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Old July 4th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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JVC HD100: can it shoot in 4:3?

I'm interested in the JVC HD100, but I know that, for a while, a certain portion of my jobs will be wanted in 4:3 aspect ratio. I can't find any info as to whether the HD100 can shoot in 4:3 in DV mode. Anyone know?
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Old July 4th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #2
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I'm interested in the JVC HD100, but I know that, for a while, a certain portion of my jobs will be wanted in 4:3 aspect ratio. I can't find any info as to whether the HD100 can shoot in 4:3 in DV mode. Anyone know?

Bill,

Didn't have time to find the number for you but I'm sure if you call the JVC sales number (do a google.com search for JVC), they would be able to answer your question.

Maybe you can also illuminate me as I am new to miniDV. Is 4:3 aspect ratio the same as 3:4? If so, isn't that the standard and wouldn't it then be the default setting?

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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:16 AM   #3
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Bill,

Didn't have time to find the number for you but I'm sure if you call the JVC sales number (do a google.com search for JVC), they would be able to answer your question.

Maybe you can also illuminate me as I am new to miniDV. Is 4:3 aspect ratio the same as 3:4? If so, isn't that the standard and wouldn't it then be the default setting?
Well, there really is no such thing as 3:4. That would mean the height of the TV screen would be wider than its width. 4:3 is the current standard but 16:9 (widescreen) will be the HD standard and thus pretty much every forthcoming pro camera will default to a 16:9 standard.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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Of course it can shoot 4:3. It does standard 480/60i, or 576/50i in PAL territories.

Here are all the available modes for the US version.

720/24p,720/25p,720/30p,576/50p,480/60p,480/24p,480/60i


You can check out this and more info at:

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/Attributes/s...&feature_id=03
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Old July 5th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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It's almost unquestionable that the HD100 will definitely offer 4:3 in standard-def. However, simply having a shooting mode of 480/60i does not necessarily guarantee 4:3. The XL2, SDX, SPX, DSR450, DSR500, DSR570, etc., all shoot 16:9 in 480/60i.

However, they all *also* shoot 4:3 in standard-def, so presumably the HD100 will as well. I haven't seen anything in the brochure to specifically spell it out, but ... it's gotta...
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Old July 5th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #6
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Good point, but I'll assume that they are following the same production standard as in the HD1/HD10U and will have a 4:3 DV mode.

Of course, since the CCDs are now native 16:9, they could have changed their minds.
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