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Old May 26th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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HDR-FX1 vs DVX100a 1920x1080p clip

Here is a link I found to a simple test between the FX1 and a DVX100a.
It's of a resolution chart and then a 200% blowup of the center of the chart from each camera. The Files codec is in H.264 at 1920x1080p.

http://s34.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0...42ZNMO43K77NP8
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Old May 26th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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I don't have that codec on computer. Can you interpret test results please.

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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:30 PM   #3
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Yea I think us Windows boys need to wait for QT 7.0 to come out.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 04:22 PM   #4
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windows can play it, its just that quicktime is sneeky. Export your .mov as an mp4 but select PASSTHROUGH in the options for video. it will just copy the file to an mp4 container, takes about ten seconds, then it can be played on any computer fast enough to handle it Using VideoLAN.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 05:55 PM   #5
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PassThrough is greyed out. I thought I had a H.264 codec...guess not.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 12:33 PM   #6
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I am putting together some pictures that illustrate more tests.

I took the above clip and made a SD DVD of the tests. Contrary to what certain people say that the FX1/Z1u is no different in quality when down-converted to SD. Those that say this, that have done the tests are in certain need of new eye's or a good pair of eye glasses.

The DVD was played to a XBR 50" HD TV from a samsung DVD player using DVI output. I photographed the monitor with a Canon DSLR of the resolution tests. It's very clear that the material shot with the FX1 has more resolution etc vs what the DVX100a has even when displayed from a SD downconverted source.

I also had these original frames developed at a local printing service to 8x10 film paper. The FX1 holds up very good, and the DVX100a looks bad. I will post pictures of these as well so you can see it.

So if your interested to see how good the FX1/Z1u will perform, keep an eye out for my post on DVinfo.net in this thread.


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Old June 6th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #7
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This is what article says:
Panasonic announced that it was giving us their Golden Egg ( DVCPro HD ) on a $5,995 camera. That's their HDcam equivalent to Sony's CineAlta. If a knockout blow from Panasonic wasn't enough, they decided to add a sucker punch for added measure. Panasonic is adding 1080/24p

Well, analog to digital converter after chipset only outputs 1080i and 720p, so 1080p will be interpolated, like Sony HDV CF25 is. No true 1980p at this price point, sorry.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #8
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Radek, can you point me to a source saying that there is no 1080p? I'm interested to see it as I've heard nothing of the sort, and in fact, just the opposite.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #9
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http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/HVX200/

You have to read between the lines. See what kind of uncompressed analog output the camera has.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #10
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Yea I think us Windows boys need to wait for QT 7.0 to come out.
Apple has released a public preview of Quicktime 7 for Windows:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/preview/
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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #11
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Ahh, you mean the Digital to Analog converter, not the Analog to Digital converter?


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http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/HVX200/


You have to read between the lines. See what kind of uncompressed analog output the camera has.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #12
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Apple has released a public preview of Quicktime 7 for Windows:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/preview/
Thanks for the heads up. And thank you to Michael Pappas for the test footage.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #13
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Any way we can get a fresh download of that footage now that we can actually view it in the PC world?
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #14
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Your welcome Kyle!


Hi Kevin,

Here is a new link to the test footage.

http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0...1076DIPMIQP9LB


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