Panasonic AG-HVX200 -- Field Fo View Question -- Further info

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Larry, Darryl and Darryl, May 29, 2006.

  1. I'm putting together a FOV chart for various formats and stared one for
    the new Panasonic AG-HVX200.

    As I'm sure many of you now, the chip is 1/3" (16:9), and the widest focal
    length on the lens is 4.2 mm. In the manual Panasonic lists this as the
    equivalent of a 32mm lens on a 35mm Camera (I presume they mean a still
    camera which has a gate of 24mm*36mm -- or 1.5:1).

    I created a spreadsheet using standard FOV calculating formulae, and
    accurately determined FOV for 16mm, Super 16, 35mm MP, etc. But when I
    entered the gate/focal-length details for the AG-HVX200, I got a FOV of
    80+degrees -- dramatically different to what the Panasonic Manual says. I
    assumed a problem with my trig/FOV calculations, but I plugged the
    Aperture/Ratio/Focal length into 3D Studio Max and got exactly the same
    results. I checked this with Horizontal, Vertical, and Diagonal FOV.

    Any idea why this is? I don't have access to an HVX200, so I can't do a
    hands-on investigation. I e-mailed Panasonic tech-support, but no reply.
    It may seem like a minor detail, but for things like CGI, Camera matching
    etc, it is very important.

    TIA
     
    Larry, Darryl and Darryl, May 29, 2006
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    getken Guest

    getken, Jun 3, 2006
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  3. Excellent idea! thanks for the advise, ken.


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    Larry, Darryl and Darryl, Jun 4, 2006
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    doc Guest

    hmmmm, are you guys the "This is my brother Daryl and my other brother
    Daryl" guys? i loved that show. dick is a great comedian :eek:)

    drd
     
    doc, Jun 7, 2006
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