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Old February 21st, 2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Panasonic HMC 150 Or JVC GY Hd 110u

Hello I was just wondering the following.
I have been working in the production business for over 13 years.
Everyone I talk to tells me to get the JVC GY HD 110 or HD200.
I have tried the camera out and do like it very much, however I also tried
out the HMC 150 and fell in love with it. My question to all of you is as follows.
If you could have any of these two cameras which would it be?
I am new to the whole HD field coming from the DV and Film formats.
Any input would be great and would help.
I am also looking at the aspect of editing and HDV is more simple than AVCHD.

Thanks
Tim
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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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the HD200 is a sweet camera! just be prepared to add different batteries to it,
and a firestore if you dont want to deal with JVCs issues with FCP.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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Hi Tim,

I have very limited experience with the JVC110. I do really like the B&W viewfinder with the colored peaking.

A big question is, how do you plan on using the camera?

I'm 95% weddings and the negatives that stand out to me about the JVC110 vs the HMC150 are:

1. JVC is heavier and harder to be unobtrusive.

2. The JVC uses HDV, and AVCHD is a more robust format. Depending on your NLE, either format will have it's pluses and minuses.

3. The JVCs batteries will cost more.

4. The JVC will require a bigger and more expensive tripod.

5. The stock lens of the JVC is very limited on the wide end of things. I use a lot of moving shots, and it was very tough to get the look I'm going for with such a narrow lens.

6. The JVC is more expensive and will delay my ability to make a profit. In my line of work, I use three cameras, so the price difference adds up quickly. If I'm not making a profit, I need to look for a new line of work.

7. Since the JVC is a bigger camera, it will not work on the smaller Glidecam 2000/4000. It requires a bigger and more expensive rig.

Your line of work may have different requirements and some or all of my points may be irrelevant to you.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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Hello I was just wondering the following.
I have been working in the production business for over 13 years.
Everyone I talk to tells me to get the JVC GY HD 110 or HD200.
I have tried the camera out and do like it very much, however I also tried
out the HMC 150 and fell in love with it. My question to all of you is as follows.
If you could have any of these two cameras which would it be?
I am new to the whole HD field coming from the DV and Film formats.
Any input would be great and would help.
I am also looking at the aspect of editing and HDV is more simple than AVCHD.

Thanks
Tim
Tim,

I'm glad that you value our opinion but ultimately you are the one who will be working with the camera day in and day out.

Regardless of our reasons why we would or wouldn't purchase a camera it comes down to you and your needs.

These are both good cameras but I think the question you should be asking yourself is what do you require in a camera and then choose the one that best fits your needs.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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Thank You all for your feed back.
I really do like the Panasonic HMC 150 I got to try it out the other day and it does have more to offer then the JVC GY HD110U. The only reason I was looking at the GY HD110 was so I could do DV as well. However HD is the future so it would be better to go with the future.
Thanks again to you all.

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