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Old July 1st, 2005, 08:30 AM   #121
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Any expected panasonic updates for DVC30?

That model have been out for sometime.. I wonder if panasonic is going to update it soon? like adding true 16:9 mode and better frame mode???
Any news from panasonic???
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Old July 1st, 2005, 08:35 AM   #122
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DVC30 Vs. GS400???

I'm planning to purchase one of those models soon and have a few questions:
- How is the horizontal and vertical resolutions of both cameras compare in the different modes (4:3 interlaced, 4:3 frame, 16:9 interlaced and 16:9 frame)?
- I understand that frame mode of DVC30 gives poor resolution .... how about recording in interlaced then deinterlace it to frame mode on PC via video editor... would that give better resolution (may be comparable to GS400's frame moe)?
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Old July 1st, 2005, 05:04 PM   #123
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I think the DVC30 is the better cam of the two, but isn't there a huge price difference between them?
I think DVC30 is leaning more to the prosumer models where the GS400 is leaning more to the consumer models.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 08:55 AM   #124
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for image quality as a whole, the GS is actually a lil better, however for Image control, the DVC is much like a DVX100..

also the DVC is NOT full res 16:9 as is the GS, but the GS does not give you the type of configurations, zoom range, wider field of vision, focal control, look and physical feel of the DVC.

Of the 2, if i was to be only shooting home stuff, id go the GS, but for semi pro or any type of "project" use where i would be seen in public with it, id go the DVC
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 08:57 AM   #125
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the frame mode cant get any better.. unless you jump to DVX level with true progressive scan...

as for 16:9, i doubt it..
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 04:48 PM   #126
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I would agree with Peter for the most part. However, I thinK the DVC30 has a superior image. I have used both side by side and own the DVC30. Although the GS 400 is a great cam for spur of the moment shooting and I would own it if that was the type video I shot. Everything seems to be a compromise. I am not estatic about the DVC30 auto white balance which to me leans towards a bluish image. However, to overcome I use manual white balance using warm cards which is probably the best way to shoot video for most subjects IMO.

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Old July 20th, 2005, 03:43 PM   #127
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DVC30 $200 Rebate

For those thinking of buying one.......getting to be a heck of a deal for them now!
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Old July 24th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #128
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Image Stabilization of the DVC30-How good?

I'm debating between the DVC30 and and DVX100. I know which is the better camcorder but I'm not sure I can afford the DVX100 and also have questions about the practicality re my travel videography (maybe too heavy).

So I might settle for the DVC30.

BUT, I need good image stabilization (I have a slight hand tremor and also hate traveling with a tripod). I know it's good in the DVX100. But how is it for the DVC30? Is it the same mechanism as the DVX100?

Any input greatly appreciated.
Any other advice also welcome.

Thanks.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:06 AM   #129
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DVC30 Image Stabilization is VERY good!

I recently bought the DVC30 and I'm very please with the camera. Not only is the image stabilization good but the video quality including low light is incredible.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:12 PM   #130
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I think the stabiliser on DVC30 is on the weak side. I'm very happy with picture quality but wish the stabiliser was better. I played with a Canon XM2 before buying and the stabiliser on that was great. Ultimately I bought the DVC30 for its ergonomics
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Old July 25th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #131
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yeah, i saw that at BH, i think im ordering mine tomorrow or the next day, i cant wait
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Old July 29th, 2005, 03:12 AM   #132
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Frame Grabs (DVC30)

I purchased a DVC30 a few days ago and shot some footage today (7:50PM).

***30P, 16:9 (sharpness -3)***

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/gallery/dvc30_1.jpg

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/gallery/dvc30_4.jpg



<Zoom capability>

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/gallery/dvc30_5.jpg
1X Zoom

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/gallery/dvc30_6.jpg
16X Zoom
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Old July 29th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #133
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Congrats on the new cam purchase!

What became of the MX5000?
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Old July 29th, 2005, 12:55 PM   #134
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They look great...I cant wait for mine to get here
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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:59 PM   #135
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Hi Tommy, you still remember me? :)

I now use the MX5000 as my 2nd camcorder for weddings.
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