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Old July 9th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #16
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I can move the WB up or down in my DVC-200.

It is under the Skin Tone section of the menu.

Panasonic seems to have stepped backward a bit in terms of menu functions with this camera.

$5,000 DVC-200 - WB adjustment & adjustable color matrix

$14,000 HPX-500 - None of the above?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #17
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Great to find other DVC200 users! (I dont know any in Germany...)

Tim, I guess this is marketing...

Anyway, I guess (couldnt try myself) that with the 100mbit/s dvcproHD codec the postpro possibilities are more complex than in "old DV times" - due to better resolution and colour compression. I think that balances (a bit) the limited settings - and to be honest : Since some Matrix settings from Lou Bruno for the DVC200 I never changed my matrix settings, though I dont like the limitation either.

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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #18
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I have been really happy with the DVC-200, but it does need post processing to the best out of the camera.

The color matrix is really important to me as well since the image favors a greenish tint if left at factory.

What part of Germany are you from?

I have distant cousins that I have visted twice in Franconia.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #19
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Im from the "Rhein/Ruhr Area" in Germany, ~ 100km northern from Cologne.

Generally I love the DVC200, its small, makes nice pictures (...lowlight...), runs hours with a fat battery and a DVCAM184n tape.

I am missing a LCD screen for checking general colour (simply forgot to white balance sometimes) and 4channel audio.

Thats also why I am so interested in the HPX500 - though its bigger in size.
Due to the pixelshift technologie and std CCD sizes the lowlight capabilities seem to be MUCH better compared to others - that would make the HPX my 1st working horse...
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