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New videocamera: AVCHD vs mpg2
show user profile  Manolo
Hi there,

I'm getting a new vc, after a rather annoying research I've narrowed my choice to 3 cams:

canon Hf100, Sony HDR-HC9 HDV, canon HV30.

If anyone has knowledge of these or similar, please let me know your opinions.

One of the main issues yet to explore is the recording format. Canon HV30 recs in mpg2, a well known and handed format, with lesser resolution.

The AVCHD handles full res 1920x1080 hd, but I've heard complaints about its perfomance, specially at editing. The main question:

Has anyone worked with this format, editing, etc? Do you need a brutal pc to do so? is it a no-no?

Thanks very much.



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2/16/2009 1:05:15 PM (last edit: 2/16/2009 1:05:15 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
avchd works great and very fast in cs4 (premiere,ae, encore) and is imo the way to go
as for a cam i'd advise the canon hf11

however do keep in mind these handycam types of cams have crappy lenses and perform well in well lit conditions only as i have noticed on several sony cams and my own hf10

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2/16/2009 4:39:07 PM (last edit: 2/16/2009 4:39:36 PM)
show user profile  Manolo
Hey soontekk thanks very much, just the info I needed. Yeah, I know it's not the hi end choice, but my budget right now is a bit tight. Did you taped that weird ad -people in a farm hiding under cabbages, or something like that I remember- with the hf10?


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2/16/2009 5:40:01 PM (last edit: 2/16/2009 5:40:01 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
lol, yeah something like that ^^

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2/16/2009 5:48:28 PM (last edit: 2/16/2009 5:48:28 PM)
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