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Old February 14th, 2004, 08:58 AM   #1
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infrared capabilities of AG-DVC30 in daylight?

Does anyone know if this new AG-DVC30 camera will allow you to record infrared scenes in broad daylight? Or is crippled like the Sony Camcorders to only record infrared at nighttime? I like the fact that it is recorded in B&W and not that stupid green tint that Sony puts on its infrared footage.

Years ago I took apart a JVC GRDV1 mini DV camcorder and removed the bluish infrared blocking filter. The resulting infrared footage was amazing. Dreamy landscapes with blazing white grass.

I want to use this feature for some wedding work and I'm debating whether to get a cheap mini DV camcorder and modifying it myself or to buy this new AG-DVC30 camcorder.

And one last thing, I don't want to use it to see through a handfull of wet bathing suits, which was a craze when Sony first made the infrared capable camcorders and then the reason why Sony crippled the funciton for daylight recording.
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Old February 14th, 2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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I believe the brochure says specifically it can't be used for recording "in bright lighting, such as outdoors in daylight". You can download the brochure from the Panasonic site.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #3
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Also, many of those Sony cams have an in-cam black/white feature that, when switched on along with the infrared function, will give you that look that you're talking about.
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Old February 18th, 2004, 12:44 AM   #4
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How sad that they've hobbled their new camera because of a few fetishists. I've been waiting for a proper infrared-enabled dv camera for a long time.
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Old February 18th, 2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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in 3 chip cameras the prism actually naturally kills the infared signal, so that is probally why the more pro cameras dont (or cant) use them.

I do have a cheap handicam that has IR light off the front.. love using it at night in total darkness.. image quality sucks but is better than nothing.
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