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iZnobad

Member Since 01 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2010 10:59 PM
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In Topic: FS: Sony HDR-A1 with Amphibico housing

22 September 2010 - 05:31 AM

Hi

Is it a monitor on the housing and how old is the system?

Thanks

In Topic: Buying SD or HD setup?

13 January 2010 - 11:30 AM

Will the Stingray Plus housing also support the new CX-550?

In Topic: Buying SD or HD setup?

11 January 2010 - 09:48 PM

Thanks for your good advices and recommendations. I have more or less decided to go for the L&M Stingray Plus housing, Sunray 600 LED lights and a Sony XR-520 camcorder. This set should be easy to travel with and give some great results.

In Topic: Buying SD or HD setup?

11 January 2010 - 04:55 AM

Maybe this is suitable for me as a beginner? I donít know how easy it will be to sell this again after a year or two if I want to change to a HD system?

1. Do you want your system and your investment to last you a while?

It should last for at least 4-5 year before any upgrading.

2. What are you doing with your video and how will you be displaying it?

This is just a hobby, but I will burn it to DVD an show it on flat screen HDTV.

3. What kind of diving do you do? 40-50 dives a year is a good amount so your system and investment will get good use out of it.

Most of my diving are done in Indonesia, Thailand and the Phillippines.


That is a very nice system and a great deal considering what those systems were new five years ago. The only thing is of course it is SD. Depending on your needs and desires, SD may be perfectly fine. If you have a nice big flat screen HDTV at home, you will miss not having the HD though. HD is definitely a big difference in image quality...and with that of course does come the need for power as Pete says above.

However on that note, most of today's computers are able to relatively handle small video editing on basic editing platforms (Final Cut Express, Pinnacle, and Sony's basic editing software). I think you need to ask yourself a few questions before deciding, as none of us on here can really make the decision for you.

1. Do you want your system and your investment to last you a while?

2. What are you doing with your video and how will you be displaying it?

3. What kind of diving do you do? 40-50 dives a year is a good amount so your system and investment will get good use out of it.

A nice HD system like the HF S10/HF S11 will easily get you 3-4 years as just a casual user, where as going with SD, you are VERY likely to fall in love with shoot UW video and be disappointed you did not go HD.


In Topic: Buying SD or HD setup?

10 January 2010 - 10:37 PM

Hi

The plan is to do some editing, so I will bring it into the computer. I am looking at this system on eBay, and it looks like a great deal to me. But then I will end up with the old technology.

Thanks