbMZrM6Aof9/

Then again they've always had the best VX-inspired stuff:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSgEtlYAc3t/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSQx6tyAu1i/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbhJxLhAiqu/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on August 26, 2019, 04:02:35 AM
How you guys import from firewire to laptop computer?
My old pc broke down and it had the firewire route and now I bought a New laptop and it only has usb3 ports. Is It even possible to connect the firewire to laptop? It dont have the pci card system so no luck there..
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 26, 2019, 07:21:51 AM
How you guys import from firewire to laptop computer?
My old pc broke down and it had the firewire route and now I bought a New laptop and it only has usb3 ports. Is It even possible to connect the firewire to laptop? It dont have the pci card system so no luck there..

It is possible just not with any new laptop on the market. Honestly your best bet is to buy a older desktop again, or an older MacBook. I bought a 2009 MacBook for 90$ just to use to capture on it.
Donít even bother trying to use an adapter that you see on amazon. They DO not work.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2019, 04:50:25 AM
did anyone check out the theories VX bag? it says its made for the vx1000 but i fit my 2000 in there perfect

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxBJf8jBMuu/

So a VX2100 will fit too ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on September 23, 2019, 12:45:36 PM
Time for a bump. Any tips for us idiots trying to export a VX video so that YouTube doesn't absolutely destroy the quality?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on September 23, 2019, 02:43:00 PM
Time for a bump. Any tips for us idiots trying to export a VX video so that YouTube doesn't absolutely destroy the quality?
Part of the problem is you're taking interlaced footage and converting it to a progressive scan format, even interlaced HD looks bad on a computer. I put VX footage into and HD timeline and you can get a much better look on youtube, also if you have access to an HD deck and your software allows you to upload standard def in HD it looks a lot better. Red Giant used to have a few software solutions to make standard def look better, check their site.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: tranny in the streets on September 23, 2019, 11:39:25 PM
I can't fucking find any batteries at all where I live, and my current one lasts like 20 minutes. I don't bring my VX out anymore since it's not really worth it to lug around a backpack all day full of camera gear when you can only use it for 20 minutes.

None of the options I've found off Amazon can be shipped to my country (in South East Asia) so if anyone knows anyone or someone willing to sell their extra batteries to me HMU. From what I know, only the NP-F730 works. Not even the 750, and I've been to multiple digital malls around here and they all say 'good luck finding that shit' pretty much. It's depressing man!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 24, 2019, 12:18:08 AM
Aliexpress? Not sure if the link works but:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32808074762.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.5f82368fSqSXPS&algo_pvid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded&algo_expid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded-30&btsid=67c9911a-4521-4c93-aa18-b6ca21a91a66&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3,searchweb201603_53 (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32808074762.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.5f82368fSqSXPS&algo_pvid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded&algo_expid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded-30&btsid=67c9911a-4521-4c93-aa18-b6ca21a91a66&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3,searchweb201603_53)

I have no personal experience of the aforementioned batteries but it's hard to find the og infolithium ones for a reasonable price.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on September 24, 2019, 12:32:22 AM
i bought my replica batteries at ebay.
maybe this works for your area too?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 24, 2019, 12:47:27 AM
i bought my replica batteries at ebay.
maybe this works for your area too?

This seller seems to have suitable np-f730 / 4200 mAh batteries:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/silicon_electronics_parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (https://www.ebay.com/usr/silicon_electronics_parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on September 24, 2019, 01:39:46 AM
I've had such trouble getting as many VX1 batteries as I can over the last year or so in the UK.

I got in touch with a place I used to get them from and said that their supplier has stopped manufacturing them.

These batteries are your next best bet if you can't find any of the bigger ones: https://www.amazon.co.uk/NP-F550-Rechargeable-Battery-NP-F330-NP-F530/dp/B00L9QKQ4E
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 24, 2019, 04:27:39 AM
It isn't VX but we've filmed some shit on an XM1e (eu variant of the gl1) - wondering what file format to export from in Sony Vegas? Obviously keep res, frame rate and pixel aspect ratio the same, just unsure what file format to use. I'm guessing mp4 is out the window and it'll probably be avi, mov, mpg? Also, settings related to deinterlacing and all that stuff - don't want any of that choppy frame blending, whats best for that? Final product will probably just be uploaded to youtube/vimeo etc.

Cheers fellas.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 24, 2019, 04:46:23 AM
It isn't VX but we've filmed some shit on an XM1e (eu variant of the gl1) - wondering what file format to export from in Sony Vegas? Obviously keep res, frame rate and pixel aspect ratio the same, just unsure what file format to use. I'm guessing mp4 is out the window and it'll probably be avi, mov, mpg? Also, settings related to deinterlacing and all that stuff - don't want any of that choppy frame blending, whats best for that? Final product will probably just be uploaded to youtube/vimeo etc.

Cheers fellas.
Never used it, but I'm assuming Vegas has a match media settings / same as source option in the export settings?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 24, 2019, 04:51:50 AM
It'll do that yeah, but it doesn't specify a specific file format.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: tranny in the streets on September 24, 2019, 07:01:45 PM
Aliexpress? Not sure if the link works but:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32808074762.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.5f82368fSqSXPS&algo_pvid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded&algo_expid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded-30&btsid=67c9911a-4521-4c93-aa18-b6ca21a91a66&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3,searchweb201603_53 (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32808074762.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.5f82368fSqSXPS&algo_pvid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded&algo_expid=d235d641-1584-4d15-b661-8fa3cea22ded-30&btsid=67c9911a-4521-4c93-aa18-b6ca21a91a66&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3,searchweb201603_53)

I have no personal experience of the aforementioned batteries but it's hard to find the og infolithium ones for a reasonable price.

I can't believe I've never checked Aliexpress lol. I just bought some of those and hopefully they're not shitty as hell. Fingers crossed, but thank you so much for helping me out! You guys are all awesome.

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i bought my replica batteries at ebay.
maybe this works for your area too?
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This seller seems to have suitable np-f730 / 4200 mAh batteries:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/silicon_electronics_parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (https://www.ebay.com/usr/silicon_electronics_parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)

Yo, thanks man! I ordered one to try it out, but god damn 28 October ETA. Still, don't know how I missed this listing. Appreciate it a lot!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on September 28, 2019, 06:53:59 PM
Time for a bump. Any tips for us idiots trying to export a VX video so that YouTube doesn't absolutely destroy the quality?

big bump, same shit here. excuse my formatting, just created an account, but having a real hard time finding good info on how to avoid the dreaded youtube compression. would upscaling the quality from match source to like 1080 help? heres my footy btw (i know, not skating, im a bit unorthodox) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQl_rdLOCQ&lc=z23fvvnqtqv5evzpj04t1aokg1kw1nqzwbqcaechjle1bk0h00410
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 26, 2019, 01:50:19 AM
Hey pals, I'm gonna need your advises for some filming technique.
I had recently some issues with focusing during long lens shots.

I have to say that I was using autofocus, as I always do for long lens shots.

I was filming that big drop from the bottom, and was quite far from the skater.
I started the shot zoomed in at almost max on the skater, and was zooming out as he dropped the bank.

When the skater was on top of the bank, the focus was good, but during the drop as I zoomed out, the footage was out of focus, and then when the drop was over the camera managed to get the focus back.

The question is :
How can I shoot this kind of situation with manual focusing ?
If I manual focus when zoomed in, will the skater stay in focus as I zoom out and he gets closer to me ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: radcunt on November 26, 2019, 02:47:03 AM
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Time for a bump. Any tips for us idiots trying to export a VX video so that YouTube doesn't absolutely destroy the quality?
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big bump, same shit here. excuse my formatting, just created an account, but having a real hard time finding good info on how to avoid the dreaded youtube compression. would upscaling the quality from match source to like 1080 help? heres my footy btw (i know, not skating, im a bit unorthodox) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQl_rdLOCQ&lc=z23fvvnqtqv5evzpj04t1aokg1kw1nqzwbqcaechjle1bk0h00410

Upscale to 1440x1080. I donít use VX but do shoot old valve cameras to DV tape and upscaling in Adobe Media Encoder works really well.

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Statebird on November 26, 2019, 06:46:14 AM
Hey pals, I'm gonna need your advises for some filming technique.
I had recently some issues with focusing during long lens shots.

I have to say that I was using autofocus, as I always do for long lens shots.

I was filming that big drop from the bottom, and was quite far from the skater.
I started the shot zoomed in at almost max on the skater, and was zooming out as he dropped the bank.

When the skater was on top of the bank, the focus was good, but during the drop as I zoomed out, the footage was out of focus, and then when the drop was over the camera managed to get the focus back.

The question is :
How can I shoot this kind of situation with manual focusing ?
If I manual focus when zoomed in, will the skater stay in focus as I zoom out and he gets closer to me ?

I also use auto when longlens, keeping the shutter and f stop high helps as well as having good light to do so
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: anon on November 26, 2019, 07:30:34 AM
Hey pals, I'm gonna need your advises for some filming technique.
I had recently some issues with focusing during long lens shots.

I have to say that I was using autofocus, as I always do for long lens shots.

I was filming that big drop from the bottom, and was quite far from the skater.
I started the shot zoomed in at almost max on the skater, and was zooming out as he dropped the bank.

When the skater was on top of the bank, the focus was good, but during the drop as I zoomed out, the footage was out of focus, and then when the drop was over the camera managed to get the focus back.

The question is :
How can I shoot this kind of situation with manual focusing ?
If I manual focus when zoomed in, will the skater stay in focus as I zoom out and he gets closer to me ?
are you using an interchangeable lens camera?
generally, the lenses available for them are for still photography, where focus while zooming isn't really an issue. not good for zooming while recording video. cinema lenses have this capability, but are pricey, huge and not designed to be used by a single person
if you're using a camcorder, do what the poster above said
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 26, 2019, 08:21:28 AM
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Hey pals, I'm gonna need your advises for some filming technique.
I had recently some issues with focusing during long lens shots.

I have to say that I was using autofocus, as I always do for long lens shots.

I was filming that big drop from the bottom, and was quite far from the skater.
I started the shot zoomed in at almost max on the skater, and was zooming out as he dropped the bank.

When the skater was on top of the bank, the focus was good, but during the drop as I zoomed out, the footage was out of focus, and then when the drop was over the camera managed to get the focus back.

The question is :
How can I shoot this kind of situation with manual focusing ?
If I manual focus when zoomed in, will the skater stay in focus as I zoom out and he gets closer to me ?
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I also use auto when longlens, keeping the shutter and f stop high helps as well as having good light to do so

put it at manual and zoom it in where ya want the skater starts.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on November 26, 2019, 11:09:13 AM
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Time for a bump. Any tips for us idiots trying to export a VX video so that YouTube doesn't absolutely destroy the quality?
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big bump, same shit here. excuse my formatting, just created an account, but having a real hard time finding good info on how to avoid the dreaded youtube compression. would upscaling the quality from match source to like 1080 help? heres my footy btw (i know, not skating, im a bit unorthodox) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQl_rdLOCQ&lc=z23fvvnqtqv5evzpj04t1aokg1kw1nqzwbqcaechjle1bk0h00410
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Upscale to 1440x1080. I donít use VX but do shoot old valve cameras to DV tape and upscaling in Adobe Media Encoder works really well.

you got it chief, Iíll give that shot!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on November 26, 2019, 11:12:48 AM
yeah, available light is gonna dictate everything here. i would try lowering your shutter speed so things are kinda bright then pull back on that iris (increase fstop) so that everything has better chance of staying in focus. you know, the typical dance of compensation between the two
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on November 26, 2019, 12:29:11 PM
Anyone have any advice for someone needing a laptop that can capture miniDV  :-\
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on November 26, 2019, 01:56:29 PM
Anyone have any advice for someone needing a laptop that can capture miniDV  :-\

You can probably find an older mac that isn't too expensive which would have a thunderbolt port (or whatever the port is called), then just get this firewire, https://www.amazon.com/Bizlander-Firewire-Premium-800-400-MacBook/dp/B01KPZTZNM/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=macbook+firewire&qid=1574805280&s=electronics&sr=1-4 (https://www.amazon.com/Bizlander-Firewire-Premium-800-400-MacBook/dp/B01KPZTZNM/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=macbook+firewire&qid=1574805280&s=electronics&sr=1-4)

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 28, 2019, 06:07:14 AM
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Hey pals, I'm gonna need your advises for some filming technique.
I had recently some issues with focusing during long lens shots.

I have to say that I was using autofocus, as I always do for long lens shots.

I was filming that big drop from the bottom, and was quite far from the skater.
I started the shot zoomed in at almost max on the skater, and was zooming out as he dropped the bank.

When the skater was on top of the bank, the focus was good, but during the drop as I zoomed out, the footage was out of focus, and then when the drop was over the camera managed to get the focus back.

The question is :
How can I shoot this kind of situation with manual focusing ?
If I manual focus when zoomed in, will the skater stay in focus as I zoom out and he gets closer to me ?
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I also use auto when longlens, keeping the shutter and f stop high helps as well as having good light to do so
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put it at manual and zoom it in where ya want the skater starts.

Sorry guys i forgot to mention that I'm using a VX2100.
It seems that autofocus used to work but now it's kinda slow.
Maybe my camera needs a repair ?

I usually shoot at 2x the framerate, so 1/100 since I'm a PAL guy.
Regarding the aperture, of course it depends on the light but i rarely go higher than F6.7 and lower than F4.

The question is, if I manual focus zoomed in on the skater starting point, it will go out of focus when getting closer to me depending on the depth of field ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on November 30, 2019, 09:50:41 PM
hey guys. so, my shits fucked up. i lost a good 30-45 minutes of footage the other night for no apparent reason. i got home, went to cap everything, and found that my footage just stops about a half hour before i stopped recording, with a few incoherent glitches here and there at random times. this was on a brand new, still in plastic Sony red tape. i took the tape out of my cap cam, and put it back in the vx to see if i could play it back on there (which is something i never do), and the exact same glitches persisted. since then, everything has worked fine, and ive been able to record on new and re-used tapes just fine. that said, im afraid to take the vx out again as i dont want to lose more important footage. i ran a cleaner tape through my vx and my cap cam, which is a JVC. JVC uses the same lube for their tapes as Sony. the only thing i can think of was that it was probably around thirty degrees out when i was shooting, but i dont know if that would have a major affect. has anybody had any similar issues before? any fixes? any insight would be MUCH appreciated!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on December 01, 2019, 12:09:03 AM
had a similar issue couple of years back. i was out filming with my vx in colder weather as well and when i was back home to capture the footage the whole tape was just empty. with nothing on there. vx didnĎt scream that somethingĎs not right and appeared to work just fine when out filming. i then called a local camera shop and the guy told me it was probably dirty heads. i sent it in to him, he cleaned them toroughly and since then my vx1000 works just fine.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 01, 2019, 12:18:15 AM
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Time for a bump. Any tips for us idiots trying to export a VX video so that YouTube doesn't absolutely destroy the quality?
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big bump, same shit here. excuse my formatting, just created an account, but having a real hard time finding good info on how to avoid the dreaded youtube compression. would upscaling the quality from match source to like 1080 help? heres my footy btw (i know, not skating, im a bit unorthodox) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQl_rdLOCQ&lc=z23fvvnqtqv5evzpj04t1aokg1kw1nqzwbqcaechjle1bk0h00410
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Upscale to 1440x1080. I donít use VX but do shoot old valve cameras to DV tape and upscaling in Adobe Media Encoder works really well.
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you got it chief, Iíll give that shot!

some nice 240's
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 01, 2019, 12:21:34 AM
hey guys. so, my shits fucked up. i lost a good 30-45 minutes of footage the other night for no apparent reason. i got home, went to cap everything, and found that my footage just stops about a half hour before i stopped recording, with a few incoherent glitches here and there at random times. this was on a brand new, still in plastic Sony red tape. i took the tape out of my cap cam, and put it back in the vx to see if i could play it back on there (which is something i never do), and the exact same glitches persisted. since then, everything has worked fine, and ive been able to record on new and re-used tapes just fine. that said, im afraid to take the vx out again as i dont want to lose more important footage. i ran a cleaner tape through my vx and my cap cam, which is a JVC. JVC uses the same lube for their tapes as Sony. the only thing i can think of was that it was probably around thirty degrees out when i was shooting, but i dont know if that would have a major affect. has anybody had any similar issues before? any fixes? any insight would be MUCH appreciated!

Also happened to me a few years ago. One very cold winter night in Seattle it started glitching like no other. I ran a head cleaner tape through it and it was fine. Another thing that happens sometimes when I order a box of tapes off amazon, I get a few bad ones that don't want to film to the tape. They will keep breaking the timecode. Also don't re-use the same tape it isn't good for the camera.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on December 01, 2019, 09:39:36 AM
Glitching like that is definitely due to the temperature; theyíre very fickle/sensitive machines.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on December 01, 2019, 03:11:39 PM
thank you guys, Iíll keep that in mind. Iíll hopefully figure out a way to shoot in the cold, maybe with some kind of warming blanket or something wrapped around the camera. Of course, now Iím having another issue. My capcam will not play back another one of my tapes. The VX plays it back perfectly. Am I just cursed?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 01, 2019, 03:53:19 PM
thank you guys, Iíll keep that in mind. Iíll hopefully figure out a way to shoot in the cold, maybe with some kind of warming blanket or something wrapped around the camera. Of course, now Iím having another issue. My capcam will not play back another one of my tapes. The VX plays it back perfectly. Am I just cursed?

strap some hand warmers on the vx.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on December 02, 2019, 02:11:22 AM
thank you guys, Iíll keep that in mind. Iíll hopefully figure out a way to shoot in the cold, maybe with some kind of warming blanket or something wrapped around the camera. Of course, now Iím having another issue. My capcam will not play back another one of my tapes. The VX plays it back perfectly. Am I just cursed?

You should run a cleaning cassette in your cap cam and try again.
Title: Re: VX1000 backpack recommendations?
Post by: AssFlea on December 02, 2019, 09:10:21 AM
I commend your efforts to protect valuable equipment.

However, my homie just wraps it in tshirt or old hoody and carries in his eastpak backpak. No specialty bags.

I mean, choose the bag which catches your eye, rugged materials, plenty internal of padding, is comfortable to wear. Consider also room for laptop and other media peripherals.

one thing. If you're getting a laptop pack. Always check to make sure the bottom of the bag is padded. We had a Swiss army pack. It was very good for the camera and held a 17in power book that split open because of bad design by crApple and Swiss Army.

Bottom of bag should have been padded where the laptop touched the floor.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on December 02, 2019, 10:54:00 AM
Anybody ever have a problem with the audio not syncing with the video in Adobe Premier? I have a feeling it has to do with the capture settings.

hard to say, is it not syncing for the entire clip in the media browser? or is it when you drag it onto your timeline?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on December 02, 2019, 11:01:04 AM
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Anybody ever have a problem with the audio not syncing with the video in Adobe Premier? I have a feeling it has to do with the capture settings.
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hard to say, is it not syncing for the entire clip in the media browser? or is it when you drag it onto your timeline?

Had this problem before, the video file was just corrupted. One way around it if you're short on time is to just unsynch the audio/video timelines and resynch it manually - but that's obviously a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 02, 2019, 06:15:38 PM
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Anybody ever have a problem with the audio not syncing with the video in Adobe Premier? I have a feeling it has to do with the capture settings.
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hard to say, is it not syncing for the entire clip in the media browser? or is it when you drag it onto your timeline?

happens all the time. Just un-link the audio and move it so it syncs up, and re-link it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sphincterparty on December 07, 2019, 08:03:40 AM
Hey Pals, so I just recently got a mk1. When I tried to attach it to my vx1000 it would not lock. I followed the directions thoroughly i.e lined up the two dots underneath the mic, rotated both dots until it stopped, and then rotated the outer half to the left. It still came off... i tried it from other directions but still had no luck.


Has anyone else had this problem? If so were you able to fix it? Is there a technique that I should use?

Thanks Pals!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Switch Tre Gang on December 08, 2019, 11:20:15 PM
Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: KDP on December 09, 2019, 12:54:27 AM
Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!

Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Switch Tre Gang on December 09, 2019, 01:27:47 AM
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Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
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Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?

It hasn't taken any hits, but may have done during shipping or when used by the previous owner. It seems to happen at the majority of apertures from testing but definitely much worse/noticeable at anything lower than f8. If it is indeed a back focus problem, what's the best solution? Thanks
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on December 09, 2019, 09:47:17 AM
Hey Pals, so I just recently got a mk1. When I tried to attach it to my vx1000 it would not lock. I followed the directions thoroughly i.e lined up the two dots underneath the mic, rotated both dots until it stopped, and then rotated the outer half to the left. It still came off... i tried it from other directions but still had no luck.


Has anyone else had this problem? If so were you able to fix it? Is there a technique that I should use?

Thanks Pals!
you might have bought a vx2000 mk1 by accident. if thats the case youll want to buy a vx1 bayo

http://www.bayorings.com/index.php/online-shop/bayorings/vx1000-replica-bayoring-22.html
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sphincterparty on December 09, 2019, 10:22:20 AM
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Hey Pals, so I just recently got a mk1. When I tried to attach it to my vx1000 it would not lock. I followed the directions thoroughly i.e lined up the two dots underneath the mic, rotated both dots until it stopped, and then rotated the outer half to the left. It still came off... i tried it from other directions but still had no luck.


Has anyone else had this problem? If so were you able to fix it? Is there a technique that I should use?

Thanks Pals!
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you might have bought a vx2000 mk1 by accident. if thats the case youll want to buy a vx1 bayo

http://www.bayorings.com/index.php/online-shop/bayorings/vx1000-replica-bayoring-22.html

It's a vx1000 :(

Could it possibly be that my bayoring on the vx1000 is no good? It looks fine but maybe there's something missing that I don't know about..
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on December 09, 2019, 10:38:16 AM
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Hey Pals, so I just recently got a mk1. When I tried to attach it to my vx1000 it would not lock. I followed the directions thoroughly i.e lined up the two dots underneath the mic, rotated both dots until it stopped, and then rotated the outer half to the left. It still came off... i tried it from other directions but still had no luck.


Has anyone else had this problem? If so were you able to fix it? Is there a technique that I should use?

Thanks Pals!
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you might have bought a vx2000 mk1 by accident. if thats the case youll want to buy a vx1 bayo

http://www.bayorings.com/index.php/online-shop/bayorings/vx1000-replica-bayoring-22.html
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It's a vx1000 :(

Could it possibly be that my bayoring on the vx1000 is no good? It looks fine but maybe there's something missing that I don't know about..

Post a picture if you're unsure. The lens should mount to the camera regardless of it's orientation as long as the slots and pins are aligned.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on December 09, 2019, 10:58:47 AM
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Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
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Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?
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It hasn't taken any hits, but may have done during shipping or when used by the previous owner. It seems to happen at the majority of apertures from testing but definitely much worse/noticeable at anything lower than f8. If it is indeed a back focus problem, what's the best solution? Thanks

Do the lighting conditions/shutter speed have any effect on the range of focus? Which custom preset sharpness setting are you using?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Switch Tre Gang on December 10, 2019, 05:44:57 AM
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Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
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Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?
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It hasn't taken any hits, but may have done during shipping or when used by the previous owner. It seems to happen at the majority of apertures from testing but definitely much worse/noticeable at anything lower than f8. If it is indeed a back focus problem, what's the best solution? Thanks
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Do the lighting conditions/shutter speed have any effect on the range of focus? Which custom preset sharpness setting are you using?

To be honest not really, even at 180 shutter and f8 it was happening at the weekend. I'm normally using a bump or two up from the middle in terms of sharpness. Any ideas?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sk8ordontordie on December 10, 2019, 05:55:12 AM
Bump your sharpness all the way up and keep your exposure at f5.8 it will keep everything in focus better.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on December 10, 2019, 06:18:53 AM
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Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
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Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?
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It hasn't taken any hits, but may have done during shipping or when used by the previous owner. It seems to happen at the majority of apertures from testing but definitely much worse/noticeable at anything lower than f8. If it is indeed a back focus problem, what's the best solution? Thanks
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Do the lighting conditions/shutter speed have any effect on the range of focus? Which custom preset sharpness setting are you using?
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To be honest not really, even at 180 shutter and f8 it was happening at the weekend. I'm normally using a bump or two up from the middle in terms of sharpness. Any ideas?

180 shutter speed and f8 exposure seem to contradict one another. Are you shooting on a sunny day in a slow shutter speed or in the shade without enough exposure?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on December 10, 2019, 06:45:32 AM
Bump your sharpness all the way up and keep your exposure at f5.8 it will keep everything in focus better.

The lower your aperture is, the greater the depth of field is.
So if you want to keep object focused easily you should try at F8 minimum.

I also have a focus problem on my VX, I think she took too many shocks...
Try to focus manually or get your autofocus repaired.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Switch Tre Gang on December 10, 2019, 08:20:20 AM
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Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
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Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?
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It hasn't taken any hits, but may have done during shipping or when used by the previous owner. It seems to happen at the majority of apertures from testing but definitely much worse/noticeable at anything lower than f8. If it is indeed a back focus problem, what's the best solution? Thanks
[close]

Do the lighting conditions/shutter speed have any effect on the range of focus? Which custom preset sharpness setting are you using?
[close]

To be honest not really, even at 180 shutter and f8 it was happening at the weekend. I'm normally using a bump or two up from the middle in terms of sharpness. Any ideas?
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180 shutter speed and f8 exposure seem to contradict one another. Are you shooting on a sunny day in a slow shutter speed or in the shade without enough exposure?

It's pretty grey here in London, I've using a Jap vx (shoot's at 30fps) so I was trying to keep the shutter in line with the fps on a grey day, I shot a higher exposure to try and help the focus..although not sure it did. Should I be shooting at a higher shutter and slightly lower exposure to help keep the focus sharper?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on December 10, 2019, 10:25:23 AM
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Hey Pals,

I've got a focusing question for the vx1000. I've always been under the impression to zoom in the subject and then focus and then I can zoom out and it'll hold focus. With my vx1000 that is not happening, as soon as I zoom out it loses focus for the rest of the shot. Any help? would be greatly appreciated - it's ruining my long lens fun!
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Might be a back focus problem. Has your camera taken a couple of knocks? The rear lens in the barrel might have shifted...
Does it happen at all apertures?
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It hasn't taken any hits, but may have done during shipping or when used by the previous owner. It seems to happen at the majority of apertures from testing but definitely much worse/noticeable at anything lower than f8. If it is indeed a back focus problem, what's the best solution? Thanks
[close]

Do the lighting conditions/shutter speed have any effect on the range of focus? Which custom preset sharpness setting are you using?
[close]

To be honest not really, even at 180 shutter and f8 it was happening at the weekend. I'm normally using a bump or two up from the middle in terms of sharpness. Any ideas?
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180 shutter speed and f8 exposure seem to contradict one another. Are you shooting on a sunny day in a slow shutter speed or in the shade without enough exposure?
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It's pretty grey here in London, I've using a Jap vx (shoot's at 30fps) so I was trying to keep the shutter in line with the fps on a grey day, I shot a higher exposure to try and help the focus..although not sure it did. Should I be shooting at a higher shutter and slightly lower exposure to help keep the focus sharper?

I'd suggest trying out a faster shutter speed. At least 300 should work in daytime whether it's sunny or not. The camera deciding on an f/8 exposure would seem to affirm that, too.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 12, 2019, 12:20:16 AM
Bump your sharpness all the way up and keep your exposure at f5.8 it will keep everything in focus better.

f5.8 or one higher. Anything lower gets the focus looking funny around the vignetting. Unless its nighttime crank that fuckah all the way down.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: grindr on January 14, 2020, 03:46:03 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BacksideWallride on January 14, 2020, 05:29:12 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?

Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: grindr on January 14, 2020, 05:33:52 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck

My buddy has a Japanese vx and it seems to work fine. What sucks about vx is the ~$800 for the camera and then the price of the lens stacked on top of that. But yeah, may just buy another one, unfortunate 'cause this one's only been in my possession for about a month. What kind of lens are you running?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BacksideWallride on January 14, 2020, 05:42:56 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck
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My buddy has a Japanese vx and it seems to work fine. What sucks about vx is the ~$800 for the camera and then the price of the lens stacked on top of that. But yeah, may just buy another one, unfortunate 'cause this one's only been in my possession for about a month. What kind of lens are you running?

