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.

    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.

    --Larry, Darry, and Darryl
    To reply directly remove "nothpam" from

    Larry, Darryl and Darryl, Jun 4, 2006
  4. Larry, Darryl and Darryl

    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:)

    doc, Jun 7, 2006
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