Z850 Real Estate Video Tour

Started Apr 2, 2006 | Discussions
Scott Peck Regular Member • Posts: 322
Z850 Real Estate Video Tour

Here's a link to a video tour for one of my real estate listings using the Z850

http://honorteam.com/Videos/1015_VMC_Video_Tour.mpg

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OP Scott Peck Regular Member • Posts: 322
Re: Z850 Real Estate Video Tour

I have question for you folks. The real estate video is 4:48 minutes. Sometimes the link opens and plays the entire 4:48 minutes and sometimes only opens the first 2+ minutes. Any explanation? Would appreciate knowing why this happens.

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Miguel G Senior Member • Posts: 1,091
Is this straight from the camera?

I am asking because the video if an mpg file and I thought that this camera can only take videos in avi format?

am I wrong?

Can you get mpg files directly from this camera?

Thanks for the feedback and nice video indeed.

Miguel

OP Scott Peck Regular Member • Posts: 322
Re: Is this straight from the camera?

Sequence:
Shot with Z850 on normal mode, ISO 200
Mulitiple clips added together with Adobe Premiere Elements
Audio added after editing video
Saved as Mpeg1
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Ceil Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Is this straight from the camera?

Beautifully shot, but have to say with the 750 you wouldn't have had all those wavy jumping edges!

On my 850 NQ they were even worse - this defect doesn't appear to be consistent - others have said they didn't get the jagged edges in NQ.
BTW, it all uploaded and played through to the end.
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cfd

OP Scott Peck Regular Member • Posts: 322
Re: Is this straight from the camera?

Thanks for feedback. Never owned at Z750. Love the choices on the Z850 but taking in all the comments on the video.
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special4k4 Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Z850 Real Estate Video Tour

Nice video, but I highly suggest you use Deshaker ( http://www.guthspot.se/video/deshaker.htm ) on the source video before editing all of the clips together with the text overlays. Because the camera was clearly handheld there is a significant amount of jitter. After Deshaker, the final presentation will be much smoother and appear much more professional (which is what you will want if you are trying to sell the house!). Great work.

wingnutdave Junior Member • Posts: 31
Oh boy, your going to get me started again!

My subject line is not intended to belittle, rather to compliment. Fabilous. Who would complain about this shot from a still camera is beyond me. Quality is just fine to my eyes, and I know that many people will say "look at this, or look at that". Me, Im very impressed. Glad I have a 850, mine is not going back, and for all of those who whine and gripe, go find something better. And at this price.
GREAT Job.

Overclocker Regular Member • Posts: 440
Downsizing wont kill the jaggies!

Despite being squashed into a smaller size the jaggies are still there! Original video is 640x480, this .mpg is much smaller.

Yes, please use deshaker, it works great!

This video just demonstrates the fact that any more in-camera filtering via firmware "fix" won't do much good. You could try this in virtualdub, look how much blurring filters you'd need to kill the jaggies!

dazco Senior Member • Posts: 1,794
dehaker woes

If anyone has any suggestions on what i could do to get that thing to work i'd like to hear them. i tried it a number of times and even went note for note by those instructions and still when i use it i get either worse shaking or the black out of frame areas going in and out of the video. tried everything i could but never got one good video. is there some trick to this thats not in the instructions?

douggerard Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Is this straight from the camera?

Ceil wrote:

Beautifully shot, but have to say with the 750 you wouldn't have
had all those wavy jumping edges!
On my 850 NQ they were even worse - this defect doesn't appear to
be consistent - others have said they didn't get the jagged edges
in NQ.
BTW, it all uploaded and played through to the end.
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cfd

What jaggies? On the microwave in the last scene?
Give it a rest. This is a great video. Too much complaining around here.

douggerard Forum Member • Posts: 76
Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

Overclocker wrote:

Despite being squashed into a smaller size the jaggies are still
there! Original video is 640x480, this .mpg is much smaller.

Yes, please use deshaker, it works great!

This video just demonstrates the fact that any more in-camera
filtering via firmware "fix" won't do much good. You could try this
in virtualdub, look how much blurring filters you'd need to kill
the jaggies!

[Rant mode on]

Tell us Overclocker...Do you own this camera? (I do) You have some nerve to continue posting here after the fiasco you created in your "hopeless" thread. Perhaps Casio should let their corporate legal advisors know about your actions.

We want reliable info here, not constant complaints.

I realize that I am flaming you, and I'll take full responability for my actions. I'll sacrifice myself for the good of this forum and all who read it if it results in only posting valid, reliable, useful information.

[Rant mode off]

Overclocker Regular Member • Posts: 440
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

douggerard wrote:

Overclocker wrote:

Despite being squashed into a smaller size the jaggies are still
there! Original video is 640x480, this .mpg is much smaller.

