Panasonic HD SD1 Camcorder

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dalvin200, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    Panasonic HD SD1

    :drool:

    4gb sdhc card included in the box too!! records to h264 standard..

    can't wait till March 2007 when it's released.. might have to get this!!!
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Before your run out and buy it I'd wait editing programs to start supporting AVCHD.


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  3. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    imovie hd 7 perhaps? :p
     
  4. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    The problem with camcorders like this is that they use such a high level of compression, that you might be better off with a highend DV camcorder instead.

    They need to use at least 20Mbit/s really, but I expect it will be closer to 10.
     
  5. whenpaulsparks macrumors regular

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    AVCHD is 18 Mbps, and considering AVCHD is 2.0+ times more efficient than HDV's MPEG-2, it's (roughly speaking) 36 Mbps compared to HDV's 25Mbps. the problem isn't the codec, it's that it's only consumer cameras using it now. but the new AVC-Intra is the pro version of AVCHD for a few new pro cameras.
     
  6. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    The ultimate soccer mom camera. Looks like a rocket from Golden Eye, and has NO viewfinder.

    :eek: :confused: :confused:
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't necessarily be worried about the codec in terms of image quality (especially for a consumer camera), but I would be worried about how easy it is to edit. The long GOP compression scheme+high compression means more horsepower is needed to manipulate the codec.


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  8. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    Related question (if allowed!)

    So out of interest, what is the best option for HD video if I was looking to buy in the next few months?

    I have a Sony 3CCD DV cam at the moment. Great picture but needs its heads cleaned very few minutes (never buy sony....). So I'm ready to ditch tape!

    It would have to be something that works with FCP.
     
  9. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I like it, wonder how long it will be before it works with the newest versions of iMovie, etc....
     
  10. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Nice camera.

    I recently picked up a PV-GS500, and I'm pretty happy with that. Decided to wait for a year or two till the whole market goes HD, and there is better selection, and more support. The GS500 will still be good then as a backup or second shot, or whatever.

    I played with the consumer Sony and Canon HD cameras, and was not real impressed them.
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    so would that camera work with final cut studio?
     

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