I have just come back from a holiday in Kenya (lucky me) and reviewed my video taken with a Sony HDR-HC7, most of it using the Sony Telephoto lense.
The majority of the footage is excellent. Really good in HD when shown on an HD TV. However the footage I took around midday of the Wilderbeest crossing the river is shaking, with some camera noise which I havn't heard before.
None of this 'shaking' could be seen in the viewfinder and all looked good as I was taking the shots.
Video taken on the same day, both before the crossing and after, is fine with no problems and the usual high quality I have come to expect with this excellent (up till now) camera. This same problem has occured on a subsequent tape.
I always use new tapes and all the same Sony brand.
Has anyone else come across this problem - and if so is it a problem with the camera that needs fixing, or a known problem.
Any help would be much appreciated - some (what would have been) excellent footage of Wilderbeest and Zebra being caught by crocs is unuseable.............