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Old May 18th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #16
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Doesn't it seem that $2000 extra is asking a bit much just for two new features? I guess there's extra gamma features as well, but still it seems like quite a jump.
JVC said there is advanced Cina-Gamma.

I just bought the HD100 and love it. If you don't really need slow-mo in 720 for a lot of work, then you can shoot in 480/60P and upres which still looks decent.

I will be doing mostly 720/24P in the future, and plan to use the extra $2000 for a HDD and other accessories.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #17
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Doesn't it seem that $2000 extra is asking a bit much just for two new features? I guess there's extra gamma features as well, but still it seems like quite a jump.
Chad,

Adding the 50P and 60P record modes required entire re-engineering of the MPEG-2 encoder to a new level of quality and capability. The R&D to do this and then the cost to produce it is very expensive.

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Old May 18th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #18
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Tim or Karl- Will the HD200 have a burnable timecode?

Don't know. I will ask product management.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #19
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I was planning on buying the GY HD100 in a couple of weeks and have just recently found out about the HD200 version coming out later this year. Will the new features on the HD200 make it worth the wait/extra money?

The main feature that I was interested in is JVC's new 16mm lens adaptor. Will this work on the HD100 as well? Will using the 16mm lens make it easier to rack focus/get a shallow depth of field, or should I still consider buying somthing like a Micro 35?
By the time the 200 and 250 come out (who knows when the actual release date is...) there will be something else on the horizon. My dad has been waiting for the TV set that does it all since 1985. I'm not lying. 21 years. Don't fall into that trap. If you're ready to shoot--take the plunge. Stop screwing around.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 02:30 AM   #20
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I'm in the same way as Brian. The "eternal wait" for a better investment is a trap and very easy to fall into. I recently bought a HD101 and had the same doubts but finally i thought "i'm ready to shoot and this cam, right now, it's perfect for my work". I want it for filmmaking and i don't know if i gonna exploit all its features.

Maybe today it's cheaper. Maybe the new model it's better. Nevermind. I love the cam i have now, in this moment. It's cool. The footage it's impressive. Have a tremendous potential. A year ago, HD-24p in this range of price doesn't exist.

Undoubtedly, i'm a lucky guy.

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Old May 19th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #21
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You can always trade up, That's my plan make money on the HD100 and when the time is right you will have no regrets.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #22
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you can always wait for the HD500. joking, cameras are like computers, there will always be a better one coming out in due time.

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