JVC GR-HD1

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    • #44699
      AvatarAnonymous
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      What if anything do you think of this camera??

      I’m getting a massive headache trying to pick out a camera.

      I was thinking of

      GL2 then VX2100 now thinking of this one because of the HD however it doesnt have 3CCD so.

      If you have this camera what’s your take?

      Thanks

    • #187072
      Avatarbrandon0409
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      Here is a link to your other post on this camera and a reiteration of my answer.

      http://www.videomaker.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2740&highlight=
      I can’t really help you on the sound, But here is my advice on the camera.

      GL2 is a good camera but keep in mind that its 3 CCD’s are only 1/4 inch while the VX2100 is 1/3 inch. Bigger is better when it comes to CCD’s.

      Low light capabilities are another major factor. The GL2 has the capability for 6 or 7 LUX while the Sony has 1 LUX. Lower is better.

      There are other major differences but I am sure that most who will respond to this with say go with the Sony VX2100. That is the advice I continuously received.

      I would probably equate the Panasonic AG DVC30 to the GL2.

      In regards to the JVC GR HD1.
      When I was looking for a new camera, I was almost duped into buying this camera with catchy price tag. That was until I read the reviews on it. Here is a fairly complete review. Read the entire thing. DOn’t forget the conclusion at the end.

      http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/jvc_grhd1_fi_camcorder_review.htm

      1st: Most importantly, this camera is only 1 CCD when the typical prosumer camera is 3 CCD’s. That is VERY important.

      2nd: This HD camera records to a typical Minidv tape. While this is not out of the ordinary, the format is. This camera does not capture RAW DV footage instead to Mpeg2 format which means it is losing some of its quality right off the bat just to fit it to the minidv media.

      3rd: Only this camera can be used as a playback device. If you play the tape back on any other video camera HD or SD it just comes out in a jumbled mess of color and fuzz. It claims to be a true 1080i but and that may be. But… If you are going to spend the money on an HD camcorder you should either buy a canon or Sony or Panasonic. Heck at least buy a more updated version of a JVC if you are going to go that route.

      Or… Wait a little longer until the format is established a little more.

      This camera was one of the first HD cameras on the market. This camera was released in either late 2003 or early 2004. So that means that most of its technology is outdated. There have been many improvements and standard-alities(<- not really a work) in HD since the GR HD1’s conception in 2004. Keep that in mind.

    • #187073
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I agree with brandon. CHeck out the advice on the other thread you created.

      I would rather see you get two GL-2’s or two VX2100’s than one camera of any sort, especially Hi Def.

      Whileon the pro end, Studios have standardized their Hi def work, Prosumer and consumer grade hi definition is still not standardized, nor is it even compatible with 90% of the TV’s out there.

      You said in your othr post that this is for your church.Again, let me ask you, if you are a churchgoer, which would you prefer:

      One camera angle all the time for the entire length of the film. It’s recorded in hi def, so to play the video you need to buy a hi def player for several hundred dollars.

      -or-

      Multiple camera shots and angles becaue of two cameras that keeps the eye interested. The full quality format will play on any Television with standard VCR or DVD player.

      Personally, hi def sounds all snazzy, and it will eventually dominate the industry. But right now, focus on what you NEED. Get yourself two Standard Definiton cameras, and you’ll have a lot better result. Hi def might be cool for you, but unless all of your congregants have hi def video players, it’s not worth the expense.

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