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Old February 22nd, 2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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American A-1 in Europe?

Hi everyone.

I'm an american expat living in London. I'll be buying the A-1 for the sole purpose of making films, nothing else. I'm planning on buying the american version from BHP video on my next trip home in March. Not only to save A LOT of money thanks to the exchange rate, but because I want the 24 frames a second feature. I have an adapter so I charge the battery, but is there anything I could be forgetting or any other obstacles I might encounter. Again, I have no interest in using my camera for PAL/NTSC playback. I'll be editing on my Mac G5 using Final Cut Pro.

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Win

P.S., although i know the European version can record at 25 fps, 24 is still exactly what I want as opposed to 'close'.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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So long as you will be using your camera exclusively for playback and recording there is no need to worry about it.

B&H does have a PAL model for sale too but it's more expensive than the NTSC version. Just do a search under "XHA1, PAL"
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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but is there anything I could be forgetting or any other obstacles I might encounter.
Fluorescent lights at 50Htz vs. 60Htz.

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P.S., although i know the European version can record at 25 fps, 24 is still exactly what I want as opposed to 'close'.
Is there any difference (beyond no 24p/60i pulldown hassles) ? ;-)
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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I've shot NTSC video under fluorescent lights in Europe with no trouble, although in theory there might be some flicker. The only hangup might be if you need a monitor on location.
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