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Old April 13th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #46
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Good words Dan. If you've got a film inside you, shoot it NOW.
If you wait for the approaching train rather than hopping on the one in the station you can find yourself waiting for ever. Getting a bit poetically romantic here, but you know what I mean.

The film has far more to do with you, the person cradling the hardware, than ever it has to do with the hardware.

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Old April 13th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #47
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First the HPX370 and now this camera - Panasonic is back on top!
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Old April 14th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #48
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This unit records at 24mbps long-GOP and 4:2:0. Other than a larger sensor, is this unit going to offer a whole lot more over the EX-3?
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Old April 14th, 2010, 02:14 AM   #49
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It looks like the AG-AF100 will be a lot easier to hold, at least depending on the type of lens you put on it.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 03:20 AM   #50
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This unit records at 24mbps long-GOP and 4:2:0. Other than a larger sensor, is this unit going to offer a whole lot more over the EX-3?
Well 30% off the price.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #51
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4:2:0?
In this "Cinema" Cam?
Man, 4:2:2.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #52
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I expect it to have 4:2:2 as well. Panasonic isn't stupid.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #53
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I saw it at NAB and from what I was told, it can output uncompressed video through the HD/SDI port and it will have 4:2:2. A Panny rep said you can output it to a P2 deck and record directly to a P2 card. Otherwise it will hold many, many hours of compressed video on the SD cards. It looked to be about 20% larger than an HPX200, and taller, with a large carrying handle that might be detachable.

And what does this camera have that the EX-3 doesn't? Lenses, lenses, lenses! Canon mount, Nikon, Olympus, PL, Zeiss - true 35mm depth of field, in a near-35mm chip. In a true video camcorder, with 2 XLR ports. This is what pretty much what everyone on this forum was begging for. I honestly didn't see this one coming, not from Panasonic. I expect Canon and Sony to fire back with similar models by next NAB. A Panny rep said the camcorder's codec was better than Canon's D-SLRs.

I wonder of you can attach a B4 mount lens? Hmmm....
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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #54
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All the current DSLR's inlcuding the Canon 5d and 7d record 4:2:0 so this isn't anything bad. Considering the amazing stuff that has been seen from DSLR's I doubt 4:2:0 is going to be a huge issue. If this camera actually does a proper low pass filter to get good quality video from a DSLR then this is going to be huge. If you want 4:2:2 get a NanoFlash and add it to this puppy. 24 mbit AVCHD is also a much better format then 35 Mbit mpeg2 so yes the encoding quality will be better then the EX1 or EX3. AVCHD is a much better encoding technology and 24 mbit AVCHD can look like 50 mbit+ mpeg2.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #55
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I expect Canon and Sony to fire back with similar models by next NAB.
Sony already have. They announced a similar camera at the same time as Panasonic.
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Just a guess here but I'd say Sony's camera will be considerably more expensive. Just seems that way to me.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #57
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Sony already have. They announced a similar camera at the same time as Panasonic.
Do you have a link or any other information?
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Old April 14th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #58
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Sony prototype cinema camera shown at NAB
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Old April 14th, 2010, 01:22 PM   #59
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Just to clarify, the Panny will record 4:2:2 uncompressed, but ONLY via HD/SDI. Is this unit going to come a lens?
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I heard a Pany rep say that it was going to run around $6k with a lens, but we're a long way from December, so don't start making purchase plans just yet.
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