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Member Since 20 May 2004
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In Topic: New Mac Pro

01 September 2007 - 03:35 PM

What kind of render times are you getting ? 1x, 2x, 3x ?

I'm getting 2x using Vegas on a Quad Core PC. Meaning a 10 minute video takes 20 minutes to render.

In Topic: What would you buy?

02 August 2007 - 10:42 AM

So I am eagerly waiting for your report on the Endeavour. The guys at the Amphibico told me, it would be a big backstep for me from the Phenom... Since you had a chance to shoot with much more housings and camcorders than me, I am very curious...

That is a strong statement from Amphibico. I wonder if it is a reflection on the camcorder, housing or both.

In Topic: What would you buy?

02 August 2007 - 05:01 AM

Jeeze Drew, still teasing us with your FX7 Endeavor review. Can't you give us any hints ?

I have my Gates housing. It's solid, well designed, access to all the controls, viewfinder works fine, external monitor great. I'll get it in the water Aug 11-18.

In Topic: Selling films...Submissions Requests...undercutting...ect

30 July 2007 - 07:39 AM

I have a question for the group that is slightly different.

I am 100% a hobbyist. I do not sell any of my videos although I have given away a few.

Sometimes other resort guests ask me if I sell my videos. I tell them no, but I do put them on the internet for people to view and/or download for free. Occassionally, if I like someone, I'll send them a DVD for free.

When their is a resort or boat professional recording and soliciting DVD's for guests, I feel awkward when guests ask me if I sell my videos. I definitely don't want to affect someone trying to make a living.

Sometimes the video pros don't solicit until later in the week after the guests have already spoken with me. I guess I could always down play my equipment and abilities and up play the pro. Although I've seen some pros using very old basic equipment.

What would you guys do ?

In Topic: New FX7 Housing

30 July 2007 - 07:16 AM

Question for those who use a tripod.

Do you carry extra weight to weigh down the tripod ?

I imagine you want the housing neutral when not using the tripod and very negative with the tripod. I'm thinking 10lbs neg would be nice and steady, but 5lbs is a lot easier to carry.