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Old October 5th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #31
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I don't know how JVC can justify the pricing on the HM100. Seems to me, at that price level, it really should have 1/3" CCDs - and the HM700 really should have 1/2" CCDs, at it's price point.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #32
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How clean are the images from the HMC40, when employing considerable gain? Is it cleaner, when using gain, than the FX1? The clip Bob Diaz posted gives me that impression.
I'm sure that there's going to be debate over how high one can push the gain on the HMC40, before the noise is bad. Given that this is subjective, it depends on how each person sees it.

The most critical will likely say +12dB or less.

I think that the majority will say +18dB is a practical limit.

I'm also willing to say that some might even put up with +24dB gain.

In viewing the footage on my 37" 720p HDTV set from 5 feet away, I feel that the +18dB is a reasonable image. Maybe +24dB if one is really desperate. This would translate to an ISO of 512 at +18dB and 1024 at +24dB.

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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #33
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HMC-40 and Final Cut Pro

Are there any problems with the 24p Native modes (both 1080 & 720) in FCP? I've used AVC-HD before, and it transcodes to ProRes fine, but wasn't sure FCP had compatibility for these native modes.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 02:20 PM   #34
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I'm looking at this camera to replace my HV30.
I know the low light blows chunks... and I'm no fan of CMOS... but all I'm interested in is having a 3rd stationary camera for a wedding ceremony... that's it.

I already have 2 HMC150's... so my curiousity is matching the camera up to them.
I like my oatmeal lumpy.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #35
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Fan of CMOS

I have an HV 30 and the HMC40.
HMC40 has produced great footage.

I believe the HV30 is CMOS too by the way
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