Quote:Thank you very much Mark for the kind words. The key word written here is "stacking". The beauty of the MCX is that you really do not have to stack in order to produce a very pleasing near real-time image for display. Yes if I want to do live stacking, (have done it many times on NSN) then I can by using DSSLive. On most nights I like to keep it simple and show single near live images during my broadcast.
Quote:The Mallincan camera has so many excellent features going for it such as a terrific digital zoom, amazing AGC (Gain), CMYG micro filters over RGB, a fantastic TEC, dual Heat Dissipator with dual fans, APC and many other cool features. You just cannot beat a MCX for video viewing.
Quote:Now when Rock comes out with a 1080P large format video camera we are all set!
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Quote:Chris i def will once i figure it all out and can put a show together. Ccs i am going to throw the mfr5 in there at some point. I may just use the f6.3 reducer tomorrow. All depends on what im looking at.
Quote:nytecam, I hope the recent introduction of MC Xtreme's "CCD Mode" can generally warm people up on PC-based image processing. Of course, I am only talking about near-real-time display. In this SS G3, its instruction manual calls the "Loop" mode.
Your SX Loadstar-C has a nicer Exview CCD (ICX429) while SS G3's ICX419 is a non-Exview version. The pixel size is identical for these two (8.6um x 8.3um). MallinCam uses ICX418 (8.4 x 9.8) which is a sister product of the '419.
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