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Old April 7th, 2005, 02:33 PM   #196
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We are doing a shoot as I write this with TWO varicams rented in from
Roscor. The DP says he has a serious case of camera envy. What I love
is you need so much less light than betacam and the images are stellar.

One cam is on a Jimmy Jib and the other is on a dolly. Both have teleprompters
hooked up.

DROOL!
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Old April 7th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #197
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Did you you see those questions I posted a few posts back for you. Sometimes there can be so many posts, that questions get lost...................
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Old April 8th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #198
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<<<-- Originally posted by Uri Blumenthal : Jan, regarding MainConcept DVCPRO50 codec - from their Web page <a href="http://www.mainconcept.com/codecs.shtml"></a>:

P.S. I've submitted a feature request for Adobe to support DVCPro HD and HVX200. We'll see... -->>>

It is difficult to say find where I found that, but I went looking last year when a customer asked me about it. As I recall it was a bit of a needle in haystack to find what they were really doing, but it is not a DVCPRO50 codec when they are done.

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Old April 8th, 2005, 06:02 AM   #199
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<<<-- Originally posted by Michael Pappas : Jan Crittenden

Did you you see those questions I posted a few posts back for you. Sometimes there can be so many posts, that questions get lost................... -->>>

Hi Michael I just found it. I have to say that there are about 5 boards that are flooded with activity and I am in the middle of the preparation for NAB. Trust me when I say that I am just a bit busy. ;-) Tons of prep to do, presentations to create and marketing bulletins to write, website planning etc. You cannot imagine. So I might drop out of sight for the day but will reappear at some point to answer questions that I can answer.

So to answer your Question I think it was a 40Mb drive and we tried with with 25 and 50. I think it was a Toshiba. But I think that the little drive didn't understand what it was supposed to do and since it was not designed to write video and a sustained rate, we blew its little mind. That is not to say that once that industry sees that there is another market they might figure out how to make it work. The thing is once we move away from tape drives and turn it into an IT question, change seems to happen at a much faster rate.


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Old April 8th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #200
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Jan, would you revisit this comment -- it seems unsupported by the details posted at Mainconcept's site, and I'd like to be sure that this is what you intended to say:

"<<<-- Originally posted by Uri Blumenthal : For DVCPro50 there's codec by MainConcept, $349 or so... -->>>

This is not a DVCPRO50 codec. It basic recodes DVCPRO50 to 4:1:1. Do not be mislead here.

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Old April 8th, 2005, 06:49 AM   #201
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<<<-- Originally posted by R Geoff Baker : Jan, would you revisit this comment -- it seems unsupported by the details posted at Mainconcept's site, and I'd like to be sure that this is what you intended to say:
This is not a DVCPRO50 codec. It basic recodes DVCPRO50 to 4:1:1. Do not be mislead here.

See where it says Data reduction? 5:1? That is not DVCPRO50. DVCPRO50 is 3.3:1. I will try to give a smidge of time to find where I found the answer I came up with last year. But this is just the first hint that something is fishy.

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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:27 AM   #202
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Thanks for the follow-on. It would seem that the codec can't be both 5:1 reduction and 50Mb/s ... the latter implies the 3.3:1 figure common to DVCPro50 & Digital-S.

Your clarification (and any comments from Mainconcept!) are valuable, thanks.

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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #203
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Jan, and let me remind my question about the actual resolution of HVX200. When it takes 720p - does it sample and record 1280x720, or 960x720? Tnx!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #204
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We don't yet know what size the CCD will be, but it will sample at 4:2:2 and the recording will be 960x720 at 4:2:2 color.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #205
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Jan--Since you're in this pipeline, any information on what Panasonic's planning to do with the tiny AV100? For those unfamiliar, it's only 6 ounces, records DVD (700X480) quality video to an SD card. Makes a great camera for extreme sports (in my case, backpacking videos). Just curious about this 2-year-old forerunner of the great and upcoming P2 camcorder.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #206
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If they are making a version DVCProHD that does a 24p 40Mb/sec stream, why not change the recording to 1280x720?

We are going to have a camera that images 960 and records 1440 and another that images 1280 and records 960!!!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #207
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Yes, you understand how crazy it looks to me! [Their only excuse could be compatibility with the old format - though who'd care now I don't know.]
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