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02-04-2010 11:07 PM  8 years agoPost 1
P.Testa

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Hi guys i was thinking to put this beauty on my trex600. I have read a lot of positive thinks regarding the camera. Overall weight is around 600g which is ok i guess. What do you think? Anything better to suggest?

Have an idea of the camera here http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/c...7&modelid=17996

How high does it fly? How fast? How far?..... Read the FAQ on my t-shirt and let me fly FGS!!!

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02-05-2010 04:52 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Disciple4123

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Well, I am an AP guy, not video, but my only observation is that the focal length is 43.6mm (35..equiv) at it's widest. I think a focal length of 28mm wide would be preferred for smoother more immersive footage.

In the photo end of things, years ago, I tried teleconverters with very poor results to widen it

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02-06-2010 05:25 PM  8 years agoPost 3
shroomer

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It has a CMOS sensor, which are generally very susceptible to vibration.

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02-06-2010 05:48 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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I too would realy like to know what Cannon to buy.
I want one.

Futaba 14Mz / 1300mm Multi rotor / Logo 10

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02-06-2010 07:22 PM  8 years agoPost 5
P.Testa

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Well i think that most of the today's respected consumer's camcorders use CMOS sensor. Does that means we have to disclose these camcorders for AV?

Guess it's also time to change the subject here on to what's a good 600g (+-100g) camcorder that could deliver an acceptable professionally quality for doing business with it... Any suggestions feel free to en-light us.

And discipline thnx for the observation although am not very familiar with specs your comment makes sense although most of the stuff i looked in the net has more or less the same focal length which is the same as the one of the HV 40.

How high does it fly? How fast? How far?..... Read the FAQ on my t-shirt and let me fly FGS!!!

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02-09-2010 06:13 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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I use a canon HF100 mounted on a plate with anti vibration jelly on a maxi joker, it is vibration free for most of the flight, so it is possible. You just need to be aware that the heli needs to be pretty smooth and mount well isolated for them to work without the wavey effect.

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02-09-2010 05:28 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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Not all of the vibration (jello, wobble, skewing) in the resulting footage can be blamed on a MECHANICAL cause. It's not necessarily the case that the CMOS sensor in today's High Def camcorders is rattling around.

It's the WAY in which all CMOS sensors electronically record video... from the cheapest flipcams and their ilk... to the popular HDV camcorders... to the newest crop of HD-shooting dSLRs ...and even to the vaunted RED system.

Barry Green over at DVXUser details what's and why's nicely.
http://www.dvxuser.com/jason/CMOS-CCD/

I'd highly recommend giving that a read along with seeking "rolling shutter" on YouTube and Vimeo before dropping some $600-$1000 toward this endeavor.

Last time I checked, Panasonic offered a high-definition 3CCD (not CMOS) camcorder, but I haven't seen much footage from one mounted in RC applications.

There's nothing like having some important footage ruined by rolling shutter to become very sensitive to the issue.

Until manufacturers make some serious fundamental changes to the way video is recorded on these CMOS sensors, the problem will always be prevalent to one degree or another.

CTG
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