XLHD1 OR HVX200
Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:37 AM
planing to buy new cam. i was sure i will buy the new hvx200 since iam a big fan of the dvx
but i read good thing about the XLHD1
which one to buy ????? i read every thing i can about the cams and still can make my mind.
any one test them side by side????
Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:07 AM
1. HVX200 records to P2 cards in DVCPRO/50/HD instead of HDV.
2. Higher resolution 1080p vs. 1080i - not that resolution is the end-all-be-all.
3. Variable frame rates (12, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 48, 60fps) - only in 720p mode
The first reason is really why I'd pick the HVX. Most of what I shoot is on location and the HVX has the ability to record to P2 in a lesser compressed format than I could with the Canon which only does DV/HDV with their on-camera deck.
That said, I like the Canon layout (for controls) better than the Panasonic's. I also Canon's focus and zoom presets. But in the end, the Canon is designed for a studio environment where you can plug the camera into a HD backend via the HD-SDI interface and get uncompressed HD. Granted you could also have an HD backend on location but the projects I'm working on cannot afford that.
It sounds cliche, but it's true -- the right camera depends on your requirements.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Fast Chieney, 18 January 2006 - 09:12 AM.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:04 PM
Multiple lens options.
TRUE Uncompressed HD-SDI output (which bypasses the HDV encoder) for recording straight to disc (or HDCAM, D5, etc.).
The HVX200 and the JVC HD100 are also great cameras. To choose one over the other is ultimately splitting hairs.