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- May 26, 2009 at 9:48 PM #44013AnonymousInactive
I just dumped my EX1 after having it and wanting to love it for months. For what I need it for, (hand held, tight quarters) I just couldn’t live with the fact that it’s a horrible camera to hold for more than 10 minutes! Yes, it’s got everything and more, but if you can’t hold it, and shoot with it comfortably, what good is it! And new media cards for $800-$1200 a whack? Thats whack!
So, on to the next camera. BUT, which one? I need HD, broadcast standard 35mbps, affordable mediaand something that shoots great quality for TV. there’s a few I like but lack the 35Mbps (sony Z5U and the Panasonic HM150). What abut the new JVC camera, only 1/4 chips but is that good enough for tv when I’mshooting outside in high light??
Suggestions? Other camera’s I should be looking for in the 3-5k range?
Take a look at the JVC GYHD200UB. Pro camera, tape based (cheaper by far), but you can use a portable harddrive (cheaper and more space than cards) and now if needed, you can get an SxS adapter. Does 720p standard, 1080i with harddrive or SxS. It’s shoulder mountable and not much heavier than a fully aftermarket rigged XL1s. Broadcast & theatrical quality without the heavy price. B&H has some reasonable kits that will allow you to get the cam and a set AB batteries within or slightly above your price range.
Wow, the JVC GYHD200U seems like way to big of a camera for my use, I shoot on boats mostly, I think that thing might actually tip the boat to one side! 🙂 But thank you. I really wanted to get away from the SxS cards as well. Sony’s prop. BS kills me, with all the other affordable media formats on the market (well, not all, but you know what I mean). Yes, it’s awesome, but come on$1200 for a 32 gig card? Crazy….
jburkhart: Yes, the HM100 is of great interest and I need to get my hands onone to see what it can do! I hear it’s making a big stir on the market. In high light I would imagine it’d be fine…??? I also like the Panasonic HMC150but from what I see, it doesn’t provide 35Mbps.
I shoot for many different networks, mostly the outdoor channel and some local stuff as well. 35Mbps seems to be the standard for the networks I’ve done work for (minor work, I’m certainly no big wig shooter) mostly b roll stuff. Still, would love to see something else to fit these needs! Thanks guys…
“the JVC GYHD200U seems like way to big of a camera for my use, I shoot
on boats mostly, I think that thing might actually tip the boat to one
I’ve shot stuff from a fast moving zodiac over choppy seas with a BetaCam-SP and a 5 pound Schwimm Gyro Stablizer lens on the end and the 200U doesn’t come close to the weight or balance issue. The HM100 looks like a viable option but it’s .mov only for final cut WTHISUPWT? Fortunately, the rest of the nle’s in the world can use .mov’s but those cards still ain’t cheap. And their smaller than the SxS cards! Have fun trying to change those monkeys out on a cold day in choppy waters. I’d say run with a panasonic, but if you were blown up about the SxS cards the P2’s would send you thermal.
I hear ya, was more thinking along the lines of the panasonic 150, it has it’s drawbacks as well….I really wish the EX1 was ergonomically friendly…maybe the EX3 is the way to go…again, just hate the SxS cost…the JCV HM100 seems great, BUT it too has it’s drawbacks! You see the dillema!
I agree with Composite. Go with a Panasonic, like an HVX or HPX170. They are coming out with the E Series P2 cards and the 64GB cards will be less than a $1000