Century Optics' wide screen magnifier at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant > Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant

Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant
...and other Panasonic DV camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 13th, 2004, 08:59 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Posts: 1,381
Century Optics' wide screen magnifier

I've been shooting video with only 16:9 for over a couple of years and GS400 not been able to display 16:9 while shooting is a shame. You can't be as creative when the monitor is not displaying in the correct ratio, especially when you twisting the camera, it is hard to keep the objective in the center.

Since GS400 has 3.5 inch LCD, Century Optics wide screen LCD magnifier does not work, but they told me that they are making 3.5 inch version now.

http://www.centuryoptics.com/
Kaku Ito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2004, 01:24 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: san miguel allende , gto , mexico
Posts: 644
that's great news Kaku- that fills the biggest vacuum of the gs400. Did they mention how long to market ?
Kurth Bousman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15th, 2004, 06:01 AM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Posts: 1,381
Yes, I'm thrilled. This should make DVX100 and DVC30 useres happy, too. They said 40 to 60 days.
Kaku Ito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15th, 2004, 06:27 AM   #4
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canberra, Aus
Posts: 4
That's very interesting news indeed. I should be recieving my GS400 any day now, but I'm a little concerned about the LCD not displaying 16:9 properly.

Kaku do you have an idea of what this would cost?
Chris Campbell-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15th, 2004, 11:02 AM   #5
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,543
The smaller one sells for $200 at B&H, so don't expect it to be cheap...
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2004, 04:35 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Posts: 1,381
They are aiming this product more for DVX100 series, so Boyd is right, it is not going to be cheap.
Kaku Ito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2004, 05:16 AM   #7
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canberra, Aus
Posts: 4
:) oh well, after seeing some of the other prices from Century Optics, I can't say I'm suprised.

It's not too big a deal I guess. Thanks guys
Chris Campbell-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2004, 10:18 PM   #8
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 46
Re: Century Optics' wide screen magnifier

<<<-- Originally posted by Kaku Ito : I've been shooting video with only 16:9 for over a couple of years and GS400 not been able to display 16:9 while shooting is a shame. You can't be as creative when the monitor is not displaying in the correct ratio, especially when you twisting the camera, it is hard to keep the objective in the center.

Since GS400 has 3.5 inch LCD, Century Optics wide screen LCD magnifier does not work, but they told me that they are making 3.5 inch version now.

http://www.centuryoptics.com/ -->>>

You mean GS400 can only display 4:3 letterbox format in LCD monitor when shotting in 16:9 widescreen mode?

Thanks!
__________________
Travel Photos - http://www.fotop.net/hktraveller
Traveller Diary - http://hktraveller.blogspot.com
Tony Leung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2004, 10:42 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Posts: 125
The GS400 just displays the 16:9 picture streched to fit on the 4:3 LCD. So for instance normal heads become "egg-heads".
But IMHO this is not too bad, as u don't waste some of these (always too less) pixels on your LCD screen and can recognise more details in the picture. Although I think there could be a switch to change the LCD's aspect ratio.
Andreas Winkler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2004, 12:59 AM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 46
<<<-- Originally posted by Andreas Winkler : The GS400 just displays the 16:9 picture streched to fit on the 4:3 LCD. So for instance normal heads become "egg-heads".
But IMHO this is not too bad, as u don't waste some of these (always too less) pixels on your LCD screen and can recognise more details in the picture. Although I think there could be a switch to change the LCD's aspect ratio. -->>>

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for your clarification.
__________________
Travel Photos - http://www.fotop.net/hktraveller
Traveller Diary - http://hktraveller.blogspot.com
Tony Leung is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant > Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:53 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network