This training video is the easiest way to learn both the fundamentals and advanced features of the Sony Z7U, Z5U, FX1000, and S270 camcorders. This 3-hour, 2-DVD workshop includes tutorials, step-by-step examples, and detailed instructions covering the most important aspects of camera setup, menus, shooting techniques, exposure, the Memory Recording Unit, picture profiles, time-code, assign buttons, shutter speed, special effects, color correction, camera profiles, digital photos, audio, lens options, focus marking, shot transitions, clip importing, white balance, and even how to choose a recording format. This DVD will pay for itself many times over by saving you hours of time figuring out things on your own.
This is a completely independent production with no participation, sponsorship, input, or approval from Sony -- so it delivers unbiased information and professional advice that can't be found in the owner's manual.
Like all Vortex Media training DVDs, this workshop has been carefully researched, planned and scripted (not presented as"live" or ad lib). This DVD was produced by professionals with years of broadcast-level experience who have the knowledge to recognize what's important about the Z7U and how to teach it without getting bogged down in jargon or unnecessary technical details.
Topics include: Lens options; Tips for setting exposure accurately; Operating the Memory Recording Unit; Suggested Picture Profile settings; Suggested focusing techniques; Recommended settings for the Assign Buttons; Suggestions for time-code settings; Warnings about some features and settings to avoid; Suggested Shutter Speeds for various recording modes; Taking Digital Photos; Focus Marking; Examples and demonstrations of different lens options; Recording slow-motion; Getting a perfect white balance; Comparisons of various shooting modes; Managing Camera Profiles; Post-Production Overview; Understanding the Menus; Audio settings; Cache Recording; Loop Recording; and more.
Does this DVD also cover the HVR-Z5U and HDR-FX1000 camcorders?
Yes. The Z7U, Z5U, FX1000, and S270 are all basically the same HDV camcorder except for a few obvious external physical differences. This training DVD uses the HVR-Z7U exclusively in all of the demonstrations and close-up shots of the controls because it would be confusing (and pointless) to try to jump back and forth between all four cameras. The other alternative, producing a unique 3-hour long, in-depth, very detailed DVD for each camera would be redundant . . . and more expensive to buy. So, although some advanced features and capabilities of the Z7U that are discussed during the DVD do not apply to the Z5U or FX1000, I'm sure you will have no problem following along and learning what there is to know about all four of these excellent HDV camcorders.