Semi embarrassed for this, but the Opteka Baby Death .03x

Honestly with the TRV900 having 3 CCDs and that lens, many people have seen my edits and thought I used a VX with an Mk1... But I don't have the extra money for what I wish I could have, an American VX1000 with Mk1. Work with what ya got, I reckon
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: grindr on January 14, 2020, 05:57:20 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck
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My buddy has a Japanese vx and it seems to work fine. What sucks about vx is the ~$800 for the camera and then the price of the lens stacked on top of that. But yeah, may just buy another one, unfortunate 'cause this one's only been in my possession for about a month. What kind of lens are you running?
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Semi embarrassed for this, but the Opteka Baby Death .03x

Honestly with the TRV900 having 3 CCDs and that lens, many people have seen my edits and thought I used a VX with an Mk1... But I don't have the extra money for what I wish I could have, an American VX1000 with Mk1. Work with what ya got, I reckon

I'd be interested in seeing some of that footage. Aint nothing wrong with using that opteka, but I've got the century baby death. Hopefully you don't run one of those X handles hahaha.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BacksideWallride on January 14, 2020, 06:13:36 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck
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My buddy has a Japanese vx and it seems to work fine. What sucks about vx is the ~$800 for the camera and then the price of the lens stacked on top of that. But yeah, may just buy another one, unfortunate 'cause this one's only been in my possession for about a month. What kind of lens are you running?
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Semi embarrassed for this, but the Opteka Baby Death .03x

Honestly with the TRV900 having 3 CCDs and that lens, many people have seen my edits and thought I used a VX with an Mk1... But I don't have the extra money for what I wish I could have, an American VX1000 with Mk1. Work with what ya got, I reckon
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I'd be interested in seeing some of that footage. Aint nothing wrong with using that opteka, but I've got the century baby death. Hopefully you don't run one of those X handles hahaha.

Oh shit just checked its actually an Albinar .03x fish-eye. Think I had an opteka before, though. I've been thinking of a legit handle, not those things, although I grew up filming Hi8 in the 90's gripping the camera for several years so I'm pretty steady, but the handle is one of things about the VX I'd like to have.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sila on January 14, 2020, 11:10:44 PM
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 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck

Only difference in a Japanese one is that the buttons and menu are in Japanese..
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: silhouette on January 14, 2020, 11:38:01 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck
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Only difference in a Japanese one is that the buttons and menu are in Japanese..

No, they also shoot at a slightly higher frame rate and footage caught on a Japanese VX with the proper settings will look smoother than the same clip caught on a PAL VX (so, the opposite of sucking - people actually go out of their way to find Japanese VX's). Most videos don't mix VX types so it's hard to exactly spot the difference until one plays both types of VX clips back to back.

TRV-900's are dope, some cool videos have been made with it. In general, 3CCD Mini-DV cameras other than the VX I find underrated.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on January 15, 2020, 01:07:39 AM
Yeah, Japanese VX, like US VX are NTSC and shoot at 480 60i.
I think they also have a 16:9 shooting option which is just a cropped 4:3 just like on VX2000/2100.

PAL VX shoot at 576 50i, so slightly lower framerate, but slightly greater resolution.

From what I heard, one of the main advantage of Japanese VX is that they were produced for a longer time so you might find some newer camera which would be more reliable.

How much are you guys paying in the US for mini DV tapes ?
I used to buy 10 pack from Amazon for 25Ä, but now I see that it is the price of the 5 pack  :o
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on January 15, 2020, 03:57:12 AM

How much are you guys paying in the US for mini DV tapes ?
I used to buy 10 pack from Amazon for 25Ä, but now I see that it is the price of the 5 pack  :o

Sorry to hijack your question, but..

Are Mini DV tapes still in production? Or are we talking about a mega leftover of stock? It surely cannot be that much in demand to be making them still..
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BacksideWallride on January 15, 2020, 05:29:22 AM
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How much are you guys paying in the US for mini DV tapes ?
I used to buy 10 pack from Amazon for 25Ä, but now I see that it is the price of the 5 pack  :o
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Sorry to hijack your question, but..

Are Mini DV tapes still in production? Or are we talking about a mega leftover of stock? It surely cannot be that much in demand to be making them still..

I'm not sure they're still in production but I have lucked out going to drug and grocery stores. Since people usually go to Best Buy or tech stores they sell out at those places. I've been to a few CVS and Walgreens and found them in their lil electronics area, funny enough usually some audio cassettes and blank VHS's will be there too. Also check Office Depot/Office Max if your city has them.

Unfortunately I think I got everyone at every spot (think even got a pack at a Kroger) and may have to pay quite a bit more from Amazon/eBay
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on January 15, 2020, 06:12:32 AM
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How much are you guys paying in the US for mini DV tapes ?
I used to buy 10 pack from Amazon for 25Ä, but now I see that it is the price of the 5 pack  :o
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Sorry to hijack your question, but..

Are Mini DV tapes still in production? Or are we talking about a mega leftover of stock? It surely cannot be that much in demand to be making them still..
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I'm not sure they're still in production but I have lucked out going to drug and grocery stores. Since people usually go to Best Buy or tech stores they sell out at those places. I've been to a few CVS and Walgreens and found them in their lil electronics area, funny enough usually some audio cassettes and blank VHS's will be there too. Also check Office Depot/Office Max if your city has them.

Unfortunately I think I got everyone at every spot (think even got a pack at a Kroger) and may have to pay quite a bit more from Amazon/eBay

I think it is mainly camera shops that sell them in the UK. The guy in Swansea that stocks sells them for a steep price unfortunately. But luckily eBay have a few deals from time to time.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 15, 2020, 02:01:04 PM
I actually got myself a TRV 900 about a month ago as well as a Baby Death lens. Haven't really busted it out cuz of winter but I'm real excited to finally have a camera at my own disposal.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on January 15, 2020, 02:52:36 PM
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 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck

no difference between Japanese and US VX1s, I have a Japanese one currently, and have plenty of experience with American models. They are actually the same, except one has cropped 16:9 mode which is useless, and one doesn't. Japanese VX1's are cheaper because Americans don't speak Japanese, therefore they can not read the menu or buttons. If you have experience with VX's though, the layout is the same, so you won't have an issue. I got mine in incredible condition with a hard case, 6 tapes, 5 batteries, and a bunch of accessories for like 300 bucks. They're definitely out there, just find one on YAJ and find somebody to ship it to you. Best of luck to you my man, you'll find one.  :) :)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on January 15, 2020, 02:57:23 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, figure this would fit in here.
 The audio in my TRV900 tends to completely go out when a loud noise happens (ie someone popping or landing). Any ideas on what the problem could be?
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Unfortunately can't help you tech wise but the good thing about TRV900's are the low price. I've been using one for 3 years that was 150 bucks on eBay and they're always around that much. Think I'm even going to get a second one. For the life of me I can't find a VX under 800 which I don't have except the Japanese ones, which I hear kinda suck

Oh yeah, and recently I was talking with an old head about cameras, and he was looking at my Japanese VX and said he was surprised that the body was aluminum, because US models are plastic. This probably isn't true, but who knows.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: specialgee on January 16, 2020, 05:28:01 AM
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no difference between Japanese and US VX1s, I have a Japanese one currently, and have plenty of experience with American models. They are actually the same, except one has cropped 16:9 mode which is useless, and one doesn't. Japanese VX1's are cheaper because Americans don't speak Japanese, therefore they can not read the menu or buttons. If you have experience with VX's though, the layout is the same, so you won't have an issue. I got mine in incredible condition with a hard case, 6 tapes, 5 batteries, and a bunch of accessories for like 300 bucks. They're definitely out there, just find one on YAJ and find somebody to ship it to you. Best of luck to you my man, you'll find one.  :) :)

yep both are the same, JPN VX1000 are NTSC so 29.97fps and less resolution lines than a PAL one
got mine 3 years ago on YAJ for like 90 bucks, great condition fully functionnal with accessories and stuff so you can definitely squeeze one out for cheap

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Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: obscurepurity on January 16, 2020, 05:52:41 AM
Hey dudes,

More and more I've been seeing standard quality videos (vx1000, trv-900 quality) uploaded to YouTube that playback with insanely good quality, the same smooth quality as if you're watching the video on VHS/DVD on a television. 

If I had to guess it's because the video is exported to 1080p HD at 60fps, but whenever I've tried to export my footage the same way and upload it to YouTube, it doesn't play as clear as the other videos I've seen.  Anybody have any tips or suggestions for how to properly export the footage to get the same quality as the examples below? 

Many thanks in advance <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQQHZcL7FzU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPbOk-G2Bsk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXnep0umzcA



Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on January 16, 2020, 06:05:09 AM
Hey dudes,

More and more I've been seeing standard quality videos (vx1000, trv-900 quality) uploaded to YouTube that playback with insanely good quality, the same smooth quality as if you're watching the video on VHS/DVD on a television. 

If I had to guess it's because the video is exported to 1080p HD at 60fps, but whenever I've tried to export my footage the same way and upload it to YouTube, it doesn't play as clear as the other videos I've seen.  Anybody have any tips or suggestions for how to properly export the footage to get the same quality as the examples below? 

Many thanks in advance <3

I don't think it's just the export settings. I think you have to edit them on the HD timeline, not the SD 4:3
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: obscurepurity on January 16, 2020, 07:12:08 AM
I don't think it's just the export settings. I think you have to edit them on the HD timeline, not the SD 4:3

Yes, you're definitely right about that. 

When I was doing some testing and trying out different exports from Adobe Premiere, I definitely set the project and sequence/timeline settings to HD settings, but it's still likely I wasn't using the ideal option.  I'm still not 100% confident that my export settings were the best options either, at least for what I was trying to achieve.  :P

Hoping that someone here with more experience in HD can school me on the proper way to export to 1080p/60fps so that my future uploads will come out nice n' crispy.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on January 16, 2020, 07:21:12 AM
To be honest I never tried to edit in a HD timeline, but I don't understand why it would be different than editing in native resolution and upscale to HD during the export...
If anyone ever tried that it would be nice to know.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on January 16, 2020, 09:19:07 AM
The only thing about editing on the SD timeline then exporting HD is that the frame rate will likely not be 60fps like those examples (if that's what you're going for).

Edit in an HD timeline at 60fps, export as H.264 at 12mbps and you'll have the best possible quality.

Here are Youtube's recommended settings for each resolution/frame rate.
(https://i.imgur.com/EjLwIqL.png)

So essentially, even if you upload a 30fps standard def video at full uncompressed quality, Youtube will compress it to 2.5mbps. If you take this same video, upres it and export at 60fps, it'll look way better at 12mbps. If you don't like that "smooth 60p" effect that the video gets, you can just export it at 30fps and it'll still technically be 4x the quality of the full quality SD upload.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: E on January 16, 2020, 01:06:59 PM
I know this is technically the VX thread, I tried searching and couldn't find a general filming topic, point me in the right direction if there is one.

I just got a Panasonic HMC150 and I was hoping some of you may be willing to share your settings for the camera in outdoor daylight setting.

Hoping to dial it in as I film more but figured you guys might have some good tips/advice for me. Don't have the fisheye yet but wanna get the MK2 eventually.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sphincterparty on January 17, 2020, 02:47:22 PM
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Hey Pals, so I just recently got a mk1. When I tried to attach it to my vx1000 it would not lock. I followed the directions thoroughly i.e lined up the two dots underneath the mic, rotated both dots until it stopped, and then rotated the outer half to the left. It still came off... i tried it from other directions but still had no luck.


Has anyone else had this problem? If so were you able to fix it? Is there a technique that I should use?

Thanks Pals!
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you might have bought a vx2000 mk1 by accident. if thats the case youll want to buy a vx1 bayo

http://www.bayorings.com/index.php/online-shop/bayorings/vx1000-replica-bayoring-22.html
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It's a vx1000 :(

Could it possibly be that my bayoring on the vx1000 is no good? It looks fine but maybe there's something missing that I don't know about..
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Post a picture if you're unsure. The lens should mount to the camera regardless of it's orientation as long as the slots and pins are aligned.

It ended up being a defective lens. I sent it back to Century Optics around the holidays and they said they won't being sending me another mk1 till the 22nd of January.. Waited almost a year to get this one and now the process is being prolonged .. Pretty unlucky but whatever.

I expect them to say that I have to wait even longer, so in the meantime I was thinking about buying 3CCD lens' on the vx1000 market, but not really sure if its worth. If any of you pals have a suggestion I'm all ears.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Little Debbie on January 17, 2020, 04:52:29 PM
I know this is technically the VX thread, I tried searching and couldn't find a general filming topic, point me in the right direction if there is one.

I just got a Panasonic HMC150 and I was hoping some of you may be willing to share your settings for the camera in outdoor daylight setting.

Hoping to dial it in as I film more but figured you guys might have some good tips/advice for me. Don't have the fisheye yet but wanna get the MK2 eventually.
i honestly don't even mess with the scene files any more, just leave them stock and take care of saturation and contrast in post. lately i've been preferring B-press and cine-like as a nice combo. if it's hella bright out and 1/2000 and f9.6 is still too overexposed, throw that ND filter on one stop. i prefer to white balance in the shade.

HD footage color corrects very nicely so it's safer to get a flatter, less saturated image. but by all means, try to nail the shot you want in-camera. for me, composition and camera movement (or the lack thereof) are more important and something you can't fix later.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: silhouette on January 17, 2020, 05:54:59 PM
I expect them to say that I have to wait even longer, so in the meantime I was thinking about buying 3CCD lens' on the vx1000 market, but not really sure if its worth. If any of you pals have a suggestion I'm all ears.

There's no such thing as a 3CCD lens, 3CCD essentially means your camera has three chips to handle the coloring instead of just one. The lens doesn't make a difference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-CCD_camera

I'd say just film long lens for now, but you've probably done your fair share of that waiting for your MK1 already. In my opinion it would be a waste of money to spend on a lesser fisheye than the one you're about to get just because you're impatient right now (unless you can afford to fuck around with gear, in which case you do you). Once you get the MK1 you're probably never going back (but you'll also have an emergency backup if you ever smash the real deal).
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: specialgee on January 18, 2020, 03:33:19 AM
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I expect them to say that I have to wait even longer, so in the meantime I was thinking about buying 3CCD lens' on the vx1000 market, but not really sure if its worth. If any of you pals have a suggestion I'm all ears.
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There's no such thing as a 3CCD lens, 3CCD essentially means your camera has three chips to handle the coloring instead of just one. The lens doesn't make a difference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-CCD_camera

I'd say just film long lens for now, but you've probably done your fair share of that waiting for your MK1 already. In my opinion it would be a waste of money to spend on a lesser fisheye than the one you're about to get just because you're impatient right now (unless you can afford to fuck around with gear, in which case you do you). Once you get the MK1 you're probably never going back (but you'll also have an emergency backup if you ever smash the real deal).

great insight, I guess sphincter was talking about this lens which happens to be called 3CCD
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3gWRa9piQw (https://www.instagram.com/p/B3gWRa9piQw)

the test footage looks decent, more similar to an MK2 so not sure you'd get the bang for the bucks if you already purchased the MK1
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: silhouette on January 18, 2020, 03:52:55 AM
Oh yeah now that makes sense, I did try looking up '3CCD lens' before reacting as to avoid sounding stupid, but that brand never showed up in my Google search.

For casual/local filming, I've been using a cheap 3CCD Mini-Dv cam with one of these Opteka clones: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=103218.0 the distortion on 4:3 looks good enough to me. I don't know about the '3CCD lens' but just in case, those work quite well and don't break as easily as other knockoffs I've seen on lens hits. But yeah, long lens filming is always great practicing and you've got a MK1 on the way so...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sphincterparty on January 20, 2020, 09:08:15 AM
Oh yeah now that makes sense, I did try looking up '3CCD lens' before reacting as to avoid sounding stupid, but that brand never showed up in my Google search.

For casual/local filming, I've been using a cheap 3CCD Mini-Dv cam with one of these Opteka clones: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=103218.0 the distortion on 4:3 looks good enough to me. I don't know about the '3CCD lens' but just in case, those work quite well and don't break as easily as other knockoffs I've seen on lens hits. But yeah, long lens filming is always great practicing and you've got a MK1 on the way so...

If the fisheye footage is going to look drastically different from the 3ccd lens/mk1 I don't think it will be worth the investment. I do have enough money saved up where I could just get another mk1, but hopefully I'll have some good news from Century in a few days. Thanks pals.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: globe fusion on January 21, 2020, 08:10:42 PM
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4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?

(https://i.imgur.com/WnPViD8.png)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on January 21, 2020, 08:33:52 PM
sorry for oversized pic

4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?

(https://i.imgur.com/WnPViD8.png)

spicy. only one way to find out, pop a cleaner in your cap cam. but also, you won't fuck up your camera checking this one tape for glitches one time. sometimes capture cams take a shit and refuse to read good tapes. just a symptom of age. could be a million things, including head alignment on the cap cam, in which case just get a new one. that said, if it doesnt play back on ANY camera but the original one you shot it with, the head alignment on the original is fucked. or you have really bad luck. either way, pop a cleaner in the cap cam and try it again, and if it still doesnt work try to play it back off the camera you shot it with. process of elimination or some shit. just keep in mind that if a cleaner tape is needed often, the camera might need a real head cleaning with solvent. best of luck to you.   :) :)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: globe fusion on January 22, 2020, 06:44:34 AM
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4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?


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spicy. only one way to find out, pop a cleaner in your cap cam. but also, you won't fuck up your camera checking this one tape for glitches one time. sometimes capture cams take a shit and refuse to read good tapes. just a symptom of age. could be a million things, including head alignment on the cap cam, in which case just get a new one. that said, if it doesnt play back on ANY camera but the original one you shot it with, the head alignment on the original is fucked. or you have really bad luck. either way, pop a cleaner in the cap cam and try it again, and if it still doesnt work try to play it back off the camera you shot it with. process of elimination or some shit. just keep in mind that if a cleaner tape is needed often, the camera might need a real head cleaning with solvent. best of luck to you.   :) :)

i'll have another go, ran a cleaning tape in my cap cam and the bars were still there. checked through my vx and the bars were there too.

popped in a brand new tape in the same vx, recorded 2 mins and then put it in the cap cam. no glitch whatsoever.

i think it's the tape itself. some dust mightve infiltrated it or something.

thanks
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on January 22, 2020, 06:58:27 AM
fellas, what render settings are you guys using? filming on an xm1 (eu variant of the gl1) but i figure the settings will be about the same. mp4, avi, mov? been so long since i fiddled with SD i've forgotten most of it. using sony vegas.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: E on January 22, 2020, 07:38:04 AM
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I know this is technically the VX thread, I tried searching and couldn't find a general filming topic, point me in the right direction if there is one.

I just got a Panasonic HMC150 and I was hoping some of you may be willing to share your settings for the camera in outdoor daylight setting.

Hoping to dial it in as I film more but figured you guys might have some good tips/advice for me. Don't have the fisheye yet but wanna get the MK2 eventually.
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i honestly don't even mess with the scene files any more, just leave them stock and take care of saturation and contrast in post. lately i've been preferring B-press and cine-like as a nice combo. if it's hella bright out and 1/2000 and f9.6 is still too overexposed, throw that ND filter on one stop. i prefer to white balance in the shade.

HD footage color corrects very nicely so it's safer to get a flatter, less saturated image. but by all means, try to nail the shot you want in-camera. for me, composition and camera movement (or the lack thereof) are more important and something you can't fix later.

Thank you! ND Filter is a good tip, I shot some test footage in bright daylight the other day and it was overexposed because I forgot about the ND Filter.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: southphillytapwater on January 22, 2020, 03:25:38 PM
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4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?


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I've found that I get more glitches towards the end of a tape. I usually switch tapes when there's 10-15 minutes left on there now. Also the cold, everything is glitchy when it gets under 50 degrees for me.

spicy. only one way to find out, pop a cleaner in your cap cam. but also, you won't fuck up your camera checking this one tape for glitches one time. sometimes capture cams take a shit and refuse to read good tapes. just a symptom of age. could be a million things, including head alignment on the cap cam, in which case just get a new one. that said, if it doesnt play back on ANY camera but the original one you shot it with, the head alignment on the original is fucked. or you have really bad luck. either way, pop a cleaner in the cap cam and try it again, and if it still doesnt work try to play it back off the camera you shot it with. process of elimination or some shit. just keep in mind that if a cleaner tape is needed often, the camera might need a real head cleaning with solvent. best of luck to you.   :) :)
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i'll have another go, ran a cleaning tape in my cap cam and the bars were still there. checked through my vx and the bars were there too.

popped in a brand new tape in the same vx, recorded 2 mins and then put it in the cap cam. no glitch whatsoever.

i think it's the tape itself. some dust mightve infiltrated it or something.

thanks
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BacksideWallride on January 22, 2020, 05:15:35 PM
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4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?


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spicy. only one way to find out, pop a cleaner in your cap cam. but also, you won't fuck up your camera checking this one tape for glitches one time. sometimes capture cams take a shit and refuse to read good tapes. just a symptom of age. could be a million things, including head alignment on the cap cam, in which case just get a new one. that said, if it doesnt play back on ANY camera but the original one you shot it with, the head alignment on the original is fucked. or you have really bad luck. either way, pop a cleaner in the cap cam and try it again, and if it still doesnt work try to play it back off the camera you shot it with. process of elimination or some shit. just keep in mind that if a cleaner tape is needed often, the camera might need a real head cleaning with solvent. best of luck to you.   :) :)
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i'll have another go, ran a cleaning tape in my cap cam and the bars were still there. checked through my vx and the bars were there too.

popped in a brand new tape in the same vx, recorded 2 mins and then put it in the cap cam. no glitch whatsoever.

i think it's the tape itself. some dust mightve infiltrated it or something.

thanks

My TRV900 gets bars sometimes but the cleaning tape has worked instantly the few times it's happened.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: realriis on January 22, 2020, 07:20:55 PM
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sorry for oversized pic

4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?


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I've found that I get more glitches towards the end of a tape. I usually switch tapes when there's 10-15 minutes left on there now. Also the cold, everything is glitchy when it gets under 50 degrees for me.


yeah, my vx always fucks up in the cold too. it may have even been in this thread, but somebody once told me to just strap some handwarmers to the thing and let it rip. i have yet to try it, but i'd bet that would work.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on January 22, 2020, 08:21:24 PM
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How much are you guys paying in the US for mini DV tapes ?
I used to buy 10 pack from Amazon for 25Ä, but now I see that it is the price of the 5 pack  :o
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Sorry to hijack your question, but..

Are Mini DV tapes still in production? Or are we talking about a mega leftover of stock? It surely cannot be that much in demand to be making them still..
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I'm not sure they're still in production but I have lucked out going to drug and grocery stores. Since people usually go to Best Buy or tech stores they sell out at those places. I've been to a few CVS and Walgreens and found them in their lil electronics area, funny enough usually some audio cassettes and blank VHS's will be there too. Also check Office Depot/Office Max if your city has them.

Unfortunately I think I got everyone at every spot (think even got a pack at a Kroger) and may have to pay quite a bit more from Amazon/eBay
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I think it is mainly camera shops that sell them in the UK. The guy in Swansea that stocks sells them for a steep price unfortunately. But luckily eBay have a few deals from time to time.

prices on amazon keep jumping
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: globe fusion on January 22, 2020, 08:33:18 PM
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4 bar glitch popped up on the tape through my capture cam. can i get rid of this (cleaning tape?) somehow or am i screwed for this clip/tape?


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I've found that I get more glitches towards the end of a tape. I usually switch tapes when there's 10-15 minutes left on there now. Also the cold, everything is glitchy when it gets under 50 degrees for me.

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yeah, my vx always fucks up in the cold too. it may have even been in this thread, but somebody once told me to just strap some handwarmers to the thing and let it rip. i have yet to try it, but i'd bet that would work.

tape was approx. 50 min empty, but i think some dust may have entered by leaving it on my table for a while.

we were filming in an indoor spot but I guess the travel/cold may have affected it.

handwarmers seem legitimate.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Agnarnomous on January 28, 2020, 07:42:00 AM
I've got a couple questions, if anyone has some quality input I would really appreciate it. I'm currently using a VX2100 and an opteka fisheye. I'm considering getting a GL2 for alternate angles since they're pretty cheap. Which would you use for long lens and which would you use for fisheye? Why? Also, does anyone here have experience with the "3ccd" fisheyes that vx1000 market sells? If so, would it be a worthwhile upgrade from my opteka? I know MK1's and VX 1000's are the way to go. But I'm saving my money to build an indoor skate spot in my backyard currently, so $500ish sounds a lot better than close to 2 grand. Thanks dudes!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on January 28, 2020, 08:43:15 AM
I had a GL2 and a VX2100 and used both for fisheye and long lens shots.
The VX2100 really makes a difference at night, but other than that they are both great.

They do not have the same bayo mount so you might keep the one on which the fisheye is easier to find.

I have no idea how are those 3CCD fisheyes, my advice is to get a MK2 if you find one for cheap...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Agnarnomous on January 28, 2020, 08:47:20 AM
I had a GL2 and a VX2100 and used both for fisheye and long lens shots.
The VX2100 really makes a difference at night, but other than that they are both great.

They do not have the same bayo mount so you might keep the one on which the fisheye is easier to find.

I have no idea how are those 3CCD fisheyes, my advice is to get a MK2 if you find one for cheap...

Nice, thanks for the helpful info. I'm not very informed on the bayo mounts either, I thought a 53mm fisheye would fit both. Is that not the case?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on January 28, 2020, 10:43:44 AM
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I had a GL2 and a VX2100 and used both for fisheye and long lens shots.
The VX2100 really makes a difference at night, but other than that they are both great.

They do not have the same bayo mount so you might keep the one on which the fisheye is easier to find.

I have no idea how are those 3CCD fisheyes, my advice is to get a MK2 if you find one for cheap...
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Nice, thanks for the helpful info. I'm not very informed on the bayo mounts either, I thought a 53mm fisheye would fit both. Is that not the case?

The threads on a vx2100 is 58mm. Mk2 bayo kind of sucks as it's not that wide. Your best bet aside from an mk1 is a 58mm opteka with 2 spacers.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 08, 2020, 05:04:19 PM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but are there any resources or guides for TRV900 settings? I looked around but didn't really find much.



Also, would y'all consider this a helpful resource? I realize the VX has different components but I assume a lot of the same principles about settings can be applied?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN4f5qcMwsw
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 09, 2020, 01:37:18 AM
a lot of the same principles about settings can be applied
here's your answer. homie had a TRV900, i own a VX1000 and when
we filmed two angles, i.e. a fisheye and a longlense shot, we set up
the cams nearly identical to have the two shots to match each other.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on March 09, 2020, 02:24:30 AM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but are there any resources or guides for TRV900 settings? I looked around but didn't really find much.

Also, would y'all consider this a helpful resource? I realize the VX has different components but I assume a lot of the same principles about settings can be applied?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN4f5qcMwsw

F5.6 is indeed a sweet spot for exposure. Setting white balance "from concrete" usually yields better results than pure white as the concrete you're referencing can be closer to middle/18% grey.

Apart from that, the most useful tip on Beagle's video is tinkering with the custom presets/white balance shift. Unfortunately TRV-900 does not have said options.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: E on March 09, 2020, 07:05:15 AM
Can anyone link me to a fisheye for sale for the Panasonic HMC150? I've been eyeing century optics but I'm not sure which one fits the HMC150. I think it's 72mm thread...thanks!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on March 09, 2020, 01:04:32 PM
Can anyone link me to a fisheye for sale for the Panasonic HMC150? I've been eyeing century optics but I'm not sure which one fits the HMC150. I think it's 72mm thread...thanks!

This would be the Xtreme that fits HMC150
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/622504-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FEWA_AG_0HD_FEWA_AG_Xtreme_Fisheye_Adapter.html

There are cheaper options that don't look as good, like these:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/673947-REG/Opteka_OPTSC72FE_72mm_0_3X_HD_Ultra.html
http://www.vx1000market.com/sony-dcrvx1000/3x-3ccd-fisheye-lens-72mm-thread-mount-hpx170hmc150hvx200
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 09, 2020, 04:54:21 PM
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a lot of the same principles about settings can be applied
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here's your answer. homie had a TRV900, i own a VX1000 and when
we filmed two angles, i.e. a fisheye and a longlense shot, we set up
the cams nearly identical to have the two shots to match each other.

