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Old September 6th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Heartbroken: I have to sell my HD100

I'm going to be doing work for a new HD network and they only want 1080i. I don't have the $$$ to buy a 1080i camera right now, so I've got to sell my HD100. I love the bloody camera! Has anyone run into a situation where a client/TV network won't accept 720p?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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I'm going to be doing work for a new HD network and they only want 1080i. I don't have the $$$ to buy a 1080i camera right now, so I've got to sell my HD100. I love the bloody camera! Has anyone run into a situation where a client/TV network won't accept 720p?
I wouldn't take it personally. Anyone with any sense of aesthetics knows the HD100/200 has the best picture for the 5K-10K price range.

I don’t suppose you could explain to them all the shortcuts that 1080i cameras are making with pixel shifting and long GOP compression?

I could understand them not liking the 30p max frame rate but there is no good reason that a company wouldn’t want the HD200 series. You can upscale to 1080i quite easily so what’s the big deal?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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I wouldn't take it personally. Anyone with any sense of aesthetics knows the HD100/200 has the best picture for the 5K-10K price range.

I don’t suppose you could explain to them all the shortcuts that 1080i cameras are making with pixel shifting and long GOP compression?

I could understand them not liking the 30p max frame rate but there is no good reason that a company wouldn’t want the HD200 series. You can upscale to 1080i quite easily so what’s the big deal?
The TV station is fairly small (RFD-TV) and will only accept 1080i as that's all they can use for playback (they say). I can upscale to 1080i in Final Cut but have no actual way to record it to tape. They only want 1080i hdv. So I can't even use my glorious Panasonic HVX200!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #4
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Bill,

Are they requiring that footage be acquired in 1080i or only delivered that way? I don't know what you edit on, but if you are in the Mac world, you can use compressor or media manager to render the footage out to 1080i; if you have a Kona card or similar, you can do it even faster.

720p cross-converts very nicely to 1080i; I do it all the time. 1080i, however, doesn't go very well the other way (interlaced to progressive).

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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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Bill,

Are they requiring that footage be acquired in 1080i or only delivered that way? I don't know what you edit on, but if you are in the Mac world, you can use compressor or media manager to render the footage out to 1080i; if you have a Kona card or similar, you can do it even faster.

720p cross-converts very nicely to 1080i; I do it all the time. 1080i, however, doesn't go very well the other way (interlaced to progressive).

Gary
I only have to deliver it in 1080i. But I have no way to record HDV 1080i (I have no deck or 1080i camera). Will 720p converted to 1080i look as good as "native" 1080i? I do have Compressor -- is it a slow process to convert 720p to 1080i with it?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:06 PM   #6
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I only have to deliver it in 1080i. But I have no way to record HDV 1080i (I have no deck or 1080i camera). Will 720p converted to 1080i look as good as "native" 1080i? I do have Compressor -- is it a slow process to convert 720p to 1080i with it?
Why not buy a cheap 1080i camera and use it for a deck?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #7
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Why not buy a cheap 1080i camera and use it for a deck?
Now that has potential.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #8
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A little HC5 or HC7 could be the way to go. You'll even end up with a handy 'little' handycam too.
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