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Old August 6th, 2005, 08:57 PM   #1
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American Chopper - which camera(s)?

Says at the end of the American Chopper episode that it is available on Hi-Def, so does anybody know which Hi-Def camera they use?

I heard rumour it might be a JVC model, but was wondering if anyone knows for sure.
Also i heard they use PD170's for the non-HD stuff.

just curious that's all.

thanks in advance.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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What I saw of it in HD (which was in a store, so this could be due to set up of the displays) looked liked uprezzed SD... I have seen the 170's get caught on camera a time or two... But I have no idea what HD camera they use...
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Old August 6th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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I'm sure the store you were in just didn't have HD setup properly (no real shock; I've yet to see real HD in a big box electronics store with my own eyes).

I watch American Chopper in HD, and believe me it's not "uprezzed SD" (except maybe some B-roll secondary shots here and there). It's shot with a Panasonic AJ-HDC27F (DVCPRO HD) in 1080i.

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Old August 8th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #4
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thanks Duane.

$65k camera. expensive item !
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