This is actually why I got the TRV in the first place. I wanted it to be a back up cam for my homie who films VX, but he doesn't go out all that often so I'm probably gonna be on my own more often than not. Been practicing at the park a bit and it's coming out alright but I could surely be doing better.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 09, 2020, 07:09:43 PM
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Can anyone link me to a fisheye for sale for the Panasonic HMC150? I've been eyeing century optics but I'm not sure which one fits the HMC150. I think it's 72mm thread...thanks!
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This would be the Xtreme that fits HMC150
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/622504-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FEWA_AG_0HD_FEWA_AG_Xtreme_Fisheye_Adapter.html

There are cheaper options that don't look as good, like these:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/673947-REG/Opteka_OPTSC72FE_72mm_0_3X_HD_Ultra.html
http://www.vx1000market.com/sony-dcrvx1000/3x-3ccd-fisheye-lens-72mm-thread-mount-hpx170hmc150hvx200


ahhh the old xtreme... Wish my bank account would let me
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: E on March 10, 2020, 08:24:53 AM
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Can anyone link me to a fisheye for sale for the Panasonic HMC150? I've been eyeing century optics but I'm not sure which one fits the HMC150. I think it's 72mm thread...thanks!
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This would be the Xtreme that fits HMC150
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/622504-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FEWA_AG_0HD_FEWA_AG_Xtreme_Fisheye_Adapter.html

There are cheaper options that don't look as good, like these:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/673947-REG/Opteka_OPTSC72FE_72mm_0_3X_HD_Ultra.html
http://www.vx1000market.com/sony-dcrvx1000/3x-3ccd-fisheye-lens-72mm-thread-mount-hpx170hmc150hvx200

Thanks! Hoping you can help me with one more question..

The Xtreme is out of my budget but I have been looking at a used MKII for $550. Realized the other day it is a 58mm thread and the HMC150 is 72mm. Bought a $6 step up ring on Amazon yesterday hoping it would make the 58mm MK11 work on the HMC150. Are there any drawbacks to this? Is there a MK11 that threads directly onto the HMC150 72mm thread? Thanks you for any info.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on March 10, 2020, 08:38:34 AM
I don't know if a 72mm thread exist, but I once modded a bayo-mount MK2 to fit a 58mm thread so you might be able to do the same for a 72mm thread.

If you remove the bayo ring, there is a 82mm thread and you can play with step down rings to get the size you want.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on March 10, 2020, 08:46:06 AM
Thanks! Hoping you can help me with one more question..

The Xtreme is out of my budget but I have been looking at a used MKII for $550. Realized the other day it is a 58mm thread and the HMC150 is 72mm. Bought a $6 step up ring on Amazon yesterday hoping it would make the 58mm MK11 work on the HMC150. Are there any drawbacks to this? Is there a MK11 that threads directly onto the HMC150 72mm thread? Thanks you for any info.

I think there's a MK2 designed for Sony HDV cameras that is a 72mm thread which might be easier than step up/down rings from an OG MK2 or 58mm threaded one. It doesn't look as good as the Xtreme but there are ways to make it work. If you search HMC150 MK2 (or HPX170 MK2 since it'll look the same) on Youtube you can see some examples.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: E on March 10, 2020, 09:00:26 AM
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Thanks! Hoping you can help me with one more question..

The Xtreme is out of my budget but I have been looking at a used MKII for $550. Realized the other day it is a 58mm thread and the HMC150 is 72mm. Bought a $6 step up ring on Amazon yesterday hoping it would make the 58mm MK11 work on the HMC150. Are there any drawbacks to this? Is there a MK11 that threads directly onto the HMC150 72mm thread? Thanks you for any info.
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I think there's a MK2 designed for Sony HDV cameras that is a 72mm thread which might be easier than step up/down rings from an OG MK2 or 58mm threaded one. It doesn't look as good as the Xtreme but there are ways to make it work. If you search HMC150 MK2 (or HPX170 MK2 since it'll look the same) on Youtube you can see some examples.

Thanks Pals,

Do you think this would be my best option for the HMC150 in my price range?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/588915-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FEAD_AG_Fisheye_Adapter_Lens_for.html
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on March 10, 2020, 11:12:22 PM
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Thanks! Hoping you can help me with one more question..

The Xtreme is out of my budget but I have been looking at a used MKII for $550. Realized the other day it is a 58mm thread and the HMC150 is 72mm. Bought a $6 step up ring on Amazon yesterday hoping it would make the 58mm MK11 work on the HMC150. Are there any drawbacks to this? Is there a MK11 that threads directly onto the HMC150 72mm thread? Thanks you for any info.
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I think there's a MK2 designed for Sony HDV cameras that is a 72mm thread which might be easier than step up/down rings from an OG MK2 or 58mm threaded one. It doesn't look as good as the Xtreme but there are ways to make it work. If you search HMC150 MK2 (or HPX170 MK2 since it'll look the same) on Youtube you can see some examples.
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Thanks Pals,

Do you think this would be my best option for the HMC150 in my price range?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/588915-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FEAD_AG_Fisheye_Adapter_Lens_for.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxslE3N5vaY
Here's a comparison between the Xtreme and 0.45 Century. If that's enough distortion/field of view for your needs, go for it. Are you're going to get the Xtreme at some point in the future?

Personally, I'd try out an 72mm Opteka first because it's cheaper.  500+ usd is a lot for an intermediate lens.

Unless you have a chance to try the MKII 58mm + step-up ring setup before buying, don't do it. If you have to zoom in a little even with the lenses designed for the camera, I'd imagine the amount of vignetting would be even worse.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: radcunt on March 11, 2020, 07:39:55 AM
Yíall see the sd card recorder hack for old dv  cams doing the rounds?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: E on March 11, 2020, 09:36:31 AM
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Thanks! Hoping you can help me with one more question..

The Xtreme is out of my budget but I have been looking at a used MKII for $550. Realized the other day it is a 58mm thread and the HMC150 is 72mm. Bought a $6 step up ring on Amazon yesterday hoping it would make the 58mm MK11 work on the HMC150. Are there any drawbacks to this? Is there a MK11 that threads directly onto the HMC150 72mm thread? Thanks you for any info.
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I think there's a MK2 designed for Sony HDV cameras that is a 72mm thread which might be easier than step up/down rings from an OG MK2 or 58mm threaded one. It doesn't look as good as the Xtreme but there are ways to make it work. If you search HMC150 MK2 (or HPX170 MK2 since it'll look the same) on Youtube you can see some examples.
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Thanks Pals,

Do you think this would be my best option for the HMC150 in my price range?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/588915-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FEAD_AG_Fisheye_Adapter_Lens_for.html
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxslE3N5vaY
Here's a comparison between the Xtreme and 0.45 Century. If that's enough distortion/field of view for your needs, go for it. Are you're going to get the Xtreme at some point in the future?

Personally, I'd try out an 72mm Opteka first because it's cheaper.  500+ usd is a lot for an intermediate lens.

Unless you have a chance to try the MKII 58mm + step-up ring setup before buying, don't do it. If you have to zoom in a little even with the lenses designed for the camera, I'd imagine the amount of vignetting would be even worse.

Thanks for this!

Unfortunately I can't find the 72mm Opteka in stock anywhere right now. 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: al_hodgson on April 17, 2020, 05:11:13 AM
Yo everyone.

I'm shooting with a tapeless VX setup and thought I'd post it on here to pose it as a possible option and to get people's thoughts. This is definitely something more suited to the wild west of SkatePerception (RIP), and I know it'll probably get pretty mixed responses on here but I just wanted to pose it as a possible option for sustaining VX footage in the years to come.

Like all VX users I'd had a ton of tapedeck/timecode issues with pretty much all of my VX's over the past couple years and spent tons on repairs, so last year I bit the bullet and bought one of those DN60 firewire capture devices. I was super hesitant at first because I didn't like the idea of having the device mounted on either the top or the bottom of the camera as I thought itíd get in the way when filming low or using an on-camera light, but with the constant tapedeck issues I though it might be an idea worth revisiting if I could find a bracket mount to hold it on the side of the camera without getting in the way of any buttons.

After a few experiments this is what I'm now using:
A DN60 mounted on the side of the VX1000 with an L-bracket and a 30cm FireWire cable connecting the two (images attached in the insta post attached below).

The device captures to CF cards so you donít need tapes (a 16GB CF card records 1hr 7mins footage), and takes x4 AA batteries (a freshly charged set last about 3-4hours in the DN60) so it doesnít use or run down the VX batteries. In fact, the VX batteries actually last longer as the tape-deck isnít being used at all.

You capture the footage from the device via firewire in the same way you would do off a cap cam, but using the capture controls in Premiere/Final Cut, etc, and the footage is exactly the same as if captured from tape, yet doesnít glitch at all. Occasionally the device will lag while capturing and drop capture frames (which you can notice through a break in the audio), but rewinding and recapturing the clip will almost always fix it. The DN60 creates it's own timecode and records exactly what would be getting recorded onto tape and it never seems to drop any frames while recording VX input. The firewire is the perfect length at 30cm so it's super study and never comes out or either port. if you want to be 100% safe you can also record to tape and the DN60 at the same time, to save to card and tape, but i've come to realise there isn't really need to because the cards are so reliable. 

The ergonomics and weighting of the camera with the DN60 rig is pretty much the same as a normal VX, with the only major differences being it being the slightest bit heavier that the record button is on the DN60 device - so you have to keep an eye on that to ensure a timecode is being recorded (but a red light comes on to signal when it is). It's also little more difficult to reach the ND and exposure buttons mid line, but it's still doable.
 
Iíve been using this set up for the past month or so to film our next video and not had any problems as of yet. The only issue I had was using the DN60 with one of my VX's but that was because the VX had a faulty firewire port.
Here's an example of some offcut footage to show it's identical to tape:

https://youtu.be/Ft0KxFkhtlQ (https://youtu.be/Ft0KxFkhtlQ)

I'm sure Iím not the first to do this, but Iíve not seen another VX with DN60 side mounted before yet, which to me seems like the most logical placement for it.
Like I said before, I know this will get mixed reviews from a lot of VX people, but honestly I think it could be a viable way to keep VX footage going, and it feels pretty good knowing the footage isnít going to be glitched when you come to capture it.
It's a shame not to have the physical archive of tapes, but you can always back it up to drives/cloud storage.

Iíll be shooting our next video with this setup and I'll be posting updates about it all via this insta feed, so check it out if you're interested in any updates:

https://www.instagram.com/orwellian.world.landscape/ (https://www.instagram.com/orwellian.world.landscape/)

Hope that helps anyone considering this as an option. If anyone has any questions feel free to hit me up on here, or you can DM me on either of the Insta accounts. Cheers!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cgBJtl92k/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on April 28, 2020, 12:18:38 AM
Thanks for your feedback, good stuff.
My VX is still running fine but maybe if my tape deck die I will consider going this way.

Does that also mean that we can buy defective VX for real cheap and this will work ?
I mean, having the tape deck error will still allow me to record ?

Last thing is regarding the firewire cable.
On most of my cap cams it gets loose after some time, and I'm always afraid it's not connected properly.
Any chance this can happen ?

Oh, and props to @vx1000medic who took good care of my VX !

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on April 28, 2020, 12:36:10 AM
thanks for sharing and the insights my man.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on April 28, 2020, 12:48:26 AM
Last thing is regarding the firewire cable.
On most of my cap cams it gets loose after some time, and I'm always afraid it's not connected properly.
Any chance this can happen ?

This is the most problematic part of the setup for me. The location of the firewire port makes it likely you either a) scrape the ground with the end of the cable or b) accidentally cut off the legs of the skater to avoid hitting the ground when filming fisheye. The clip in the instagram post kind of proves the latter. An angled firewire cable might help but it's still a scary thought to lose a clip due to the cable becoming detached.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: whorific on April 28, 2020, 09:15:26 AM
When opening the battery door on the inside of my Japanese VX1000 the top L/R switch is obviously the steady cam but what does the L/R switch on the bottom do I notice no difference in camera and during play back
?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on May 01, 2020, 06:58:44 AM
Wee back story on this first of all;

Back in 2015 or so, my mate finally decided to sort the viewfinder on his VX1 since it hasn't worked since he bought it. It was a common issue of the ribbon cable dying. He took it a local phone/camera repair shop to get it fixed and funny enough one of my friend's from school was the guy that did most of the repairs there.

Well, he managed to fix the viewfinder with a ribbon cable from a PS1. It was a temporary fix and it ended up needing to go back. I'm not sure if it wasn't fitted properly or if this cable wasn't a suitable replacement.

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Has anyone ever done this before? I have never heard of it being done and I'm wondering if you can actually do it with any success.

Because I'm a nerd and I watch LGR on Youtube I noticed when he was replacing the CD writer part of a PS1, you can see the part for the laser reader assembly had a ribbon cable to attach it to the PS1 its self, which looks identical to the ribbon cable that fits into the VF. I am 99.9% this is the part.

Guess it'll be useful if parts ever do dry up? Just take a part an old PS1 that died on ya and do that haha.

(I wish Skateperception was still online so I could PM Kerry and ask him directly. I'll ask the British answer to Kerry, that is VXDoc and see if he knows)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 01, 2020, 07:51:43 AM
Yo everyone.

I'm shooting with a tapeless VX setup and thought I'd post it on here to pose it as a possible option and to get people's thoughts. This is definitely something more suited to the wild west of SkatePerception (RIP), and I know it'll probably get pretty mixed responses on here but I just wanted to pose it as a possible option for sustaining VX footage in the years to come.

Like all VX users I'd had a ton of tapedeck/timecode issues with pretty much all of my VX's over the past couple years and spent tons on repairs, so last year I bit the bullet and bought one of those DN60 firewire capture devices. I was super hesitant at first because I didn't like the idea of having the device mounted on either the top or the bottom of the camera as I thought itíd get in the way when filming low or using an on-camera light, but with the constant tapedeck issues I though it might be an idea worth revisiting if I could find a bracket mount to hold it on the side of the camera without getting in the way of any buttons.

After a few experiments this is what I'm now using:
A DN60 mounted on the side of the VX1000 with an L-bracket and a 30cm FireWire cable connecting the two (images attached in the insta post attached below).

The device captures to CF cards so you donít need tapes (a 16GB CF card records 1hr 7mins footage), and takes x4 AA batteries (a freshly charged set last about 3-4hours in the DN60) so it doesnít use or run down the VX batteries. In fact, the VX batteries actually last longer as the tape-deck isnít being used at all.

You capture the footage from the device via firewire in the same way you would do off a cap cam, but using the capture controls in Premiere/Final Cut, etc, and the footage is exactly the same as if captured from tape, yet doesnít glitch at all. Occasionally the device will lag while capturing and drop capture frames (which you can notice through a break in the audio), but rewinding and recapturing the clip will almost always fix it. The DN60 creates it's own timecode and records exactly what would be getting recorded onto tape and it never seems to drop any frames while recording VX input. The firewire is the perfect length at 30cm so it's super study and never comes out or either port. if you want to be 100% safe you can also record to tape and the DN60 at the same time, to save to card and tape, but i've come to realise there isn't really need to because the cards are so reliable. 

The ergonomics and weighting of the camera with the DN60 rig is pretty much the same as a normal VX, with the only major differences being it being the slightest bit heavier that the record button is on the DN60 device - so you have to keep an eye on that to ensure a timecode is being recorded (but a red light comes on to signal when it is). It's also little more difficult to reach the ND and exposure buttons mid line, but it's still doable.
 
Iíve been using this set up for the past month or so to film our next video and not had any problems as of yet. The only issue I had was using the DN60 with one of my VX's but that was because the VX had a faulty firewire port.
Here's an example of some offcut footage to show it's identical to tape:

https://youtu.be/Ft0KxFkhtlQ (https://youtu.be/Ft0KxFkhtlQ)

I'm sure Iím not the first to do this, but Iíve not seen another VX with DN60 side mounted before yet, which to me seems like the most logical placement for it.
Like I said before, I know this will get mixed reviews from a lot of VX people, but honestly I think it could be a viable way to keep VX footage going, and it feels pretty good knowing the footage isnít going to be glitched when you come to capture it.
It's a shame not to have the physical archive of tapes, but you can always back it up to drives/cloud storage.

Iíll be shooting our next video with this setup and I'll be posting updates about it all via this insta feed, so check it out if you're interested in any updates:

https://www.instagram.com/orwellian.world.landscape/ (https://www.instagram.com/orwellian.world.landscape/)

Hope that helps anyone considering this as an option. If anyone has any questions feel free to hit me up on here, or you can DM me on either of the Insta accounts. Cheers!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cgBJtl92k/

god damn! I remember reading this on SP the 2nd time it came back. Fuck that still blows me away.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 01, 2020, 07:53:02 AM
When opening the battery door on the inside of my Japanese VX1000 the top L/R switch is obviously the steady cam but what does the L/R switch on the bottom do I notice no difference in camera and during play back
?

I believe it belongs with the zoom. One makes it so you can zoom in more.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on May 01, 2020, 04:42:26 PM
Anybody given this guy a go? Any reviews positive/negative?

https://www.theoriesofatlantis.com/products/theories-vx-day-pack-black-cordura
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on May 01, 2020, 04:57:12 PM
Anybody given this guy a go? Any reviews positive/negative?

https://www.theoriesofatlantis.com/products/theories-vx-day-pack-black-cordura
My buddy got one to go on an NYC trip. But personally I need a proper backpack.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Pappy Jones on May 01, 2020, 07:13:14 PM
I forgot some people were running the external card reader device situation. Your DN60 setup is amazing, thanks for sharing. Iím seeing the DN60s for around $200 which isnít bad considering how much I have to spend on repairs/buy more cameras. When you factor in the money spent on miniDVs as well, the thought of going tapeless starts to sound real nice.

Iím tempted to bite the bullet as well but as mentioned above my main concern would be the risk of the cord coming out or dragging on the ground. I like to get as low as possible to the ground with my fisheye stuff so it seems kinda risky.

Love the vx of course but canít keep dealing with these repair costs and mine have always been related to the heads, tape deck, and record function ugh
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: al_hodgson on May 04, 2020, 01:17:24 PM
Does that also mean that we can buy defective VX for real cheap and this will work ?
I mean, having the tape deck error will still allow me to record ?

Last thing is regarding the firewire cable.
On most of my cap cams it gets loose after some time, and I'm always afraid it's not connected properly.
Any chance this can happen ?

Iím tempted to bite the bullet as well but as mentioned above my main concern would be the risk of the cord coming out or dragging on the ground. I like to get as low as possible to the ground with my fisheye stuff so it seems kinda risky.

You're welcome dudes. Happy that this could be of any insight.

The tapedeck gets no use whatsoever, so as long as the tapedeck issue doesn't cause your VX to auto shutoff, I can't see it being an issue. I have a constant 'no tape' icon flashing all the time I film with the unit and it's always fine. And the fact you don't feel like you're wasting tape leaving the camera rolling or filming random shit is a nice benefit too.

And in response the FireWire worries, I gotta say its super stable, and I swing the camera a lot and film pretty low (although the footage in the video I attached maybe wasn't the best example of that). I've had the camera bump the floor and still never had even a dropped frame, let alone have a firewire loosen/come out.
With the side mount rig you never seem to have that issue, and the cable is short and study enough to never catch on anything. Been filming with this setup the past 4 months now and it's been great.

This is the most problematic part of the setup for me. The location of the firewire port makes it likely you either a) scrape the ground with the end of the cable or b) accidentally cut off the legs of the skater to avoid hitting the ground when filming fisheye. The clip in the instagram post kind of proves the latter. An angled firewire cable might help but it's still a scary thought to lose a clip due to the cable becoming detached.

I can see why you'd think that for sure. I can only speak from my experience but I gotta say I've never scraped the Firewire, even when filming low lines.
With that footage i attached where i chopped the legs, like i say it was probably a quite bad example, as that was the first time I'd used the device so I was being really cautious. But since then it really doesn't feel like it effects how low I can get comparatively to before I used the unit. I'll try and get together some footage after all the COVID situation to show it.
Either way, with all these ongoing tape-deck issues it's a scarier thought to film without it now as I almost know I'll lose a clip at some point to that :/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: radcunt on May 05, 2020, 08:34:04 AM
You guys see that SD card hack from a while ago? Basically making an attachment from a drone recorder box with an SD to HDMI converter so you can bypass the tape.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on May 05, 2020, 11:18:34 AM
You guys see that SD card hack from a while ago? Basically making an attachment from a drone recorder box with an SD to HDMI converter so you can bypass the tape.

Let's see some more about this?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Szechuan on May 05, 2020, 03:15:27 PM
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You guys see that SD card hack from a while ago? Basically making an attachment from a drone recorder box with an SD to HDMI converter so you can bypass the tape.
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Let's see some more about this?
It really makes me want to make one. I wouldn't be surprised if you could make a super slimmed down one from a raspberry pi board, arduinos and an sd card, and maybe throw it on the tape side with no under hang so the mk1 can do its job properly. But I doubt I'll ever do it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Rockin Robbin on May 05, 2020, 03:39:09 PM
Imagine of Strobeck filmed some of our favorite clips in his stupid new style. Sheesh.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/cnuGub61JJDnQAiXwW/giphy.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/PllwGxrEaKgFsy7exw/giphy.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/RlrAz0RIXhLwr0PInQ/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on May 07, 2020, 03:06:34 PM
LOL dying at those gifs, holy shit.

Where does one acquire a DN-60? Very curious about this...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 23, 2020, 03:32:29 AM
i have some replacements from ebay. not particularly these but mine work great.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: worried_basil on June 14, 2020, 06:37:16 PM
Someone sell me their mk1. Pm me
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: DiggyDon on June 23, 2020, 02:03:27 PM
Question for Australian VX heads:

Where do you guys get new batteries?

Iím struggling to find anything on eBay that will post to Aus. I thought I found one from Master Instruments but the battery case is a different formation and doesnít fit in the camera.
Any info would be greatly appreciated! Only 1/3 of my current batts can hold its charge for more then 10 minutes.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Bigorse on June 23, 2020, 07:18:56 PM
Question for Australian VX heads:

Where do you guys get new batteries?

Iím struggling to find anything on eBay that will post to Aus. I thought I found one from Master Instruments but the battery case is a different formation and doesnít fit in the camera.
Any info would be greatly appreciated! Only 1/3 of my current batts can hold its charge for more then 10 minutes.


Battery world are selling np-f550 knock offs which are quite good, there was an eBay seller from Sydney selling good knock offs too. But looks as if it's dried up
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on July 30, 2020, 07:40:39 AM
Hey, sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm kinda new at this. Does anyone have any recommendations for adapters/devises to capture tapes if your computer doesn't have a Firewire port? I'm seeing mixed results on old devices, but I'm also seeing people consistently say to NOT use a Firewire to USB cable. I'm gonna try buying a capture cam this week.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on July 30, 2020, 08:02:11 AM
I started filming with a VX again recently and luckily held onto a broken 2008 Macbook Pro so that I wouldn't have to figure that out. I just capture on the old one with normal firewire and then back it up on an external drive to bring over to the new computer.

Looks like you can buy them (around here at least) for a couple hundred bucks, some of them may even have FCP or Premiere already installed.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on July 30, 2020, 09:56:20 AM
Thereís also a free video capture program out there, not sure if itís only PC. iMovie probably works too?
Idk. I donít have a Mac.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on August 05, 2020, 09:53:42 AM
Is there a way to do this without having a buy a whole new computer? Can I not just buy a firewire to USB or something? I'm seeing a slew of adapters online but I'm getting really confused as to what is compatible with what.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pvz423 on August 05, 2020, 10:58:06 AM
Is there a way to do this without having a buy a whole new computer? Can I not just buy a firewire to USB or something? I'm seeing a slew of adapters online but I'm getting really confused as to what is compatible with what.

Apologies if you have a PC but if you run a macbook you can buy a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter then get the proper pin firewire cable for your VX and capture using iMovie super easy.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on August 05, 2020, 12:26:23 PM
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Is there a way to do this without having a buy a whole new computer? Can I not just buy a firewire to USB or something? I'm seeing a slew of adapters online but I'm getting really confused as to what is compatible with what.
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Apologies if you have a PC but if you run a macbook you can buy a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter then get the proper pin firewire cable for your VX and capture using iMovie super easy.

I've got a PC. I've seen a bunch of those adapters which leads me to believe there should be a PC equivalent but I can't seem to find it.


THOUGH, funny enough, I have an old Macbook that I found in the trash a few years ago. There's some shit wrong with it, but it DOES turn on. Might see if I can fix it up, but it'd be much nicer if I can find something to just plug into my PC. I've browsed YouTube where people talk about all these adapters, but everytime I look it up it's discontinued.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on August 05, 2020, 03:39:50 PM
ever since i updated to macOS Catalina I've had to use the brand new iMovie to capture. To find the files after you capture, you just have to go to Movies>Right Click on iMovie Library>Show Package Contents>Find the Project Name (I call mine "CAPTURE LOG")>Original Media. They'll be called some weird long numbers but they'll be full .mov quality unlike Quicktime Player. I am on a 2013 iMac with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, but if you're on a newer mac you can use a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt adapter, and then a thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter, then the firewire DV cable. If you use USB or Firewire 400 the quality won't be as good so stick with the highest bandwith cables.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on August 12, 2020, 07:34:12 PM
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Is there a way to do this without having a buy a whole new computer? Can I not just buy a firewire to USB or something? I'm seeing a slew of adapters online but I'm getting really confused as to what is compatible with what.
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Apologies if you have a PC but if you run a macbook you can buy a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter then get the proper pin firewire cable for your VX and capture using iMovie super easy.
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I've got a PC. I've seen a bunch of those adapters which leads me to believe there should be a PC equivalent but I can't seem to find it.


THOUGH, funny enough, I have an old Macbook that I found in the trash a few years ago. There's some shit wrong with it, but it DOES turn on. Might see if I can fix it up, but it'd be much nicer if I can find something to just plug into my PC. I've browsed YouTube where people talk about all these adapters, but everytime I look it up it's discontinued.

I have adapters that should be able to let you work. I used to use it to uploaded my footage to my PC before I eventually got my MAC. DM me if you want more information on it. I could give it to ya. Remember bottom line, you can NOT go firewire to USB.

Looks like this:
(https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/1233060418_481316.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on August 13, 2020, 06:37:10 AM
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Is there a way to do this without having a buy a whole new computer? Can I not just buy a firewire to USB or something? I'm seeing a slew of adapters online but I'm getting really confused as to what is compatible with what.
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Apologies if you have a PC but if you run a macbook you can buy a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter then get the proper pin firewire cable for your VX and capture using iMovie super easy.
[close]

I've got a PC. I've seen a bunch of those adapters which leads me to believe there should be a PC equivalent but I can't seem to find it.


THOUGH, funny enough, I have an old Macbook that I found in the trash a few years ago. There's some shit wrong with it, but it DOES turn on. Might see if I can fix it up, but it'd be much nicer if I can find something to just plug into my PC. I've browsed YouTube where people talk about all these adapters, but everytime I look it up it's discontinued.
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I have adapters that should be able to let you work. I used to use it to uploaded my footage to my PC before I eventually got my MAC. DM me if you want more information on it. I could give it to ya. Remember bottom line, you can NOT go firewire to USB.

Looks like this:
(https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/1233060418_481316.jpg)

To add to this. If you have a PC, you can just buy a firewire card and install it. You just open up the tower and there is a a slot for it. Just look up your computer model and what card is compatable.

Example of the card
https://www.google.com/search?q=firewire+card&tbm=isch
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Rawse on August 26, 2020, 01:39:12 PM
I'm also looking for VX batteries that ship to Canada. I'm on my last NP-F730H, which holds charge for roughly an hour, it sucks. The only ebay knockoff I've found is 100USD, while an OG is listed at 200.....are you kidding me!?

