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Old February 4th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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GY-HM700 Pre-Production Model Test from Germany

Hello,

I just found this review of the GY-HM700 in the blog of german cameraman Lutz Dieckmann.

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The blog post is german only but Google Translator should help. And it has lots of pictures...

Greetings,
Stefan.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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...but no footage for now. He likes it without going into the details. Interesting: He says the price will be 5,999 Euros which would be about $7,800 - or did we know that already?
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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English Translation

Here is an English translation by Google:
Translated version of http://ldp.de/hd-trainings/blog-09.html

Here is the English translation by Babel Fish:
Translation result for http://ldp.de/hd-trainings/blog-09.html

One interesting comment is that JVC is working on a practical system for archiving. This should be useful for HM100 users as well.

(Note: to enlarge the pictures, it's necessary to use the original German page:
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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It’s interesting the way this is leaking out. Not so difficult to find apparently, just tantalising enough to get everyone scrambling for it!

It's looking good, we'll soon see now. If 'nit picking', I'm really surprised that at the moment it still appears to come with a clunky camera mic cable and the same "sticky out" XLR plug! That's a mistake when decent cable and low profile RA XLR plugs are there if you want them. Maybe JVC doesn't have the right to cut the extra groove to get it angled properly? A very small point though as this looks quite a beast.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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...anyone want to buy a slightly used JVC 200...? haha.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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"That is mad."

Love the babel fish "translation." I think it was more understandable in the native German, and I can't even read German. I'm not sure, but I don't think he mentions the camera's low light capabilities.

I'm selling my HD200, Drew.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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No, he does not. The only thing he says about the footage itself is that it is "super sharp" and that he didnt have any problems with artifacts while panning. So he thinks the codec is "good". He promises to post some footage as soon as he has some server space (even though I wonder if JVC lets him do that since itīs only a pre-production model).
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Danke sehr, Mattias und Stefan.
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Interesting: He says the price will be 5,999 Euros which would be about $7,800 - or did we know that already?
This is the first I've heard about a price. About what I expected, if it's true. Not bad, certainly comparable to the HD200 line.
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No, he does not. The only thing he says about the footage itself is that it is "super sharp" and that he didnt have any problems with artifacts while panning. So he thinks the codec is "good". He promises to post some footage as soon as he has some server space (even though I wonder if JVC lets him do that since itīs only a pre-production model).
I take it you can read German, because there's no way you could have gotten all that from the translations.
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He said 5,999 Euros is with VAT. And I donīt know about JVC but Canon cameras are much cheaper in the US than in Europe. So I would not be surprised if the price in the US would be around $6,999...
...yup, German is my first language...
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I'm selling my HD200, Drew.
I think everyone will be. Including me.

If Im reading that blog correctly the price is $7800 with the standard 16X5.5 Fujinon lens, not the new 14x4.4 Canon lens - which jumps the price up to $9800.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:12 PM   #13
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yup:
16x = 5,999 Euros including VAT
14x = 7,500 Euros (doesnīt say if with or without VAT)
20x = slightly under 10,000 Euros
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If Im reading that blog correctly the price is $7800 with the standard 16X5.5 Fujinon lens, not the new 14x4.4 Canon lens - which jumps the price up to $9800.
Well, shoot, I ought to just sell my 17x lens separately, then. At least there'll still be a demand for it.
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Well, shoot, I ought to just sell my 17x lens separately, then. At least there'll still be a demand for it.
Possibly ME, when cash flow starts up again.
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