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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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It's official: $5,995 for the HVX200, includes DV tape transport

Howdy from Vegas,

Sitting here in the Paris Rivoli room at the NAB Apple pres. w/my good friend Chris Ward... Panasonic's John Baisley brought the HVX200 out on stage... yes, Virginia, it has a DV tape transport in addition to P2, best of all it's $5995 in Q4 this year.

Woohoo!

More tonight when I get back to my hotel,
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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Oh, and I'll try to get a P2 Info Net update done tonight as well.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris!
Means a lot to those of us who can't be there.

Keep the info coming!
(i'll put up with the new layout if it means more HVX news)

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(just a joke of course)
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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #4
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Oh my god, great to hear that!
Not that I have the money, but I think most of us (I did) thought: well... under 10k? will be 9.995 then...

But 6k? Great!
AND a DV transport, damn...

Thank you for the information, Chris!
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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #5
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The only thing that sucks is that it has a DV transport tape drive. I want tape to die. I saw this as the first true solid state camera with no dc motors or gears except in the lens. For those that wanted only P2 and harddrive fw support, we will be paying money for a whole tape drive and intergrated technology that goes to waste.

Hey Jan, anyway to cut out the tape mechanisms and related support technology with a hacksaw?

Maybe we can get the italian guys to do it.

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Howdy from Vegas,

Sitting here in the Paris Rivoli room at the NAB Apple pres. w/my good friend Chris Ward... Panasonic's John Baisley brought the HVX200 out on stage... yes, Virginia, it has a DV tape transport in addition to P2, best of all it's $5995 in Q4 this year.

Woohoo!

More tonight when I get back to my hotel,
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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #6
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Although I was really excited about this new Panasonic camera and the forward progression that it was bringing with it - I had written it off as applicable to my own business because I too figured the price would be in the $9k+ area.

Now that its going to be $6k and I'll guess a street price of $5-5.5k - this thing is not only back in the game for me and lots of people like me, but also a very serious and practical consideration.

Good going Panasonic!
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Old April 17th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #7
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I was just telling someone the the same thing last night. If it's 8k, I won't buy it. But 6K with a street price of 5,600. Can't beat that.. I kinda feel sorry for Sony now. Naaaaaaa, not really they made their bed. Now they can sleep in it. Cineframe 24, what a joke!

Panasonic did it right!


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Although I was really excited about this new Panasonic camera and the forward progression that it was bringing with it - I had written it off as applicable to my own business because I too figured the price would be in the $9k+ area.

Now that its going to be $6k and I'll guess a street price of $5-5.5k - this thing is not only back in the game for me and lots of people like me, but also a very serious and practical consideration.

Good going Panasonic!
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Old April 17th, 2005, 03:06 PM   #8
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Its a shame, i have to get a camera for a documentary Im shooting this summer. No Panasonic for me then:(
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Old April 17th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #9
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Pictures!

There are some pictures from the Apple event of the HVX200 on dvxuser.com:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V3/showthread.php?t=25049

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Old April 17th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #10
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is a tape transport really such a bad thing? I mean comon, look at the camera as a whole....1337s4uc3
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Old April 17th, 2005, 03:27 PM   #11
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The pic says "DV tape recording". So I assume full size tapes?
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Old April 17th, 2005, 03:35 PM   #12
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Going by the pictures, i'd say the camera is too small to hold full size DV tapes. It'll most likly be just MiniDV (cheaper)

And it supoorts some sort of hard drive recording too.. though no idea what type. (might need external hardware like firestore..)

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Old April 17th, 2005, 04:36 PM   #13
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If anyone is interested, I've started a page to keep all the HVX200 info I can find, including links to articles and pictures.

the link is:

http://videoindie.blogspot.com


There isn't a whole lot on there right now, the page is only a few minutes old.
Enjoy.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #14
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More (better) pictures...

Some close up pictures on camcorderinfo and dvxuser..

http://www.dvxuser.com/V3/showthread.php?t=25055

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Old April 17th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #15
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The pic says "DV tape recording". So I assume full size tapes?
Mike, it's Mini.
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