I'll post a WTB ad for used batteries, but if you have any links/ideas that I might be missing, please hmu.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: edssexTOY on August 26, 2020, 04:04:46 PM
I'm also looking for VX batteries that ship to Canada. I'm on my last NP-F730H, which holds charge for roughly an hour, it sucks. The only ebay knockoff I've found is 100USD, while an OG is listed at 200.....are you kidding me!?

I'll post a WTB ad for used batteries, but if you have any links/ideas that I might be missing, please hmu.

I just bought a "4200mAh New Battery For Sony DCR-VX1000 DCR-VX2000 Camcorder 7.2V" on eBay and it works great. Holds a long charge.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 26, 2020, 08:45:19 PM
I always get my knock off batts from amazon and just remove the casing from it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2020, 01:40:38 AM
Anyone ever get his internal lens cleaned ?
It seem that mine got some kind of mold inside, causing my footages to look foggy when I use high aperture...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: non-playable character on August 27, 2020, 01:56:39 AM
Anyone ever get his internal lens cleaned ?
It seem that mine got some kind of mold inside, causing my footages to look foggy when I use high aperture...

I remember reading on skateperception back in the day that fixing lens mold is a bitch. youíre probably better off buying a new VX.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on August 27, 2020, 02:37:45 AM
I don't really have anything beneficial to add to the battery convo other than that you can find the decent 'knock off' batteries, however you may encounter the case of poor listings including 2 and 21 batteries.

I managed to buy a decent amount via eBay and other sites, even genuine Sony ones that hold a decent charge.

But there is a risk it for a biscuit factor where you may need to argue with the seller before hand that they don't fit all of the cameras or something.

Decent.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: hhhotpocket on August 27, 2020, 09:18:09 AM
ever since i updated to macOS Catalina I've had to use the brand new iMovie to capture. To find the files after you capture, you just have to go to Movies>Right Click on iMovie Library>Show Package Contents>Find the Project Name (I call mine "CAPTURE LOG")>Original Media. They'll be called some weird long numbers but they'll be full .mov quality unlike Quicktime Player. I am on a 2013 iMac with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, but if you're on a newer mac you can use a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt adapter, and then a thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter, then the firewire DV cable. If you use USB or Firewire 400 the quality won't be as good so stick with the highest bandwith cables.

Iím curious if the 400/800 Mbps really makes a difference in video quality . I capture on PC w/ 400 and now Iím interested if getting an 800 & adapter would improve it ? Or is this just another myth similar to the one where playing footage back right off the camera will damage it lol
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: MintySandwhich on August 27, 2020, 06:29:04 PM
I always get my knock off batts from amazon and just remove the casing from it.

Honest question, what do you mean by removing the casing? like the plastic covering?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on August 28, 2020, 02:28:07 AM
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ever since i updated to macOS Catalina I've had to use the brand new iMovie to capture. To find the files after you capture, you just have to go to Movies>Right Click on iMovie Library>Show Package Contents>Find the Project Name (I call mine "CAPTURE LOG")>Original Media. They'll be called some weird long numbers but they'll be full .mov quality unlike Quicktime Player. I am on a 2013 iMac with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, but if you're on a newer mac you can use a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt adapter, and then a thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter, then the firewire DV cable. If you use USB or Firewire 400 the quality won't be as good so stick with the highest bandwith cables.
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Iím curious if the 400/800 Mbps really makes a difference in video quality . I capture on PC w/ 400 and now Iím interested if getting an 800 & adapter would improve it ? Or is this just another myth similar to the one where playing footage back right off the camera will damage it lol

Well, playing back via the VX is really no different to recording but you don't really want to be adding extra wear on the heads by rewinding, fast forwarding and playing off it constantly on top of recording.

It's up to you, though. I personally always used capture cams because paying for a cheap mini DV cam is cheaper than head replacements.

I do have a friend that has a VX1 and has had it since 2011 that he uses to film + capture footy with, it is a tank I swear.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on August 28, 2020, 03:06:19 AM
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ever since i updated to macOS Catalina I've had to use the brand new iMovie to capture. To find the files after you capture, you just have to go to Movies>Right Click on iMovie Library>Show Package Contents>Find the Project Name (I call mine "CAPTURE LOG")>Original Media. They'll be called some weird long numbers but they'll be full .mov quality unlike Quicktime Player. I am on a 2013 iMac with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, but if you're on a newer mac you can use a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt adapter, and then a thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter, then the firewire DV cable. If you use USB or Firewire 400 the quality won't be as good so stick with the highest bandwith cables.
[close]

Iím curious if the 400/800 Mbps really makes a difference in video quality . I capture on PC w/ 400 and now Iím interested if getting an 800 & adapter would improve it ? Or is this just another myth similar to the one where playing footage back right off the camera will damage it lol

A 400 Mbps IEEE 1394 interface captures DV footage in full quality. No worries.

Avoiding excess use of the camera heads (edit searching, using the player function) might make a VX last longer. And sometimes you come across a tank that can handle anything, like @pedro_mayn said.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Rawse on August 28, 2020, 09:26:09 AM
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I'm also looking for VX batteries that ship to Canada. I'm on my last NP-F730H, which holds charge for roughly an hour, it sucks. The only ebay knockoff I've found is 100USD, while an OG is listed at 200.....are you kidding me!?

I'll post a WTB ad for used batteries, but if you have any links/ideas that I might be missing, please hmu.
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I just bought a "4200mAh New Battery For Sony DCR-VX1000 DCR-VX2000 Camcorder 7.2V" on eBay and it works great. Holds a long charge.

LIFESAVER. Got the last one. Can't believe that this listing existed on Ebay.....I tried everything. THANK YOU!!!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: natenola forever on August 28, 2020, 09:38:31 AM
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ever since i updated to macOS Catalina I've had to use the brand new iMovie to capture. To find the files after you capture, you just have to go to Movies>Right Click on iMovie Library>Show Package Contents>Find the Project Name (I call mine "CAPTURE LOG")>Original Media. They'll be called some weird long numbers but they'll be full .mov quality unlike Quicktime Player. I am on a 2013 iMac with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, but if you're on a newer mac you can use a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt adapter, and then a thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter, then the firewire DV cable. If you use USB or Firewire 400 the quality won't be as good so stick with the highest bandwith cables.
[close]

Iím curious if the 400/800 Mbps really makes a difference in video quality . I capture on PC w/ 400 and now Iím interested if getting an 800 & adapter would improve it ? Or is this just another myth similar to the one where playing footage back right off the camera will damage it lol
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Well, playing back via the VX is really no different to recording but you don't really want to be adding extra wear on the heads by rewinding, fast forwarding and playing off it constantly on top of recording.

It's up to you, though. I personally always used capture cams because paying for a cheap mini DV cam is cheaper than head replacements.

I do have a friend that has a VX1 and has had it since 2011 that he uses to film + capture footy with, it is a tank I swear.

If you're not super worried about resolution, which is probably the case if you're into VX theres a lot of tapeless solutions you can use. I have an old HI8 that I film with and I run it into a analog media player and it goes straight to an SD card, I then uprez that to HD and do all my edits from there, its way easier than messing with tape and you can run it on a camera with bad heads.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on August 28, 2020, 04:07:25 PM
First time poster, long time lurker. Figured I'd piggyback off of Al Hodgsons post a few pages back in case there was still interest in other devices capable of turning a vx1000 tapeless. The device I am using is much more easily available to find and purchase. It is called the hvr-mrc1 (https://www.avgear.com/app/uploads/2018/11/IMG_20181120_132713441.jpg). It takes compactflash cards (up to 64GB ~= 240mins of dv footage). They typically go for $300, but I found one for $200 after a few weeks of looking through different selling apps. This device takes VX batteries, but I used the np-f570 as it's the highest power in the slimmer form factor. I'm sure some of you are offput by the price, but consider that mini DV tapes have been discontinued, so prices are only going to rise from here on out. Plus, you no longer have to worry about tape glitches, head cleaners, or timecode errors. I've had to send my VX over to Kerry at least 3 times over the years specifically for tape deck issues, so it's nice to no longer have to consider the tape deck as a point of failure.

This device also acts as a capture deck, so you can plug it into your computer via the firewire cable, open FCP, and select log and transfer to easily preview all your clips before selecting which to import. Before I bought this device, I would wait until a tape is completely used up before moving it to my capture cam to import. It's so nice to be able to capture clips as soon as you get home without having a single worry. You can also watch the footage from this device so long as your VX can go into VCR/playback mode.

Let me know if anyone has any questions that Al didn't already answer. I spent way too much time researching this, so I'm sure I can help you out one way or another.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEcbHsfpdSn/

Here's some footage that was filmed with it, just in case there are doubts regarding the recording quality:
http://youtu.be/ZpQXgroM6vQ
 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on September 01, 2020, 04:47:48 PM
So, FINALLY found a working miniDV camera for capturing, and FINALLY found a corresponding cable that'll connect to the old MacBook I found. But now the Macbook doesn't seem to recoznize my camera even though it's in the playback mode. It'll recognize my TRV when I plug it in but I'm not trying to stress the heads for capturing. Anyone ever deal with this, or am I just gonna have to take the L and get a new capture cam?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 01, 2020, 09:55:41 PM
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I always get my knock off batts from amazon and just remove the casing from it.
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Honest question, what do you mean by removing the casing? like the plastic covering?

yea like the plastic housing/casing on it. Because amazon only has these ones that are not like the OG vx batts. The OG ones have these groves on both the sides of them, and it slides into the back. So the ones on amazon don't have the groves so I just take the housing off.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 01, 2020, 09:57:30 PM
So, FINALLY found a working miniDV camera for capturing, and FINALLY found a corresponding cable that'll connect to the old MacBook I found. But now the Macbook doesn't seem to recoznize my camera even though it's in the playback mode. It'll recognize my TRV when I plug it in but I'm not trying to stress the heads for capturing. Anyone ever deal with this, or am I just gonna have to take the L and get a new capture cam?

what are you capturing with? I recently had to go to my capture settings in premiere and change the capture device manually.   
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on September 02, 2020, 04:29:03 AM
First time poster, long time lurker. Figured I'd piggyback off of Al Hodgsons post a few pages back in case there was still interest in other devices capable of turning a vx1000 tapeless. The device I am using is much more easily available to find and purchase. It is called the hvr-mrc1 (https://www.avgear.com/app/uploads/2018/11/IMG_20181120_132713441.jpg). It takes compactflash cards (up to 64GB ~= 240mins of dv footage). They typically go for $300, but I found one for $200 after a few weeks of looking through different selling apps. This device takes VX batteries, but I used the np-f570 as it's the highest power in the slimmer form factor. I'm sure some of you are offput by the price, but consider that mini DV tapes have been discontinued, so prices are only going to rise from here on out. Plus, you no longer have to worry about tape glitches, head cleaners, or timecode errors. I've had to send my VX over to Kerry at least 3 times over the years specifically for tape deck issues, so it's nice to no longer have to consider the tape deck as a point of failure.

This device also acts as a capture deck, so you can plug it into your computer via the firewire cable, open FCP, and select log and transfer to easily preview all your clips before selecting which to import. Before I bought this device, I would wait until a tape is completely used up before moving it to my capture cam to import. It's so nice to be able to capture clips as soon as you get home without having a single worry. You can also watch the footage from this device so long as your VX can go into VCR/playback mode.

Let me know if anyone has any questions that Al didn't already answer. I spent way too much time researching this, so I'm sure I can help you out one way or another.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEcbHsfpdSn/

Here's some footage that was filmed with it, just in case there are doubts regarding the recording quality:
http://youtu.be/ZpQXgroM6vQ

Damn mayn, nice one for posting this.

Managed to find one in the UK with the cradle and a NP-570 to come with it, too. All in all for £305. Knowing how much I had to pay for tapes last time + how much jokers are charging for them (I found £60 for 5 the other day, really?) this should be worth it.

Plus I might do something similar with the bracket, that looks dope!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on September 02, 2020, 05:28:42 AM
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So, FINALLY found a working miniDV camera for capturing, and FINALLY found a corresponding cable that'll connect to the old MacBook I found. But now the Macbook doesn't seem to recoznize my camera even though it's in the playback mode. It'll recognize my TRV when I plug it in but I'm not trying to stress the heads for capturing. Anyone ever deal with this, or am I just gonna have to take the L and get a new capture cam?
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what are you capturing with? I recently had to go to my capture settings in premiere and change the capture device manually.   


Some Samsung MiniDV camera I found on eBay. (Samsung SCD107, to be precise.) It appears to work otherwise and the playback works on the LCD screen but my computer just doesn't respond to it. And like I said, when I plug in my actual camera and have iMovie open the capture pops up automatically so I know it's not my cable or anything.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on September 02, 2020, 06:57:46 AM
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So, FINALLY found a working miniDV camera for capturing, and FINALLY found a corresponding cable that'll connect to the old MacBook I found. But now the Macbook doesn't seem to recoznize my camera even though it's in the playback mode. It'll recognize my TRV when I plug it in but I'm not trying to stress the heads for capturing. Anyone ever deal with this, or am I just gonna have to take the L and get a new capture cam?
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what are you capturing with? I recently had to go to my capture settings in premiere and change the capture device manually.   
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Some Samsung MiniDV camera I found on eBay. (Samsung SCD107, to be precise.) It appears to work otherwise and the playback works on the LCD screen but my computer just doesn't respond to it. And like I said, when I plug in my actual camera and have iMovie open the capture pops up automatically so I know it's not my cable or anything.

Based on what you are saying, if your firewire cable/TRV/macbook all work, then it sounds specifically like an issue with your Samsung cap cam. Likely an issue with the DV port. Cap cams are cheap enough where you can likely get one for ~$50ish. Especially if you look on FB marketplace. This eBay search should yield some good results as well, just make sure the connector type includes 1X IEEE 1394 (FireWire/I.Link):

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=mini+dv+camcorder&_sacat=11724&_udhi=45&Brand=Canon%7CSony%7CSamsung&_dcat=11724&_sop=10 (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=mini+dv+camcorder&_sacat=11724&_udhi=45&Brand=Canon%7CSony%7CSamsung&_dcat=11724&_sop=10)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on September 02, 2020, 07:31:20 AM
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So, FINALLY found a working miniDV camera for capturing, and FINALLY found a corresponding cable that'll connect to the old MacBook I found. But now the Macbook doesn't seem to recoznize my camera even though it's in the playback mode. It'll recognize my TRV when I plug it in but I'm not trying to stress the heads for capturing. Anyone ever deal with this, or am I just gonna have to take the L and get a new capture cam?
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what are you capturing with? I recently had to go to my capture settings in premiere and change the capture device manually.   
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Some Samsung MiniDV camera I found on eBay. (Samsung SCD107, to be precise.) It appears to work otherwise and the playback works on the LCD screen but my computer just doesn't respond to it. And like I said, when I plug in my actual camera and have iMovie open the capture pops up automatically so I know it's not my cable or anything.
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Based on what you are saying, if your firewire cable/TRV/macbook all work, then it sounds specifically like an issue with your Samsung cap cam. Likely an issue with the DV port. Cap cams are cheap enough where you can likely get one for ~$50ish. Especially if you look on FB marketplace. This eBay search should yield some good results as well, just make sure the connector type includes 1X IEEE 1394 (FireWire/I.Link):

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=mini+dv+camcorder&_sacat=11724&_udhi=45&Brand=Canon%7CSony%7CSamsung&_dcat=11724&_sop=10 (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=mini+dv+camcorder&_sacat=11724&_udhi=45&Brand=Canon%7CSony%7CSamsung&_dcat=11724&_sop=10)


Yeah, I sorta figured it's just the camera. I'm nervous to just shell out for another one, but I guess I'll just take the L on the one I already bought. Appreciate the info!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on September 10, 2020, 03:17:53 AM
Got the HVR MRC1 setup like PJ Chad posted. If anyone needs any advice or pointers feel free to hit me up about it.

I bought a bracket from Amazon and it works pretty good with the device. I can adjust the bracket, so it can be pushed out further out to make room for fitting the bigger NP batteries (albeit blocking the exposure reel) or just have it so it's a snug fit next to the tape deck.

For anyone curious it's this one - www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N2LJF2T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_btf_t1_D65vFbE3S1GT6

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on September 22, 2020, 12:12:09 AM
yo vx'ers, what's the situation in your area regarding mini dv tapes? i always used sony premium mini dv tapes and recently i have noticed a really sharp increase in price accompanied by decreasing availability. did not really follow the discussion on tapes, but have they already been discontinued, like the beloved mk I where i regrettably never pulled the trigger years ago? as for tapes, there are 5-packs on amazon that go for above 60$ per lot - that's crazy. a 5-pack used to be 12-15 in my area. it's probably time to stock up, eventhough i haven't used my vx1k yet in 2020. haha
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on September 22, 2020, 12:55:23 AM
Yes, I think the tapes got discontinued.
I was lucky to find some good deals on eBay, Facebook marketplaces, etc...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on September 22, 2020, 02:11:53 AM
Yep. They're either discontinued or according to one of the VX1 sellers on Insta I spoke with, they're on a lower production run. Lets be honest I doubt they'll still be making them for what is a really small market.

Just gotta keep searching and prepare to pay a high price. I've been spending a bit of coin just for a pack of 5...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 22, 2020, 06:13:02 AM
when me and some homies were fucking round filming a vid we just ordered them online but prices would fluctuate depending on seller, 3-5 packs 10-20 still. ran out of tape mid session, called up some old brick & mortar camera store thats been here since the 70s and they had a bunch in stock (probably been sat there for years), £8 per tape.

def worth stocking up and keeping an eye out for bulk lots.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: killd0zer on October 04, 2020, 08:03:30 AM
Does anyone use those tadashi mk1 protectors? are they any good/worth it since mk1 prices are skyrocketing now?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 04, 2020, 08:16:56 AM
Does anyone use those tadashi mk1 protectors? are they any good/worth it since mk1 prices are skyrocketing now?

I have never seen anyone use one before. But they are pretty sick. And yea considering the price of the mk1 now. Might as well.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sn00p on October 04, 2020, 08:40:32 AM
Does anyone use those tadashi mk1 protectors? are they any good/worth it since mk1 prices are skyrocketing now?

I have one. but Iíve only used it a handful of times. it created a weird glare that showed up in footage so I was a little put off by it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on October 04, 2020, 11:39:06 AM
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Does anyone use those tadashi mk1 protectors? are they any good/worth it since mk1 prices are skyrocketing now?
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I have one. but Iíve only used it a handful of times. it created a weird glare that showed up in footage so I was a little put off by it.

This and one or two of the ones Iíve gotten have came pre-scratched.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on October 04, 2020, 07:40:58 PM
I would like to make my mk1 screw mount. I took off the bayo ring but can't find a step up ring deep enough to screw on the fisheye.

Anybody has done this before and could help me finding the good ring ?

Thanks
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on October 04, 2020, 09:30:19 PM
I would like to make my mk1 screw mount. I took off the bayo ring but can't find a step up ring deep enough to screw on the fisheye.

Anybody has done this before and could help me finding the good ring ?

Thanks
I've done this with a MK2 a long time ago by getting a handful of step up rings/spacers to get through the depth of the screw under the bayo mount, something like 72mm-82mm step up, 82mm spacer, 82-72mm step down, then 72-52mm step down to fit on the camera.

The same type of thing should work on a MK1 but I'm almost positive that the thread size is slightly larger than the MK2's - I seem to remember someone a long time ago doing this with a 74mm step up ring. Hope it works out for you!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on October 04, 2020, 11:53:56 PM
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I would like to make my mk1 screw mount. I took off the bayo ring but can't find a step up ring deep enough to screw on the fisheye.

Anybody has done this before and could help me finding the good ring ?

Thanks
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I've done this with a MK2 a long time ago by getting a handful of step up rings/spacers to get through the depth of the screw under the bayo mount, something like 72mm-82mm step up, 82mm spacer, 82-72mm step down, then 72-52mm step down to fit on the camera.

The same type of thing should work on a MK1 but I'm almost positive that the thread size is slightly larger than the MK2's - I seem to remember someone a long time ago doing this with a 74mm step up ring. Hope it works out for you!

This.
I also made it on a MK2 and you have to play with step-up step-down rings to be deep enough.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on October 05, 2020, 03:03:56 PM
thanks guys ! using a step up 74mm ring did not work.

but from what i see here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV1PXDtOds), i should start with a step down ring.
I will keep you in touch when i receive it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on October 06, 2020, 05:31:18 PM
I just posted a video on YouTube where I test some video enhancing A.I on some VX1000 footage if anyone is interested!
https://youtu.be/SksLI2D-cRM (https://youtu.be/SksLI2D-cRM)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on October 06, 2020, 06:23:29 PM
I just posted a video on YouTube where I test some video enhancing A.I on some VX1000 footage if anyone is interested!
https://youtu.be/SksLI2D-cRM (https://youtu.be/SksLI2D-cRM)

this is really cool, i figured it was only a matter of time before we started seeing something like this.

my only question is - does this differ/how much does this differ from just using FCPX to import the 720x480 SD footage into a 1920x1080 30p/60p HD timeline? when i've done this in the past, i haven't had to wait the hours that Topaz takes - it's really just waiting 1-3 minutes for exporting. i wonder if you'd be able to tell a difference when comparing the FCPX upscaled HD footage vs the Topaz AI HD footage of the same clip.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on October 06, 2020, 06:41:33 PM
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I just posted a video on YouTube where I test some video enhancing A.I on some VX1000 footage if anyone is interested!
https://youtu.be/SksLI2D-cRM (https://youtu.be/SksLI2D-cRM)
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this is really cool, i figured it was only a matter of time before we started seeing something like this.

my only question is - does this differ/how much does this differ from just using FCPX to import the 720x480 SD footage into a 1920x1080 30p/60p HD timeline? when i've done this in the past, i haven't had to wait the hours that Topaz takes - it's really just waiting 1-3 minutes for exporting. i wonder if you'd be able to tell a difference when comparing the FCPX upscaled HD footage vs the Topaz AI HD footage of the same clip.

From what I've seen, doing HD to 4k doesn't do much, in fact you can create the same effect in your editing software! But in my tests you can see a clear improvement when using Topaz. The original DV looks good, but the enhanced looks better imo. I think for now it's still too soon to use this on literally every clip but maybe just chucking one of 2 SD clips into a HD project and it might work out! In a few years time as computers get faster and this software gets better, and hopefully the time it takes is reduced
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on October 06, 2020, 06:52:34 PM
i know you mentioned HD to 4K doesn't do much, but what i'm asking about specifically is would there be a notable difference between comparing the following:

720x480 SD footage -> imported into a 1920x1080 HD timeline and then exported
720x480 SD footage -> imported into Topaz AI and exported like you just did in the video
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on October 06, 2020, 07:23:46 PM
If I'm understanding your question right, that's exactly what we're seeing at the end of the video (normal upresed SD compared to AI enhanced).
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on October 06, 2020, 08:04:31 PM
If I'm understanding your question right, that's exactly what we're seeing at the end of the video (normal upresed SD compared to AI enhanced).

it's likely i'm not making myself clear enough, so i apologize in advance. let me try one more time.

the normal uncompressed SD clips in his video, before they are put through Topaz, are 720x576. after they are put through Topaz, they are "enhanced" as well as now upscaled to HD as 1920x1080.

what i typically do with VX clips that go to youtube, is use FCPX to import that raw SD clip into an HD 1920x1080 timeline. this obviously upscales that SD clip into HD, which is then exported.

my question is, if we start off with a single raw SD clip and run that through the Topaz, and take that same raw SD clip and import into FCPX HD timeline as i described above, would we be able to see a difference when comparing the Topaz vs FCPX clip?

at the end of his video, he compares the raw SD vs the result from Topaz, which is HD. obviously, we are going to see an increase in quality. i'd be interested to see if there was a difference between the Topaz clip, and an upscaled HD clip from FCPX.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on October 07, 2020, 12:49:22 AM
What I usually do is work in a timeline with the same settings as my DV clips, then upscale during export to HD.
Will there be a difference if I work in a HD timeline instead ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on October 07, 2020, 05:55:54 AM
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If I'm understanding your question right, that's exactly what we're seeing at the end of the video (normal upresed SD compared to AI enhanced).
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at the end of his video, he compares the raw SD vs the result from Topaz, which is HD. obviously, we are going to see an increase in quality. i'd be interested to see if there was a difference between the Topaz clip, and an upscaled HD clip from FCPX.
The videos at the end with the "Original" title are the upscaled SD clips to HD though. If they weren't, and they were the actual original raw SD files (at original resolution), they wouldn't fill the video frame. Unless I'm still misunderstanding, the comparison at the end of the "Original" vs "Enhanced" videos is "editing software SD upscaled to HD" vs "AI enhanced."

What I usually do is work in a timeline with the same settings as my DV clips, then upscale during export to HD.
Will there be a difference if I work in a HD timeline instead ?
I haven't noticed any difference with these two methods (in Premiere), as long as you export with the same settings it should look the same.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on October 07, 2020, 06:55:18 AM
So I put the original clips into my HD timeline, and made them fill the frame, then I had the enhanced ones next to em. Now you mention that it would be interesting to see if the original clip vs. the enhanced one downsampled back to SD resolution. Sorry I didn't make it very clear!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on October 11, 2020, 03:21:19 PM
hoping to get the input of some fellow slap nerds. i searched this thread, and over the years there seems to be some differing opinions on shutter speed for the NSTC vx1000. i'm just learning that the general rule of thumb is to typically double the frame rate - so 29.97 = 1/60.

the below video (although it's not vx1000), says to typically shoot sunny daytime footage at 1/125 for shutter speed in order to find a balance between 1/1000 which is too jumpy, and 1/60 which is a little blurry. is this what everyone typically follows?

if i had planned on exporting a vx1000 edit to 60fps, should i be adjusting the shutter speed to corrleate with that (around 1/250 or 1/500), or should the shutter remain at 1/125 since the true frame rate is 29.97?

lastly, i know some people in this thread have said that f5.6 is the "sweet spot" for aperture on the vx1000. is that mostly because it is directly in the middle between a shallow depth of field vs a deep depth of field?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZMbngPFF8

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on October 11, 2020, 06:35:44 PM
hoping to get the input of some fellow slap nerds. i searched this thread, and over the years there seems to be some differing opinions on shutter speed for the NSTC vx1000. i'm just learning that the general rule of thumb is to typically double the frame rate - so 29.97 = 1/60.

the below video (although it's not vx1000), says to typically shoot sunny daytime footage at 1/125 for shutter speed in order to find a balance between 1/1000 which is too jumpy, and 1/60 which is a little blurry. is this what everyone typically follows?

if i had planned on exporting a vx1000 edit to 60fps, should i be adjusting the shutter speed to corrleate with that (around 1/250 or 1/500), or should the shutter remain at 1/125 since the true frame rate is 29.97?

lastly, i know some people in this thread have said that f5.6 is the "sweet spot" for aperture on the vx1000. is that mostly because it is directly in the middle between a shallow depth of field vs a deep depth of field?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZMbngPFF8

It depends on what you're looking for. If you want crisp slowmo, I'd say 1/500th shutter speed is what you should use. If you want some blur, but still a decent crispy looking slowmo, I'd say 1/125th shutter speed.

And regarding the f-stop, if you have your camera setup at f1.8, the vignette is going to look soft, and at the higher f-stop it's easier to make focus mistakes. However, at f5.6 the depth of field is so deep that pretty much everything is going to be in focus which can be a plus, or a negative depending on who you ask. 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Glurmpz on October 11, 2020, 06:51:43 PM
Leaving the aperture wide open is why so much VX footage looks soft, always set it higher. (yes, 5.6 or higher is great)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 11, 2020, 07:49:07 PM
Leaving the aperture wide open is why so much VX footage looks soft, always set it higher. (yes, 5.6 or higher is great)

exactly. anything below 5.6 gets a little soft.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on October 11, 2020, 09:49:50 PM
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hoping to get the input of some fellow slap nerds. i searched this thread, and over the years there seems to be some differing opinions on shutter speed for the NSTC vx1000. i'm just learning that the general rule of thumb is to typically double the frame rate - so 29.97 = 1/60.

the below video (although it's not vx1000), says to typically shoot sunny daytime footage at 1/125 for shutter speed in order to find a balance between 1/1000 which is too jumpy, and 1/60 which is a little blurry. is this what everyone typically follows?

if i had planned on exporting a vx1000 edit to 60fps, should i be adjusting the shutter speed to corrleate with that (around 1/250 or 1/500), or should the shutter remain at 1/125 since the true frame rate is 29.97?

lastly, i know some people in this thread have said that f5.6 is the "sweet spot" for aperture on the vx1000. is that mostly because it is directly in the middle between a shallow depth of field vs a deep depth of field?

