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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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HVX has a big brother: HPC2000 announced

Shoulder-mount P2 camera, recording DVCPRO HD.

For more info, see http://www.p2info.net/index.shtml
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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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Is there a wait list?????

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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #3
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wow...any info on price point yet?
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Old February 17th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #4
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About $26K MSRP it seems... So looks like direct competition for XDCAM. If P2 shortages and prices clear up in a few months and I find that my HVX pays for itself quickly, I may really take a look at one of these. But still, just like XDCAM, that's a big investment. There's actually two new HD cameras coming later this year, one at $26K, the other just under $20K. There's also a couple other obscure options and a shoulder-mount DV camera for under $2K.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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wow... 2/3" for $26k. Who needs a Varicam?

And, wasn't the new 2/3" JVC over $30k?

The market looks promising...
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:41 AM   #6
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«Price was not announced but indications were given that it was expected to be "much cheaper" than a Sony HDCAM and “probably a little more” than the $26,000 XDCAM HD.»
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Old February 18th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #7
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This Panasonic maybe the one I'll go for!

After shooting with 2/3" chips for a while you get use to the quality low light coverage and nice dynamic color range with little noise. Now it looks like with the 2/3" chips on this new HD Panny it will overcome my objection with the HD 1/3" chip cameras of not being able to get shots backstage and behind the scenes because there won't be sufficient light. Hopefully I'll be able to leave it at 6 or 9 DB gain and shoot fashion shows etc in nightclub and lounge environments. Of course they're always be a Frezzi mini-fill on camera to throw a few rays of light into mitigate the noise level.

Also wonder about the 4 XLR audio inputs? I wonder where they'll stick all the connectors?
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Old February 18th, 2006, 07:50 AM   #8
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Its kind of boxy looking.

Kinda like a Volvo of the 2/3 inch cams.



I like the look of the xdcamhd 530 much better.
... But then again if you offered it to me i wouldnt knock it back!
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #9
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Its kind of boxy looking. Kinda like a Volvo of the 2/3 inch cams. I like the look of the xdcamhd 530 much better.
... But then again if you offered it to me i wouldnt knock it back!
I should pay more attention to the way a camera looks, up to now I sought out the cameras that provided the functionality needed by my clients. But now I see the error in my ways I'm only purchasing sexing looking cameras from now on ;-}
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Old February 18th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #10
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Well, you could try and get Jim Jannard to give the RED a race car red finish...
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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #11
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Sexy cameras are clearly the way forward!
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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:58 AM   #12
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We should get apple to design a cam like this.

It would be white, and you'd be able to play, record, rewind & pause.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #13
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I note that they don't say what the resolution of the camera is, just that it has HD CCD's. Could this be a 720 camcorder that upresses to 1080 or is it going to be a true 1080 camcorder? To be honest if it was a 1080 front end I would have thought that they would have wanted to boast the fact instead of just saying HD resolution CCD's.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 10:15 AM   #14
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We should get apple to design a cam like this.

It would be white, and you'd be able to play, record, rewind & pause.
Yeah but who wants a camera that you can't turn off, locks up all the time, and will only play on 5% of the TVs out there?




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Old February 20th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #15
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Yeah but who wants a camera that you can't turn off, locks up all the time, and will only play on 5% of the TVs out there?

:)

Sorry, couldn't resist.

You are nasty, I'd write more but alas I'm "Out Of Memory!"

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