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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Hm100 low light footage

here ya go

Shot from just after twilight through to complete virtual darkness

JVC GY-HM100 HM100 Low light footage on Vimeo

and also on youtube

YouTube - JVC GY-HM100 low light footage
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Old April 30th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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Thank you Matt.

That was excellent footage.

I was staggered by the lack of grain at +18db. It certainly looked usable.

Can you give us your impressions of the low light, compared to anything else you use?

I'm comparing to a Sony EX, as I'm getting old, and am getting sick of carrying an out of balance, expensive camera around a dark reception with Australian drunks having a bit too much fun!

(Sorry, see you've answered this in another thread).

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Old April 30th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Matt!

What fps and shutter speed were the cameras set at?


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here ya go

Shot from just after twilight through to complete virtual darkness

JVC GY-HM100 HM100 Low light footage on Vimeo

and also on youtube

YouTube - JVC GY-HM100 low light footage
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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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I kept shutter and Iris on AUTO but they would have been on 1/50th and F1.8 - this is the fastest they will go before image quality is compromised

I was in 720/50p mode for these shots
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Old May 1st, 2009, 02:15 AM   #5
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Great Footage....

Hi Matt San, please can you upload those Clips as nativ MP4 Files.

Greetings from Austria

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Old May 1st, 2009, 04:22 AM   #6
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Great Footage....

Hi Matt San, please can you upload those Clips as nativ MP4 Files.

Greetings from Austria

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I can - but where to - they are HUUUUGE files
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:19 AM   #7
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:50 AM   #8
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ok uploaded a 9 second clip with +9db gain 1/50 f1.8 720/50p

http://www.file-upload.eu/download-1...82_01.MP4.html
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Thank you for the footage. The mp4 file helped considerably although only VLC would open it.

The camera continues to impress me. The lack of noise at 9db is great. The vimeo file sort of blurs the grain and noise so it's hard to tell what 18db looks like but it is still impressive. The auto focus seemed to have a bit of a problem, even with wide shots, but other cameras do the same thing in twilight shots.

How is the responsiveness of the zoom/focus ring? Does it have a mushy feel or do you find it connected to movement in the lens?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:06 AM   #10
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yea AF did struggle sometimes on the wide shots in low light - but EX1 isnt great at that either. It was drizzle raining too so that didnt help.


The noise on the JVC seems less pronounced than on the CMOS SONY

I have decided to sell my EX1 - the light weight, smaller size and comparable picture of the JVC will suffice for my wants - the EX1 is EXCELLENT but I dont need 2 cameras of this quality.

The focus/zoom ring is servo connected so there is a slight half second delay but i dont find it mushy - its firm but not as responsive as a proper ring - it works ok but just about.

All these things are now subjective - one person will hate that zoom/focus ring others will think its fine.

You will now just have to go test this cam out for yrself - good luck!
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:10 AM   #11
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ok uploaded a 9 second clip with +9db gain 1/50 f1.8 720/50p

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Thanks for these downloadable file!

Please, can you share too something in 1080/50i (in low light or not)?
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Thank you Matt for the file
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Old May 5th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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While this looks good it has nothing to do with EX1's image in low light and it is far from equal at good lighting. At least to my eyes.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #14
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While this looks good it has nothing to do with EX1's image in low light and it is far from equal at good lighting. At least to my eyes.
not sure why ur saying this - I have both cams and of course the EX1 is better - no question - it also costs twice as much!

It is also twice as heavy but does it have twice the picture quality - I'd say not twice maybe half as much again - so value for money has to be the JVC
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I am just trying to change your mind of selling the EX1.This is an amazing camera and has nothing to do with HM100.Or to say it better I wouldn't sell an EX1 for buying an HM100.
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