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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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64 bit vista gz-hd7?

I'm thinking of getting the gz-hd7, just wanted to make sure that it is compatible with 64 bit Vista?
I would assume it is, since I would think it would be like hooking up any other external USB hard drive. But you never know.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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guess I'll answer my own question. If you plug the camera in to the computer with USB, the camera installs fine without needing any disc and functions as a hard drive so you can pull the files off. This is 64 bit Vista Business. I haven't used any of the software that comes on the disc nor have I tried the pretty much worthless firewire interface.

The reason I was concerned was I have a Maxtor One Touch III 1 TB with firewire 400 and 800 and for whatever reason Maxtor has no plans on suppporting 64 bit Vista.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 10:16 AM   #3
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Works fine in the same way with a Mac. USB in, press 'Backup to computer', up pops the hard drive icon and the Data Card icon and you can simply drag them off onto your Mac.

I actually prefer using the Firewire Import method of capturing into FCP6. Making a playlist then capturing as HDV. You get a nice sharp clean image. Maybe it's not 1920, but it's pretty much as good as, especially if you shoot in plenty of light.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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I actually prefer using the Firewire Import method of capturing into FCP6. Making a playlist then capturing as HDV. You get a nice sharp clean image. Maybe it's not 1920, but it's pretty much as good as, especially if you shoot in plenty of light.
I agree with you. In my tests there was NO visible RESOLUTION difference between the two resolutions. The higher rez was slightly -- VERY VERY VERY slightly more clean on diagonals.

Considering how EZ it is to use FW with FCP and iMovie 08 -- this is a huge time saver. The only reason I didn't say DO IT THIS WAY in my HD7 book is I figured most folks would use FullHD no matter what I said.

By the way -- this solves the 4GB shooting limit problem. JVC was so smart to include HDV FW support!
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 09:40 PM   #5
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I actually prefer using the Firewire Import method of capturing into FCP6. Making a playlist then capturing as HDV. You get a nice sharp clean image. Maybe it's not 1920, but it's pretty much as good as, especially if you shoot in plenty of light.
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its good to know that there are some hd7 people out there ..

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