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Old June 3rd, 2003, 06:17 PM   #16
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Stuart English is the VP at Panasonic Broadcast - so I'm pretty sure his word on this is final.
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Old June 3rd, 2003, 06:26 PM   #17
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thank steve... Good to actually hear from the boss :)
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Old June 4th, 2003, 09:58 AM   #18
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DVC80 and DVX100

Chris asked me to posta short note on the main differences between the AG-DVC80 and AG-DVX100 cameras.

First what's the same (identical)
Chassis (Mag Alloy)
XLR and audio circuits
Microphone(s)
Lens (Leica)
Tape transport
LCD and Viewfinder
IEEE 1394 for NLE / dub
CCD pixel count

What's different
CCD output mode (interlace only - no 24P or 30P)
DSP functionality ( more limited operational range)
IEEE 1394 parallel back up to external VTR (none)
Time-Lapse (none)

There are other differences, but basicly the DVX100 is
a "production" camera, and the DVC80 a "news" camera.
Of course in this category of product there is a lot of cross
over between applications a camera may be designed for
and what it is used for, but these are the main points.

Even if you only ever shoot 480 line interlace, the DVX100
may still be the camera for you to buy for the DSP advantages
and additional timelapse and IEEE 1394 feature set.

The web site at www.panasonic.com/broadcast will have
complete spec sheets.

A final note. The DVC80 brochure makes more of the Mag
Alloy chassis, because it was written later. i.e the rumor
of "plastic" needed rebutting, so the MA chassis was
emphasized. But it is identical in both products.


Hope that this helps,

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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:11 AM   #19
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That does help - thanks so much for taking the time to give us the official details.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:12 AM   #20
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ok stuart, while you are at it can you clarify this caption in the DVC-80 brochure? You might want to correct the brochure before some people get even more confused, and lawyers happy :)

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Developed specifically for the AG-DVC80, the DV mechanism itself is far more advanced and reliable than those used in home DV cameras and recorders. Its sturdy loading system allows quick tape changes. And to minimize dropout and head.....
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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:14 AM   #21
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Could you elaborate on the DSP differences that you mention.

Thanks

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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:15 AM   #22
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Cinne-Gamma is a DSP :)
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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:15 AM   #23
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Jared:

Just consider the DVC-80 and DVX100 as the same camera with different electronics. The single body was developed at the same time for both variations. You'll find a nearly identical phrase in the DVX100 brochure.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:19 AM   #24
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lol I am totally on track with you Steve, I just heard different things from different people at Panasonic, and then the Specifications on print material, lol

Stuart was right on the money showing the differences as I mentioned earlier though, everyone a tPanasonic told me that the DVX100 is a "production" camera, and the DVC80 a "news" camera, and that they boasted about it in the flyer for the dvc80 because of the pastic rumours.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 10:19 AM   #25
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Carl:

The DSP differences are mostly related to progressive scan. Those are removed from the DVC-80. The only was to get a comprehensive list would be to download both cams manuals and compare menu functions.
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