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Vortex Media DVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders

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Vortex Media DVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders

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HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders is the essential DVD training video to help you master the fundamentals and advanced features of the Sony Z1 and FX1 camcorders. It's a must-see for any HDV user with over 100 minutes of detailed explanations, examples, tutorials, tips and features.

Techniques are explained in easy-to-understand terms and are organized into 22 chapters on the DVD for easy reference. These examples and tutorials can't be found in the manual.

Wonder how the new Cineframe and Cinematone functions work? Can't figure out the new Color Correction features? Hands On HDV explains these and dozens of other important functions and suggested techniques in simple, no-nonsense language that makes mastering these cameras a breeze.

Chapters include:

  1. Intro
  2. HDV Format Overview
  3. Camcorder Overview
  4. Main Menu
  5. Time Code
  6. Assign Buttons
  7. Picture Profiles
  8. Cineframe & Cinematone
  9. Zebra & Peaking
  10. Shutter Speed
  11. Audio
  12. Exposure
  13. Zoom
  14. Focus
  15. ...and much more!

UPC: 689076308731
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6"

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Vortex MediaDVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to follow (4)
  • Informative (4)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Educational (3)
  • Reference (3)

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4.0

Good for quick start

By Fernandezf

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative

Cons

  • No New Information

Best Uses

  • Reference

Comments about Vortex Media DVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders:

This is good for learning about the camera in a bite size way were the manual can over load. Wish they could of put a play all.

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5.0

Necessary for z1u owners

By evalano

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative
  • Objective observations
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Cheesy

Best Uses

  • Educational
  • Reference

Comments about Vortex Media DVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders:

The DVD is cheesy as can be expected, but very informative. Don't look like a chump going to a shoot without knowing the intricacies of this camera. There are many features that would take a great deal of searching and playing around to figure out how it works (even setting the white balance!) Also, this is not a Sony product which is a plus, because the writers of the DVD will tell you straight the "unfortunate" aspects of the camera you won't get in the manual. If you're spending that much money on your camera, then spend the [$] to learn how to use it properly.

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4.0

I would buy this product again

By Focusonvideo

from Stockbridge, Ga

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Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative
  • Quality Photos
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational

    Comments about Vortex Media DVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders:

    Really a great product for learning basic camera functions. However I did not like the menus, i would have prefered at continous play video. 4 stars.

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    5.0

    Incredibley Helpful!

    By Sands

    from Okanogan County, Washington State

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    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational
      • Reference

      Comments about Vortex Media DVD: HandsOn HDV - A Complete Guide to the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 Camcorders:

      A camera like the HVR-ZIU takes time to master with all it's features. This DVD is very helpful -- both in providing an overview of what the camera can (and with unusual honesty CAN'T do) -- and then step by step instructions as to doing it. It made the camera very useable right out of the box.

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