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It depends on what you're looking for. If you want crisp slowmo, I'd say 1/500th shutter speed is what you should use. If you want some blur, but still a decent crispy looking slowmo, I'd say 1/125th shutter speed.

And regarding the f-stop, if you have your camera setup at f1.8, the vignette is going to look soft, and at the higher f-stop it's easier to make focus mistakes. However, at f5.6 the depth of field is so deep that pretty much everything is going to be in focus which can be a plus, or a negative depending on who you ask.

This is good advice. The "double the frame rate shutter speed rule" is generally suggested for film/cinema, i.e. use 1/48th shutter speed if you're shooting 24fps and want a classic film look. For skating (SD and VX1000 especially) it really doesn't apply. I personally try not to go below 1/125th unless it's pitch black.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on October 12, 2020, 12:54:32 AM
I still don't really understand why, but there is something with F5.6 and the MKI fisheye that just works well.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on October 17, 2020, 09:48:04 AM
Anyone got a current link for vx1000 batteries for sale online?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on October 19, 2020, 04:10:32 AM
Requesting help from Slap pals.
One of my VX1000 got the classic jammed tape where the tape deck do not go out entirely.

How do I extract the tape, and can I fix this ?
Iím not asking for ę send it to Kerry Ľ but for some experiences and instructions to do it myself.
Thanks a lot !
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Kevve on October 26, 2020, 10:10:05 AM
So I thought that the photo/video board was for stuff about photography and filming until i checked it out. Turs out it wasn't. Is there any active photography/filming thread on Slap? Figured I should ask here before starting one.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on October 26, 2020, 12:47:19 PM
Requesting help from Slap pals.
One of my VX1000 got the classic jammed tape where the tape deck do not go out entirely.

How do I extract the tape, and can I fix this ?
Iím not asking for ę send it to Kerry Ľ but for some experiences and instructions to do it myself.
Thanks a lot !

Do you see any error codes on the screen? Any unusal gear sounds, like grinding or continuing to move without the deck opening? If so there may just be something not aligned right. I bought a vx21k off ebay a few years ago with tape deck "problems" and turns out it was just a clip I had to push with a tooth pick. I didn't have to take anything apart either. I forgot the code my camera was giving at the time so I can't be 100% sure what I said applies to you. Could just be worn out gears.

Maybe just email Kerry and he can probably diagnose the problem over email. Then you can search up/ self repair on your own.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on October 27, 2020, 03:16:50 PM
Requesting help from Slap pals.
One of my VX1000 got the classic jammed tape where the tape deck do not go out entirely.

How do I extract the tape, and can I fix this ?
Iím not asking for ę send it to Kerry Ľ but for some experiences and instructions to do it myself.
Thanks a lot !

had the problem once and i managed to open the left shell of the vx. disconnected it, reconnected it without putting the shell back. turn on the camera, and the tape dexk went down. then i put the vx back together and it worked as intended.
i might have been lucky but it's worth a try.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on October 30, 2020, 09:39:15 AM
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Requesting help from Slap pals.
One of my VX1000 got the classic jammed tape where the tape deck do not go out entirely.

How do I extract the tape, and can I fix this ?
Iím not asking for ę send it to Kerry Ľ but for some experiences and instructions to do it myself.
Thanks a lot !
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had the problem once and i managed to open the left shell of the vx. disconnected it, reconnected it without putting the shell back. turn on the camera, and the tape dexk went down. then i put the vx back together and it worked as intended.
i might have been lucky but it's worth a try.

Merci Romain !

I just tear the left part down, got rid of the whole the tape band, and I had to remove the tape deck without disconnecting it to have the tape finally out.
I made a few tests and everything works now.

I have another issue with this camera that someone may have had :
Whenever I set my aperture to something lower than F5.6 the image gets blurry. Not out-of-focus blurry, but more of like a foggy effect. This happens with whatever shutter speed.

Any idea ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on October 30, 2020, 12:21:22 PM
show us an example picture of the fogginess.

does your lens seem clean ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Phosphoresence on October 30, 2020, 03:08:34 PM
Anybody aware of a rough going rate for an MK1 century optic lens?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on October 31, 2020, 02:21:25 AM
show us an example picture of the fogginess.

does your lens seem clean ?

Here is a video showing the defect.
Focus is auto
Shutter speed is auto (well it is not set, so I guess ?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFkli6pcJVo

Edit: auto shutter is OFF in the settings.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on October 31, 2020, 10:37:32 AM
I've never seen that, but i guess if you open the lens and clean it from the inside, there's a good chance to get rid of the fogginess
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on October 31, 2020, 05:51:41 PM
I had something similar where the whole VAP unit was loose and I only noticed when it starting looking soft at night. If I pushed the whole front end in it would go into focus properly, which was an okay workaround for that day, but I ended up just sending it back to get fixed since I'd just bought it.

Here's what it looked like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92yj-ylDAY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyRSJj6phy4
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 01, 2020, 01:10:33 AM
I had something similar where the whole VAP unit was loose and I only noticed when it starting looking soft at night. If I pushed the whole front end in it would go into focus properly, which was an okay workaround for that day, but I ended up just sending it back to get fixed since I'd just bought it.

This very much looks like the same defect, even if my VAP unit isn't loose.
I will try to open it and whether clean it or check if something might have moved in there.

Thanks !
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BJM on November 05, 2020, 11:12:05 AM
Anybody aware of a rough going rate for an MK1 century optic lens?

See them going for upwards of $1000 these days on Ig accounts like VX1000MARKET. even saw one on ebay for $2000 lmao
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 05, 2020, 11:39:04 PM
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See them going for upwards of $1000 these days on Ig accounts like VX1000MARKET. even saw one on ebay for $2000 lmao

wouldn't send another dollar to vxKookmarket
Yea prices of MK1's are around 1200+
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Baklazanxd on November 13, 2020, 10:50:49 AM
Hi, so my repaired vx1000 (the tape wouldn't eject), arrived yesterday and it was fully working with no problems.
Today I tried to film something and after I've inserted the battery into the VX and tried turning it on it just beeped and showed a full battery icon but nothing else worked.
First thing I thought was that the temperature was a bit too cold for the camera (it was around 7įC = 44.6įF).
But when I came back home and waited for it to get to room temperature it still wouldn't turn on :(.
I've tried multiple batteries and nothing helped. Any suggestions?

also sorry for my english, I'm from Slovakia
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on November 13, 2020, 06:23:53 PM
Hi, so my repaired vx1000 (the tape wouldn't eject), arrived yesterday and it was fully working with no problems.
Today I tried to film something and after I've inserted the battery into the VX and tried turning it on it just beeped and showed a full battery icon but nothing else worked.
First thing I thought was that the temperature was a bit too cold for the camera (it was around 7įC = 44.6įF).
But when I came back home and waited for it to get to room temperature it still wouldn't turn on :(.
I've tried multiple batteries and nothing helped. Any suggestions?

also sorry for my english, I'm from Slovakia

That's rough. Sorry to hear. VX1000's are notorious for hating cold weather. It's a long shot, but is your VX on autolock (switch below the power)? Are you able to see a picture through the viewfinder, or is it black? Are you able to change the program type, shutter, aperature, white balance? Does anything show on the rear door when you try to change any of these settings?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Baklazanxd on November 14, 2020, 02:43:59 AM
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Hi, so my repaired vx1000 (the tape wouldn't eject), arrived yesterday and it was fully working with no problems.
Today I tried to film something and after I've inserted the battery into the VX and tried turning it on it just beeped and showed a full battery icon but nothing else worked.
First thing I thought was that the temperature was a bit too cold for the camera (it was around 7įC = 44.6įF).
But when I came back home and waited for it to get to room temperature it still wouldn't turn on :(.
I've tried multiple batteries and nothing helped. Any suggestions?

also sorry for my english, I'm from Slovakia
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That's rough. Sorry to hear. VX1000's are notorious for hating cold weather. It's a long shot, but is your VX on autolock (switch below the power)? Are you able to see a picture through the viewfinder, or is it black? Are you able to change the program type, shutter, aperature, white balance? Does anything show on the rear door when you try to change any of these settings?

It's on manual. There's no picture, just the battery indicator. I can change the program type, shutter speed, white balance, but not the aperature. Yes the icons pop up but I don't think it does anything, also the menu doesn't work.

I guess I'll be sending it back for another repair.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 17, 2020, 05:25:42 AM
My friend's board smashed into my fisheye this week-end, poping of the front of the VAP unit and scratching my brand new MKI when it hit the ground. I feel so bad because I have a Tadashi filter and it was in my bag but I just didn't put it on...

Do you guys know if Century is still selling front elements ?

Also, I glued my VAP unit back after removing the front lens and let it dry overnight with my camera standing vertically.
Still, there was a little fog in the inner lens this morning, so I didn't touch and let it until get to work.

If I fucked it up, is there any way to fix this ?

Thanks for your help, I feel like a total noob...

Edit: pictures for reference

(https://i.ibb.co/fYXtG6f/IMG-5460.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/qjJ7QLd/IMG-5465.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on November 17, 2020, 06:12:01 AM
Dang, sorry to hear. I've always heard never to use any glue on broken lens mounts for that exact reason (glue causing foggy internal lenses) and to always use electrical tape instead. I'm not sure if it's fixable honestly, but I would suggest hitting up Video Electronics or a similar repair place for their insight on that one. You could also just try breaking it where the glue is and cleaning it yourself.

As far as the lens goes, I believe Century is only replacing front elements themselves, and charging a bunch for the labour on top of the glass itself. I think I read on here it was something like $600 or $800 for that, but honestly it's probably worth it since once they're out of stock it'll be impossible to fix it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on November 17, 2020, 11:32:54 AM
it depends of the type of glue you use and the quantity.

I always used gorilla glue in small quantities and never had a problem. It's better to glue your bayo in 2 or 3 times to avoid too much fume. I even glue the bayo part of the vx before it's even broken to make sure it doesn't fall.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 19, 2020, 04:20:29 PM
Ahhh shit man. I always used hot glue so that it doesn't get fumes on the lens
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 19, 2020, 11:59:43 PM
Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 20, 2020, 04:47:36 AM
Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...

damn pricy. Surprised they are still doing front elements.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 20, 2020, 05:41:41 AM
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Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...
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damn pricy. Surprised they are still doing front elements.

They do but you cannot buy them as spare parts: you have to send your lens for repair.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on November 20, 2020, 06:26:03 AM
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Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...
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damn pricy. Surprised they are still doing front elements.
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They do but you cannot buy them as spare parts: you have to send your lens for repair.

I wonder why you have to send in the lens for repair since replacing the front element is easy? Do they only have a low quantity so they want to prevent resellers like vx1000market from buying them all and doing an extreme markup. Take away liability from us DIYers from damaging the lens further? Or simply to milk some extra cash by charging alot for them repair it themselves? Maybe a combination of all?

Also, if you send in a repair to replace the front element, do they send the scratched one back with the new or do they keep it?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 20, 2020, 06:55:44 AM
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Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...
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damn pricy. Surprised they are still doing front elements.
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They do but you cannot buy them as spare parts: you have to send your lens for repair.
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I wonder why you have to send in the lens for repair since replacing the front element is easy? Do they only have a low quantity so they want to prevent resellers like vx1000market from buying them all and doing an extreme markup. Take away liability from us DIYers from damaging the lens further? Or simply to milk some extra cash by charging alot for them repair it themselves? Maybe a combination of all?

Also, if you send in a repair to replace the front element, do they send the scratched one back with the new or do they keep it?

That is actually a good question !
I'm still not sure what to do with my lens...
Regarding the price, I don't think there will be better deal for a brand new front element.
@vx_fisheye_sales had one last week, and someone offered him 950$ for it...

This is what they told me :
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Hello Thomas,

Yes, we do need the lens to be sent in for repair. Please find our service form attached for you to complete and ship with your lens in need of service. Please ship the lens along with this form to 640 South Glenwood Place, Burbank, CA 91506.

We will assess the lens and provide you a quote for the repair. Just for your information, our labor rate is $150/hour, and parts needed are to be determined. Once approved we will be able to provide an estimated date. We only have a few elements left for servicing lenses, please send your fisheye in as son as possible. The element is $295.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
 
Maral Mirzayan
Business Operations Manager
Schneider Optics, Inc.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on November 20, 2020, 07:47:00 AM
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Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...
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damn pricy. Surprised they are still doing front elements.
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They do but you cannot buy them as spare parts: you have to send your lens for repair.
[close]

I wonder why you have to send in the lens for repair since replacing the front element is easy? Do they only have a low quantity so they want to prevent resellers like vx1000market from buying them all and doing an extreme markup. Take away liability from us DIYers from damaging the lens further? Or simply to milk some extra cash by charging alot for them repair it themselves? Maybe a combination of all?

Also, if you send in a repair to replace the front element, do they send the scratched one back with the new or do they keep it?
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That is actually a good question !
I'm still not sure what to do with my lens...
Regarding the price, I don't think there will be better deal for a brand new front element.
@vx_fisheye_sales had one last week, and someone offered him 950$ for it...

This is what they told me :
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Hello Thomas,

Yes, we do need the lens to be sent in for repair. Please find our service form attached for you to complete and ship with your lens in need of service. Please ship the lens along with this form to 640 South Glenwood Place, Burbank, CA 91506.

We will assess the lens and provide you a quote for the repair. Just for your information, our labor rate is $150/hour, and parts needed are to be determined. Once approved we will be able to provide an estimated date. We only have a few elements left for servicing lenses, please send your fisheye in as son as possible. The element is $295.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
 
Maral Mirzayan
Business Operations Manager
Schneider Optics, Inc.
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If they sent back the old front element then you can use it as a backup if it's not completely destroyed. I'd feel robbed if they kept it. Paying $800+ for the lens and an additional couple hundred bucks to replace a part of it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 21, 2020, 06:19:55 AM
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Alright so I sent my camera to VX doc, I hope he will be able to fix it.

As for the fisheye, Century sent me a service form for repair.
The front element is 295$ and the labor rate is 150$/hour...
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damn pricy. Surprised they are still doing front elements.
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They do but you cannot buy them as spare parts: you have to send your lens for repair.
[close]

I wonder why you have to send in the lens for repair since replacing the front element is easy? Do they only have a low quantity so they want to prevent resellers like vx1000market from buying them all and doing an extreme markup. Take away liability from us DIYers from damaging the lens further? Or simply to milk some extra cash by charging alot for them repair it themselves? Maybe a combination of all?

Also, if you send in a repair to replace the front element, do they send the scratched one back with the new or do they keep it?
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That is actually a good question !
I'm still not sure what to do with my lens...
Regarding the price, I don't think there will be better deal for a brand new front element.
@vx_fisheye_sales had one last week, and someone offered him 950$ for it...

This is what they told me :
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Hello Thomas,

Yes, we do need the lens to be sent in for repair. Please find our service form attached for you to complete and ship with your lens in need of service. Please ship the lens along with this form to 640 South Glenwood Place, Burbank, CA 91506.

We will assess the lens and provide you a quote for the repair. Just for your information, our labor rate is $150/hour, and parts needed are to be determined. Once approved we will be able to provide an estimated date. We only have a few elements left for servicing lenses, please send your fisheye in as son as possible. The element is $295.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
 
Maral Mirzayan
Business Operations Manager
Schneider Optics, Inc.
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If they sent back the old front element then you can use it as a backup if it's not completely destroyed. I'd feel robbed if they kept it. Paying $800+ for the lens and an additional couple hundred bucks to replace a part of it.

Thats a good question. You got me wondering now if they do keep it or not?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 22, 2020, 12:41:19 AM
They just told me that they will send me the old front element back along with the repaired fisheye.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 22, 2020, 06:25:27 AM
They just told me that they will send me the old front element back along with the repaired fisheye.

Okay that makes more sense.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sidewalk Funk. on November 22, 2020, 08:03:42 PM
Dang, sorry to hear. I've always heard never to use any glue on broken lens mounts for that exact reason (glue causing foggy internal lenses) and to always use electrical tape instead.

I took a break from filming for 8 years and let a buddy use my VX for a few of those years. Long story short - the front of the camera got ripped off and he glued it back on resulting in the foggy internal lenses you mentioned. I didn't care at the time because I was totally over filming, but now that I'm into it again I'm pretty bummed. No matter what is done, the image always looks slightly out of focus due to the fog. Super frustrating and now looking for a broken VX with a good VAP so that I can replace the VAP on mine.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 22, 2020, 09:24:36 PM
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Dang, sorry to hear. I've always heard never to use any glue on broken lens mounts for that exact reason (glue causing foggy internal lenses) and to always use electrical tape instead.
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I took a break from filming for 8 years and let a buddy use my VX for a few of those years. Long story short - the front of the camera got ripped off and he glued it back on resulting in the foggy internal lenses you mentioned. I didn't care at the time because I was totally over filming, but now that I'm into it again I'm pretty bummed. No matter what is done, the image always looks slightly out of focus due to the fog. Super frustrating and now looking for a broken VX with a good VAP so that I can replace the VAP on mine.

Yea I have always used some sort of jb weld or 2 part epoxy. I just did it on my new vx
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on November 23, 2020, 12:08:58 AM
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Dang, sorry to hear. I've always heard never to use any glue on broken lens mounts for that exact reason (glue causing foggy internal lenses) and to always use electrical tape instead.
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I took a break from filming for 8 years and let a buddy use my VX for a few of those years. Long story short - the front of the camera got ripped off and he glued it back on resulting in the foggy internal lenses you mentioned. I didn't care at the time because I was totally over filming, but now that I'm into it again I'm pretty bummed. No matter what is done, the image always looks slightly out of focus due to the fog. Super frustrating and now looking for a broken VX with a good VAP so that I can replace the VAP on mine.

This is so frustrating because it's just fog but in the end you have to replace the whole VAP unit...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on November 23, 2020, 04:04:05 AM
From what i've heard:

watch out because the VAP unit is linked to one of the cards, and if you just change the VAP without configuring the card, you might have parfocal problems (your focus point moves when you zoom).

i believe there are infos about it in the vx1000 service manual.
the easiest option would be to send it to kerry at VE.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on November 23, 2020, 04:29:51 AM
out of pure curiosity, how much would that be to ship a vx to kerry at VE from europe? have you already done this bataaard?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on November 23, 2020, 12:02:32 PM
I just got some advices from Kerry and he sent me some parts.

You can ask @vx_doc on instagram if he can change your VAP and check the parfocal.
he's from europe and legit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: skatehypecom on November 27, 2020, 10:19:04 AM
Hi to all VX1000 users, I recommend you take a look at skatehype.com or it's app. Especially by the following unique features:
- Direct conversion .DV NTSC to 60p video. Best quality on Internet for VX.
- No ads, no audio or video bans, no data tracking, no shit, just Skateboarding.
- No more people asking for "send me that trick for insta", all users can download tricks for insta of any video.
- No more people asking for "send me that video part", your friends or you can create a video part from video without reencoding, just with a post in seconds.

More info on this thread: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=112401.0
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on November 27, 2020, 10:46:13 AM
Hi to all VX1000 users, I recommend you take a look at skatehype.com or it's app. Especially by the following unique features:
- Direct conversion .DV NTSC to 60p video. Best quality on Internet for VX.
- No ads, no audio or video bans, no data tracking, no shit, just Skateboarding.
- No more people asking for "send me that trick for insta", all users can download tricks for insta of any video.
- No more people asking for "send me that video part", your friends or you can create a video from video without reencoding, just with a post in seconds.

More info on this thread: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=112401.0

thanks, def checking this out
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on December 03, 2020, 01:39:26 AM
Sooo, I finally made my mind and sent my MKI to Century for a front element replacement.
Anyone ever done it here ? I still don't know exactly how much they will charge me...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 03, 2020, 03:09:55 PM
Sooo, I finally made my mind and sent my MKI to Century for a front element replacement.
Anyone ever done it here ? I still don't know exactly how much they will charge me...

I am assuming new front element and the labor like they mentioned?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on December 04, 2020, 12:46:08 AM
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Sooo, I finally made my mind and sent my MKI to Century for a front element replacement.
Anyone ever done it here ? I still don't know exactly how much they will charge me...
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I am assuming new front element and the labor like they mentioned?

Yes, I was expecting something like 450-500$ but if they need 2 hours or more to replace the front element it will be much more.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on December 04, 2020, 05:48:26 AM
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Sooo, I finally made my mind and sent my MKI to Century for a front element replacement.
Anyone ever done it here ? I still don't know exactly how much they will charge me...
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I am assuming new front element and the labor like they mentioned?
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Yes, I was expecting something like 450-500$ but if they need 2 hours or more to replace the front element it will be much more.

I would've asked for a quote before I sent it but keep us posted on what it came out to. Also, let us know if they send back the old front element. I'm curious.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OrangeVHStapes on December 04, 2020, 01:03:58 PM
Anybody know the best place to get batteries?

I had three but one broke... I saw B&H selling them new for like... 149 dollars or something which is insane...

Hoping for something a little lower in price so I can buy a few. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on December 04, 2020, 01:51:07 PM
Anybody know the best place to get batteries?

I had three but one broke... I saw B&H selling them new for like... 149 dollars or something which is insane...

Hoping for something a little lower in price so I can buy a few. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I've used eBay to buy a bunch of NP-F970's for my vx2100. I forgot the seller (had them saved years ago) but the batteries were legit and lasted hours/ weeks at a time. I think they were about $30-40ish a piece or maybe 2 for $45? I can't remember exactly.

I don't suggest paying 150 for one battery. I'd lurk eBay for a third party and check the reviews before buying.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 04, 2020, 03:43:21 PM
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Anybody know the best place to get batteries?

I had three but one broke... I saw B&H selling them new for like... 149 dollars or something which is insane...

Hoping for something a little lower in price so I can buy a few. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I've used eBay to buy a bunch of NP-F970's for my vx2100. I forgot the seller (had them saved years ago) but the batteries were legit and lasted hours/ weeks at a time. I think they were about $30-40ish a piece or maybe 2 for $45? I can't remember exactly.

I don't suggest paying 150 for one battery. I'd lurk eBay for a third party and check the reviews before buying.

Yea i wouldn't spend nearly that much on batteries. I bought these fake ones off amazon and they didn't have the grooves in them, so they wouldn't slide into the vx. I ended up taking the plastic housing case on the battery and they worked great
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on December 05, 2020, 10:54:05 PM
I've bought two of these ones and they seem to work pretty well.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/4200mAh-New-Video-Camcorde-Battery-for-Sony-DCR-VX1000-DCR-VX2000-NP-F750/174306367481?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I think they're sold out right now though.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on December 07, 2020, 01:30:05 AM
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Anybody know the best place to get batteries?

I had three but one broke... I saw B&H selling them new for like... 149 dollars or something which is insane...

Hoping for something a little lower in price so I can buy a few. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I've used eBay to buy a bunch of NP-F970's for my vx2100. I forgot the seller (had them saved years ago) but the batteries were legit and lasted hours/ weeks at a time. I think they were about $30-40ish a piece or maybe 2 for $45? I can't remember exactly.

I don't suggest paying 150 for one battery. I'd lurk eBay for a third party and check the reviews before buying.

Yeah when I had my VX21 I had a mix of the OG Sony ones that still held charge or the cheap ones I bought on eBay. Honestly, they hold charge and as long as you look after them they'll last a long time.

If you're using a 21 just be careful and persist at the seller that they in fact, do have the grooves on the side. I've had to send so many back and argue with a few, but I got a load of them in the end.

Or you could do a botch job like some have to make those grooves, but I wouldn't want to fuck with cutting into the side of the battery haha.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OrangeVHStapes on December 09, 2020, 08:04:00 AM
I've bought two of these ones and they seem to work pretty well.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/4200mAh-New-Video-Camcorde-Battery-for-Sony-DCR-VX1000-DCR-VX2000-NP-F750/174306367481?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I think they're sold out right now though.

Thanks dude!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: OrangeVHStapes on December 09, 2020, 08:40:59 AM
Found batteries for 22 bucks... Free shipping too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/351216194651
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on December 09, 2020, 11:15:57 AM
Found batteries for 22 bucks... Free shipping too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/351216194651

Good looking out. Just ordered 2. Will report back on how they are.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 09, 2020, 03:47:34 PM
Found batteries for 22 bucks... Free shipping too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/351216194651

About to order a few once I get paid. Thanks for the link cuz
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on December 10, 2020, 12:58:30 AM
Quick update regarding my MKI repair by Century.
They just sent me the quote, with a front element now at $395, previously announced at $295... (before I sent the lens in)
Plus $225 of labor, which was expected.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 10, 2020, 11:48:20 AM
Quick update regarding my MKI repair by Century.
They just sent me the quote, with a front element now at $395, previously announced at $295... (before I sent the lens in)
Plus $225 of labor, which was expected.

Damn an extra 100$
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sidewalk Funk. on December 15, 2020, 01:41:55 PM
Any tips on keeping your VX warm when filming in colder weather? Whenever I'm filming in 40 degree or less temperatures, my manual focus stops working and auto focus takes over despite manual focus still being selected.   
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 15, 2020, 04:12:51 PM
Any tips on keeping your VX warm when filming in colder weather? Whenever I'm filming in 40 degree or less temperatures, my manual focus stops working and auto focus takes over despite manual focus still being selected.

Its pretty hard to do so. When I was living in Washington in the winter time the vx was sometimes not even useable because it got so cold. Pretty sure I seen someone put a bunch of hand warmers on the outside of it. Was most likely a joke but it might work a little haha.

I know a group of dudes that make snowboarding videos with the vx and as far as I know they don't have a problem.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on December 16, 2020, 11:52:54 AM
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Any tips on keeping your VX warm when filming in colder weather? Whenever I'm filming in 40 degree or less temperatures, my manual focus stops working and auto focus takes over despite manual focus still being selected.
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Its pretty hard to do so. When I was living in Washington in the winter time the vx was sometimes not even useable because it got so cold. Pretty sure I seen someone put a bunch of hand warmers on the outside of it. Was most likely a joke but it might work a little haha.

I know a group of dudes that make snowboarding videos with the vx and as far as I know they don't have a problem.

I film in SLC, UT. I take the VX out regularly in 0-30 degree temperatures and haven't had many, if any problems. Batteries don't last as long, but that's about it for me. Maybe I'm lucky.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 16, 2020, 01:59:00 PM
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Any tips on keeping your VX warm when filming in colder weather? Whenever I'm filming in 40 degree or less temperatures, my manual focus stops working and auto focus takes over despite manual focus still being selected.
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Its pretty hard to do so. When I was living in Washington in the winter time the vx was sometimes not even useable because it got so cold. Pretty sure I seen someone put a bunch of hand warmers on the outside of it. Was most likely a joke but it might work a little haha.

I know a group of dudes that make snowboarding videos with the vx and as far as I know they don't have a problem.
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I film in SLC, UT. I take the VX out regularly in 0-30 degree temperatures and haven't had many, if any problems. Batteries don't last as long, but that's about it for me. Maybe I'm lucky.

Shit the second I would take mine out. It would start glitching so bad. Batteries would die so fast.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on December 16, 2020, 04:12:05 PM
My old US VX didnít fare well if it was below 35, Japanese one was good though. 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: kanyewesticles on December 21, 2020, 12:48:25 PM
For those of you with off brand VX batteries that don't "pop" out of the battery compartment when you take them out, do you have any tips? I was thinking of putting some velcro on the end of the battery facing out, and keeping the other side of the velcro in my camera bag so i can help pull the battery out of the compartment.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 21, 2020, 02:33:31 PM
For those of you with off brand VX batteries that don't "pop" out of the battery compartment when you take them out, do you have any tips? I was thinking of putting some velcro on the end of the battery facing out, and keeping the other side of the velcro in my camera bag so i can help pull the battery out of the compartment.

I just take a pocket knife. Velcro would work, but would you still be able to shut the door?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on December 21, 2020, 02:41:59 PM
I use a little piece of tape like a pull-tab.

