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Old July 7th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #16
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Hi Guys, We tested the Toshiba a couple of weeks ago against our BE_HD10 and it's a very nice little camera, the best we've seen. Add to that the simple protocols which virtually match prevous Toshibas and it certainly beats the Modular or the Widge. It worked pretty much straight away with our Toshiba RCP. You can control more things than our BE_HD10 - Master Ped: for example. When we tested the Widge at a client's base last year it didn't perform well at all. They may have improved it since. The control was awful and didn't match what TV technicians would call things. The Modula is difficult to control as well. Only controllable via a Lantronics interface which means you need a PC wherever you go and it requires a re-boot after almost every setting change which takes about 2 minutes! However the Franhoff chip is excellent and we may have a proper camera based on the 2/3" chipset later this year. As for the BBC not accepting H10 based cameras for HD!! Any number of programmes are using our H10 based cameras without any issues - even after their clever box of tricks has looked at it! However we do add a full 10bit HDSDI - very low jitter output. On a recent programme the engineers didn't believe the 3 dhip Panasonic was HD compared with our BE_HD10. If anyone wants to read our pros & cons on the Toshiba, drop me an e-mail via the website.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #17
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Anyone have any footage they can post or link to of the HD10? Also, is the only difference between the HD10 and HD20 the B4 mount?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 02:12 PM   #18
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Does the BE-HD10 (or Silverman) use the Sony FCB-H10 block?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #19
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I am using the HD-10 block.

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Old August 13th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #20
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Just curious, I have built two HD POV cameras off the Sony FCB-H10 block. As long as you have good light, and turn the gain to -3 it looks great.
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