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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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thinking about buying either a hv20 or 30 but maybe a problem

I currently have a dvx100a and had a hg10 the hd is on its way out so I cant trust it. So I figure I would try tape since im use to the workflow. My friend bought his hv20 over and we shot a little. I used the canon WA adapter I had from the hg10. The first thing I noticed was the video didnt look very sharp and there was also this zig zag type of thing(see pics) Now I shoot my dvx in 30p all the time if I shoot the hv30 in 30p will I not get that and I read somewhere the wa adapter blocks the AF sensor is this true and is there a work around?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi

The zig zag lines, as you call it, are artifacts showing up when you watch interlaced video on a computer monitor. If you watch the video on a TV it will dissapear. There are two ways to get rid of them on a computer display. Either film in progressive/frame mode, or deinterlace your footage before you watch it on the computer. With the HV20/HV30 you are able to film progresive. As you say, with your DVX you film progressive and thats the reason these interlace lines doesn't show up.


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Old March 21st, 2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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Ok, thats why that was new to me. Thank you.Now im just wondering about WA lens effecting sharpness.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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It will reduce sharpness. How much is a function of the quality of the WA lens.

There is extra processing in the conversion to progressive, which isn't overly complex but does add time to your workflow.
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