(https://i.imgur.com/dYPxluil.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: kanyewesticles on December 21, 2020, 02:52:50 PM
I use a little piece of tape like a pull-tab.

(https://i.imgur.com/dYPxluil.jpg)

Smart and simple, thanks!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on December 22, 2020, 01:22:14 AM
Damn why didn't I think of that bahaha.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: WadeDes on December 22, 2020, 08:48:06 AM
Has anyone any experience with these tapes?
(https://mkh-electronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JVC-MDV-60D-E-M-DV60DE-Mini-DV-Tape.jpg)
I can get a sweet deal on a bunch however I'm not sure if they are any good quality and if it would be a good deal.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on December 22, 2020, 03:38:05 PM
Has anyone any experience with these tapes?
(https://mkh-electronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JVC-MDV-60D-E-M-DV60DE-Mini-DV-Tape.jpg)
I can get a sweet deal on a bunch however I'm not sure if they are any good quality and if it would be a good deal.

I mean if its worth it. I have never used anything besides sony tapes before. Too much of a hassle to switch and hope the footage doesn't glitch
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on December 22, 2020, 04:01:37 PM
basically anything other than the sony tapes are "dry" tapes. the sonys have a lubricant on them to help the age of the tape heads but other brands do not. it won't affect quality, or at least i haven't seen any quality drop, but it will affect longevity or at the very least the time between professional head cleanings. i used maxwell tapes when i first started but have used sony's for the last 10 years.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on December 23, 2020, 02:34:21 AM
Has anyone any experience with these tapes?
(https://mkh-electronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JVC-MDV-60D-E-M-DV60DE-Mini-DV-Tape.jpg)
I can get a sweet deal on a bunch however I'm not sure if they are any good quality and if it would be a good deal.

(Someone correct me if I'm wrong with this following statement)

My understanding with other brands of tapes are that they should be fine image wise but if you can find that brand's head cleaning tape, use that first of all and they should be good to go. I don't really know much about 'swapping' brands as I've always gone with Sony tapes, however I don't think you'll experience anything with a drop in quality that will be noticeable.

basically anything other than the sony tapes are "dry" tapes. the sonys have a lubricant on them to help the age of the tape heads but other brands do not

That's the important fact - just don't go constantly inbetween brands and if you have to, make sure to use head cleaning tapes or you'll give your camera what my mate calls it 'tape aids'.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: globe fusion on January 11, 2021, 07:06:42 PM
so if im not mistaken, sony tapes are basically impossible to find, correct?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on January 12, 2021, 12:38:22 AM
so if im not mistaken, sony tapes are basically impossible to find, correct?

You can find some on eBay, craiglist, old stock of camera stores or things like that.
But yes, it's becoming kind of hard...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: jwdharris on January 12, 2021, 12:48:28 AM
I sold all of my VX1000 gear to @vx_doc towards the end of last year.

Keep an eye out for it. 2 mint VX1000s, 7 batteries, around 30 sealed Sony tapes, etc.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on January 12, 2021, 08:34:10 AM
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Found batteries for 22 bucks... Free shipping too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/351216194651
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Good looking out. Just ordered 2. Will report back on how they are.

These batteries are insanely good. One battery will last a whole day of filming. I've never had a vx1 battery last so long, jussayin.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: globe fusion on January 12, 2021, 06:51:22 PM
would any issues arise if i switch brands of tape?

has anyone ever tried fujifilm tapes?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on January 13, 2021, 07:07:12 AM
would any issues arise if i switch brands of tape?

has anyone ever tried fujifilm tapes?

If you look up above there's a conversation about swapping tapes.

Use a head cleaner tape if you're swapping over.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BJM on January 24, 2021, 01:36:57 PM
Any Canadian's here? Been trying to find some new batteries for my vx1 but haven't had much luck lately finding any one that ships to Canada (Ontario).

Anyone know of anyone that ships vx batteries to Canada ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on January 25, 2021, 04:34:52 AM
I had a savage lens hit on the weekend (noseslide on a sticky ledge + axle to the lens = equivalent to a gory crime scene).

Now I'm looking for a mk1 front element or a lens its self, but people want absolute mental money for it now. PM me if you do have one and want to sell like.

But I wanna know, any experience here of sending it in for repair? Time frame? And if you're in the Europe let me know if you have sent it, too.

I'm in the UK, so it'll be that bit more of a ballache. I've sorted a spare lens to tie me over if I go down that route and it's gone for months anyways.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on January 25, 2021, 05:01:23 AM
I had a savage lens hit on the weekend (noseslide on a sticky ledge + axle to the lens = equivalent to a gory crime scene).

Now I'm looking for a mk1 front element or a lens its self, but people want absolute mental money for it now. PM me if you do have one and want to sell like.

But I wanna know, any experience here of sending it in for repair? Time frame? And if you're in the Europe let me know if you have sent it, too.

I'm in the UK, so it'll be that bit more of a ballache. I've sorted a spare lens to tie me over if I go down that route and it's gone for months anyways.

I'm sorry to hear that.

I actually sent my lens to Century for repair, it was during this Christmas break so it took approx 6 weeks to get my fisheye back (I'm in France).
The front element is 400$ and the labour cost is 150$/hr (in my case 225$).

I had to add 200Ä of import taxes, so in the end I paid 700Ä...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on January 25, 2021, 06:05:00 AM
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I had a savage lens hit on the weekend (noseslide on a sticky ledge + axle to the lens = equivalent to a gory crime scene).

Now I'm looking for a mk1 front element or a lens its self, but people want absolute mental money for it now. PM me if you do have one and want to sell like.

But I wanna know, any experience here of sending it in for repair? Time frame? And if you're in the Europe let me know if you have sent it, too.

I'm in the UK, so it'll be that bit more of a ballache. I've sorted a spare lens to tie me over if I go down that route and it's gone for months anyways.
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I'm sorry to hear that.

I actually sent my lens to Century for repair, it was during this Christmas break so it took approx 6 weeks to get my fisheye back (I'm in France).
The front element is 400$ and the labour cost is 150$/hr (in my case 225$).

I had to add 200Ä of import taxes, so in the end I paid 700Ä...

Thanks for the info, glad to hear it didn't take too long as I thought it would, especially during COVID.

I'll be more than happy to wait for that time frame especially with not actually being able to go to any filming with the British weather and stricter COVID restrictions.

Just out of curiosity; is the email address [email protected]?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on January 25, 2021, 06:26:28 AM
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I had a savage lens hit on the weekend (noseslide on a sticky ledge + axle to the lens = equivalent to a gory crime scene).

Now I'm looking for a mk1 front element or a lens its self, but people want absolute mental money for it now. PM me if you do have one and want to sell like.

But I wanna know, any experience here of sending it in for repair? Time frame? And if you're in the Europe let me know if you have sent it, too.

I'm in the UK, so it'll be that bit more of a ballache. I've sorted a spare lens to tie me over if I go down that route and it's gone for months anyways.
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I'm sorry to hear that.

I actually sent my lens to Century for repair, it was during this Christmas break so it took approx 6 weeks to get my fisheye back (I'm in France).
The front element is 400$ and the labour cost is 150$/hr (in my case 225$).

I had to add 200Ä of import taxes, so in the end I paid 700Ä...
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Thanks for the info, glad to hear it didn't take too long as I thought it would, especially during COVID.

I'll be more than happy to wait for that time frame especially with not actually being able to go to any filming with the British weather and stricter COVID restrictions.

Just out of curiosity; is the email address [email protected]?

Yep, I saw that it is a rough time for you guys in the UK. I think we are going to get to quarantine again in the following weeks in France too...

You can hit [email protected] , she handled my request.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on January 25, 2021, 06:34:52 AM
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I had a savage lens hit on the weekend (noseslide on a sticky ledge + axle to the lens = equivalent to a gory crime scene).

Now I'm looking for a mk1 front element or a lens its self, but people want absolute mental money for it now. PM me if you do have one and want to sell like.

But I wanna know, any experience here of sending it in for repair? Time frame? And if you're in the Europe let me know if you have sent it, too.

I'm in the UK, so it'll be that bit more of a ballache. I've sorted a spare lens to tie me over if I go down that route and it's gone for months anyways.
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I'm sorry to hear that.

I actually sent my lens to Century for repair, it was during this Christmas break so it took approx 6 weeks to get my fisheye back (I'm in France).
The front element is 400$ and the labour cost is 150$/hr (in my case 225$).

I had to add 200Ä of import taxes, so in the end I paid 700Ä...
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Thanks for the info, glad to hear it didn't take too long as I thought it would, especially during COVID.

I'll be more than happy to wait for that time frame especially with not actually being able to go to any filming with the British weather and stricter COVID restrictions.

Just out of curiosity; is the email address [email protected]?
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Yep, I saw that it is a rough time for you guys in the UK. I think we are going to get to quarantine again in the following weeks in France too...

You can hit [email protected] , she handled my request.

Hopefully this year we'll see change for the better, hopefully.

Cheers mate I'll send an email over to that person now, see if I can speed up the request a bit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: minerals on January 25, 2021, 10:09:11 AM
Any tips on keeping your VX warm when filming in colder weather? Whenever I'm filming in 40 degree or less temperatures, my manual focus stops working and auto focus takes over despite manual focus still being selected.

Hair dryer & vx in a zipped duffel bag if you can find some power close to the spot.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on February 18, 2021, 01:41:35 AM
Anybody knows whats up with my vx?

I started getting glitches couple months ago every now and then, it wasn't really a problem at first.
Then when I filmed, sometimes rec was on and everything was fine but when I tried to watch or capture the clip it was all black. Sometimes it was like 3 minutes just black and then back to normal again.

I cleaned the heads, they were kinda dirty but not that much. I changed the ribbon cable at the same time and the first session after that everything was fine but now it glitches ALL the time, cant even see the flips In the clips.
It doesnt glitch when its stable like filming from a ground with no zooming or moving it so that kinda indicates that something might be lose o side?

I've tried cleaning cassette but wont help and even cleaned the heads again and checked if maybe the cable was lose or something but nothing.. :'(
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on February 18, 2021, 02:01:45 AM
Anybody knows whats up with my vx?

I started getting glitches couple months ago every now and then, it wasn't really a problem at first.
Then when I filmed, sometimes rec was on and everything was fine but when I tried to watch or capture the clip it was all black. Sometimes it was like 3 minutes just black and then back to normal again.

I cleaned the heads, they were kinda dirty but not that much. I changed the ribbon cable at the same time and the first session after that everything was fine but now it glitches ALL the time, cant even see the flips In the clips.
It doesnt glitch when its stable like filming from a ground with no zooming or moving it so that kinda indicates that something might be lose o side?

I've tried cleaning cassette but wont help and even cleaned the heads again and checked if maybe the cable was lose or something but nothing.. :'(

I get this pretty often... :(
Sometimes switching to a brand new tape works, sometimes it is caused by the low temperature too...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: radcunt on February 18, 2021, 03:05:13 AM
Any of you guys doing the external recorder trick to bypass tapes? Seen a dude using a drone recording unit from the video out
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on February 18, 2021, 04:06:44 AM
Any of you guys doing the external recorder trick to bypass tapes? Seen a dude using a drone recording unit from the video out

Yep - been a god send imho. No glitches, no sitting there waiting to capture tapes or anything.

It isn't perfect, but it's a good way to increase the longevity of the VX.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on February 18, 2021, 05:42:46 AM
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Anybody knows whats up with my vx?

I started getting glitches couple months ago every now and then, it wasn't really a problem at first.
Then when I filmed, sometimes rec was on and everything was fine but when I tried to watch or capture the clip it was all black. Sometimes it was like 3 minutes just black and then back to normal again.

I cleaned the heads, they were kinda dirty but not that much. I changed the ribbon cable at the same time and the first session after that everything was fine but now it glitches ALL the time, cant even see the flips In the clips.
It doesnt glitch when its stable like filming from a ground with no zooming or moving it so that kinda indicates that something might be lose o side?

I've tried cleaning cassette but wont help and even cleaned the heads again and checked if maybe the cable was lose or something but nothing.. :'(
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I get this pretty often... :(
Sometimes switching to a brand new tape works, sometimes it is caused by the low temperature too...

I've seen this problem quite often aswell.
It came out of nowhere on different vxs. And did not seem to be a tape deck problem (swapping it for a clean one didn't do anything).
I got them to work again by tearing them down cleaning the boards and contacts, and putting it back together.
But later the problem would come back.

It is still an enigma to this day for me.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on February 18, 2021, 09:06:59 AM
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Anybody knows whats up with my vx?

I started getting glitches couple months ago every now and then, it wasn't really a problem at first.
Then when I filmed, sometimes rec was on and everything was fine but when I tried to watch or capture the clip it was all black. Sometimes it was like 3 minutes just black and then back to normal again.

I cleaned the heads, they were kinda dirty but not that much. I changed the ribbon cable at the same time and the first session after that everything was fine but now it glitches ALL the time, cant even see the flips In the clips.
It doesnt glitch when its stable like filming from a ground with no zooming or moving it so that kinda indicates that something might be lose o side?

I've tried cleaning cassette but wont help and even cleaned the heads again and checked if maybe the cable was lose or something but nothing.. :'(
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I get this pretty often... :(
Sometimes switching to a brand new tape works, sometimes it is caused by the low temperature too...
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I've seen this problem quite often aswell.
It came out of nowhere on different vxs. And did not seem to be a tape deck problem (swapping it for a clean one didn't do anything).
I got them to work again by tearing them down cleaning the boards and contacts, and putting it back together.
But later the problem would come back.

It is still an enigma to this day for me.

Shiiiii. Lets hope warmer days and spring to arrive soon.
Maybe I try to open it up again and check everything...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pekkaaa on February 19, 2021, 05:54:43 AM
The only time it happened with me, I was using these cheap japanese Sony tapes I got off ebay. Switched to the OG Sony Premiums and never had that problem again.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on February 19, 2021, 08:57:35 AM
The only time it happened with me, I was using these cheap japanese Sony tapes I got off ebay. Switched to the OG Sony Premiums and never had that problem again.

The "og" tapes are getting harder and harder to find. Pretty expensive but well worth it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on February 19, 2021, 09:57:25 AM
it happened to me using only OG sony tapes
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on February 19, 2021, 11:34:48 AM
it happened to me using only OG sony tapes

Yes i've been using the og's also so Dont think that's the problem.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on February 22, 2021, 12:37:32 AM
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it happened to me using only OG sony tapes
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Yes i've been using the og's also so Dont think that's the problem.

Same here, always used premiums.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: el chino on February 22, 2021, 06:11:32 PM
(http://[url=https://ibb.co/HCQDRK2][img]https://i.ibb.co/HCQDRK2/IMG-20210222-180726-322.jpg)[/url][/img](https://i.ibb.co/YkgPXMV/IMG-20210222-180724-063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YkgPXMV)
My homie's vx lens is uncentered and its super visible on the left side, how can we fix that ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on February 22, 2021, 07:52:40 PM
There is literally nothing wrong with that. Most VX1000's seem to be have more vig on the left rather than right. In fact, that alignment is probably better than most VX1000's I have seen over the years. I had a VX1000 I bought at goodwill that had a severe case of uncentered vig where there was so much on the bottom that you couldn't even see any on top. The only way to fix it is to replace the VAP unit. Kerry from VE said that sometimes he can make it better, but it's not guaranteed.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on February 22, 2021, 11:29:38 PM
There is literally nothing wrong with that. Most VX1000's seem to be have more vig on the left rather than right.
true. it appears to be the case with mine as well.
also what lens is that? i'm not sure from this pic.
if it's a modded raynox then this will be amplified
(this is the case too with my vx and my raymod).
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on February 23, 2021, 12:41:40 AM
(http://[url=https://ibb.co/HCQDRK2][img]https://i.ibb.co/HCQDRK2/IMG-20210222-180726-322.jpg)[/url][/img](https://i.ibb.co/YkgPXMV/IMG-20210222-180724-063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YkgPXMV)
My homie's vx lens is uncentered and its super visible on the left side, how can we fix that ?

when it's minor like this, you can correct it by opening the whole vx and mess with some screws inside the VAP. it's not worth the struggle imo.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on February 23, 2021, 06:29:35 AM
I had a lens knock the other day and I swear mine went more to the right than ever before.

It's pretty minor and nothing to worry about, to be honest.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Ass on February 23, 2021, 10:12:55 AM
Any Canadian's here? Been trying to find some new batteries for my vx1 but haven't had much luck lately finding any one that ships to Canada (Ontario).

Anyone know of anyone that ships vx batteries to Canada ?

BatteryCanada.com

the website looks sketchy and old but i've gotten VX batteries and old VHS camera batteries off of here
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on February 23, 2021, 11:57:28 AM
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(http://[url=https://ibb.co/HCQDRK2][img]https://i.ibb.co/HCQDRK2/IMG-20210222-180726-322.jpg)[/url][/img](https://i.ibb.co/YkgPXMV/IMG-20210222-180724-063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YkgPXMV)
My homie's vx lens is uncentered and its super visible on the left side, how can we fix that ?
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when it's minor like this, you can correct it by opening the whole vx and mess with some screws inside the VAP. it's not worth the struggle imo.

I heard you can turn on steady shot and tilt the camera until the vig looks even then turn SS off as the vig will now be "locked" in that position. This only works with something minor like the above image.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on February 23, 2021, 03:04:45 PM
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Any Canadian's here? Been trying to find some new batteries for my vx1 but haven't had much luck lately finding any one that ships to Canada (Ontario).

Anyone know of anyone that ships vx batteries to Canada ?
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BatteryCanada.com

the website looks sketchy and old but i've gotten VX batteries and old VHS camera batteries off of here

Doesn't look like they've got any NP-F730Hs (the ones with the cutouts for VX1000s) on there.

Here are some available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Bestcompu-Camcorde-DCR-VX1000-DCR-VX2000-NP-F730H/dp/B00RKVDTNC/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=npf730h&qid=1614121434&sr=8-2) (I just bought 2). These same ones pop up on eBay from time to time as well - I've got one from there and it's been working great.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on February 23, 2021, 04:36:15 PM
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(http://[url=https://ibb.co/HCQDRK2][img]https://i.ibb.co/HCQDRK2/IMG-20210222-180726-322.jpg)[/url][/img](https://i.ibb.co/YkgPXMV/IMG-20210222-180724-063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YkgPXMV)
My homie's vx lens is uncentered and its super visible on the left side, how can we fix that ?
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when it's minor like this, you can correct it by opening the whole vx and mess with some screws inside the VAP. it's not worth the struggle imo.
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I heard you can turn on steady shot and tilt the camera until the vig looks even then turn SS off as the vig will now be "locked" in that position. This only works with something minor like the above image.

Honestly its hard to get perfect vig. I don't know anyone that has perfect vig on any vx. It has to do something with the 3ccd's aligned. And after one too many lens hits it will nudge it over. And that vig isn't even that bad.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on February 25, 2021, 01:29:59 AM
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(http://[url=https://ibb.co/HCQDRK2][img]https://i.ibb.co/HCQDRK2/IMG-20210222-180726-322.jpg)[/url][/img](https://i.ibb.co/YkgPXMV/IMG-20210222-180724-063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YkgPXMV)
My homie's vx lens is uncentered and its super visible on the left side, how can we fix that ?
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when it's minor like this, you can correct it by opening the whole vx and mess with some screws inside the VAP. it's not worth the struggle imo.
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I heard you can turn on steady shot and tilt the camera until the vig looks even then turn SS off as the vig will now be "locked" in that position. This only works with something minor like the above image.

tried this steadyshot trick several times, never worked for me.

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on March 05, 2021, 12:42:42 PM
Hey fellow Slap lurkers, to prevent mic droop, what are your solutions? I've seen different types of styrofoam and was wondering what the best type would be and how to get it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on March 06, 2021, 10:00:04 AM
Hey fellow Slap lurkers, to prevent mic droop, what are your solutions? I've seen different types of styrofoam and was wondering what the best type would be and how to get it.

Thanks!

I've got a flannel folded together that works well, before that I used to use two pieces of foam. Anything that isn't going to push it up or be squashed under pressure too much will suffice.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on March 06, 2021, 10:06:11 AM
Had a weird experience today and I'm hoping someone can point out what's happened, cause I've got a feeling it's going to happen again soon;

I had setup ready to film, had my fisheye on and the MRC1 hooked up as per norm. I noticed an odd sensation when moving the VX around, like something was loose and moving around. I thought maybe it's the bayonet mount and/or the Tadashi filter being ever so loose, but I couldn't see anything shifting around those particular areas and it felt within the front end of the camera (possibly where the VAP unit is?) Well when I looked through the fisheye in on the lens of the VX1 there was a noticable piece of glass moving around inside.

We watched back the footy and from where this glass was moving around it was unwatchable since everything was being shifted around.

I get home and I take the camera out (attaching the lens, to see if it's the weight of the mk1 causing it) and it's gone? I mean, there's always been some ever so slight play on the front of the VX1s I've noticed, so could it be perhaps something got knocked or pulled out slightly, causing this glass to loosen inside?

Any help would be appreciated as I know I'll be all happy it's gone and on a heavy sesh it'll rear its ugly head.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 07, 2021, 05:44:38 AM
Hey fellow Slap lurkers, to prevent mic droop, what are your solutions? I've seen different types of styrofoam and was wondering what the best type would be and how to get it.

Thanks!

some foam is what I used
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Safarisuit on March 07, 2021, 07:33:37 PM
Hey fellow Slap lurkers, to prevent mic droop, what are your solutions? I've seen different types of styrofoam and was wondering what the best type would be and how to get it.

Thanks!

I cut a piece out of a mr clean magic eraser
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Thomas on March 08, 2021, 12:21:20 AM
Had a weird experience today and I'm hoping someone can point out what's happened, cause I've got a feeling it's going to happen again soon;

I had setup ready to film, had my fisheye on and the MRC1 hooked up as per norm. I noticed an odd sensation when moving the VX around, like something was loose and moving around. I thought maybe it's the bayonet mount and/or the Tadashi filter being ever so loose, but I couldn't see anything shifting around those particular areas and it felt within the front end of the camera (possibly where the VAP unit is?) Well when I looked through the fisheye in on the lens of the VX1 there was a noticable piece of glass moving around inside.

We watched back the footy and from where this glass was moving around it was unwatchable since everything was being shifted around.

I get home and I take the camera out (attaching the lens, to see if it's the weight of the mk1 causing it) and it's gone? I mean, there's always been some ever so slight play on the front of the VX1s I've noticed, so could it be perhaps something got knocked or pulled out slightly, causing this glass to loosen inside?

Any help would be appreciated as I know I'll be all happy it's gone and on a heavy sesh it'll rear its ugly head.

I'm not sure I understood correctly, but maybe it is the outside glass of your VX ?
There is a sticker with the lens specifications on the front, but if you remove this sticker you can remove the glass. Maybe it is not tighten correctly ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on March 08, 2021, 02:36:48 AM
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Had a weird experience today and I'm hoping someone can point out what's happened, cause I've got a feeling it's going to happen again soon;

I had setup ready to film, had my fisheye on and the MRC1 hooked up as per norm. I noticed an odd sensation when moving the VX around, like something was loose and moving around. I thought maybe it's the bayonet mount and/or the Tadashi filter being ever so loose, but I couldn't see anything shifting around those particular areas and it felt within the front end of the camera (possibly where the VAP unit is?) Well when I looked through the fisheye in on the lens of the VX1 there was a noticable piece of glass moving around inside.

We watched back the footy and from where this glass was moving around it was unwatchable since everything was being shifted around.

I get home and I take the camera out (attaching the lens, to see if it's the weight of the mk1 causing it) and it's gone? I mean, there's always been some ever so slight play on the front of the VX1s I've noticed, so could it be perhaps something got knocked or pulled out slightly, causing this glass to loosen inside?

Any help would be appreciated as I know I'll be all happy it's gone and on a heavy sesh it'll rear its ugly head.
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I'm not sure I understood correctly, but maybe it is the outside glass of your VX ?
There is a sticker with the lens specifications on the front, but if you remove this sticker you can remove the glass. Maybe it is not tighten correctly ?

I'm not sure on what the correct name of the particular part inside, but there's another two or possibly three pieces of glass other than the front element - the one I could see was inside, falling backwards and forwards when the camera was moved. But yeah I reckon the front of the camera its self was loose, so when I put it back in my bag it probably got pressed together and tightened back up.

Either ways its off for repairs and will get looked at!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sherbal on March 24, 2021, 09:32:01 AM
Not sure if anyone posted this here yet, but thought it was worth a share!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1vBZiBdSvM&t=1s


Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: augustas123456 on March 24, 2021, 02:44:37 PM
hello, i have a vx21 and a opteka 58mm and im looking to buy a spacer. should i get 1 or 2? and what size is good? thanks
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on March 28, 2021, 11:23:57 AM
hello, i have a vx21 and a opteka 58mm and im looking to buy a spacer. should i get 1 or 2? and what size is good? thanks

2 spacers give just the right amount of vig
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on March 29, 2021, 08:31:13 AM
Random question. What volume level do y'all usually use when recording with a VX1000? I find that I need to reduce it to about 3.5 for fisheye and 4/4.5 for long lens to avoid levels peaking and the audio becoming shitty.

I thought this was normal, and I've done the same thing on every VX I've owned (~10 or so) but I've mentioned it to other VX guys before and gotten a confused look. Do y'all just leave it on 7 or what?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on March 29, 2021, 11:21:33 AM
i used to film at your levels. but now i like the sound of the vx1000 better on auto
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: dilbert1 on March 29, 2021, 11:30:10 AM
Random question. What volume level do y'all usually use when recording with a VX1000? I find that I need to reduce it to about 3.5 for fisheye and 4/4.5 for long lens to avoid levels peaking and the audio becoming shitty.

I thought this was normal, and I've done the same thing on every VX I've owned (~10 or so) but I've mentioned it to other VX guys before and gotten a confused look. Do y'all just leave it on 7 or what?

The auto mic level function on mine is shot, so unless manually set audio can come out really quiet, kinda glitchy or sound straight up like someone threw the mic in a blender while firing at it with a machine gun. So I've been doing 4-5 for fisheye and like 6 for LL
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on March 29, 2021, 11:48:19 AM
I've never done anything but auto for VX audio.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on March 29, 2021, 03:43:56 PM
Random question. What volume level do y'all usually use when recording with a VX1000? I find that I need to reduce it to about 3.5 for fisheye and 4/4.5 for long lens to avoid levels peaking and the audio becoming shitty.

I thought this was normal, and I've done the same thing on every VX I've owned (~10 or so) but I've mentioned it to other VX guys before and gotten a confused look. Do y'all just leave it on 7 or what?

Never done it. If the clip audio is bad I always just mess with it in post.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on March 31, 2021, 01:31:26 AM
I've never done anything but auto for VX audio.

Same, never fiddled with the setting. I'd probably end up with a bunch of low audio clips at the cost of maybe avoiding severe clipping.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on March 31, 2021, 02:13:13 AM
Random question. What volume level do y'all usually use when recording with a VX1000? I find that I need to reduce it to about 3.5 for fisheye and 4/4.5 for long lens to avoid levels peaking and the audio becoming shitty.

I thought this was normal, and I've done the same thing on every VX I've owned (~10 or so) but I've mentioned it to other VX guys before and gotten a confused look. Do y'all just leave it on 7 or what?

I use auto, however on one edit that I made from a Barca trip I was pitching the volume down as I noticed before hand the clips were peaking and had this horrendous cracking sound, as opposed to a crisper quality.

That turned out to be dirty heads on my cap cam - as simple as that.

I don't know if it somehow happens to be that in your case?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on March 31, 2021, 08:25:05 AM
Always used auto as well.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on March 31, 2021, 08:40:35 AM
cosigning auto as well
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on March 31, 2021, 11:03:17 AM
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Random question. What volume level do y'all usually use when recording with a VX1000? I find that I need to reduce it to about 3.5 for fisheye and 4/4.5 for long lens to avoid levels peaking and the audio becoming shitty.

I thought this was normal, and I've done the same thing on every VX I've owned (~10 or so) but I've mentioned it to other VX guys before and gotten a confused look. Do y'all just leave it on 7 or what?
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I use auto, however on one edit that I made from a Barca trip I was pitching the volume down as I noticed before hand the clips were peaking and had this horrendous cracking sound, as opposed to a crisper quality.

