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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:27 AM

Surely there should be an announcement about now for the replacemane for the HV30, does anyone have an idea what we can expect? Or is HDV dead in the consumer market? If so, what would the most suitable AVCHD camcorder be? Anythng for any other manufacturers? I rather like the sound of the Panasonic SD100, a real focus ring!

Sorry to be spilling my guts. I'm just a little twitchy.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 05:37 PM

I heard a rumour of an announcement at NAB in April. Maybe there'll be a HV40 then.
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 03:17 PM

Surely there should be an announcement about now for the replacemane for the HV30, does anyone have an idea what we can expect? Or is HDV dead in the consumer market? If so, what would the most suitable AVCHD camcorder be? Anythng for any other manufacturers? I rather like the sound of the Panasonic SD100, a real focus ring!

Sorry to be spilling my guts. I'm just a little twitchy.


Matthew,

Before you move to AVCHD you may want to investigate compatibility with your editing system. For example, FCP does not have AVCHD native support.

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#4 Matthew Buick

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:51 PM

I'm currently not looking to go AVCHD. Sorry for the confusion. I'm just trying to gauge the market, but when I do I'll be sure not to use FCP.

Thanks a lot!
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:54 PM

Here is:

http://www.usa.canon...p;modelid=17996
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

The only new feature I see is a 24P native mode (true 24 fps progressive, not 60i). Anyone notice anything else?
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#7 Matthew Buick

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Hal and Emanuel! I heard a rumour that it can do 8.56 Megapixel stills. Also, the lens is presumably larger for shallower DoF, and the BLC button has been changed for one that allows multiple use of the focus dial, no bloody ring though. :(

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#8 Emanuel A Guedes

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:46 AM

Thanks Hal and Emanuel! I heard a rumour that it can do 8.56 Megapixel stills. Also, the lens is presumably larger for shallower DoF

Not this one. But other models:

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=35725

As well, the cheaper HF S100.
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#9 Matthew Buick

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:08 AM

That one and this offering from Panny seem to the best bet for the professional user. Hopefully AVCHD has improved suitably over the past year to rival HDV. I just feel so irritated at Canon now that I may just jump ship and buy the Panny. At least it has a viewfinder!
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#10 Walter Graff

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

Hopefully AVCHD has improved suitably over the past year to rival HDV.


Nope. Real not easy to edit with and results are not as good as some say. You can edit AVCHD in FCP, just make sure you have the absolute fastest mac or you will not even be able to preview. Oh and you better have massive amounts of disk space. Converting AVCHD to prorez is like 5:1 space needed.
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#11 Matthew Buick

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:18 PM

It seems we enthusiasts were left out in the cold yet again. Do you know whether a dedicated AVCHD editing deck will be a viable proposition for the future.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:20 AM

That one and this offering from Panny seem to the best bet for the professional user. Hopefully AVCHD has improved suitably over the past year to rival HDV. I just feel so irritated at Canon now that I may just jump ship and buy the Panny. At least it has a viewfinder!

For the viewfinder, you can handle with it:

http://www.dvinfo.ne...198-post41.html

Courtesy by Chris Hurd from dvinfo.net.

Plus, I wouldn't expect so much from Panasonic after the lowrez 960x540 fiasco of three years ago (HVX).

Here's the camcorderinfo.com input on subject:

http://www.camcorder...eview-36059.htm

Unfortunately, the only 'no-brainer' I've checked it out is the D5 Mark II or perhaps one of the new Canon's (HF S10/100). It's 1/2.6" against 1/4.1" sensor size and 24Mbps vs. 17Mbps and the HDC-HS300 is «the top-of-the-line high definition camcorder from Panasonic coming for 2009». Consumer side, of course. And beyond that?
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#13 Matthew Buick

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:32 PM

Oh I have got to get one of those screen adapters! I just have to!

And I think I've decided on perhaps buying a Canon HF S100.
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