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#1 hennbot

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:03 PM

Heard a nasty rumor that the HVX miniDV tape footage isn't as good as the 100A. It seems unlikely but thought I'd see if anyone has been using the old fashioned tape drive and what the results were. Also, how much heavier is this camera than the 100B? Thanks!
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#2 Will Novy

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 03:54 AM

Heard a nasty rumor that the HVX miniDV tape footage isn't as good as the 100A. It seems unlikely but thought I'd see if anyone has been using the old fashioned tape drive and what the results were. Also, how much heavier is this camera than the 100B? Thanks!



The quality of the HVX200 for MiniDV is better than anything the dvx can produce simply because of the better 3ccd chip and lens. As for how heavy the camera is, it roughly weighs about 5 pounds.
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Posted 12 March 2006 - 12:37 PM

Can it shoot dvcam on tape?
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#4 Matt Irwin

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:52 PM

Nope. It can only shoot MiniDV to tape. I've said this here before, but think of the tape function on the HVX as a "beefed up" DVX100.
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#5 Sakari Suuronen

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 03:10 PM

OK, thanks. Maybe in the near future, the P2 cards get so much bigger, that it doesn't matter that you can't record dvcam on tape. Fingers crossed.
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#6 Stephen Williams

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 03:18 PM

OK, thanks. Maybe in the near future, the P2 cards get so much bigger, that it doesn't matter that you can't record dvcam on tape. Fingers crossed.


Hi,

Why do you want to record DVCam? The quality is identical to mini dv!

Stephen
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Posted 12 March 2006 - 05:00 PM

Hi,

Why do you want to record DVCam? The quality is identical to mini dv!

Stephen


Thats right , the resolution and image quality is exactly the same. DVCam is only more reliable, with the tape able to achieve many more passes without damage compared your typical miniDV tape.
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#8 Matt Irwin

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 09:25 PM

OK, thanks. Maybe in the near future, the P2 cards get so much bigger, that it doesn't matter that you can't record dvcam on tape. Fingers crossed.

It's already happening. Panasonic just announced the release of 4GB SD2.0 cards, which means that 16GB P2 cards will likely be announced at NAB and released soon after. Larger capacities will probably follow soon.

http://www.reghardwa...ic_4gb_sd_card/
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#9 Sakari Suuronen

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:38 AM

The thing is, one finnish tv company for some reason only accepts dvcam material and I've been thinking of maybe buying a camera, since I'm throwing good money for PD170 rental from my friend (way under the normal rental price).
In Finland the rental prices are in my opinion incredibly high. For a DVX100 the price can be something like 150 euros for day, maybe like 500 euros for a week. Since I'm already using a camera in that price range quite often, it would seem logical to buy one.
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