That turned out to be dirty heads on my cap cam - as simple as that.

I don't know if it somehow happens to be that in your case?

That's interesting. I've gone through several cap cams as well, and never really noticed a difference. But maybe I'll throw a cleaning tape in the cap cam just to see what happens.

After resounding support for auto, it sounds like I'll be trying auto audio again.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on April 01, 2021, 02:34:57 PM
auto audio all the way. it's what we know as the vx1000 sound
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Plymatt on April 11, 2021, 12:46:23 PM
Hi All, I was looking for a new camera light for vx1 does anyone know which light was used a lot in early 2000s that gives a kind of ring effect?

best example i can think is Carrolls first line in modus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5B0lmpXQ2U&t=56s&ab_channel=NeighborhoodBozo



Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on April 11, 2021, 07:32:23 PM
Hi All, I was looking for a new camera light for vx1 does anyone know which light was used a lot in early 2000s that gives a kind of ring effect?

best example i can think is Carrolls first line in modus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5B0lmpXQ2U&t=56s&ab_channel=NeighborhoodBozo
its called the Frezzi Mini-Fill. It needs a heavy battery pack to use it. I recommend a fanny pack or some sort of shoulder strap for it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: naraleao on April 16, 2021, 09:21:18 PM
What are your shutter speed settings? Do you guys leave that on Auto or take the AES up to 250, 500, 1000?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on April 19, 2021, 07:22:43 AM
What are your shutter speed settings? Do you guys leave that on Auto or take the AES up to 250, 500, 1000?

always manual. set shutter and exposure independently. higher shutter speeds on sunny cloudless day maybe something like 350 w/ f-stop of 5.6/6.8. Cloudy days or shaded areas might call for lower shutter speeds and larger f-stop. Possibly 125 at 3.4. It all depends on the amount of light available.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on April 19, 2021, 09:26:13 AM
What are your shutter speed settings? Do you guys leave that on Auto or take the AES up to 250, 500, 1000?

I've had good results following this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZMbngPFF8

I generally keep shutter speed at 1/125 with the idea that you want to double the native frame rate of a VX1000 (29.97), but considering 1/60 has a high amount of motion blur, I like 1/125 (IMO) because it gives you some motion blur, but not too much where it looks too choppy/not as fluid. As the video states, 1/125 "looks natural to the eye". It also works well if you like to export your footage at 60p because it goes back to the general idea of doubling the frame rate.

Regarding exposure, I always try to stay as close to f5.6 as possible. As mentioned previously in this thread, it's considered the "sweet spot" for exposure on the VX1000 where f1.6 leaves the aperature wide open thus providing more of an overall blurry picture vs f9.6 which is the smallest aperture before the iris is closed at f11.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on April 19, 2021, 05:21:37 PM
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What are your shutter speed settings? Do you guys leave that on Auto or take the AES up to 250, 500, 1000?
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always manual. set shutter and exposure independently. higher shutter speeds on sunny cloudless day maybe something like 350 w/ f-stop of 5.6/6.8. Cloudy days or shaded areas might call for lower shutter speeds and larger f-stop. Possibly 125 at 3.4. It all depends on the amount of light available.

this
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: sangste on May 01, 2021, 01:07:47 AM
Writing from Europe. Got a MK1 fisheye from Japan last year, but it has the wrong bayo... (for VX2k)

Getting kinda desperate to find a VX1000 bayonet, only option seems to be getting one from USA for a whopping 200Ä (with shipping and import...)

Have gone through all the Insta sellers and repairers, even getting a suspicious 'yes, oh wait, no' answer :)

Anyone have a clue how to get a VX1000 bayo in Europe or are there perhaps some other DIY options?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on May 01, 2021, 06:58:43 AM
Writing from Europe. Got a MK1 fisheye from Japan last year, but it has the wrong bayo... (for VX2k)

Getting kinda desperate to find a VX1000 bayonet, only option seems to be getting one from USA for a whopping 200Ä (with shipping and import...)

Have gone through all the Insta sellers and repairers, even getting a suspicious 'yes, oh wait, no' answer :)

Anyone have a clue how to get a VX1000 bayo in Europe or are there perhaps some other DIY options?

It's probably dumb but you can take the bayo rings off and get a 62 or 68mm to 52mm step down ring and just use it like that till you can find the right bayo
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on May 04, 2021, 01:26:01 AM
Writing from Europe. Got a MK1 fisheye from Japan last year, but it has the wrong bayo... (for VX2k)

Getting kinda desperate to find a VX1000 bayonet, only option seems to be getting one from USA for a whopping 200Ä (with shipping and import...)

Have gone through all the Insta sellers and repairers, even getting a suspicious 'yes, oh wait, no' answer :)

Anyone have a clue how to get a VX1000 bayo in Europe or are there perhaps some other DIY options?

I bought mine for my my last MK1 off this site - http://www.bayorings.com/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on May 04, 2021, 01:40:58 AM
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Writing from Europe. Got a MK1 fisheye from Japan last year, but it has the wrong bayo... (for VX2k)

Getting kinda desperate to find a VX1000 bayonet, only option seems to be getting one from USA for a whopping 200Ä (with shipping and import...)

Have gone through all the Insta sellers and repairers, even getting a suspicious 'yes, oh wait, no' answer :)

Anyone have a clue how to get a VX1000 bayo in Europe or are there perhaps some other DIY options?
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I bought mine for my my last MK1 off this site - http://www.bayorings.com/

Ah none in stock, might be best to hit them up on Insta? https://www.instagram.com/bayorings_com/

Nothing posted since 2017, though.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on May 08, 2021, 08:39:25 PM
is this the correct ring in order to use an opteka fisheye on a vx1000?

https://www.amazon.com/Kiwifotos-52mm-58mm-Step-up-Converter-Accessories/dp/B07335N7B5/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=52mm%2Bto%2B58mm%2Bstep%2Bup&qid=1620531367&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on May 08, 2021, 09:05:42 PM
if you have the 58mm opteka yes
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 13, 2021, 08:06:29 PM
hey so i just got my first vx1000 off of ebay, and when i turn it on, and look in the viewfinder, it displays the hud, but no image. is this because of a loose ribbon cable or is it just broken?

thanks for any info
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on May 14, 2021, 09:31:11 AM
Is the lens cap on?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 14, 2021, 10:53:54 AM
Is the lens cap on?

no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on May 14, 2021, 11:02:59 AM
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Is the lens cap on?
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no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.

can you post a picture of what you're seeing through the vf?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 14, 2021, 07:21:41 PM
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no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.
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can you post a picture of what you're seeing through the vf?

edit: i fixed it. just had to smack the side lightly!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 16, 2021, 07:39:51 PM


also, just found out about this, thanks to suckmadeck.

if you're having problems with having to reset your custom presets everytime you take out the battery or turn it off, that means the little CR2025 battery in the back door of your vx is dead. super cheap to replace and it keeps your custom presets saved.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on May 16, 2021, 10:44:02 PM
also, just found out about this, thanks to suckmadeck.

if you're having problems with having to reset your custom presets everytime you take out the battery or turn it off, that means the little CR2025 battery in the back door of your vx is dead. super cheap to replace and it keeps your custom presets saved.
(https://i.imgur.com/lqVe0Nd.png)
And this indicator will flash on the screen/in viewfinder if the battery has died.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 17, 2021, 10:09:42 AM
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also, just found out about this, thanks to suckmadeck.

if you're having problems with having to reset your custom presets everytime you take out the battery or turn it off, that means the little CR2025 battery in the back door of your vx is dead. super cheap to replace and it keeps your custom presets saved.
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(https://i.imgur.com/lqVe0Nd.png)
And this indicator will flash on the screen/in viewfinder if the battery has died.

oh thats interesting. i've never seen that before, even when my battery was dead.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sherbal on May 18, 2021, 12:45:44 PM
Canadians! I have a fully functional english VX1000 setup for sale! I'm located in Ontario and can deliver anywhere in the Toronto/Ottawa area and soon enough Montreal area.

Includes: opteka fisheye, 10 sony mini dv tapes, 3 batteries + charger, and a cap cam.

Please message me for more info/links!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 19, 2021, 09:33:28 PM
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Is the lens cap on?
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no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.
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can you post a picture of what you're seeing through the vf?
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edit: i fixed it. just had to smack the side lightly!
such a classic move.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mclovin1336 on May 20, 2021, 12:28:51 AM
http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2021/05/19/tutorial-film-vx1000-without-tapes/

yo, has this already been discussed? whats your general opinion? it is like trend right here, just saw three different guys i follow post picutres of their vx set up that way.

http://youtu.be/tWvv9TzS8TI
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on May 20, 2021, 01:34:04 AM
http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2021/05/19/tutorial-film-vx1000-without-tapes/

yo, has this already been discussed? whats your general opinion? it is like trend right here, just saw three different guys i follow post picutres of their vx set up that way.

http://youtu.be/tWvv9TzS8TI

Everything you need to know about External Recorders:

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=113942.0
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 20, 2021, 07:30:27 AM
The external recording devices have been cracking recently. I back it. But ill be shooting on tapes until I cannot get anymore
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 20, 2021, 12:25:59 PM
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no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.
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can you post a picture of what you're seeing through the vf?
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edit: i fixed it. just had to smack the side lightly!
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such a classic move.

yeah lol i asked alex cooper, and hoped it wasn't the ribbon cable.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 20, 2021, 12:29:10 PM
also, does anyone know a good spacer setup for a 58mm opteka and vx1?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 20, 2021, 07:33:31 PM
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no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.
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can you post a picture of what you're seeing through the vf?
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edit: i fixed it. just had to smack the side lightly!
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such a classic move.
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yeah lol i asked alex cooper, and hoped it wasn't the ribbon cable.

Do I know you also then?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on May 21, 2021, 07:04:25 AM
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no. i took the lens cap off and i cant change the iris or the shutter speed. i cant see any of the normal displays on the screen. just the blue bar.
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can you post a picture of what you're seeing through the vf?
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edit: i fixed it. just had to smack the side lightly!
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such a classic move.
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yeah lol i asked alex cooper, and hoped it wasn't the ribbon cable.
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Do I know you also then?

probably not. i'm on the eastside.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lamfordie on May 26, 2021, 10:56:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNzVsCA9irc
This guy came up with a set up to record directly to his phone. Im interested in trying this with my camera. Any pros and cons about this?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on May 26, 2021, 11:17:43 AM
bit rate looks horrid and it seems to crop to 16:9
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on May 26, 2021, 11:52:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNzVsCA9irc
This guy came up with a set up to record directly to his phone. Im interested in trying this with my camera. Any pros and cons about this?

holy shit what a contraption. But pretty sick
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on May 26, 2021, 12:33:17 PM
bit rate looks horrid and it seems to crop to 16:9

ya, does not look good at all
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on May 27, 2021, 12:14:09 AM
That looks almost as bad quality as my old 8mm camera.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: donkey on May 27, 2021, 06:59:41 AM
it looks pretty bad but not much better than the quality if you were to use the camera normally.

the thing with these tapeless recorders is that the quality definitely drops off a bit. but the thing is personally the convenience outweighs the drop in quality tenfold. of course there will be some purists who love the normal look of say vx1k footage with tapes, but myself if i can avoid using tapes and airdrop my clips to my phone as soon as i plug in the microsd card, then i would say that is the best thing in the world especially for someone who has been struggling with tapes for 5+ years filming.

its not like its even a huge drop in quality even. when i use the powerplay the footage comes out in kinda a funny way, almost similar to jesse alba's vx edits a la "puerto rico".
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on May 27, 2021, 07:49:33 AM
it looks pretty bad but not much better than the quality if you were to use the camera normally.

the thing with these tapeless recorders is that the quality definitely drops off a bit. but the thing is personally the convenience outweighs the drop in quality tenfold. of course there will be some purists who love the normal look of say vx1k footage with tapes, but myself if i can avoid using tapes and airdrop my clips to my phone as soon as i plug in the microsd card, then i would say that is the best thing in the world especially for someone who has been struggling with tapes for 5+ years filming.

its not like its even a huge drop in quality even. when i use the powerplay the footage comes out in kinda a funny way, almost similar to jesse alba's vx edits a la "puerto rico".

i'm not sure there is a loss of quality when using an external dv recorder, like the hvr-mrc1. can someone corroborate this?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on May 27, 2021, 07:55:21 AM
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it looks pretty bad but not much better than the quality if you were to use the camera normally.

the thing with these tapeless recorders is that the quality definitely drops off a bit. but the thing is personally the convenience outweighs the drop in quality tenfold. of course there will be some purists who love the normal look of say vx1k footage with tapes, but myself if i can avoid using tapes and airdrop my clips to my phone as soon as i plug in the microsd card, then i would say that is the best thing in the world especially for someone who has been struggling with tapes for 5+ years filming.

its not like its even a huge drop in quality even. when i use the powerplay the footage comes out in kinda a funny way, almost similar to jesse alba's vx edits a la "puerto rico".
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i'm not sure there is a loss of quality when using an external dv recorder, like the hvr-mrc1. can someone corroborate this?

Well you definitely don't if you set the capture format in RAW DV, which has been covered in a few videos on the device. It's the same quality as you'd get using tape.

I think you might lose any tiny bit with filming in AVI, but I've always used the former.
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Post by: donkey on May 27, 2021, 08:00:56 AM
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it looks pretty bad but not much better than the quality if you were to use the camera normally.

the thing with these tapeless recorders is that the quality definitely drops off a bit. but the thing is personally the convenience outweighs the drop in quality tenfold. of course there will be some purists who love the normal look of say vx1k footage with tapes, but myself if i can avoid using tapes and airdrop my clips to my phone as soon as i plug in the microsd card, then i would say that is the best thing in the world especially for someone who has been struggling with tapes for 5+ years filming.

its not like its even a huge drop in quality even. when i use the powerplay the footage comes out in kinda a funny way, almost similar to jesse alba's vx edits a la "puerto rico".
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i'm not sure there is a loss of quality when using an external dv recorder, like the hvr-mrc1. can someone corroborate this?
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Well you definitely don't if you set the capture format in RAW DV, which has been covered in a few videos on the device. It's the same quality as you'd get using tape.

I think you might lose any tiny bit with filming in AVI, but I've always used the former.

powerplay recorder = very slight loss of quality, slight squish of footage and you'll lose the tiniest bit of vignette from footage, uses h.264 so you have to convert in post to get it back to true format

any recorder that uses firewire to connect = no loss of quality and no changes to footage, but you'll be paying a heftier price tag
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on June 04, 2021, 12:26:48 PM
I have a weird problem with a VX that I haven't used in a while. It turns on fine, everything seems normal, but the tape deck won't open and there's a "0" on the back screen where the tape remaining number would usually be. Anyone see this before?

(https://i.imgur.com/Qb0PCzol.jpeg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on June 04, 2021, 09:31:05 PM
I have a weird problem with a VX that I haven't used in a while. It turns on fine, everything seems normal, but the tape deck won't open and there's a "0" on the back screen where the tape remaining number would usually be. Anyone see this before?

(https://i.imgur.com/Qb0PCzol.jpeg)

Thatís a strange one. You say you havenít used this in a while. Was the tape in this camera the entire time or did you just recently put it in? I looked through the vx1000 manual hoping it would say something with the ď0Ē indicator but Iím not finding much. Maybe the tape deck died? Maybe the heads are stuck? Maybe the actual tape is stuck? Might want to call Kerry on that one.

Question: is anyone using the 67mm opteka fisheye with the vx1000? If so, any issues? Is it exactly the same as the 58mm one with the only difference being the screw on mm size?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on June 07, 2021, 06:19:29 AM
anyone fiddled with those aliexpress fisheyes?

(https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H5b9e80d65e1c427690dc2c4495a6aeeb4/58mm-0-3X-Ultra-Fisheye-Wide-fish-eye-Lens-for-58-mm-0-3-Camcorders-DV.jpg_Q90.jpg_.webp)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001499231356.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.aa2b6ed71VHO3r&algo_pvid=ea991227-7a00-4663-9f0f-6dad887af14e&algo_exp_id=ea991227-7a00-4663-9f0f-6dad887af14e-9

i know vx1000market was selling them rebranded as "3ccd fisheye" with an extortionate markup on them. mk1 is way out of budget and those 0.3x optekas are pretty hard to find in 58mm (for canon xm1 not vx), so it's making those aliexpress mk1 clones look p viable. 
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: DiggyDon on June 07, 2021, 05:50:01 PM
Hey guys,
Iím having an issue with my vx1 mic.
A while ago the audio started peaking when set to auto, since then I have been turning it down to 4-5 and there is moments it will still peak.
At the moment Iím running down at 3 just to get by.

Has anyone had an issue like this? If so was there any easy fix?
Im leaning towards replacing the mic ribbon cable, thought Iíd ask before pulling it apart.

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on June 08, 2021, 12:17:02 AM
Hey guys,
Iím having an issue with my vx1 mic.
A while ago the audio started peaking when set to auto, since then I have been turning it down to 4-5 and there is moments it will still peak.
At the moment Iím running down at 3 just to get by.

Has anyone had an issue like this? If so was there any easy fix?
Im leaning towards replacing the mic ribbon cable, thought Iíd ask before pulling it apart.

Have you tested to determine if it's the capture cam, like running a cleaning tape through it or running a new tape on play for 20 mins? I mentioned it to someone a few pages back who had a similar issue, as my audio issues were down to dirty heads on the cap cam.

I had my board and mic sorted, then it turned out it was only my cap cam that had the issue.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on June 08, 2021, 12:20:39 AM
anyone fiddled with those aliexpress fisheyes?

(https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H5b9e80d65e1c427690dc2c4495a6aeeb4/58mm-0-3X-Ultra-Fisheye-Wide-fish-eye-Lens-for-58-mm-0-3-Camcorders-DV.jpg_Q90.jpg_.webp)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001499231356.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.aa2b6ed71VHO3r&algo_pvid=ea991227-7a00-4663-9f0f-6dad887af14e&algo_exp_id=ea991227-7a00-4663-9f0f-6dad887af14e-9

i know vx1000market was selling them rebranded as "3ccd fisheye" with an extortionate markup on them. mk1 is way out of budget and those 0.3x optekas are pretty hard to find in 58mm (for canon xm1 not vx), so it's making those aliexpress mk1 clones look p viable.

https://youtu.be/b9BjKi13euU

@suckmydeck did this vid and if I'm right they're all the same lens?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on June 08, 2021, 03:42:47 AM
yeah i ended up stumbling across that a few mins after posting, only ever found out about those lenses from that guy after he called out vx1000market. think theyre essentially the same but the aliexpress ones have a bit more blue flaring on the vig which is no issue for me, will probably just bite the bullet and get one because realistically you aint gonna get anything better at that price range.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on June 08, 2021, 07:40:34 PM
yeah i ended up stumbling across that a few mins after posting, only ever found out about those lenses from that guy after he called out vx1000market. think theyre essentially the same but the aliexpress ones have a bit more blue flaring on the vig which is no issue for me, will probably just bite the bullet and get one because realistically you aint gonna get anything better at that price range.

major kook of a dude
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: donkey on June 09, 2021, 03:13:38 PM
hey yíall just got my new mk1 today and was hoping someone knew of a good brand of screw thread lubricant for the lens? noticed that it was crunchy when you turn it tight and then i took the bayo off to take a look and boy that thing was dusty and dirty. i wiped most of it out but unfortunately also wiped away the lube
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on June 09, 2021, 09:43:39 PM
hey yíall just got my new mk1 today and was hoping someone knew of a good brand of screw thread lubricant for the lens? noticed that it was crunchy when you turn it tight and then i took the bayo off to take a look and boy that thing was dusty and dirty. i wiped most of it out but unfortunately also wiped away the lube

Dry Teflon Iíve heard is good. Iíve also heard of candle wax being used.

While you have the bayo off, and chance you could measure what the mm screw would be on the mk1?
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Post by: donkey on June 15, 2021, 12:11:34 PM
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hey yíall just got my new mk1 today and was hoping someone knew of a good brand of screw thread lubricant for the lens? noticed that it was crunchy when you turn it tight and then i took the bayo off to take a look and boy that thing was dusty and dirty. i wiped most of it out but unfortunately also wiped away the lube
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Dry Teflon Iíve heard is good. Iíve also heard of candle wax being used.

While you have the bayo off, and chance you could measure what the mm screw would be on the mk1?
hey man thanks for the answer to this but i really dont know what you mean by the mm screw. i dont think i have any utensils in my house that would be able to measure such a tiny screw. if i were to give my best guess i would say the screw is about a centimeter long
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on June 15, 2021, 01:25:12 PM
quick q, whats the general ballpark areas for exposure/shutter speed? i know it obviously depends on lighting conditions etc but lets say regular ass summers day. ive read f5.6 is the sweet spot for exposure, but shutter speed got me a bit confused bc some say have it double the framerate which would be 50 shutter, good amount of people saying 120, yet beagles vx vid said 180-250? any advice is appreciated
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: donkey on June 15, 2021, 02:26:51 PM
quick q, whats the general ballpark areas for exposure/shutter speed? i know it obviously depends on lighting conditions etc but lets say regular ass summers day. ive read f5.6 is the sweet spot for exposure, but shutter speed got me a bit confused bc some say have it double the framerate which would be 50 shutter, good amount of people saying 120, yet beagles vx vid said 180-250? any advice is appreciated
some people might not like this advice but im going to give you the best opinion for what works with me.

seriously just eyeball it. first thing i do is set the shutter speed. if its a really sunny ass day i'll usually start really high at like 1000. then, test the f stop. if you can't achieve a clear, but bright image in the view finder with that shutter speed, i would just take it down to like 500-750 and start dropping the f stop until the image is bright but not too washed out. after doing this a lot you will start to find the sweet spot where the image is dark enough to have a clear picture but bright enough to really make the colors pop. i too have tried the double framerate method as well and i also gave up immediately after realizing it doesn't work. if anyone would like to dumb it down further go right ahead
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on June 15, 2021, 06:59:59 PM
i got anywhere from 250-725 (cloudy to sunny) and if youre at f5.6 its gonna be the sharpest the lens is. at night i always do 90 because my light is super bright. if you like the motion blur look do 125 but i like the sharp as a tack look, so faster is better. but dont do over 1000 or youll get artifacts in the shadows
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on June 20, 2021, 03:51:56 AM
cheers for the info above!

not vx but fuck it ill post anyway, got my 0.3x opteka in. was gonna get one of the aliexpress ones until a legit one popped up on ebay uk so had to snag it.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/791086426028113920/856121576604958730/IMG_20210620_114046.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on June 21, 2021, 02:20:50 AM
quick q, whats the general ballpark areas for exposure/shutter speed? i know it obviously depends on lighting conditions etc but lets say regular ass summers day. ive read f5.6 is the sweet spot for exposure, but shutter speed got me a bit confused bc some say have it double the framerate which would be 50 shutter, good amount of people saying 120, yet beagles vx vid said 180-250? any advice is appreciated


Another thing I will chuck on here as a piece of advice is probably what someone else posted here once, but I will reiterate again just so peeps can see it; it is the night time mode you can select (select Program until you see the moon symbol).

It is actually really good to use and something I never used since using the VX1 a couple of years back. If not, I tend to chuck it on the same as what Jordan Wiens said and use 90 shutter speed, 3db open exposure since I got a newer light and it doesn't struggle so much now. Some spots we go to are super dark and I honestly think the former auto option does well in those sits.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on June 25, 2021, 04:57:17 PM
i'm too impatient to wait for Kerry's response on Monday, so i wanted to see if anyone had seen something like this before.

i bought a cheap "as-is" VX1000. powers on, seems to work normally, and i can use an external recorder with it.

i'm assuming there is an issue with the VAP unit. i attached my mk1 and the vig is incredibly off center, and the picture comes out "cloudy" no matter how you set the focus. i'm assuming it's so cloudy/out of focus because the camera is trying to focus on the vig? anyone ever have an issue like this before? or if anyone on here has experience fixing VX's, is it possible to repair this VAP unit or is there no choice but to replace it?

(https://i.imgur.com/5HJrLpc.png)

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: donkey on June 26, 2021, 08:04:40 AM
i'm too impatient to wait for Kerry's response on Monday, so i wanted to see if anyone had seen something like this before.

i bought a cheap "as-is" VX1000. powers on, seems to work normally, and i can use an external recorder with it.

i'm assuming there is an issue with the VAP unit. i attached my mk1 and the vig is incredibly off center, and the picture comes out "cloudy" no matter how you set the focus. i'm assuming it's so cloudy/out of focus because the camera is trying to focus on the vig? anyone ever have an issue like this before? or if anyone on here has experience fixing VX's, is it possible to repair this VAP unit or is there no choice but to replace it?

(https://i.imgur.com/5HJrLpc.png)
most of the time issues like these are far too annoying to try to fix yourself. not saying impossible, but you're gonna have to know the insides and out of the camera like the back of your hand to understand what to do. from what i can gather im almost positive your camera vap has just been knocked too hard and the 3ccd sensors are off kilter.

your best bet is probably just waiting on kerry and begging him to give you a good deal. or you can watch that one youtube video of the guy completely dissecting the vx and doing it yourself
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on June 26, 2021, 09:55:33 AM
or if you really dont care, just try smacking the shit out of it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on June 27, 2021, 03:44:07 PM
or if you really dont care, just try smacking the shit out of it.

This has fixed so many of my vx's
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on June 27, 2021, 03:49:09 PM
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This has fixed so many of my vx's
ive never had anything as bad as pj, but def had my cam have weird ccd colour errors and just smacked it and it was back to normal LOL
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on June 27, 2021, 11:24:20 PM
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This has fixed so many of my vx's
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ive never had anything as bad as pj, but def had my cam have weird ccd colour errors and just smacked it and it was back to normal LOL
slapping is an essential tool for fixing the vx. i can only second this
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on June 29, 2021, 02:36:16 AM
the vx got hit too hard and lenses are not aligned anymore in the VAP unit. you will need a new VAP unit.

Slapping works only with weird colors.
it comes from a loose cable on the right side of the camera (not the tape deck side).
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BJM on June 29, 2021, 03:01:19 PM
Hey I recently got one of my spacers stuck in the thread of my vx. Mustve screwed it on a bit too tight and now I cant seem to get it to budge.

Anyone ever have this happen before? any tips to get it out would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: cosmicgypsies on June 29, 2021, 03:05:35 PM
Hey I recently got one of my spacers stuck in the thread of my vx. Mustve screwed it on a bit too tight and now I cant seem to get it to budge.

Anyone ever have this happen before? any tips to get it out would be greatly appreciated!

I had a stupid fucking 58-52 step down ring stuck in my GL1 so I just got a set of pliers, gave it a tiny little turn and that got it out fine with ease and didn't damage any threads. Could prolly put some cloth etc over it if you're paranoid about the fucking the threads.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Mac Berg on June 30, 2021, 09:49:18 AM
Hey I recently got one of my spacers stuck in the thread of my vx. Mustve screwed it on a bit too tight and now I cant seem to get it to budge.

Anyone ever have this happen before? any tips to get it out would be greatly appreciated!

I had one that was STUCK stuck, pliers didn't help at all. The solution: use a rubber band. Like put a rubber band around the spacer itself, and then just twist it off with your hand. Worked instantly.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: BJM on July 01, 2021, 11:28:49 AM
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Hey I recently got one of my spacers stuck in the thread of my vx. Mustve screwed it on a bit too tight and now I cant seem to get it to budge.

Anyone ever have this happen before? any tips to get it out would be greatly appreciated!
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I had one that was STUCK stuck, pliers didn't help at all. The solution: use a rubber band. Like put a rubber band around the spacer itself, and then just twist it off with your hand. Worked instantly.

Pliers wouldn't work for me either. Gonna give the rubber band a try! Thanks a ton
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 01, 2021, 05:59:09 PM
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Hey I recently got one of my spacers stuck in the thread of my vx. Mustve screwed it on a bit too tight and now I cant seem to get it to budge.

