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

hvfsl

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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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hvfsl said:
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.
What about the JVC HD100 or Panasonic HVX200?


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hvfsl said:
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.
My thoughts exactly (though I wouldn't mind a 1080p option too... hey I can dream can't I? :) ).
 

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w00master said:
Why is it only good for apple? Apple isn't the only company that uses H.264.

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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.

Oded S.
 

hvfsl

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LethalWolfe said:
What about the JVC HD100 or Panasonic HVX200?


Lethal
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. :)