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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #31
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My initial test only show the resolution around 600, not 700.
WHAT????

Say it ain't so Kaku. That's all you got from the HVX200?

I dont beleive it. Man....don't trust those paper print-outs.... I keep tell' y'all!

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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #32
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Kaku, just post some frame grabs and let us analyze it. I don't believe that the resolution is this low. You are probably not reading the chart correctly. You should have plenty of light and the chart should be costrasty; that means that white should be white or nearly white. The chart should be 16x9 and the arrows should touch the edge of the screen. If they don't, it's fine too. We'll factor it in. I've read plenty of resolution charts. It's easy to determine the resolution. If you want me to read the charts privately first, I can give you my email address.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #33
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Man, Shannon, are you tiresome... enjoy your canon and let us live
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #34
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We are all excited to see the results when they come in, but we need to analyze them objectively and stay focused.

Consider the following:

1) We have no results yet:
  • a) We have no authority to draw conclusions at this point.
2) If Panasonic reports around 750lp/ph:
  • a) At what camera and lens settings?
  • b) At what contrast ratio does this 750lp/ph occur?
    • i) Is it safe to assume 30% contrast if not stated (Answer: Maybe)
  • c) Which chart has been used?
    • Does anyone have access to this chart so we can repeat same test Panasonic did?
3) We need to calculate the MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) so that we can conclude repeatable results both accurately and objectively:
  • a) Anyone with a capable image editing program will be able to repeat this test.
4) We need to determine calculation errors:
  • a) Are the results over or under estimates?
    • i) Can we tell by how much?
  • b) What are the sources for errors?
    • i) We could repeat the tests after correcting errors to obtain more accurate results.
The MTF is not difficult to compute. If anyone is curious as to "What the heck is MTF?", see this link: http://www.normankoren.com/Tutorials/MTF.html
It is somewhat technical, as it should be, but it gives you a general and more specific idea that introduces this tool.

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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #35
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Actually all we need is for Kaku to focus it correctly, have it lighted properly and make sure the whites is white or near white. We are not comparing to any Panasonic tests, or veryfying Panasonic's tests. I've never seen the Panasonic produced charts. We are comparing to charts we have on H1, Z1, HD100, etc., which may not have bewen taken under ideal contrast condition either, or the chart does not fit the frame fully, but the information is sufficient to compensate for any defficiencies and draw conclusions.

Kaku is already going overboard by having the chart printed at 3,000 dpi, when 300 would have been more than enough. He will apparently test it at various focal lengths and F-stops, which is extremely important.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:35 PM   #36
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Hi Petr,

That will work for the most part, but if anyone is going to quantify any certain number of resolution, such as 750lp/ph (or even a range of numbers for that matter), then the analysis needs to be done. Lack of that, we should be able to eyeball the charts from various cameras to gain a general idea about resolution.

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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:28 PM   #37
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GO Green GO

Hello Kaku

when you perform the test, I especially would like to see the result with a 'pure green filter' fitted to the HVX200 and the colour turned down

this should tell us what the native resolution of the green CCD is, and consequently how much interlaced resolution is via pixel shift

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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:43 PM   #38
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If you want to see how much is the pixel shift contributing to resolution, IMHO you need to run the following test:

Turn down red and blue totally. Have the camera see green only.

I think that this is not important though. What is important is how the camera performs, not how it achieves its performance.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 04:00 PM   #39
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The camera has no facility to turn down blue and red totally/independently

Only reducing colour gain/saturation can achieve this.





The external green filter is important to combat the gain applied via pixel shift

The resolution of the green sensor will be of particular importance for those wishing to make HD productions with a Matrix/Amelie colour timing.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #40
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Old January 6th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #41
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Kaku,
Thanks for shooting the chart.


Can someone post a still image from it , in jpeg100% or LZ tiff ?
I'm a PC user, I can't seem to view the Qt 'stills?' .
That would only be a few meg.

Thanks!
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Old January 6th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #42
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i just read article about new sanyo hd1..camera.. it works ilke hvx. it's 5mega pix..it should look like film.. it's coming out on march $799

it's supports SD memory card and USB 2.0..very cool.


http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolo..._xacti_hd1.php
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Old January 6th, 2006, 02:16 AM   #43
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Ya,
I think it SHOULD look like film too.
And I can use it as a key chain as well. Cool.

Seriously, I've seen the 'DVD' output from the old version of this cam, it was poor quality.
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i just read article about new sanyo hd1..camera.. it works ilke hvx. it's 5mega pix..it should look like film.. it's coming out on march $799

it's supports SD memory card and USB 2.0..very cool.


http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolo..._xacti_hd1.php
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Old January 6th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #44
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here;s more info about hd1

http://www.sanyodigital.com/HD1/features.html

http://www.sanyodigital.com/interactive_demos.html

i might sell my hc1..to buy this..hd1 bit rate is 9mb..it's enough bit rate for 720p and mpeg4 codec is better than mepg2.. sounds too good for $800
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Old January 6th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #45
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here;s more info about hd1

http://www.sanyodigital.com/HD1/features.html

http://www.sanyodigital.com/interactive_demos.html

i might sell my hc1..to buy this..hd1 bit rate is 9mb..it's enough bit rate for 720p and mpeg4 codec is better than mepg2.. sounds too good for $800

This looks like smoke and mirrors. C'mon ...

ot - gotta be.
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