TM900 Wedding

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colin rowe
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Our son got married last Saturday. I decided to use the tiny Panasonic TM900 for most of the day, Check out the quality of the picture this little cam can deliver here http://vimeo.com/23346333 It amazed me, particularly the interior shots. My EX1 was used as A cam for the service and speeches

Colin Rowe

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Brilliant Colin, in every way, as far as I'm concerned.

The pictures from the wee camera are outstanding and I also thought you did a great job at covering the wedding yourself. You said that it wasn't an edit, I didnt see anything wrong with it, well done! ...Everybody was looking well.

When I look at that wedding clip and know the camera that was used to record it, I'm beginning to wonder, what is a better backup camera, my DSR 390 or the TM900.

I'm beginning to think the TM900 would be a better B camera.... but anyhow, a good job Colin and thanks for sharing.

Tony.
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colin rowe
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Thanks Tony. It really is a little gem to use, instantly to hand, amazing image stabiliser, and I really cant fault the quality. Now how about 3 of these on a wedding shoot, could be fun.

Colin Rowe

H and M Video
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Nice work Colin. Lovely looking family. I use the Panasonic HS-300 as either a 2nd or 3rd camera and video is very good indeed. However as output is normally to SD DVD there is a loss of quality in the transfer so what are your PC/Software specs for editing purposes? I have still to upgrade fully to the HD route.

BTW congrats on your 1,000 post.

Harry

PC Specialist 3Gz Dual Core, Premiere CS3, Encore CS3, After Effects CS3, Matrox RT.X2, Panasonic HD HS-300, Z1E & PMW-EX3 Cams.
 
Now with a PC Specialist Quad Core i7-3770, 16GB RAM, 180GB SSD, GeForce GTX560 Ti Graphics Card, Blu-Ray & DVD R/W Burners and can't wait to set it up. Now up and running.  What a difference in Blu-Ray footage.

Mick Mearman
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Colin, the pictures are superb, are they straight out of the camera or did you do anything to them?
Mick

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colin rowe
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Thanks chaps.
Harry, the good looks come from my wife, she is from Perth, lots of the relatives made the long haul down to Cornwall, it made the day. I dont think I can lay claim to contributing anything to the families good looks!!!!!
My edit set up is showing its age at the moment, its over 4 years old.
core 2 duo 2.4
2 gb ram
512 mb ati graphics
4 tb drive space
I never go to more than a 2 camera edit, and it copes well with the EX1 footage. This 1080p Panasonic footage is a completely different ball game, it is like dragging your feet through a wet ploughed field, all the clips in the vimeo upload are 1080p, It took about 15 minutes to put it together, a pretty sticky 15 minutes, but rendered to a windows media 6Mbps file for vimeo in about 25 minutes in Edius 6. The same file played back via HDMi through my WD media player looks superb on my 42 inch plasma. I have converted all the clips to 17Mbps AVCHD using the camera to convert from the built in memory to SDHC. These are much easier to edit, and when ending up on an SD DVD are more than up to the job. Must upgrade the PC soon.
Mick. All the clips are straight out of the camera, 1080p. Still got a bit of tweaking to do, but extremely pleased with the output of this little camera.
Didnt realise it was my 1,000th post. Where have the last 11 years gone ?????????????

Colin Rowe