A&P Need help choosing a 1080i/p camcorder

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  1. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac New Member

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    I think I have narrowed it down to two. Need some more professional unbiased opinions, thanks OT

    Canon HV30
    con: 1080i

    JVC GZ-HD6
    pro: 1080p


    Price point is about the same for both of these. $500 - $800

    I'm a noob at this video stuff. I will be shooting lots of moving objects, mostly automotive. Due to the fact I think I'm leaning towards the JVC. The Canon seems to be an awesome choice too.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac New Member

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    Did I post this in the wrong section?
     
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    xconverge OT Supporter

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    My experience is from an hv20 and I loved that camera, I dont know much about the JVC, I just know the hv20 and hv30 are great cameras
     
  4. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    Not too familiar with consumer HDcams but I've also heard many good things about the hv20.
     
  5. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Doesn't even matter if it's progressive or interlaced, no one is going to see it in either formats unless you are burning it to Blu Ray anyways.

    I haven't looked up the cameras, but I'd go with the one that doesn't record to a hard drive, but flash memory instead. Most have internal flash memory of like 16GB+ and additional SD card slots for more memory if needed.

    Cameras that record to HDs don't like bumps or jitters. If you used one on a suction mount on a car that does 1.6 60ft times, it'll probably go into protection mode.
     
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    That's not true, if it's interlaced when you play it on a computer screen or any screen that doesn't support interlacing (anything not CRT in computer world) you will get all these funky lines around an object that's moving somewhat fast.

    Even if your camera is 1080i, you can interpolate when you render so that it'll combine the frames together to form a progressive picture.

    edit: Also HV20 uses miniDV as storage, why not go with one that uses SDHC?
     
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    I dont know why anyone wouldnt get the SX1 IS ...

    1080p
    20x optical zoom
    Image Stabilized
    ALSO takes great pictures
    SD instead of shitty miniDV tapes...

    Seriously. I really dont know why anyone would consider anything else.
     

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