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Old July 24th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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JVC HD10 or Sony HVR-A1U as companion to my 2 HD100

I'd like a third smaller cam to take to shoots for 3rd angle close-ups, backup etc. I have a range of $3,000. I'd like to get a good image, but one that is also of similar workflow to the hd100. I know that many people bag on the jvc hd10, but I like keeping in the same brand. Is this silly? Is the sony a better cam, or is it better to stick to similar brands. I wish I could shoot and for myself,...wondering if anybody had any experience.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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I had the same question and desire you had. After some research I found that it would take alot of tweaking to get the hd10 to look like hd100.

I have never done it before but I wouldnt recommend it. You could probably go farther with a fx1 or similar camera.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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I agree that the FX1 or the A1 would be better cameras, but you are trying to match 1080i footage with 720p footage. I would think that it would be better to stick with the same format, than to just go with the "better" camera.

Just my opinion since I have to tried to accomplish this. I do shoot with both the HD100, the Z1 and the A1 and find that the footage looks totally different. Even the difference between the Z1 and the A1 is drastic.

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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #4
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I figured

That's what I figured. I will probably get the HD10,....and since it shoots 720/30p I'll shoot with the the HD100 in 720/30p as well. I'm thinking that the hd10 shots will be in black and white and mostly close-ups. I actually want a distinct look for some of the shots,....much like the old HBO series Reverb,....where they shot live bands playing,.....many of the shots were black and white/shakier style/different look,....so it's not super important that they look a bit different. I agree it would be impossible to make seemless cuts without noticing a difference. Plus the hd10 is cheaper. 8)
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Old July 24th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #5
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I would be very interested in seeing how that setup works out. I might even pick one of those up if the footage can be matched.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #6
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Ian you can match the HD100 settings to the HD10 but can't get the HD10 to match the HD100.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #7
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I would think that it would be better to stick with the same format, than to just go with the "better" camera.
Very well put.

Moreover, the A1 has a very well known problem with not being able to record saturated red. Red goes toward magenta. This not too noticible by itself -- but might stick out when combined with HD100 video.

And, yes I agree that tuning the HD100 to match the HD10 is a very good idea.

Run the HD100 in 30p with Motion Filter OFF.

My HD100 Handbook has an HD1/HD10 Shooting Guide.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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Run the HD100 in 30p with Motion Filter OFF.

My HD100 Handbook has an HD1/HD10 Shooting Guide.
I have the book and it is VERY helpfull on alot of topics.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #9
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Ian, an additional discrepency in mind is that if you have the JVC VTR, BRHD50U or CUVH1USP, neither of them will playback the Sony's 1080i. Thereby you would need to purchase a Sony VTR HVRM15U or HVRM25U adding additional costs in your budget. (unless of course you are doing all your playback and capturing from your camcorder)

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Old July 25th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #10
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Ian you can match the HD100 settings to the HD10 but can't get the HD10 to match the HD100.
Matching the HD100 to the HD10 would probably be quite easy. I did this with the DVX100 in a few hours with a waveform/vectorscope, a Macbeth chart, and a home-made linear grad.

Unfortunately I don't own a HD10 or HD1, so I can't help you with a scene file.
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