Sharpness of DVX at DVinfo.net

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

Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant
The 4K DVX200 plus previous Panasonic Pro Line cams: DVX100A, DVC60, DVC30.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 15th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 64
Sharpness of DVX

Hello

Some time ago I visited a site on which there were some pictures comparing DVX100 and PD150 60i and 30p modes in moderate light situations. Can somebody recall the URL of this site?

Now let's get to the point. Closer look into those images indicated to me strange feeling: DVX100 image looked considerably blurish while in interlaced mode comparing to PD150. And, after switching into progressive mode - magic! Incrediblee sharpness, even more details than PD.

What's the problem with the interlaced mode through?
Milosz Krzyzaniak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2004, 12:02 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Posts: 135
I noticed that the DVX100A has focus hunting problem. Try swithcing to manual focus and it'll be as sharp.

The Sony performs better in auto-focus than DVX
Yik Kuen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2004, 06:30 AM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
here's the thread

Pretty sure this is it....

http://www.lafcpug.org/review_dvx_pd150.html
  Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2004, 09:55 PM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 18
but it's really tough to manual focus on the dvx.


<<<-- Originally posted by Yik Kuen : I noticed that the DVX100A has focus hunting problem. Try swithcing to manual focus and it'll be as sharp.

The Sony performs better in auto-focus than DVX -->>>
__________________
Shuf
www.malaysia.tv
Shuf Shukur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2004, 10:37 PM   #5
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
The DVX is the easiest camera to manual focus. The focus ring acts like a precise, direct linkage, rather than the servo-motor-control rings on other cameras.
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2004, 05:38 AM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 18
I can't seem to get it pint-point accurate. I zoom in, say to the nose or eye, try like crazy to find the sharpness, but in the end, give up and switch back to auto focus.


<<<-- Originally posted by Barry Green : The DVX is the easiest camera to manual focus. The focus ring acts like a precise, direct linkage, rather than the servo-motor-control rings on other cameras. -->>>
__________________
Shuf
www.malaysia.tv
Shuf Shukur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2004, 11:43 PM   #7
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
Really? Hmmm. Try opening the iris to maximum open as well. I usually zoom in to full, pop open the iris, and can grab a very sharp image in just a few seconds, then stop down and zoom out.

I've usually found it really easy to get a nice crisp picture, and when you zoom out and stop down, the DOF takes over and ensures you're getting a sharp subject.

Perhaps it's the relatively short maximum telephoto that's not helping you get as precise a "pop" in focus. The longer the telephoto, the shallower the DOF, and that helps find the "exact" focus point. Do you have a 100A? The EVF DTL peaking feature should help you find the exact focus point even more on the 100A...
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2004, 08:32 AM   #8
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 18
Oh wow Barry! Thanks very much! I shall try this out on the next shoot!

No I have the 100.

Thanks again.

<<<-- Originally posted by Barry Green : Really? Hmmm. Try opening the iris to maximum open as well. I usually zoom in to full, pop open the iris, and can grab a very sharp image in just a few seconds, then stop down and zoom out.

I've usually found it really easy to get a nice crisp picture, and when you zoom out and stop down, the DOF takes over and ensures you're getting a sharp subject.

Perhaps it's the relatively short maximum telephoto that's not helping you get as precise a "pop" in focus. The longer the telephoto, the shallower the DOF, and that helps find the "exact" focus point. Do you have a 100A? The EVF DTL peaking feature should help you find the exact focus point even more on the 100A... -->>>
__________________
Shuf
www.malaysia.tv
Shuf Shukur 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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:20 AM.


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