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Old June 3rd, 2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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PDW-700 video review

Fat ugly bloke ad-libbing and repeating the same words again and again and occasionally telling you something useful.

At least you get to look at it!!

http://www.vimeo.com/1084005
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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Thanks Phil, not a lot of detail there but a start at least!
You say it's all the camera anyone could want, so why would anyone choose to buy a Sony 750/900 or Panasonic 3000/3700 etc., are we talking just big screen use for these cameras? Or do you reckon the PDW700 will be good enough for that too?
The optical disc thing does seem like a happy medium (no pun intended) between tape and tapeless. Then with the possibility of a solid state add on, and the fact that it's full raster 1920x1080, PLUS it'll do 720/60P, it really does seem to tick ALL the boxes. As long as the image quality is right up there, no questions asked, with HDCam, Varicam etc.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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Very well done Phil.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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It's a beached whale!!!!

Just Kidding!

Nice review there Phil :)
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Old June 4th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #5
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Fat ugly bloke ad-libbing and repeating the same words again and again and occasionally telling you something useful.

At least you get to look at it!!

http://www.vimeo.com/1084005
Im looking to get this camera very soon. Thanks for the film

And dont worry Phil. Stand next to me sometime and you will look very handsome and wonderfully thin :D
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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #6
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Fat ugly bloke ad-libbing and repeating the same words again and again ............
You'd have thought they'd have got somebody better looking? Who is he, anyway..........? :-)

More seriously, very good roundup, but I must pick up on the point Steve made about the SxS add-on. Solid state versus disc has been an endless debate, but one of the biggest pluses about the 700 must be that it offers BOTH. Also worth mentioning that the wireless mic slot accepts the new digital system.
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Can you use the usb port to dump footage to your pc or do you still need to use firewire?
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Old June 4th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #8
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For those who are interested, here is Sony's XDCAM HD422 family brochure. It includes the PDW-700, PDW-HD1500 and PDW-U1.

http://www.sonovideo.com/PDF/sonyPDW700.pdf

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Phil, I'll raise your stubble for a beard.
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