Sony HDR Z1U ?

Espnetboy3

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Anybody hear of or know where I can find something about like a review on the sony hdr z1u camera? I know my friend says he is getting it and its hdv I believe but i cant find any info about it anywhere. I checked camcorderinfo.com also. Any help would be great, thanks.
 

slackpacker

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Espnetboy3 said:
Anybody hear of or know where I can find something about like a review on the sony hdr z1u camera? I know my friend says he is getting it and its hdv I believe but i cant find any info about it anywhere. I checked camcorderinfo.com also. Any help would be great, thanks.
http://www.digitalvideoediting.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=33032

Plus the Sony Z1u rocks. Pal/NTSC 1080i... works great with Macs.
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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The Z1U has a very limited exposure range. The resolution is nice, but I'd rent until something with better DSPs and optics comes along.
 

Nicky G

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You might want to wait until Panasonic's solid-state DVCPROHD cam comes out, although a bit more expensive. It's a much better compressed HD codec than HDV. Keep in mind HDV requires a really hefty machine to work with. It's so compressed (such a small size, same as standard def DV), it takes a lot of CPU to uncompress on the fly.
 

LethalWolfe

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Jan 11, 2002
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Nicky G said:
You might want to wait until Panasonic's solid-state DVCPROHD cam comes out, although a bit more expensive. It's a much better compressed HD codec than HDV. Keep in mind HDV requires a really hefty machine to work with. It's so compressed (such a small size, same as standard def DV), it takes a lot of CPU to uncompress on the fly.
Panasonic's HVX200 (w/the 2 8gig P2 cards bundled) is 2x as much as the Z1U (and it could be more if Sony drops the price when the Panny is released).


Lethal