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Old June 27th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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new hd100 - have some ?s

Well I just got my hd100, and I am very pleased with it so far. I noticed it didn't have an "a" at the end of it's serial number, is this normal? I bought it brand new from bh like a few days ago so I figured it would be the updated version.

I tried to induce sse and I found it pretty easy by focusing on a low lit wall and sure enough, it was there. The sse was barely noticeable at 9db but it is clearly noticeable at 18db.

I am hoping that this is the current "A" version. I will have a cow if it is not. The camera is pretty impressive however, and I was surprised how well built it is. I am thinking about giving the mic to my dog as a chew toy though ;)

Anyways, I hope you guys can give me some feedback about this "A" serial number thing. I thought it was supposed to be added to the serial number but hopefully I am wrong.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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ok, I guess I should do a little research before starting this thread. The camera's serial number has no "A" on it anywhere, but the box clearly says "hd100u (A)" which I am guessing means it's current.

I am happy now. The only way I can make sse show up is by focusing it on a blank wall and turning up the gain. I tried doing it in a normal situation and nothing comes up that I can see.

I guess I am always expecting to get a dummy. My next test is to see how bad the CA on the stock lens is.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #3
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Underneath the camera is the Serial Number...Next to it should be the (A).

If not, I suggest you talk to B@H. I can't see any of their JVC's still being the old models.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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there isnt an "a" on the serial number under the camera.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #5
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You should definitely send it in asap for the A upgrade then.


in addition A upgraded cams usually have a sticker on the tape door (top center)
that says "push here"

Very worth it!

While on the subject of gain I find 18DB completely useless as its very noisy.

15 DB is not that bad

9 DB is amazingly clean!
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Old June 27th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #6
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You should definitely send it in asap for the A upgrade then.


in addition A upgraded cams usually have a sticker on the tape door (top center)
that says "push here"

Very worth it!

While on the subject of gain I find 18DB completely useless as its very noisy.

15 DB is not that bad

9 DB is amazingly clean!

I just found the sticker- DOH

I knew there was something up because the box has the "a" on it
I actually thought it was apart of the serial number.

I am going to play with this some more and post some screen grabs later to see what you guys think. I already have a bunch of scene files loaded on it

Such a neat tool! Truly beautiful design.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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Paolo's true color v3 is outstanding.

I shoot just about everything with that nowadays.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #8
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Paolo's true color v3 is outstanding.

I shoot just about everything with that nowadays.
Me to just shot some footage in Yosemite it was outstanding the color was unbelievable my neighbor couldnt believe it.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #9
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Thank you Mark!
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