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Old December 8th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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HM 790 vs HD 250

I am finally upgrading my multi-camera unit to full HD and before I purchase I was hoping that someone who have used both cameras can help.Is the picture quality of the HM790 a lot better than the 250? I will be recording through a CCU to a switcher and not the deck on the camera. so the tape vs cards does not apply. I have found two HD250's for the same price that one HM 790 cost and I was wondering if the quality increase was enough to justify paying twice the price. Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Old December 9th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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The quality is close enough to justify the price. The real question is what features do you need?
Both cameras are native 720p and scale up to 1080i, and both have full sized 1/3 CCD's but the 790 is progressive and the 250 is ITT. The 790 is actually able to record in standard, and while the 790 has Over/Under the 250 does not. They both record in 60, 24. and the 250 can do 25 and 50 for PAL specifications.
In my own opinion, based on the information you gave, purchase two 250's ( if you only use the switcher) and use the extra money to get the studio components and still come out spending less then two 790's. BUT if you do work without the switcher, or plan on really branching out and starting to do work without it, the 790's are the way to go. but thats just my two cents.
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