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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #1
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Sony GV-HD700 HDV video Walkman gets US release date and price

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/sony/sony...ros-282647.php

Now you don't have to shelve the substantial amount for a HVR M series VTR for a decent (although it won't make Custom TCs) HDV machine.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #2
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awesome...I want 7 lol.

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Old August 14th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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Great a monitor and a back up all in one. Plus a capture deck.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #4
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So we can just mount this baby up on the camera and use it for focusing HD? If so this is very interesting - a hell of a lot cheaper than a Marshall too (assuming the lcd is comparable)
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Old August 15th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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Big question.

Will it play back 24p or 24f 1080i from other sources like the Canon XH series, or is it primarily only possible for proper playback for Z1U style cameras?

I forget if Canon encodes 24f only, or it adds extra frames in.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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Anyone seen the original press release? I cannot find the press release at Sony-USA web-site.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #7
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Here's the info directly from Sony:

http://news.sel.sony.com/en/image_li...asset_id=30998

http://news.sel.sony.com/documents/c...HD700Specs.pdf

Interestingly, it comes from Sony's consumer division instead of pro. The published spec of 1152k pixel screen resolution would imply 800x480 (in three colors) which is comparable to the other 7" LCD's on the market. That's pretty cool, like getting a free deck and firewire along with your external LCD screen. The multiple screen profiles are also interesting.

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Old August 16th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #8
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And yet another HD deck with no HD component or HDMI inputs.

I think is a very important feature that is missing from the HD world unless you want to jump up to a $10,000.00 deck.

With a HDMI input you could edit HDV in realtime in your NLE and output live via HDMI right into the deck to record to a HD tape. No rendering needed.

I realize not everybody would want to go back to HDV tape but I'm sure some would and even more would do it if they had the ability to do so for a quick HD backup.

I can understand the lack of component inputs since people could use the deck to record HD broadcasts but why not HDMI?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #9
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With a HDMI input you could edit HDV in realtime in your NLE and output live via HDMI right into the deck to record to a HD tape. No rendering needed.
But isn't part of the problem with HDV that you have to render an edited timeline before you can send it back out in HDV format? How would a deck with an HDMI input change that?
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But isn't part of the problem with HDV that you have to render an edited timeline before you can send it back out in HDV format? How would a deck with an HDMI input change that?
By using the same encoder chip that is in cheap HDV cameras to encode HDV on the fly. In cameras the encoder takes the raw feed from the DSP and encodes a HDV stream in realtime.

In most NLE's the power is already there for RT HD editing. Add a cheap card and you can output that RT performance out of a component, SDI or HDMI port.

It is the same concept as a DV deck being able to record an analog feed onto a DV tape. In this case the deck converts the analog video into DV video on the fly. We should also have HDV decks that do this which would make backing up masters very easy and fast. This would also give a quick solution for those who need to quickly edit and output a project to give to a client right away.
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B&H is accepting orders. Also, Sony web-site shows September 14 for availability date.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...O_WALKMAN.html

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Old November 4th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #12
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just got my new toy a GV-HD700. $ 1078 plu $ 78 s+h.

sweet.....now i am ready for the winter sport season. takes the l and m series batt. so i can use the batts from an old broken hi8 camcorder.

great feature is the zoom in, up to 5 times.
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So we can just mount this baby up on the camera and use it for focusing HD? If so this is very interesting - a hell of a lot cheaper than a Marshall too (assuming the lcd is comparable)
How are you going to mount this deck to your camera? Interesting idea, but I'm not sure it was designed with that in mind. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #14
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like ethan said, it's not designed to mount, also the weight is 3 pounds. does your accessorie shoe/ tripod/ tripod head.. supports that, plus mounting hardware?
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Will it play back 24p or 24f 1080i from other sources like the Canon XH series, or is it primarily only possible for proper playback for Z1U style cameras?

I forget if Canon encodes 24f only, or it adds extra frames in.
Not sure about 24f, but since 24p is packaged in a 60i stream, no problem. Also, my friend's FX1u (US) can playback 50i Z1u footage.

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