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#1 DeanB

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:54 PM

Just been sent this... I haven't had time to read through it however it might be of use to EX owners

http://downloads.bbc...EX1-and-EX3.pdf

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:20 PM

Dean mate, we need a synopsis. What''s the verdict? Buy or don't buy?

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:51 PM

We are currently shooting in the Bahamas. Several days of this has been with the BBC.

They had some very specific settings for the shoot in regard to the EX1 footage.

The required the Gates housing with SWP44C with external monitor:
EX1 shooting at 1080p25 (PAL)
nanoFlash: recording quicktime at 1080psf25

The other cameras they are using on the shoot are a Panasonic HPX2700 and a Phantom v640.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:42 PM

Crikey - I just read it, amazing what you can find time to do when stuck in a foreign country due to ash.

Amazed - I never realized there were so many adjustments available to twiddle do you recon the average punter would notice or is all this stuff playing to the pixel peepers?

Gives me a new level of respect for video shooters though - I was amazed at the physical size of some of the video rigs in the water and now it seems that the complexity matches the size!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

Nick ... Hmmm Well looking at Drews recent post I'd say hang on another year :D The EX camera's with a Nano flash is 50 to 100Mbps with 4:2:2 so its broadcast safe. I don't want to be the man who makes your decisions but I've just been shooting for NHK Europe over the last few days with a polecam (underwater) a Sony Z5 (no nano) and a Sony HDCAM PDW 700 both topside and its all for a HD broadcast programme. So the EX's with nano will be more than enough and as Joe said he was shooting for the Beeb with such a set up.

Joe ... What programme ???

Paul ... I know, we are excellent :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:44 AM

Interisting... I have the most of the equipment, but what is a nanoFlash?

Acording to Dean isīt sound like I can make make a better bitrate with that?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:02 AM

Interisting... I have the most of the equipment, but what is a nanoFlash?

Acording to Dean isīt sound like I can make make a better bitrate with that?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:46 AM

It seems to be quite big - does it just fit in the EX house?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 08:59 AM

It seems to be quite big - does it just fit in the EX house?

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I haven't actually got a Gates Housing for the EX1 however apparently there is a bracket for the nano that fits in it... Have a look on Gates website it might tell you more... :D

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:37 PM

Joe ... What programme ???

They are doing a documentary on Herbert Nitsch. He broke the world record today in Free Immersion Free Diving. 114m!!
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:19 PM

It seems to be quite big - does it just fit in the EX house?


Here's a picture of how the nano mounts on the camera for use in the Gates EX1 housing.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

Joe looking at that photo are you sure that the nanoflash wouldn't sneak into a V1 housing? I've been told in the past that it doesn't....

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:48 PM

Joe looking at that photo are you sure that the nanoflash wouldn't sneak into a V1 housing? I've been told in the past that it doesn't....


Fingers crossed Simon ;) why don't you give JohnE a PM at Gates ... I'm sure he will give you the answer :)

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:19 PM

Fingers crossed Simon ;) why don't you give JohnE a PM at Gates ... I'm sure he will give you the answer :)


That's kind of who said no mate! Looking at the photo though I think it would be close.....

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:06 PM

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:26 PM

LOL!!!!!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 12:06 AM

LOL!!!!!



LOL!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 02:57 AM

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LOL!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmm makes you wonder though.... :)