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Old June 4th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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HVX200A Recording Formats

I was wondering if the HVX200A records in any formats that the HVX200 does not? Like 1080/24p (over 60p) not 1080/24p (over 60i)

Also I know the CCD's are new but are they the same resolution/pixel count as the HVX200?
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #2
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I was wondering if the HVX200A records in any formats that the HVX200 does not? Like 1080/24p (over 60p) not 1080/24p (over 60i)

Also I know the CCD's are new but are they the same resolution/pixel count as the HVX200?
Hey Brian:

How's it going? Haven't spoken with you in a while.

The DVCProHD spec does not accommodate 1080 24p native except in the AVC Intra spec, which the HVX-200a does not have.

Same resolution, less noise and a bit sharper.

Talk to you soon,

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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan - Hope all is well.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #4
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One authorized dealer states this about the HVXa compared to the HVX "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager and improved image performance." I also see that the Panasonic web site states "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager". Are you sure about that Dan?

Also, I have noticed that the Panasonic website is very careful not to list what the 13x lens zooms to. They boast that it is wider, but if is still only 13x it seems that that would mean that it does not zoom in as far. By my calculations the we have gone from 423 on the HVX to 390 on the HVXa for max zoom. Can anyone tell me if that is an appreciable difference?
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One authorized dealer states this about the HVXa compared to the HVX "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager and improved image performance." I also see that the Panasonic web site states "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager". Are you sure about that Dan?

Also, I have noticed that the Panasonic website is very careful not to list what the 13x lens zooms to. They boast that it is wider, but if is still only 13x it seems that that would mean that it does not zoom in as far. By my calculations the we have gone from 423 on the HVX to 390 on the HVXa for max zoom. Can anyone tell me if that is an appreciable difference?
Hi Martin:

You might want to take a look at Barry Green's write ups over at DVX User. I could have gotten it wrong but I seem to recall reading in several posts that the chip is not changed in regards to spatial offset, actual lines of resolution recorded, it has always been and still is a 960x540 native imager.

I could be wrong, i have not tested a 200a (I am waiting on the HPX-170) but based upon what those more knowledgeable about it than I am have said, I think that both models feature a cleaner signal than the HVX-200, less noise, more dynamic range but the same resolution.

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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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Thanks Dan. I couldn't find anything where he discussed the sensor HVX vs HVXA, but I did find a fascinating discussion about "Pixel count" and why it's not an important or even an accurate number.

If anyone can find Berry's comments on the HVXA's sensor let me know.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 10:06 AM   #7
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here it is...

http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/hvx200a/

Barry is the world's leader in the HVX world... good article. And no, the resolution is unchanged from the 200. Still at 540x960 with pixel-shifting for an effective native 1080.

From the end of Barry's article:
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Summary of HVX200A changes from HVX200:

1. Improved low light performance, from 320 ISO to 500 ISO

2. Significantly reduced noise

3. Better color rendition, at least from the 5600 preset

4. Wider field of view (30.5mm equivalent, instead of 32.5mm equivalent)
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Hi David:

Thanks for doing the homework on that one, I knew that I had read Barry's analysis somewhere over there but I couldn't locate the thread.

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here it is...

http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/hvx200a/

Barry is the world's leader in the HVX world... good article. And no, the resolution is unchanged from the 200. Still at 540x960 with pixel-shifting for an effective native 1080.

From the end of Barry's article:
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