Correcting optical aberration and geometric distortion on the Panasonic HVX200

Optical aberration. Geometric distortion. “What?” you ask. I’ll explain. On the Project Hope Relay shoot, I wanted a really wide shot from across the lake with the runner in the distance. It’s a beautiful scene and I wanted the Furman bell tower on the right side of the frame and the lake as the lower […]

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Synchro Scan Shutter on the HVX

Have you ever dialed open the iris of your HVX200 or HPX170 and wish you had a bit more light?  The quick answer is to bump the gain setting, but then you introduce some grain to your image.  The next alternative?  Slow down the shutter speed and the camera will let in more light.  If […]

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Shooting in Slow Motion – Overcranking the HVX

I love the Panasonic HVX200. I love it’s tapeless counterpart, the HPX170 even more. One of the things I enjoy so much about these cameras (considering their price range) is the ability they have to operate in “film cam” mode and shoot at variable frame rates. When you ‘overcrank’ at 60 frames per second and […]

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Hacking the Panasonic HVX200

Let me start off by saying, “I love this camera!”  I started out using the Panasonic DVX100, so upgrading to its High Definition big brother was a pleasure.  After scouring the internet and reading up about the HVX200, I came across an interesting hack that you may have heard about.  If you try it, don’t […]

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