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Old May 10th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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Canon XH-A1 50fps Video Sample

I've been playing around with Vegas 7 to see what settings are best to use for when I upload HD vids. I've found the 50fps (double PAL) to give really smooth and fluid video without de-interlacing, although it does take a pretty fast PC to run them. Its a 35mb download.

Here's a quick clip I saved earlier. I'd like to know how it plays on other PC's.

www.rcflights.co.uk/Videos1/car.wmv

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P.S. The XH-A1 sure is one great performer.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #2
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I plays like a series of still frames on my little iBook, but generally HD doesn't play very well on this low-on-memory laptop.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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Wow incredibly crisp. Anyone notice when the bird flies away that there is some jittery for split moment. Just want to know if thats the HDV compression or my video card. Running 256 MB on a 24" iMac 2.16 - Thanks for posting.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply's guy's. Probably best if I save at the 25fps setting if its not going to play smooth on most PC's.

Mike...
It plays smooth all the way through for me, did you play the clip from your hardrive or have it streaming.

I may shoot another test clip with different settings and see how that works for folks.

Thanks again,

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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #5
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Very very nice. Loved the sequence with the bird. Was this filmed at 25F and then bumped to 50 fps, or was it de-interlaced from 50i?
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:50 AM   #6
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Even,

This was my first attempt with the XHA1. It was on 50i and everything was on auto. I increased the contrast in Vegas to suit the PC monitor and saved it as 720p 50fps with no de-interlacing.

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Old May 11th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #7
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I'd like to know how it plays on other PC's.
Plays fine on my Powermac quad, but I don't notice much gain over a 25p file...
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Old May 12th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #8
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Jerome,

Its probably not the best clip to show how good the 50fps is. You really notice the difference on fast moving subjects and when panning across.

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