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Re: EEVBlog 375 Sony Video 8 Camcorder Teardown
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2012, 06:24:57 am »
No wonder the videos look so great.  That's nice gear.

The lens cost a whopping $30 or something :->
But yeah, the $1600 Canon is really good. Almost too good as I have mentioned in a video, to the point that it's depth of field and auto focus speed are a hindrance in this application.

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Sony Vegas MovieStudio Platinum 12, not that that really matters, a video editor is a video editor (unless you render incorrectly).
I asked because I knew that if you'd ever had problems with it, you would have certainly mentioned it. ;-) According to my reading of reviews on Amazon.com, too many editors appear to have PC hardware related issues.
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Sony Vegas is the "lesser of the evils".
I used to use Ulead/Corel VideoStudio for a few hundred early videos. I have also used NCH VideoPad (Australian!), and a few others here and there.
They all have various advantages and disadvantages.
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VideoPad is glitchy with my Canon files
VideoStudio is slow with my new HD files and has render issues.
Vegas sucks arse on basic stuff like titling, pan/zoom, and transitions (all are fiddly) but you get used to it. It also sucks on rendering in not offering a constant quality variable bitrate, so I have output in a high fixed bitrate and then do a 2nd encode with another program (handbrake).
I settled on Vegas because it offers the best speed in editing playback and usability and doesn't seem to have any glitches.

NCH Video is the best for the type of work I need to do. i.e. not spend a month editing a hollywood feature, just throw together clips and render. But I can't stand the glitches in theo utput video, that is unacceptable. I do not have the time to watch the entire output video to make sure it's 100% correct.

Dave.
 

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Re: EEVBlog 375 Sony Video 8 Camcorder Teardown
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2012, 03:38:32 am »
Hi Dave.
Can you please tell me what kind of car monitor that is (21:20)? I could really use a small cheap display with composite video like that.
 

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Re: EEVBlog 375 Sony Video 8 Camcorder Teardown
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2012, 11:12:51 pm »
Hi Dave.
Can you please tell me what kind of car monitor that is (21:20)? I could really use a small cheap display with composite video like that.

Car rearvision mirror reversing display, <$30 on ebay.

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Re: EEVBlog 375 Sony Video 8 Camcorder Teardown
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2013, 06:31:36 pm »
Dave!

Could you be so kind as to post a link to the Circuit Diagram you obtained.
Was it free or did you have to pay for it.

I am hacking some viewfinder CRTs and would like to see how they are wired up.

Thankyou  :)
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