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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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Test Drive of HD100

Today I went and played with an HD100 at a local dealer.

As I was playing with the menu I noticed that the camera had a choice between 50i/25P and 60i/30P. I looked at the sales guy and asked if the camera did both Pal and NTSC and he said yes, that it wasn't documented by JVC.

Is this true? I thought that the camera was NTSC only in the US?

Otherwise I was greatly impressed with the camera, and he had one in stock with the rebate coupon that I can purchase if I want to.

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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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The cam only does 50p or 25p in HDV modes...50P live out the component, 25p to tape.

In SD modes, the North American model only does NTSC
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Old March 30th, 2006, 01:12 AM   #3
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Nate,

Thanks for the clarification. I never knew that it could do 25p in HDV I thought that the cams were only NTSC models and PAL models for both SD and HD.

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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:03 AM   #4
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NTSC has no applicability to high-def, nor does PAL. Those are strictly analog standard-def television terms.

All HD100s do 24p, 25p, and 30p in high-def.
They also all do 576/50p and 480/60p.

None of those are NTSC or PAL.

US units record NTSC DV at either 24p or 60i.
European/Oceanic units record PAL DV at either 25p or 50i.
No HD100 does both NTSC and PAL.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #5
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Barry and Nate,

Thanks for the info.

I have a Sony Z1 at my office and it was touted as being both PAL and NTSC HD capable. I guess the proper term would be PAL and NTSC SD and 1080/50i and 1080/60i capable.

I didn't realize that the JVC could do 25P. I thought that was only possible with the HD101.

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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #6
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The only difference between the HD100 ("E" model) and the HD101 is that the HD101 is firewire in as well as out.
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