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#1 Adam Tyler

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:32 PM

I have a shoot coming up with the sony z1u. we are shooting HD, my flyer monitor is SD do I need a down converter or will the z1u output SD while shooting HD?
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#2 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:38 PM

I have a shoot coming up with the sony z1u. we are shooting HD, my flyer monitor is SD do I need a down converter or will the z1u output SD while shooting HD?



nope, the hvr z1u has an sd out.
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#3 Jessica Lopez

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:34 AM

I worked with the Z1U's before and we recorded live on FTP (SD) and on tape (HD) at the same time. Check your menu. I believe there is an option to output. I am not definite though. If you don't have that model camera to work with I suggest going to a camera house and asking someone to show you the Z1U.
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#4 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:00 AM

I've got like 3-4 of these cameras lying around... That particular camera has 3 analog video outputs. 1st is the 1/8" jack that outputs NTSC video along with audio, then there's the S-Video jack, and a custom interface for analog 1080i. You'll need the 1/8" to audio/video splitter cable that came with the camera, then you'll need a BNC to RCA converter, found at Fry's/Radio Shack, etc. If the original cable is lost, any 1/8" to RCA video capable cable will do
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