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#1 Michael Nash

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:43 PM

I understand that Panasonic has released a software update for the HPX2000 that allows the camera to record 24p"N." Does this also allow variable frame rate recording at 24PN?
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 10:04 AM

No.

Same speeds as before -- 24, 25, 30, 50, 60.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:38 PM

Is that an update for 1080 pn or 720pn?
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:01 AM

720pn. There is no such thing as 1080pn on the 2000. It shoots 1080i or 720p, and in 1080i it will stripe p across i, but then how could you record it as "native"?

The HPX3000 has 1080p, and that's a beautiful machine.
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#5 Michael Nash

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:22 PM

The HPX3000 has 1080p, and that's a beautiful machine.


Indeed! Now if it would just record 60P for slow-mo.

I wonder though, if Final Cut Pro can include a codec for DVCPROHD 1080 24P, why can't Panasonic include that in their P2 cameras?
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:15 AM

Well again, the DVCPROHD codec can only record 1080i; there is no provision for 1080p. However, you can set the camera to capture off the sensor at 1080 24p and then stripe this across 1080/60i using 2:3 pulldown. The end extraction of 24p yields a true 1080/24p, but this must be accomplished in post as there is no such creature as native 1080p in DVCPROHD. The damger in implementing such a variant in P2 is that different edit systems already have their own post extraction systems enabled that would cause both conflict in data and misunderstandings with post operators since no two systems are alike.
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#7 Michael Nash

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:34 AM

Well again, the DVCPROHD codec can only record 1080i; there is no provision for 1080p.


What I'm saying is, it appears that Apple does have a codec for DVCPRO HD 1080 24P. I'm wondering why Panasonic doesn't.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:42 AM

That setting will pull in 1080i that has 24p in 2:3 pulldown with flags, pull out the appropriate frames and discard the rest, creating a virtual 1080p24. The same goes for the 1080p30 setting. It's there for your convenience but I guess it can be confusing as it aqppears to be an actual encoding format.
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