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Old Nov 7, 2007, 10:58 PM   #411
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Let me put it this way: HD1000 can turn out stunning videos, but it needs experience and manual adjustment. And a very steady hand. It has a learning curve, but isn't just fun to learn the basic of videographing?

WithCX7 and SD5/7, you can get decent videos out of the box. Just point and shoot. You get convenience, but less options for adjustment. For grandpa and grandma, I'd strongly recommend Sony and Panasonic.




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Old Nov 7, 2007, 11:15 PM   #412
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And a very steady hand
Why do you say that? Is the image stabilizer no good?
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 3:31 AM   #413
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WIth the Full HD movie mode on the HD1000 you can record at 60fps.... is this fields or frames and what exactly is the difference. The reason I ask is because when I open one of these files in Vegas and check its properties, it is displayed as 30fps.
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 3:55 AM   #414
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60 field per second basically means 1/2 of the full image is captured with each field... which does kinda work out to 30 frames per second.

That's the nature of interlaced modes, it weaves alternating 1/2 frames to look like a full frame. interlaced modes are better for low movement scenes, if you film sports with interlaced footage and pause on a frame.... you'll see a lot of horizontal weaving instead of a clean still image.
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 5:30 AM   #415
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so 60 fields is the same as 30 frames?

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"the 1280*720 at 60fps looks much better than the 1280*720 at 30fps so is it fields or frames?
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 5:33 AM   #416
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I just got my HD1000 from amazon, the problem I have is that the card did not arrive with it, it wil probably arrive tomorrow. bumer!!

anyhow I can say the camera was smaller than i actually tought it be. It looks very nice and compact, I cant imagine how small the 700 will look if its smaller. the finish is very nice and everything looks just right. The menu is very easy to navigate. i never read manuals and it seemed very straightforward.

On the meantime while I wait for the stupid sd card i have been playing with it without the card, and I have several questions. (I am a newbie at HD)

1. if i shoot in HD and i want to show it to someone in a regular TV how easy is it to downgrade and convert it to regular analog tv. I imagine you would use a converter in an editor like premiere or vegas. Any suggestion how to go about doing this? i would like to keep the original in HD in my hard drive but also create copy in analog.

2. i see several shooting modes 1920x1080 which is 1080, 2 for 720p ne at 60fps and 30fps and lastly 640x480 also at the same fps. My question from reading in the forums is that it is best to shoot at 60fps since the image quality is better. why or under what circusntances would you shoot at 30fps?

3. i read people suggestion shooting a 720p instead of 1080p 9 (by the way is it 1080 p or i in the hd 1000?) since 1080 takes a lot of processing power and hd space. how much differnec in qulity is there betwen the two?

4. Has anyone tried editng 1080 or 720 with Premiere cs3? I read here vegas seems to work best. Any other suggestions? I own a pc. (Core 2 Duo w/ 2 gigs of ram hd i have plenty external and internal (would cpu and ram it be enough for 1080 editing?)

As soon as i get the card and test some shots i will come back and let you know my impressions.


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Old Nov 8, 2007, 5:37 AM   #417
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I was looking on ebay and came across a lens marketed as a wide angle HD1000 lens, I know its not an official sanyo lens but I'm wondering if its any good? Any comments? Look at item number 180176382856.

I bought similar ones for my sony mini dv, the telephoto one was pretty cr*pand the wide angle lens was ok, handy but reduced the quality slightly. I know the cheap lenses on ebay are not great but I wouldnt be using them that often and when I do they do the job.
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 6:09 AM   #418
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1. if i shoot in HD and i want to show it to someone in a regular TV how easy is it to downgrade and convert it to regular analog tv. I imagine you would use a converter in an editor like premiere or vegas. Any suggestion how to go about doing this? i would like to keep the original in HD in my hard drive but also create copy in analog.

You cannot view the HD on a normal tv but they include the composite lead (red, yellow, white) in the pack that can be used to hook up to a normal tv. The output will just not be HD.
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so 60 fields is the same as 30 frames?

the 1280*720 at 60fps looks much better than the 1280*720 at 30fps so is it fields or frames?
1080i/60 = 60 fields (alternating odd and even lines of a full frame ) per second,and in theory (assuming it's implemented likestandard interlaced TV) not quiteequal to 30 frames per secondsince each fieldshould represent a different point in time (1/60 of a second). So it should (in theory) be more fluid. (More information than all HD-DVD and Blu-raymovies, since theyare all (so far) encoded 1080p/24).

The HD1000's 720p/60 = actual 60 (full) frames per second, not fields. So it'sdefinitely more fluid.
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 9:08 AM   #420
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I compared the1080i and 720p videosof HD1000 of the same scene in my computer (LCD 1680x1050 native screen resolution). I can't tell much difference. I even feel 720p is slightly better.

I don't know if 1080i would look better than 720p in a computer with a native 1920x1200 screen. Somebody told me computer software de-interlacing will cut the interlaced video into half resolution, which means 1080i will become 540p, which will make no difference at 1680x1050 or 1920x1200 screen resolution.
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