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Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle

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Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder - Douglass Spotted Eagle will show you how to use and get the most out of this incredible camcorder. Everything is covered - from the menu to setup through the multiple options available to you.

In two hours, you'll come away with a working knowledge (and more!) of how this camcorder can produce astounding images. Buttons and features will be explored giving you the skills and knowledge you need to start making the kinds of videos you want.

Includes

Camcorder Exterior
Camera Set Menus
Record/Out Set Menus
Audio Set Menus
Display Set Menus
TC/UB Set Menus
Picture Profiles
Saving Presets
Modes
Playlists
Subject Video Equipment Instruction Manuals & DVDs
Author Douglas Spotted Eagle
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages 129 minutes
English
Color
NTSC
DVD-5
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Specified by Manufacturer
Publisher Vaast
Date Published 2010

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VasstDVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional quality (8)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Improves performance (5)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (5)
    • Home movies (4)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Professional artist (4), Business owner (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Informative Overview of the NX5

    This DVD came free with my purchase of the Sony NX5U from B&H. I skimmed through the manual and then popped in the DVD while I sat on the couch and followed along...Read complete review

    This DVD came free with my purchase of the Sony NX5U from B&H. I skimmed through the manual and then popped in the DVD while I sat on the couch and followed along with my NX5 in hand.

    Overall it is a very informative video. It pretty much follows the major sections in the manual as one would expect, but the presenter also offered his on insight and experiences which were helpful.

    I would not say that his is a necessity to learning the NX5, but it can be a help. In my case it was. This is my first Sony camcorder. I've always used Canon's. The mindset and operational philosophy are definately different between the two companies.

    THe video was well put together and would be an asset to someone who is not familiar with prosumer camcorders.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    what u would expect

    The video basically takes you through the camera's menu and explai.s each setting. It is still helpful considering the immense functions and capabilities of the Nexcam. It is a must have for a Sony...Read complete review

    The video basically takes you through the camera's menu and explai.s each setting. It is still helpful considering the immense functions and capabilities of the Nexcam. It is a must have for a Sony newbie, even though I think it was a bit overpriced.

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    4.0

    Douglas Spotted Eagle Training Works!

    By Bickley Creative Media

    from Marietta, GA

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

        Douglas Spotted Eagle handles training well for both professionals and neophytes. When I received my Sony HXR-NX5 the menu options were more numerous and deeper than previous Sony Cams. Spotted Eagle clearly detailed the new options and how to make them work. I appreciate his approach, demeanor, and insights. Four stars given only because it was back-ordered for nearly four weeks.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Satisified

        By Cotton

        from St. Louis Mo.

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

            Being completely new to the video world and having no prior experience with professional video equipment this DVD was very helpful. Yes, it did pretty much follow the instruction manual. But, if you have a more visual style of learning vs. reading manuals like myself then it is a great product. The video did go more in depth of merely explaining what the buttons and functions do and how the changes are reflected also. To the point...I would recommend.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            yes it was very usefull

            By francis

            from toronto, canada

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

            I used it for self training.
            It is little bit pricy

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            • No

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            4.0

            "Don't judge a book by its cover"

            By Jonari

            from Greensboro,NC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

            "Don't judge a book by its cover"

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            4.0

            Worth the Money

            By WoodScout

            from Athens, GA

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Follow
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Reference

              Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

              This video is easy to understand and logically breaks down the menus and functions. Production value is pretty simple, no super flashy graphics or anything, just him on a generic backdrop, but I kind of appreciate that. It is simple and to the point. I bought it to learn the camera, not to be entertained. I would say it greatly reduced my learning curve. I spent a few hours with the DVD and the camera, and I was up and running.

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              3.0

              Very Informative

              By Danny

              from Missouri

              About Me Everyday Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Follow
              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Educational
                • Reference

                Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                It really helped where the manual left off.

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                5.0

                Great Video of Instruction

                By Dave's Videography Services

                from La Plata, MD

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                  This video was a great course of instruction for the Sony HXR-NX5 HD camera. It walks you through the camera from top to bottom.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  what u would expect

                  By Dan the Man

                  from Wilmington, NC

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                    The video basically takes you through the camera's menu and explai.s each setting. It is still helpful considering the immense functions and capabilities of the Nexcam. It is a must have for a Sony newbie, even though I think it was a bit overpriced.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    "Don't judge a book by its cover

                    By Jonari

                    from Greensboro,NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                      tutorials

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                      3.0

                      not bad

                      By Knightmax

                      from Staunton VA

                      About Me Professional Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quick Start

                      Cons

                      • Price

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                        A good video to shorten the learning curve with the NX5. A bit pricey.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        a necessary accessory

                        By Jeff

                        from Hickory, NC

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                          this is a perfect companion to the NX5. It's easy to follow, is entertaining, and answers a lot of questions. unless you're experienced with this type of camcorder, this DVD is a necessity.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Informative Overview of the NX5

                          By KR Productions

                          from Decatur, AL

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Informative
                          • Well put together

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                              This DVD came free with my purchase of the Sony NX5U from B&H. I skimmed through the manual and then popped in the DVD while I sat on the couch and followed along with my NX5 in hand.

                              Overall it is a very informative video. It pretty much follows the major sections in the manual as one would expect, but the presenter also offered his on insight and experiences which were helpful.

                              I would not say that his is a necessity to learning the NX5, but it can be a help. In my case it was. This is my first Sony camcorder. I've always used Canon's. The mindset and operational philosophy are definately different between the two companies.

                              THe video was well put together and would be an asset to someone who is not familiar with prosumer camcorders.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Very Helpful

                              By A-Dubb

                              from Upper Darby Pa

                              About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                                  Helped me not be overwhelmed by all of my camera's buttons and taught me most if not all the functions

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very Nice Pro Cam

                                  By Noel

                                  from Springfield MO

                                  About Me Business Owner, Pro videographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Love It
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts
                                    • Independent Films
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                                    I use the NX5U for Weddings; Musical Concerts; and
                                    Presentations.
                                    It's a manual use camera, if you like Auto mode,
                                    I wouldn't recommend it. Great color and sound, this is a WOW camera. I just bought my second one.
                                    No negative comments.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great head start.

                                    By Vic

                                    from Tomball, TX

                                    About Me Hobbyist, Wedding videographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Sony HXR-NX5 Camcorder by Douglas Spotted Eagle:

                                        This was a great head start for understanding and setting up the features of the Sony HXR-NX5U. It covers all the controls and menu options and provide some welcome recomendations on default and custom settings.

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