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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #31
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Was there a press release or something? Is there a link you could provide?
I have to wonder whether this is really legitimate, or just wishful thinking out loud... Eric?
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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #32
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WOW!!!
This is big, big news!!

Then that makes the HFD200/250s a terrific bargain. Now I gotta spring for more cash for that $$$$$ 18X lens.
Eric, a link of some sort would be beneficial.

OK, I just got my camera. What's the LoLux software?
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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #33
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Wow, that's good news for many folks.

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I found the link to Studio Daily.

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/news...ines/8205.html
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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #34
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If anyone wants to submit programming to Discovery Networks, whew...it ain't easy. You better have your act together.

http://producers.discovery.com/
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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #35
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If anyone wants to submit programming to Discovery Networks, whew...it ain't easy. You better have your act together.
As it should be. Discovery is dealing with millions of eyeballs, they want to make damn sure that whoever is producing programming for them is up to that responsibility.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #36
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If anyone wants to submit programming to Discovery Networks, whew...it ain't easy. You better have your act together.

http://producers.discovery.com/
Is the new firmware "LoLux" for the HD250 only? Or is a version for the HD110 also?
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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #37
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Weird. LoLUx is found in JVC security cameras.

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/f...l_id=MDL101306
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Old June 19th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #38
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It came in an e-mail release from HD Studio magazine today.
Michael Grotticelli is the author, and here's the online link to the article:
http://www.studiodaily.com/main/searchlist/8205.html
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #39
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I was on the pro.jvc.com website and I cannot find this lowlux firmware upgrade anywhere. Does anyone know how to get it?
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #40
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ditto

and one has to ask how does a firmware change convert a camera, surely low light performance is dictated by the hardware not software, other than cleaning up codec etc.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #41
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surely low light performance is dictated by the hardware not software...
Sorry, but software has a lot to do with it. The heart of the camera is not the image sensors, but the Digital Signal Processor (DSP). And of course the processor is affected by software. So yes, a firmware update can significantly improve a camera's low-light performance.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #42
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Well I just checked the latest software at JVC and I don't see anything about a "new software upgrade" that improves low light performance.

The only option there is still the last firmware upgrade which was "VTR CPU V0101" for the 200. "VTR CPU V0105" for the 250.

What are they talking about?
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #43
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I guess it's too early for JVC to have added the firmware upgrade on their website. I tried calling JVC, but after about 15 minutes on hold, I gave up. Try to be patient; we've just learned about this new info.

The previous firmware upgrades were to lessen or eliminate NLE issues between the HD200/250s and FCP (or was it Apple in general?).
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #44
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There isn't even a press release on the JVC Pro site yet, so it seems that Studio Daily must have jumped the gun a little on the article. Maybe there was a presentation at Infocomm? Was anyone there?

Cinegear starts on Friday so maybe we'll hear more then.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #45
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I just talked to one of the service guys at the JVC center in NJ today and he said that they all are tied up in a day long event.

Maybe there is some training or updating on the new firmware going on.

Also, Robbie Yarish at the Midwest service center told me today that he thought there was going to be a firmware update for the HD100 like there was for the HD200 and HD250.

All of this is passed on third party, so please don't take it as gospel, just an idea of what might be coming soon.

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