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Canon XL H Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XL H1S (with SDI), Canon XL H1A (without SDI). Also XL H1.


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Old September 16th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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To achieve fluid slow motion is so important to me, i am willing to shell out $6,000-$10,000 for the HVX200 just for the option of shooting 60p. But i would prefer to have canon. from what i'm reading though, it doesnt look like the XLH1 can shoot 60p. Say it aint so???


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Old September 16th, 2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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Well you could shoot those shots as 1080i 60i and convert that to 720p 60p. It wouldn't be as detailed but the results would be very good. Remember on the HVX200 you only get 60p with 720p. If you want 1080p you are limited to 24p or 30p just like with the XLH1.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 10:24 AM   #3
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ok Thomas,

So what you're saying is, essentially, the 2 cameras will shoot the same, as far as 60p is concerned?


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Old September 16th, 2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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Well no with the XLH1 you have to convert the 1080i and interpolate it to a 720p. It isn't exactly the same as shooting a native 720p but at the same time DVCPROHD at 720 only uses 960x720 anyways you you do get the exact same amount of pixels.

960x720=691200
1280x540=691200

So you get the same amount of pixels but just in different directions of softness. You may also have a few alias issues on edges because of the interlacing from the 1080i.

The HVX200 does have the bonus of being able to shoot 60p right from the camera without any conversion. Since you want this for slow motion you will have to change and render the video anyways so the 1080i would take almost just as long to adjust.

Now if you only want to shoot in 1080 then both cameras give you the exact same options. 24p/30p/60i
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