Anyone ever have this happen before? any tips to get it out would be greatly appreciated!
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I had one that was STUCK stuck, pliers didn't help at all. The solution: use a rubber band. Like put a rubber band around the spacer itself, and then just twist it off with your hand. Worked instantly.
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Pliers wouldn't work for me either. Gonna give the rubber band a try! Thanks a ton

wrap a cloth in a vice and tighten it up. Not super tight. Stick your vx in and tighten it up and unscrew it
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: basedworldballout on July 02, 2021, 10:39:33 PM
Hi guys. Got a request to help out with translating a Japanese VX on the VX1000 subreddit. Thought i'd post the PDF here if anyone needs a reference guide for translating. I don't have a Jap VX myself, just a PAL VX, so feel free to correct anything.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RnQTnM13EUumT0D15e0PjoR3yUX5Ypz_/view?usp=sharing

File size limit here was too small for the file so had to upload to Drive  :-\
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on July 03, 2021, 05:42:21 AM
Good guy.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sidewalk Funk. on July 13, 2021, 06:57:32 PM
Hi guys. Got a request to help out with translating a Japanese VX on the VX1000 subreddit. Thought i'd post the PDF here if anyone needs a reference guide for translating. I don't have a Jap VX myself, just a PAL VX, so feel free to correct anything.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RnQTnM13EUumT0D15e0PjoR3yUX5Ypz_/view?usp=sharing

File size limit here was too small for the file so had to upload to Drive  :-\

Many thanks for sharing this. Really helpful for navigating the menu and custom presets.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: caiadozsk8 on July 13, 2021, 10:44:44 PM
Yooo my vx1000 zoom it's blocked , when I turn it on , it's already zoom in a bit , and I can't zoom in or out ! Has anyone had this problem?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Owen on July 16, 2021, 07:11:23 PM
Sorry if this has already been asked but does anyone know what issue of Transworld the vx100 vs vx2100 article is in?
I've got most of the Transworlds from around that period so am happy to scan it up if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on July 16, 2021, 07:41:31 PM
Sorry if this has already been asked but does anyone know what issue of Transworld the vx100 vs vx2100 article is in?
I've got most of the Transworlds from around that period so am happy to scan it up if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks

Feb 2004 according to this - https://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/versus-vx1000-vs-vx2000/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Owen on July 16, 2021, 08:04:00 PM
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Sorry if this has already been asked but does anyone know what issue of Transworld the vx100 vs vx2100 article is in?
I've got most of the Transworlds from around that period so am happy to scan it up if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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Feb 2004 according to this - https://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/versus-vx1000-vs-vx2000/

Thanks. It was the Daewon cover March 2004 issue.

(https://i.imgur.com/0BqqSp8.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on July 17, 2021, 07:29:27 AM
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Sorry if this has already been asked but does anyone know what issue of Transworld the vx100 vs vx2100 article is in?
I've got most of the Transworlds from around that period so am happy to scan it up if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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Feb 2004 according to this - https://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/versus-vx1000-vs-vx2000/
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Thanks. It was the Daewon cover March 2004 issue.

(https://i.imgur.com/0BqqSp8.jpg)

I still dream of the VX1500, I really hoped it was real.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Owen on July 17, 2021, 10:23:21 PM
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Sorry if this has already been asked but does anyone know what issue of Transworld the vx100 vs vx2100 article is in?
I've got most of the Transworlds from around that period so am happy to scan it up if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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Feb 2004 according to this - https://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/versus-vx1000-vs-vx2000/
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Thanks. It was the Daewon cover March 2004 issue.

(https://i.imgur.com/0BqqSp8.jpg)
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I still dream of the VX1500, I really hoped it was real.

Haha yes I was wondering if it was real or not also. Hope so
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Sidewalk Funk. on July 20, 2021, 10:22:33 PM
This is pretty amazing. Must watch for any VX camera lover:

"VHS rip of the complete video guide to the Sony vx1000 & vx700! Including side by side quality comparisons and full technical tutorial"

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRj9jKdF6DW/
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on July 21, 2021, 06:45:41 AM
This is pretty amazing. Must watch for any VX camera lover:

"VHS rip of the complete video guide to the Sony vx1000 & vx700! Including side by side quality comparisons and full technical tutorial"

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRj9jKdF6DW/

really cool. thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: WayneKerr on July 21, 2021, 03:52:44 PM
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Sorry if this has already been asked but does anyone know what issue of Transworld the vx100 vs vx2100 article is in?
I've got most of the Transworlds from around that period so am happy to scan it up if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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Feb 2004 according to this - https://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/versus-vx1000-vs-vx2000/
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Thanks. It was the Daewon cover March 2004 issue.

(https://i.imgur.com/0BqqSp8.jpg)
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I still dream of the VX1500, I really hoped it was real.
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Haha yes I was wondering if it was real or not also. Hope so

Itís definately a load of shit.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: matureoftheocean on July 29, 2021, 01:58:55 AM
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or if you really dont care, just try smacking the shit out of it.
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This has fixed so many of my vx's
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ive never had anything as bad as pj, but def had my cam have weird ccd colour errors and just smacked it and it was back to normal LOL
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slapping is an essential tool for fixing the vx. i can only second this

Yeah this is how I ususally start a filming session these days, works every time&#128077;
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on August 25, 2021, 09:26:49 AM
has anyone ran into something like this before?

https://i.imgur.com/QiMiP0B.jpg

footage played back via tape or external recorder is the same. you can slightly make out what the footage being played back is, but it's just covered in static. funny thing is, when i import it from my external recorder onto the computer - it is 100% fine.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: southphillytapwater on August 25, 2021, 07:32:20 PM
has anyone ran into something like this before?

https://i.imgur.com/QiMiP0B.jpg

footage played back via tape or external recorder is the same. you can slightly make out what the footage being played back is, but it's just covered in static. funny thing is, when i import it from my external recorder onto the computer - it is 100% fine.
Might be the viewfinder ribbon cable, they're known to break easily. Hasn't happened on any of my cameras yet so I'm not sure what it looks like.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on August 26, 2021, 12:36:45 AM
has anyone ran into something like this before?

https://i.imgur.com/QiMiP0B.jpg

footage played back via tape or external recorder is the same. you can slightly make out what the footage being played back is, but it's just covered in static. funny thing is, when i import it from my external recorder onto the computer - it is 100% fine.

Does the viewfinder look fine when you lay it flat, after you've taken the battery out and put it back in.

If it's a viewfinder issue then usually it should work fine when left flat or at least, has for me when I've had broken VF ribbon cables.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: bataaard on August 26, 2021, 12:55:45 PM
it doesn't look like a viewfinder ribbon cable issue imo (you wouldn't see clear text), but bad contacts on the VAP ribbon cable.

if you tap the side of the camera (not the tape side, the other one) does it look different ?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 27, 2021, 09:46:20 PM
has anyone ran into something like this before?

https://i.imgur.com/QiMiP0B.jpg

footage played back via tape or external recorder is the same. you can slightly make out what the footage being played back is, but it's just covered in static. funny thing is, when i import it from my external recorder onto the computer - it is 100% fine.

Strange. The times I got this gnarly static was when a board smoked my camera super hard. Just smacked the side of it and it eventually went away.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on August 27, 2021, 10:27:10 PM
Thanks for the replies. Verified with Kerry and another VX1000 repair guru that the main board has gone bad. Literally the worst thing that can happen to a VX considering the only repair is a replacement main board which only exist in working cameras and that number likely goes down every day.

Curious if any one else here keeps a close watch on eBay listings for American NTSC VX1000s. There are literally only 7 listed right now. I honestly think in the next few years, working ones are going to be worth $2k+
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 28, 2021, 09:25:19 AM
Thanks for the replies. Verified with Kerry and another VX1000 repair guru that the main board has gone bad. Literally the worst thing that can happen to a VX considering the only repair is a replacement main board which only exist in working cameras and that number likely goes down every day.

Curious if any one else here keeps a close watch on eBay listings for American NTSC VX1000s. There are literally only 7 listed right now. I honestly think in the next few years, working ones are going to be worth $2k+

Yes. I look everyday if not two or three times daily. I know a buddy that has plenty of parts. But not sure if he's willing to sell a main board... Best of luck
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: IpathCats on August 28, 2021, 09:29:04 AM
Spotted on the sls stream

(https://i.ibb.co/GxK8Q3S/PXL-20210827-230715810.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GxK8Q3S)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on August 28, 2021, 09:30:22 AM
Spotted on the sls stream

(https://i.ibb.co/GxK8Q3S/PXL-20210827-230715810.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GxK8Q3S)

Sk8rats blowin up
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on August 28, 2021, 01:00:55 PM
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Spotted on the sls stream

(https://i.ibb.co/GxK8Q3S/PXL-20210827-230715810.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GxK8Q3S)
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Sk8rats blowin up

Incredible. I identify heavily with that shirt.

A few months ago I was on vacation eating at a restaurant while wearing a Sabotage shirt with a VX on the back and a random dude came up to me and started talking to me about skating hahaha.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: IpathCats on August 29, 2021, 04:28:42 AM
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Spotted on the sls stream

(https://i.ibb.co/GxK8Q3S/PXL-20210827-230715810.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GxK8Q3S)
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Sk8rats blowin up
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Incredible. I identify heavily with that shirt.

A few months ago I was on vacation eating at a restaurant while wearing a Sabotage shirt with a VX on the back and a random dude came up to me and started talking to me about skating hahaha.

If I wasn't such a loudmouth, I would get it too haha.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 01, 2021, 03:18:01 PM
I know VXs were designed to work with the technology of CRT TVs but has no one worked out how to fix the deinterlacing problems when uploading to youtube yet? Surely there's a simple fix

(https://i.imgur.com/8ArK2B3.png)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: donkey on September 01, 2021, 05:46:56 PM
I know VXs were designed to work with the technology of CRT TVs but has no one worked out how to fix the deinterlacing problems when uploading to youtube yet? Surely there's a simple fix

(https://i.imgur.com/8ArK2B3.png)
why would you want to fix it? it looks good
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Safarisuit on September 01, 2021, 09:30:46 PM
I donít think thatís from interlacing but when you have the sharpness turned all the way up on the custom presets it looks like that
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 02, 2021, 06:23:25 AM
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I know VXs were designed to work with the technology of CRT TVs but has no one worked out how to fix the deinterlacing problems when uploading to youtube yet? Surely there's a simple fix

(https://i.imgur.com/8ArK2B3.png)
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why would you want to fix it? it looks good

How does the whole scene turning into jagged lines look good? Look at those rails, that does not look good to me
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: nickpaolucci on September 02, 2021, 08:16:55 AM
I donít think thatís from interlacing but when you have the sharpness turned all the way up on the custom presets it looks like that
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 02, 2021, 09:32:57 AM
It's also upscaled DV NTSC footage that's gone through exporting and youtube compression.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lydius on September 02, 2021, 11:50:40 AM
always hard to add detail that was never really there in the first place.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 02, 2021, 09:07:13 PM
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I donít think thatís from interlacing but when you have the sharpness turned all the way up on the custom presets it looks like that
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Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 02, 2021, 10:14:43 PM
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I donít think thatís from interlacing but when you have the sharpness turned all the way up on the custom presets it looks like that
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Not true, at least not on DV PAL. I have mine set all the way up but it's never that drastic. Here's a similarly overexposed/highly contrasted image for reference:
(https://i.imgur.com/J5dGrq8.jpg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: doyle on September 02, 2021, 10:21:00 PM
Probably less noticeable on PAL because of the extra horizontal resolution (576 vs NTSC's 480). More pixels = smoother diagonal lines.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 02, 2021, 11:38:12 PM
Probably less noticeable on PAL because of the extra horizontal resolution (576 vs NTSC's 480). More pixels = smoother diagonal lines.

Yes, definitely. Meant to post this on my initial reply to help illustrate the significant difference between resolutions. Quite a leap even from 576 to 720p.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Video_Resolution_Chart.svg)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: basedworldballout on September 07, 2021, 05:52:09 PM
The 25th Anniversary release for the Century Optics MK1 is apparently happening soon. Seems the Instagram resellers have mainly helped fund the 300 copy run and are getting 200 or so copies to sell themselves. I guess just take it with a grain of salt but it looks fairly promising. Will just be a shame if they mark it up to stupid prices.

 (https://i.ibb.co/fnfzB1R/7-C9-B1-F96-0-EBB-485-E-A506-9267-CD5-E1-E5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fnfzB1R)(https://i.ibb.co/y09Vj9T/F7-FC027-A-3906-4-CB5-9-EC2-3-E8724-FB199-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y09Vj9T)
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pedro_mayn on September 08, 2021, 02:43:59 AM
The 25th Anniversary release for the Century Optics MK1 is apparently happening soon. Seems the Instagram resellers have mainly helped fund the 300 copy run and are getting 200 or so copies to sell themselves. I guess just take it with a grain of salt but it looks fairly promising. Will just be a shame if they mark it up to stupid prices.

 (https://i.ibb.co/fnfzB1R/7-C9-B1-F96-0-EBB-485-E-A506-9267-CD5-E1-E5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fnfzB1R)(https://i.ibb.co/y09Vj9T/F7-FC027-A-3906-4-CB5-9-EC2-3-E8724-FB199-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y09Vj9T)

Oh I can't wait to see what prices these re-sellers will put on these...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on September 08, 2021, 06:49:50 AM
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The 25th Anniversary release for the Century Optics MK1 is apparently happening soon. Seems the Instagram resellers have mainly helped fund the 300 copy run and are getting 200 or so copies to sell themselves. I guess just take it with a grain of salt but it looks fairly promising. Will just be a shame if they mark it up to stupid prices.

 (https://i.ibb.co/fnfzB1R/7-C9-B1-F96-0-EBB-485-E-A506-9267-CD5-E1-E5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fnfzB1R)(https://i.ibb.co/y09Vj9T/F7-FC027-A-3906-4-CB5-9-EC2-3-E8724-FB199-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y09Vj9T)
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Oh I can't wait to see what prices these re-sellers will put on these...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lowerfieldfirst on September 08, 2021, 07:20:18 AM
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The 25th Anniversary release for the Century Optics MK1 is apparently happening soon. Seems the Instagram resellers have mainly helped fund the 300 copy run and are getting 200 or so copies to sell themselves. I guess just take it with a grain of salt but it looks fairly promising. Will just be a shame if they mark it up to stupid prices.

 (https://i.ibb.co/fnfzB1R/7-C9-B1-F96-0-EBB-485-E-A506-9267-CD5-E1-E5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fnfzB1R)(https://i.ibb.co/y09Vj9T/F7-FC027-A-3906-4-CB5-9-EC2-3-E8724-FB199-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y09Vj9T)
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Oh I can't wait to see what prices these re-sellers will put on these...

For the culture!
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: donkey on September 08, 2021, 09:19:05 AM
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The 25th Anniversary release for the Century Optics MK1 is apparently happening soon. Seems the Instagram resellers have mainly helped fund the 300 copy run and are getting 200 or so copies to sell themselves. I guess just take it with a grain of salt but it looks fairly promising. Will just be a shame if they mark it up to stupid prices.

 (https://i.ibb.co/fnfzB1R/7-C9-B1-F96-0-EBB-485-E-A506-9267-CD5-E1-E5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fnfzB1R)(https://i.ibb.co/y09Vj9T/F7-FC027-A-3906-4-CB5-9-EC2-3-E8724-FB199-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y09Vj9T)
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Oh I can't wait to see what prices these re-sellers will put on these...
An ordinary lightly-scratched MK1 goes for upwards of $2k; I cant even imagine what these re-sellers are gonna sell the special 25th anniversary ones for
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on September 08, 2021, 04:04:08 PM
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The 25th Anniversary release for the Century Optics MK1 is apparently happening soon. Seems the Instagram resellers have mainly helped fund the 300 copy run and are getting 200 or so copies to sell themselves. I guess just take it with a grain of salt but it looks fairly promising. Will just be a shame if they mark it up to stupid prices.

 (https://i.ibb.co/fnfzB1R/7-C9-B1-F96-0-EBB-485-E-A506-9267-CD5-E1-E5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fnfzB1R)(https://i.ibb.co/y09Vj9T/F7-FC027-A-3906-4-CB5-9-EC2-3-E8724-FB199-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y09Vj9T)
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Oh I can't wait to see what prices these re-sellers will put on these...
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An ordinary lightly-scratched MK1 goes for upwards of $2k; I cant even imagine what these re-sellers are gonna sell the special 25th anniversary ones for
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 09, 2021, 05:05:09 AM
Prepare your wallets.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Pusssy Runners on September 14, 2021, 05:31:39 AM
Hi
I just bought a MK1 on ebay for my VX1000. When the mk1 finally arrive I realize that he was with a vx2000 bayo mount, did you know where I can find a new bayo ring for the vx1000? or if there another solution than the bayo mount?
thank you
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on September 17, 2021, 01:10:03 PM
Hi
I just bought a MK1 on ebay for my VX1000. When the mk1 finally arrive I realize that he was with a vx2000 bayo mount, did you know where I can find a new bayo ring for the vx1000? or if there another solution than the bayo mount?
thank you

https://www.deathlensfisheyesales.com/product-page/vx1000-bayo-ring-for-mk1
http://www.bayorings.com/index.php/vx1000-replica-bayoring.html

looks like the one from Germany is in stock.



out of stock...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: pj chad on September 27, 2021, 12:10:50 PM
Has anyone ever had an issue with a VX1000 where manual focus doesn't work? Under normal circumstances, when you switch the focus down to manual, you typically see a hand with 'F' in it, and you can obviously move the focus ring and get it focused on the circle between the two triangles. However, on my VX1000, that manual hand with the 'F' is never displayed, and the focus ring does absolutely nothing. I know the focus switch isn't broken, because moving it down to infinity does produce a result.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on October 02, 2021, 09:06:54 AM
Has anyone ever had an issue with a VX1000 where manual focus doesn't work? Under normal circumstances, when you switch the focus down to manual, you typically see a hand with 'F' in it, and you can obviously move the focus ring and get it focused on the circle between the two triangles. However, on my VX1000, that manual hand with the 'F' is never displayed, and the focus ring does absolutely nothing. I know the focus switch isn't broken, because moving it down to infinity does produce a result.

Donít know shit about that but that might mean that thereís some sort of disconnect between the shit that would trigger the manual focus and the actual focus internally. As always, hit up Kerry.

Anybody know anything about the VX2000ís internal clock battery? I want to set the date/not have to redo white balance and all that shit each time I use it or switch batteries out. The VX1ís clock battery is super easy to switch out but I canít find the vx2ís
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 02, 2021, 02:23:51 PM
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Has anyone ever had an issue with a VX1000 where manual focus doesn't work? Under normal circumstances, when you switch the focus down to manual, you typically see a hand with 'F' in it, and you can obviously move the focus ring and get it focused on the circle between the two triangles. However, on my VX1000, that manual hand with the 'F' is never displayed, and the focus ring does absolutely nothing. I know the focus switch isn't broken, because moving it down to infinity does produce a result.
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Donít know shit about that but that might mean that thereís some sort of disconnect between the shit that would trigger the manual focus and the actual focus internally. As always, hit up Kerry.

Anybody know anything about the VX2000ís internal clock battery? I want to set the date/not have to redo white balance and all that shit each time I use it or switch batteries out. The VX1ís clock battery is super easy to switch out but I canít find the vx2ís

The cell battery? I know for me I have never had good luck after changing batteries and it reset all my white balance, f-stop and all that shit. On the vx2 I believe it's on the inside of where the LCD screen sits?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Chatbot on October 02, 2021, 06:31:56 PM
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Has anyone ever had an issue with a VX1000 where manual focus doesn't work? Under normal circumstances, when you switch the focus down to manual, you typically see a hand with 'F' in it, and you can obviously move the focus ring and get it focused on the circle between the two triangles. However, on my VX1000, that manual hand with the 'F' is never displayed, and the focus ring does absolutely nothing. I know the focus switch isn't broken, because moving it down to infinity does produce a result.
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Donít know shit about that but that might mean that thereís some sort of disconnect between the shit that would trigger the manual focus and the actual focus internally. As always, hit up Kerry.

Anybody know anything about the VX2000ís internal clock battery? I want to set the date/not have to redo white balance and all that shit each time I use it or switch batteries out. The VX1ís clock battery is super easy to switch out but I canít find the vx2ís
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The cell battery? I know for me I have never had good luck after changing batteries and it reset all my white balance, f-stop and all that shit. On the vx2 I believe it's on the inside of where the LCD screen sits?

I think youíre right about it being under the LCD side panel. My vx2100 kept resetting everything between changing batteries years ago. I was looking into how to change the internal batt but one day it fixed itself so I never had to open the camera up.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: TomCruz on October 02, 2021, 10:28:36 PM
I am sure it's the same for the Vx2100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HZHcUcMKeQ
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: TomCruz on October 02, 2021, 10:42:01 PM
Has anyone ever had an issue with a VX1000 where manual focus doesn't work? Under normal circumstances, when you switch the focus down to manual, you typically see a hand with 'F' in it, and you can obviously move the focus ring and get it focused on the circle between the two triangles. However, on my VX1000, that manual hand with the 'F' is never displayed, and the focus ring does absolutely nothing. I know the focus switch isn't broken, because moving it down to infinity does produce a result.

(https://i.ibb.co/nrjkRRG/vx100-manual.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
virtual coin flip (https://freeonlinedice.com/)

I would start with replacing this ^.  If that doesn't do it could be a # of things.  Usually want to start with the most obvious. If it's something you want to try and fix your self I can sell you the part.  If not hit up Kerry and he will take care of you.   
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shredslap on October 15, 2021, 01:38:00 PM
Hey I need some help...

Got a new VX1000 and haven't done much with it yet. Put about 3 tapes in it. 2 recorded well, the 3rd tape is half solid and half glitched audio (sounds like a static jackhammer throughout the clips).

When I try to test it out with a new tape it still has that static jackhammer sound over the footage. Pretty much bummed. I filmed 3 tapes and logged 2 on it as well. But considering it was in mint condition and hardly used, I figure that wouldn't be enough to completely destroy it.... Any tips here guys?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: suckmadeck on October 15, 2021, 02:22:29 PM
Hey I need some help...

Got a new VX1000 and haven't done much with it yet. Put about 3 tapes in it. 2 recorded well, the 3rd tape is half solid and half glitched audio (sounds like a static jackhammer throughout the clips).

When I try to test it out with a new tape it still has that static jackhammer sound over the footage. Pretty much bummed. I filmed 3 tapes and logged 2 on it as well. But considering it was in mint condition and hardly used, I figure that wouldn't be enough to completely destroy it.... Any tips here guys?

Where did ya get it from?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: shredslap on October 15, 2021, 02:28:24 PM
I got it from Japan. It worked perfectly for the first month or so. Yahoo Auctions to be exact.

Honestly, it's the freshed VX I've ever seen...
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on October 15, 2021, 02:31:31 PM
Hey I need some help...

Got a new VX1000 and haven't done much with it yet. Put about 3 tapes in it. 2 recorded well, the 3rd tape is half solid and half glitched audio (sounds like a static jackhammer throughout the clips).

When I try to test it out with a new tape it still has that static jackhammer sound over the footage. Pretty much bummed. I filmed 3 tapes and logged 2 on it as well. But considering it was in mint condition and hardly used, I figure that wouldn't be enough to completely destroy it.... Any tips here guys?

Donít have an answer for you but you should never log tapes straight off your VX, get a shitty cap cam.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: TomCruz on October 15, 2021, 09:43:41 PM
I got it from Japan. It worked perfectly for the first month or so. Yahoo Auctions to be exact.

Honestly, it's the freshed VX I've ever seen...

Just remember these cameras are 25 years old.  Just like a old car they can break down over time.  Just because it looks nice, it can still have problems.  Get it repaired and hopefully it last you a long time.   

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 16, 2021, 08:48:25 AM
Hey I need some help...

Got a new VX1000 and haven't done much with it yet. Put about 3 tapes in it. 2 recorded well, the 3rd tape is half solid and half glitched audio (sounds like a static jackhammer throughout the clips).

When I try to test it out with a new tape it still has that static jackhammer sound over the footage. Pretty much bummed. I filmed 3 tapes and logged 2 on it as well. But considering it was in mint condition and hardly used, I figure that wouldn't be enough to completely destroy it.... Any tips here guys?

If you captured off the vx itself. That's the problem... Gotta get a capture cam so you don't blow out the heads on the VX
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on October 17, 2021, 10:09:46 AM
Sorry for the potentially dumb question


Do MK1 vigs always sit slightly askew for the VX2000?

(https://i.imgur.com/aBTCpFk.jpg)

I know, I know, VX2000s are ass. This is a backup camera. One of my VX1s wouldn't playback a head cleaning tape when we got to the spot so I didn't even risk it.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: CHONGO on October 17, 2021, 01:41:14 PM
Sorry for the potentially dumb question


Do MK1 vigs always sit slightly askew for the VX2000?

(https://i.imgur.com/aBTCpFk.jpg)

I know, I know, VX2000s are ass. This is a backup camera. One of my VX1s wouldn't playback a head cleaning tape when we got to the spot so I didn't even risk it.

You ain't ever going to get "perfect" vig.. I mean maybe if you get a fresh vx that was tucked away for years on years. But I think I remember reading about the 3CCD's and how they are aligned to make the perfect vig. Tell you what. After many many boards hitting my camera my shit isn't perfect.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on October 17, 2021, 02:29:44 PM
Sorry for the potentially dumb question

Do MK1 vigs always sit slightly askew for the VX2000?

I know, I know, VX2000s are ass. This is a backup camera. One of my VX1s wouldn't playback a head cleaning tape when we got to the spot so I didn't even risk it.
every camera is slightly different because the sensor could be placed even a half of a millimeter off. if you want perfect vig just zoom and pan it over in post. also if you dont use manual audio yet, it helps a lot. you set it to manual in the menu, then press in the back scroll wheel and go down three levels. doing this from memory, but the 3 levels down i know is the golden setting.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/729939983196225596/899428530818002984/fix.png)

used a little curves adjustment to take the reds out too. pretty close to vx1
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Allen. on October 17, 2021, 05:30:27 PM
Thanks for the answers yall. Much appreciated, especially the manual mic level advice.

And yeah, fucking with the curves is a godsend. I just grabbed a frame to show the vig.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: lydius on October 18, 2021, 04:57:43 PM
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Sorry for the potentially dumb question

Do MK1 vigs always sit slightly askew for the VX2000?

I know, I know, VX2000s are ass. This is a backup camera. One of my VX1s wouldn't playback a head cleaning tape when we got to the spot so I didn't even risk it.
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every camera is slightly different because the sensor could be placed even a half of a millimeter off. if you want perfect vig just zoom and pan it over in post. also if you dont use manual audio yet, it helps a lot. you set it to manual in the menu, then press in the back scroll wheel and go down three levels. doing this from memory, but the 3 levels down i know is the golden setting.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/729939983196225596/899428530818002984/fix.png)

used a little curves adjustment to take the reds out too. pretty close to vx1
Jordan, thanks for the knowledge. I really enjoyed the last VX video you put out, thought it was really well done. You have any tips or good resources for learning the basics of color correction?
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: Jordan Wiens on October 19, 2021, 09:27:56 AM
yo thanks lydius :)

try and learn what curves do to the image, in terms of the luma and rgb. most of the time i just use subtle tweaks in lumetri color inside of premiere pro to do the trick, but most of it is done in-camera through white balance and the cp settings. you could download a video you like, bring it into premiere alongside your own clips and then try to match it. try and look for what its doing in the highlights, mids and shadows (mids are the hardest to see, but thinks greys and skintones). a warmer clip might have orangey shadows and yellow-green highlights. in terms of a correction, try matching two clips from different days together. if you cant get one to look like the other completely, find some sort of middle ground and correct both to that.
Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: upsidedownboardslide on November 03, 2021, 04:51:51 PM
Hey guys, my fellow filmer friend ran into a problem with his cap cam. He's able to play back tapes just fine on his vx, but on the cap cam it has grey bars, as you can see in the image.  I recommended he use a cleaning tape but he lost his sony one. I have a panasonic cleaning tape he could use, but would that create more problems? Is the tape lube for the panasonic cleaning tape different from sony premiums lube?

Thanks!

Title: Re: VX1000 General Discussion (gear/set-ups, filming/editing, tips/advice, etc.)
Post by: mattchew on November 03, 2021, 06:15:52 PM