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Old July 3rd, 2003, 11:40 AM   #1
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Seen on the COW Canon site . . . New Canon??

"I'm also interested in buying the GL2 (XM2 here in Oz), but have delayed buying it for the moment, as a source at Canon, has mentioned that a new model being released here towards the end of July. Please note I cannot get any official confirmation of this "second hand news". "

Anybody gotta a view on this morsel???

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Old July 3rd, 2003, 12:15 PM   #2
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Do you have the direct link for this "cow" thread?
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Old July 3rd, 2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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Try this Frank:

http://www.creativecow.net/index.php?forumid=59

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Old July 3rd, 2003, 03:14 PM   #4
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Thanks! I'll go take a look.
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Old July 3rd, 2003, 03:18 PM   #5
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I though I'd find a little more there than with what you posted. Oh well. Perhaps Chris Hurd has some inside info.
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Old July 4th, 2003, 09:20 PM   #6
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perhaps a new HDV camera?

There was an official announcement yesterday in Japan from the four companies (Canon, Sony, Sharp and JVC) that have agreed on the new HDV spec. This spec defines the new standard for using DV cassette tapes to record HD (Digital High Defintion) video at 720p (progressive) and 1080i (interlaced) formats. Currently only JVC has released a product, the GR-HD1.

My guess is if Canon releases anything soon, it might be a new HDV camera.
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Old July 4th, 2003, 11:03 PM   #7
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<< Perhaps Chris Hurd has some inside info. >>

I'm always the last to know, sorry.
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Old July 5th, 2003, 12:12 AM   #8
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Thanks Sho! - Excellent news. Doubt if I've got the money to go HD - yet! But it does show Canon is no slouch, regarding keeping their R&D up to speed. This in itself must good for all us miniDV-ers. Maybe some "trickle-down" in the future. Or does it mean the death of it . . . . .

Chris - Don't take it personally. Just remember that classic, "I HURD it on the grapevine!" - Sorry matey, couldn't resist it . . ;-)

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right now, one can count on spending more on a way to show true HD than they can on a way to capture HD. most consumers are unaware that HDTV's currently available aren't true HD. This whole technology has a ways to go before it's viable for home users
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Old July 5th, 2003, 10:53 AM   #10
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"most consumers are unaware that HDTV's currently available aren't true HD."

Excuse me? You mean when I watched the NBA finals in High Definition last month with a Samsung SIR-T151 receiver, I wasn't watching true HD?
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ahhh...exactly my point. first you had to have an HDTC capable monitor, right? then you bought a decoder, right? now, I ask you, besides an input broadcast HDTV signal, how will you get HD output from your HD cam or computer file into your "HDTV" ready monitor. I don't beleive that Samsung has an input port. I'm not saying it can't be done, i'm just saying you'd better be prepared to spend a LOT of $$$ to expereince the full quality available from HDTV. I haven't read the specs on that samsung, but, for the money, it's probably not more than 780p. true HD is 1080p.
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Old July 5th, 2003, 07:15 PM   #12
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No, no receiver that I know of has an input for HDTV other than a broadcast from over the air or satellite or cable.

Hm, I just thought of a very very good idea - a computer card that'll take your HD video made on your computer and output it with DVI or component video. That can't be that hard or expensive to make. In fact I bet something like that exists already.
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New HDTV format is Mpeg-2 format

I read that the new hd cameras are using a Mpeg-2 encoding at 18mbits to encode the HD signal. It has specs for a 780i/780p/1080i mode. I imagine that dvd or blue ray players will be the prefered delivery choice for this new format, though you will only get about 30 minutes on the current dvd-r discs until blue ray takes off. You would need a Component or DVI output to get the HD signal into a monitor from your computer. I am sure cards are available to output that already.
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