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Old January 4th, 2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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Anyone seen the PAL 100A?

I live in the UK, and I would like to know when the PAL version of the DVX 100A will ship?

I have asked Panasonic UK, who were not very helpful, I think they have too many 100's at the moment to get rid of.

Is there a source that I can import from?
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Old January 4th, 2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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Try the sponsors of this website/forum, or else www.expandore.com or www.globalmediapro.com.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Peter,

I have looked at those websites you mention, but I don't know if they have a good reputation. They don't seem to list much information about themselves.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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I have done heavy research on both of them before buying the DVX100 PAL (but finally a suplier in my country did me an offer I couldn't refuse).

Expandore has a good reputation from indept. filmmakers I've checked directly, but they seem not to offer a creditcard payment (but perhaps you have to call/mail them about that).

GlobalMediaPro offers creditcard payments, but they charge you extra for that. I have had a good email contact with them which was okay and I could not find any bad news about them on the internet in forums etc.

It's up to you.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 03:26 PM   #5
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Peter,

Perhaps your supplier in the Netherlands will get the 100A quicker than here in the UK?

Is your supplier on the web?
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:03 PM   #6
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I got it through Provid (www.provid.nl). They are a A/V company based in Amsterdam.

Call them for info, they are very helpful and trustful (lot's of examples to share on both areas).
They are an official Panasonic dealer. For my DVX100 I paid 3,500 euros including an extra battery (excluding VAT). They don't have a webshop.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 11:46 PM   #7
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John,

I just got my DVX100A last night from the shop. Just want to let you know that the shop told me that the warranty card issued by my HK agent can be exchanged to an International warranty card at the agent's office.

If you decide to get the DVX100A from another country, you may want to check if this warranty card exchange is available in that country. Good luck!

p.s. it is my first prosumer DV camera.... only realised that it is so heavy without a tripod last night.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 04:26 AM   #8
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Thanks Paul,

I might have to purchase from another country. On the internet, one supplier is quoting US $3,500 and in Europe it is 3,500 Euros + tax. So in the EU this makes the 100A (PAL) about US $500 more expensive!
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Old January 7th, 2004, 09:46 AM   #9
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May be you can find a cheap air ticket to HK for $500, buy the camera in HK and do a travel documentary at the same time!

BTW, it costed me $3270 to get the DVX100A + Contax UV filter + 2x DVG54s batteries + 5x MQ tapes.... what a deal!
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Old January 13th, 2004, 05:20 PM   #10
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Pal DVX100

Just to confirm...

The Pal DVX100 also shoots 24P as well as 25P?

If so, is the resolution of 24P higher than the NTSC version?

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Old January 13th, 2004, 05:32 PM   #11
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If I recall correctly, there is no 24p mode in the PAL version of the DVX100.
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Old January 13th, 2004, 05:41 PM   #12
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Chris is correct. PAL does not have 24p or 30p, only 25p.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 01:40 AM   #13
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Just want to correct my last email. I have confirmation from Panasonic in Hong Kong that the exchange for International warranty is only applicable to comsumer products. They regard the DVX100A as a professional product and the warranty has effect in Hong Kong only. Sorry for the incorrect info.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 09:34 AM   #14
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>>>Chris is correct. PAL does not have 24p or 30p, only 25p.

But is the resolution that much better that might make the PAL better suited for film out than the NTSC version?

I just saw a sample of footage shot on the PAL DVX100 and it looked stunningly film like. I have so far not come across anything as rich looking shot in NTSC.

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Old January 15th, 2004, 10:46 AM   #15
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I have the PAL DVX100 and it's a great camcorder. I can't compare it with the NTSC version, but an advantage of the PAL version is also the fact that there isn't any special issues with your NLE, you can just work in progressive mode. Despite of Vegas having advanced pull down methodes for the ntsc-version of the DVX100, it's better to work straight on with the captured material.
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