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Old March 16th, 2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Canon HV40 HDMI Out to Recorder

Has anyone used a HV series with the HDMI output into like a ninja recorder? Just wondering what it would look like. Currently just capturing old tapes with my HV40 But I feel like it could still get certain jobs done. Well also considering its my only camcorder at the moment.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 08:29 AM   #2
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I have an HV20 that I use with the Ninja 2, works great!

Big quality difference between ProRes 422 (4:2:2 at 150Mbps) and HDV (4:2:0 at 25Mbps). I just shot a stage event with funky lighting and had to do a lot of color correction and it came around very nicely with the ProRes.

I should ask, are you aware of the cheat to disable auto gain? Makes a huge difference in the quality I get when shooting in darker environments. Basically, put camera in "tv60" mode I believe it is, then hold your phone in front of the lens with a white screen displayed. Then with the joystick, turn on manual exposure. Now you control the exposure with the joystick left and right, with no gain being added and get a nice clean picture which can be brightened in post if need be, and there is no noise/grain! The cheap little HV20 will make a nicer image than my Sony FX7 3-chipper that cost 3x as much and is 3x as big!

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Old March 17th, 2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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I tried that lol, maybe not doing it right. Is it full 1920x1080 when you use the HDMI?
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Old March 17th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #4
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Yes, the HDMI output (and the Component out for that matter) are full 1920x1080. Only when recording to HDV tape does it squish the image down to 1440x1080.

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Old March 17th, 2016, 03:45 PM   #5
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I tried that lol, maybe not doing it right.
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I don't have the camera available at the moment, but if I recall there is a switch on right side of camera that can be "P" or "Auto", I think it should be "P" for the gain thing to work.

Will follow up later if I remember to check out my camera at home

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Old March 10th, 2017, 04:04 PM   #6
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Re: Canon HV40 HDMI Out to Recorder

Can I ask has anyone used a PAL HV40 to output to an external recorder via HDMI?

I would be interested to know what frame rate it outputs - it says "HDMI out 1920 x 1080i" but how does the HDMI output deal with the 25f option (the Canon version of 25p)?
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Old March 10th, 2017, 04:48 PM   #7
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don't know Colin but I have both the hv20/30 and did not use them for a while but have started again you can keep all your new singing and dancing 4k stuff these little gems produce a lovely sharp image which is over looked because they use tape tut tut old hat well I for one think tape is great you have a master copy and there's plenty of tape around
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