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#1 Jacqueline Donaldson

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:20 AM

Hi there,

What is the difference? - I've used the Z1P several times and thought that the Z1P was PAL and the Z1U was NTSC, but upon looking on the net I see that they both record both PAL and NTSC. SO what is the difference between these cameras? As far as I can see they look/perfom the same.

If you had the choice would it be Z1P, Z1U, FX7 or HVX-200. I think I'll go for the HVX-200, but I'm buying for a school film programme so I'd like some opinions.

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#2 David Bradley

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:39 AM

hvx 200, records progressive. that would be my choice out of those four but have you not considered SD cameras as if its a school programme its unlikely to be outputted in hd?
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#3 Jacqueline Donaldson

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:34 AM

Nah, I believe they have some HDV cameras already and as our company are running the programme, we can use the equipment for our own projects when it is available - so we def want to keep with the HDV. I think they have Z1U's that's why the question - they gave me a budget to buy more equipment-so I need to know if the Z1U's are like the Z1P's, if the quality of the Z1U's are not as good as Z1P's then I will consider buying the HVX. But if they are like the Z1P's which I quite like then I will spend the money on Portable lighting kits and some grip equipment like dolly etc...

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#4 David Bradley

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:41 PM

z1p and z1u are in essence the same camera. The Z1U is a European model and and the Z1P is US. They are both NTSC/Pal switchable.
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#5 Jacqueline Donaldson

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:19 AM

Thanks David,

I just shot with the V1U, and relised that I guess all the Sony's are very similar in their operating systems, look and functions etc...

I'm having a bit of a hard time now - I am a big fan of the HVX-200, but the director of the company that has the money isn't convinced - i think we're silly to consider buying a sony HDV - probably the Z1P as opposed to DVCPro HD that the Panasonic offers. I have experience with both, and I feel better informed than my counterparts, but not enough to be an expert on the subject.

We have US10,000 to spend.

What's your view?

I've also considered the JVC GY-HD100, it's a bit out of our budget - but it looks sexy which helps sell our film programmes.

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#6 Jacqueline Donaldson

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:21 AM

Sorry my mistake, i think I was looking the JVC 101? Not the new Pro HD, the previous model, i think also HDV only...
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