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Old October 22nd, 2007, 06:33 PM   #16
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One thing you will miss on the GL2, is the zoom range. HV20 is only 10x. FX7 is 20x like your GL2, and goes to 30 x with a pretty spectacular digital enhanced zoom. When that camera came out, I saw some footage shot by the extra 10x enhanced that was amazing.. I think they just reduce a portion of the chip for the picture to be zoomed, and they have enough to extrapolate a great HD image still.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:13 PM   #17
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Biggest trick is to simply readjust your audio gain for every shot. Don't think the same settings will produce the same results.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:13 PM   #18
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I'm still thinking HV20, with that description.

And here's something to think about. You walk into a Disney stage show with a prolevel looking camera, are they going to object. That is one thing interesting about the HV20, it is non-descript, and looks like a simple consumer camera, and you can get by going places with it like a tourist. You can set up a camera with a tripod that looks touristy without issue. Although the GL2 is smaller than the VX line, the bigger camera may draw attention to you as a pro, and sometimes at parks, I heard discussions about people be hassled for permits, etc. I have never faced that, but just something I like about the HV20.
Yes, this comes in VERY handy for documentarians.

"No, officer, I'm not a journalist. I'm a tourist, here is my tourist visa. Here is my tourist camera connected to my tourist tripod. Just getting a few home movies to take with me of your beautiful country."
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Old October 24th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #19
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Yes, this comes in VERY handy for documentarians.

"No, officer, I'm not a journalist. I'm a tourist, here is my tourist visa. Here is my tourist camera connected to my tourist tripod. Just getting a few home movies to take with me of your beautiful country."
check out the Grand Canyon requirements:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/filming.htm

and while you are at it, check out the cool 1950's telephoto video set up about 1/2 way down the page.
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