Yes, please use deshaker, it works great!

This video just demonstrates the fact that any more in-camera
filtering via firmware "fix" won't do much good. You could try this
in virtualdub, look how much blurring filters you'd need to kill
the jaggies!

[Rant mode on]

Tell us Overclocker...Do you own this camera? (I do) You have some
nerve to continue posting here after the fiasco you created in your
"hopeless" thread. Perhaps Casio should let their corporate legal
advisors know about your actions.

We want reliable info here, not constant complaints.

I realize that I am flaming you, and I'll take full responability
for my actions. I'll sacrifice myself for the good of this forum
and all who read it if it results in only posting valid, reliable,
useful information.

[Rant mode off]

Yes flame me, I deserve it. BUt don't pretend you don't see the JAGGIES!

wingnutdave Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Is this straight from the camera?

douggerard wrote:

Ceil wrote:

Beautifully shot, but have to say with the 750 you wouldn't have
had all those wavy jumping edges!
On my 850 NQ they were even worse - this defect doesn't appear to
be consistent - others have said they didn't get the jagged edges
in NQ.
BTW, it all uploaded and played through to the end.
--
cfd

What jaggies? On the microwave in the last scene?
Give it a rest. This is a great video. Too much complaining
around here.

Now there's the most sensable post Ive seen!

wingnutdave Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

douggerard wrote:

Overclocker wrote:

Despite being squashed into a smaller size the jaggies are still
there! Original video is 640x480, this .mpg is much smaller.

Yes, please use deshaker, it works great!

This video just demonstrates the fact that any more in-camera
filtering via firmware "fix" won't do much good. You could try this
in virtualdub, look how much blurring filters you'd need to kill
the jaggies!

[Rant mode on]

Tell us Overclocker...Do you own this camera? (I do) You have some
nerve to continue posting here after the fiasco you created in your
"hopeless" thread. Perhaps Casio should let their corporate legal
advisors know about your actions.

We want reliable info here, not constant complaints.

I realize that I am flaming you, and I'll take full responability
for my actions. I'll sacrifice myself for the good of this forum
and all who read it if it results in only posting valid, reliable,
useful information.

[Rant mode off]

Please, feel free to rant all you want! I have posted, and been callied an idiot, stupid, and more by one here, for trying to end this constant whine and moan sessions. Some say "class action is necessary" some say "im getting one tommorw, should I return it??"

Its about time that some positive posts happen. And in my opinion, overclocker is just one ...... The otheres know who thay are, One has posted over THREE HUNDRED posts on this camera. I sure wish these folks decided to buy a Sony. We would not have to read/listen to the drivel posted here day after day.
RANT ON~!!!

dazco Senior Member • Posts: 1,794
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

Excuse me, but who do you think you are that you should decide what is discussed here. read that last sentance 50 times and maybe you'll finally understand. The world revolves around you or what?! Geez.....how bout YOU give it a rest. You are not judge and jury and this is a public forum where people come to discuss cameras, be it good or bad. If you want to start a one man love crusade towards the 850 be my guest. I won't comment about the fact that you seem to be the only one that finds it perfect even tho i and many others find that utterly senseless. But all that aside, who do you think you are to come here and tell others what they can talk about?!!!! trust me, the world does NOT revolve around you contrary to what your posts suggest.

Please, feel free to rant all you want! I have posted, and been callied an idiot, stupid, > and more by one here, for trying to end this constant whine and moan sessions.

behr Regular Member • Posts: 191
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

wobbling in this video is not because of shaking. you are not going to be able to straighten out the edges with de-shaker. you can smoothen it to some extent, but the original video is bad in terms of jagginess.

if you want to hear something positive, i feel like ex-z850 video is cleaner, sharper and less noisier than ex-z750. however, i would not buy ex-z850 with this problem.

also, there are other cameras better than ex-z850 in terms of image quality. so, that would not be a selling point for me.

dazco Senior Member • Posts: 1,794
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

Mine wasn't. Not at all close to the 750 videos i've seen. However, today theres a new 850 in a UPS truck on it's way to my door, so maybe i'll see a difference from one camera to the next as many have considered as a possibility for the varying opinions. I'll know within a few hours.

behr wrote:

if you want to hear something positive, i feel like ex-z850 video
is cleaner, sharper and less noisier than ex-z750. however, i would
not buy ex-z850 with this problem.

Cosmo1 Regular Member • Posts: 143
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

Behr,

Can you please tell me what other cameras you rate as better than the Z850 in terms of image quality? Thanks.

behr Regular Member • Posts: 191
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

I am currently leaning towards Canon SD550 which has a better image quality based on the samples I gathered.

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