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Old June 22nd, 2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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I am in the market for a new HD camcorder and am looking hard at the HMC150 and HPX170. I was leaning towards the HMC150 due to being able to use SD cards until I read on another forum about poor quality results going to DVD. Anyone have any experience with the HMC150 vs. HPX170 output to DVD. Also, I plan to use Edius 5.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Under most circumstances, I be really surprised if you could perceive any difference between the same footage shot by either camera, after downsizing the footage to SD.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Robert,

Anyone else want to chime in on SD-DVD results from HMC150 and the workflow you used to downscale to SD?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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Dvd footage

Mark what did you find out? Is there a difference.....What work flow are you using? Thanks
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Old September 8th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #5
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Went with the HPX170 due to variable frame rates, mutiple format capability and no need to transcode footage as with HMC150 . I am editing with Edius 5 in a 1080i HD project setting, then dropping it into a SD timeline for export to DVD at 8mb CBR for video and AC3 audio. Looks great.
I have seen alot of good stuff shot with the HMC150 on the web but was unable to view anything burned to DVD. Input from a couple of HPX 170 shooters help me make up my mind. With the $500 rebate from Panasonic on the HPX170 it reduces the difference between the two cams to about $1,000.
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