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Canon XL H1S (with SDI), Canon XL H1A (without SDI). Also XL H1.


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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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Resolution chart comparison

Martin Biebel, a journalist for the German video magazine "Videoaktiv digital", has made a resolution chart comparison between the Canon XL H1 and the Sony HVR-Z1 and come to the following conclusions:

SD, 4:3, PAL:
- HVR-Z1: 480 (horizontal) x 450 (vertical)
- XL H1: 550 (horizontal) x 400 (vertical)

HDV, 16:9:
- HVR-Z1: 610 (horizontal) x 750 (vertical) with a loss of sharpness at the borders
- XL H1: 800 (horizontal) x 800 (vertical) with coloured hems at the borders
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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eh? i thought HDV can record 1440x1080i?
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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TV lines, not pixels.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:44 PM   #4
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any mention of resolution in "F" modes?
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:57 PM   #5
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- XL H1: 800 (horizontal) x 800 (vertical) with coloured hems at the borders
Now that's pretty impressive. I was just watching some of Kaku's clips last night and marveling at the detail this camera captures. I still think if Canon stripped the expensive connections off this cam and priced it in the HD100/Z1 range they'd eat the competition alive. Of course what do I know, they'll still probably sell as many as they can produce.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 05:24 PM   #6
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TV lines, not pixels.
TV lines are lines per picture height. So, for horizontal resolution, you multiply by 16/9 = 1.7777. 800 horizontal = 1422.

You won't get more than about 800 vertical on an interlaced system due to interlace filtering.

These are good figures for the XL1H, but I'm disappointed in the "coloured hems".

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 07:27 PM   #7
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I always wondered why my resolution chart only went up to 800, what is a coloured hem?
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 07:29 PM   #8
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Probably some form of chromatic aberation.

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