Sony & Panasonic announce a new H.264 based camcorders technology

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by odedia, May 12, 2006.

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    Looks not too bad but editing the footage would be a pain I believe.
     
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    That and trying to use the 8cm discs w/slot loading drives.


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    That depends on the machine I suppose;)
     
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    I am still waiting for someone to make a decent prosumer 720p HD camcorder. The Sony HD camcorders are good, but they are 1080i. Which makes little sense to me when you consider most HD displays are progressive.
     
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    What about the JVC HD100 or Panasonic HVX200?


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  9. odedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly (though I wouldn't mind a 1080p option too... hey I can dream can't I? :) ).
     
  10. odedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't say it was ONLY good for Apple, I said it's good for Apple. H.264 is a standard supported by Apple. The more companies support that standard and make devices that work with it, the better. It's like the blue-ray vs. hd-dvd wars. Microsoft supports hd-dvd, and it will be good for her if hd-dvd became the standard. But it's not making any machines that work with it.

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    When I say prosumer, I mean a camcorder that costs less than $2000. A 720p version of the Sony HC1 or HC3 would suit me just fine. :)
     
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    Too bad this thing only stores 20 minutes of HD footage per disc :cool:
     

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