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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #46
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On the HV20 I have a hard time (not horrible, but could be better) actually using the manual focus because the LCD in it's open position interferes with the manual/auto focus toggle button. Also I find it a little difficult to get to the focus dial when the LCD is open. I think if that ring dial on the LCD is smooth and offers enough adjustability it'd be the preferred location, at least for me, not sure what others' thoughts are.

Also I never use MF without the focus assist function and on the HV20 the focus assist button is on the LCD so it's strange to hit that on the LCD, and then go to the focus dial, if this was handled in a closer proximity then it would be more convenient.

If the camera would only record 24p files instead of 60i files... sigh.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #47
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Focus Issue

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As fars as HV20, the focus assist wheels some of us have been rigging seem to work pretty well. I m shooting with 35mm adapter most of time, so it isn't big issue with me, but manual focus can be handle pretty nicely with a fairly inexpensive mod to the HV20.

This new set up on the HG10 looks like that will be out the door....
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Old August 7th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #48
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Chris, good point. A focus wheel attachment is on my to-do list. Your point about making the same type of device for the HG10 is a good one, though I bet it could still be done somehow.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #49
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1920x1080

Looking at the Canon Mini site for this camera, it now says "Canon Exclusive 1920x1080 " so is this 1440x1080 or 1920x1080 ? It seems to be confusing at this point.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=15617
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Old August 8th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #50
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No confusion -- see http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....7&postcount=26

1920 x 1080 is the native resolution of the CMOS sensor. It's recorded as 1440 x 1080 anamorphic.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #51
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Native resolution of CIS (cmos image sensor) is more than 1920x1080.
Possible its 2048x1440. Look at max res. in photo mode to know real resolution of CIS. For video mode used only ROI 1920x1080.

Type 1/2.7" CMOS
Total pixels 2.96 megapixel
Effective pixels
HD MOVIE: Approx 2.07 megapixels
STILLS: 2.76 megapixels
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Old August 9th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #52
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focus assist

focus assist engages automatically when you flip into manual focus (when not recording) and spin the wheel, but from what Chris and I could tell there is no peaking, only magnification...
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #53
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Could I assume that this new camcorder will be able to use everything (lenses, shoe accessories, batteries) that the HV20 can?
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Old August 9th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #54
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Could I assume that this new camcorder will be able to use everything (lenses, shoe accessories, batteries) that the HV20 can?
Yes to all of the above. Hope this helps,
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Old August 16th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #55
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ive noticed that the HG10 has HDMI out

is it possible to bypas compression and record to a laptop using a better compression method?

as you can do with the HV20

i would prefer this over the HV20, but only if you can do that
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You would need some card for the laptop

The only HDMI card I know of is the Intensity and that is a PCI card.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #57
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You would need some card for the laptop

The only HDMI card I know of is the Intensity and that is a PCI card.
yea im aware of the blackmagic card

so witht hat ill be able to record direct to disk right?

might get this instead of the HV20
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yea im aware of the blackmagic card

so witht hat ill be able to record direct to disk right?

might get this instead of the HV20
For laptop need ExpressCard with HDMI input - not exist today in market.
Magma Express Box is only solution to connect Intensity and laptop.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #59
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i wont be using a laptop, i built a PC specifically for on location recording

so if this cam can do that, n has the features on the HV20 ill get, looks much better aswell
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It's very odd that Canon has all but eliminated the LANC jack when you consider that Canon markets a LANC controller. I would think the possibility of selling a $200 accessory (that's usually not found in stores but is available for purchase on Canon's' website) would keep the LANC jack on everything but the cheapest miniDV models.

Lack of a LANC port stopped me from buying an HV20.
While it doesn't make up for the lack of a LANC the HV10 and HV20 do have a wireless remote that ships with them. The HV10 has a rear mounted sensor so that you can signal from behind the camera. The HV20 has a front mounted sensor. It would have been nice to have front and back.
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