two questions: 720p cams / / / sync with Sony HDR-FX7

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Larry, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Hi!

    I have two questions:

    1) As I'm considering buying a HDV camcorder, I thought about the new
    Sony HDR-FX7, but it only works in 1080i and I'd prefer 720p... what
    720p cam could you advise me, considering that price range should be
    the same as the Sony's?

    2) If ever I end-up buying the Sony, I have a question regarding sync
    with other equipment: afaik, there's no XLR inputs on the HDR-FX7 and I
    thought it would be better to use some other equipment to record the
    sound (my DAT would be ok). Is there a way to sync both cam and dat or
    should I have to "manually" re-sync the whole stuff while editing?

    Thanks
    Larry
     
    Larry, Nov 21, 2006
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    Frank Guest


    Larry, if I were you, I would take a look at the Sony HVR-V1 series.
    Has balanced XLR audio with switchable 48 V phantom powering and does
    progressive video.
     
    Frank, Nov 21, 2006
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  3. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Frank wrote :
    nice little cam, but the price is definitely in the same range as the
    FX7's :( Seems 50% more expensive, minimum... I cannot afford it,
    unfortunately :(

    By the way, talking about the HVR-V1... I knew resolution for 1080i
    (1920 x 1080) and for 720p (1280 x 720) but I'm unsure about the new
    Sony since they say 1080 and 25p... I'm a bit lost...

    However my first question is still the same: is there any good 720p cam
    that costs about the same as the Sony HDR-FX7? (forget about the
    Panasonic AG-200, I first thought about it but what I read on some
    discussion boards made me change my mind).

    Thanks
     
    Larry, Nov 22, 2006
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  4. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Frank wrote :
    nice little cam, but the price is definitely not in the same range as
    the
    FX7's :( Seems 50% more expensive, minimum... I cannot afford it,
    unfortunately :(
    By the way, talking about the HVR-V1... I knew resolution for 1080i
    (1920 x 1080) and for 720p (1280 x 720) but I'm unsure about the new
    Sony since they say 1080 and 25p... I'm a bit lost...

    However my first question is still the same: is there any good 720p cam

    that costs about the same as the Sony HDR-FX7? (forget about the
    Panasonic AG-200, I first thought about it but what I read on some
    discussion boards made me change my mind).

    Thanks
     
    Larry, Nov 22, 2006
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  5. Larry

    Frank Guest

    On 21 Nov 2006 19:39:47 -0800, in 'rec.video.production',
    HDR-FX7>,
    Sorry. It's $4199.95 at B&H
    On the HVR-V1 series camcorders, the progressive HDV modes have the
    same 1920 x 1080 display frame sizes as the interlaced HDV modes,
    anamorphically squeezed to 1440 x 1080 for HDV tape storage, of
    course.

    The 25p mode, used in 50 Hz PAL areas, is 25 progressive frames per
    second stored using PsF (Progressive segmented Frame), just like
    HDCAM. These models also do 50 interlaced fields per second.

    In 60 Hz NTSC areas, the choices are 23.976 progressive frames per
    second stored with a 2-3 pulldown and 29.97 progressive frames per
    second PsF. These models also do 59.94 interlaced fields per second.
    Well, there are the JVC 720p models, including the GY-HD110U (under
    $5500) and the new GY-HD200U and GY-HD250U, but all of these are
    probably above your price point. That leaves the GR-HD1US, for under
    $1400.

    Then there are the Canons, such as the XH A1 for under $4000. Has
    balanced XLR audio and analog component video output, but no HD-SDI or
    even HDMI.
    HTH.
     
    Frank, Nov 22, 2006
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