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Old October 10th, 2002, 12:05 PM   #136
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Heres another link for this camera.

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/hd_recording_camcorder_jvc_ceatec_japan_10_02_02.htm

don't know how dependable she is, basically saying the camera may be here by late next year for under 3K (according to her sources at JVC).
I seriously doubt that, considering what it would to to the rest of the JVC line up.
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Old October 10th, 2002, 12:09 PM   #137
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More info.

Ken Freed, an official JVC sales rep, says over at the cow forum that this camera is strictly a concept camera designed to generate discussion. There are currently no plans to make this cam for the general public. Or even produce it at all.
Of course they started out saying that with the dy300u also.
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Old October 10th, 2002, 12:12 PM   #138
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Hm.. im wondering about one thing here.. does this mean it records the HD in Mpeg-2 compression? Wouldn't that mean it will hurt the image quality even more than DV? im especially thinking about adding noise to the image when either capturing gradients or making the green/blue screen compositors life a nightmare.

Even DV in its 1.st generation can be a real problem with compositing due to the introduced noise in the compression.

Just curious... "coz i shure wanna HD cam :)"

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Old October 10th, 2002, 12:43 PM   #139
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docuwild, what officials at JVC are saying is this camera is nothing more than a non functioning prototype put together by some engineers in a lab. It is not a demo of an actual product to be sold.
Turns out this is just like those prototype cars you see at autoshows.
Doesn't mean something won't come out of it, but don't expect to see this camera anywhere anytime in the near future.

In other words, further speculation about this camera is a total waste of bandwidth. in fact this is the last post I'll make about it.
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Old October 14th, 2002, 05:27 PM   #140
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hahaha, then you can sue me for patent infringement peter
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Old October 14th, 2002, 07:12 PM   #141
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SAY IT LOUD, SAY IT PROUD
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Old October 15th, 2002, 09:15 AM   #142
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>>docuwild, what officials at JVC are saying
>>is this camera is nothing more than a non
>>functioning prototype

This camera was displayed on CEATEC and produced a picture. That means it has working optics and CCD, focusing.

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Old October 15th, 2002, 11:51 AM   #143
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Hmm, then someone needs to figure out whats going on. JVC over hear says this camera will not be for sale. It's just a prototype. I'll ask Ken Freed again what's going on.
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Old October 15th, 2002, 06:17 PM   #144
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News: IEEE 1394b (aka FireWire 2.0)

With USB 2.0 just starting to become a standard feature on new PC motherboards, the 1394 Trade Association has announced specifications for IEEE 1394b (aka FireWire 2.0). IEEE 1394a supported serial transfer speeds of 400 Mbps; USB 2.0 topped that with speeds of up to 480 Mbps. Whereas 1394a thrived in the domain of digital video camera data transfer, 1394b is intended to be a networking standard with speeds of 800 Mbps for starters and, within one and five years, respectively, 1.6 Gbps and 3.2 Gbps; and maximum cable lengths of up to 50 meters (or 100 m using plastic optical fiber). Industry adoption may be even slower than USB 2.0, however, because whereas USB 2.0 capability is generally built into the chipset, FireWire standards require an additional chip.
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Old October 16th, 2002, 12:57 PM   #145
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Here's the English press release

Tokyo, JP - Reports from CEATEC Japan, the Image, Information and Communications trade show held near Tokyo, say JVC is displaying a new consumer camcorder capable of recording high definition (HD) signals.

The camcorder is reported to record high definition 720 x 480 progressive scan mode in a 16:9 aspect ratio (480p) and 1280 x 720 progressive in a 16:9 aspect ratio (720p), as well as standard 720 x 480 mini-DV interlaced video (480i). The new camcorder records the video as MPEG-2 onto new, special mini-DV tapes, it is described.

The camcorder uses a 1 1/3" megapixel CCD, and includes a special high definition lens as well as optical image stabilization. The lens has both zoom and focus rings, but apparently no markings are available, as it is a fully automatic lens, like the Sony VX2000 and many others.

The camcorder has a hand grip that rotates, allowing the body of the camcorder to be positioned for low- and high-angle shots easily; however the camcorder itself is a standard horizontal format, similar in shape and size to the Sony VX2000 or the Canon GL2.

The camcorder can transfer the digital video to a computer, although it was not specified if this was done through a standard FireWire port. The camcorder does have an SD card slot, often used for digital stills and Web movies.

Reports cite the manufacturer as saying the camcorder will be available next year, for 200,000 - 300,000 yen or approximately $1,623.38 to $2,435.06 dollars.
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Old October 16th, 2002, 02:16 PM   #146
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What's the downside?

Yeah, I focused in on that MPEG-2 compression too. You have got to ask how are they producing HD? In order to make use of MPEG-2 you really need VBR (Variable Bit Rate). One has to wonder how high do they have the VBR on this machine cranked?

If JVC has pulled this off close to perfect, then they might have the machine to beat and it ought to kill everything out there.

However, if its only a 'vaporcam' (a cam that does not really exist) then who cares what the price may be?
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Old October 16th, 2002, 04:31 PM   #147
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News posts from 2003Q1

Here comes the fourth Instant Films, special Halloween edition!

Instant Films presents the latest cycle of the 48-hour filmmaking project. 8 writers are given randomly selected words on Friday night; on Saturday morning they turn in their completed 5-8 page scripts; 8 directors pick a script and their cast out of a hat and then have 36 hours to complete their films!

Come see the results at the screening this Sunday the 20th at the LA Center Studios--for more information and to check out the great films from previous festivals, go to www.instantfilms.com.

If you are a DV filmmaker in the LA area, I strongly recommend checking it out. It's an exciting evening, partly because of the adrenaline-fueled almost-live-TV nature of the festival, also because we are always looking for new talent to participate in future festivals.
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Old October 16th, 2002, 05:06 PM   #148
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"Nice review of XpressDV 3.5 in this months dDV magazine by Frank Capria."

Not that Frank Capria is wrong. He might very well be right - but DV Magazine always acompany their reviews with a full page ad of the product they are reviewing. Come to think of it; I don't think I've ever seen a bad review in that magazine. And never a review of a product that did not sponsor the magazine. I think DV Mag is a little bit too fishy for my taste...

Sponsors are great if the relationship is honest. This forum is a great example.

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Old October 17th, 2002, 09:23 AM   #149
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Can't wait to see the results Charlers.... as always keep up
the nice work! Truly a nice concept!
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Old October 17th, 2002, 07:38 PM   #150
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QuickTime 6.0.2 AVAILABLE

Mac users can do the install over the net here

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

The standalone installer is here

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone/


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