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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.


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Old June 16th, 2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Unanswered HC camcorder posts from 2005

Seriously, if you got 2 cameras that look almost exactly alike, you know they might have some of the same technology. The Optura XI has a RGB filter, what about the HC1? If it doesn't have one, it should.
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Old June 29th, 2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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123 page instruction manual

http://www.sonyhdvinfo.com/images/up...c1/HDR-HC1.pdf

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 09:21 AM   #3
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Newbie some questions???

I read the camcorderinfo review and it mentions that the camera is capable of analogue to digital passthrough in DV mode not in HDV mode.... but on sony's web site it mentions nothing about possible analogue input (video or S-video in).... how can that be done?
Another question is when I capture HDV format video from the camcorder to computer for editing what video format shall I be using... AVI or MPEG?
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Old July 13th, 2005, 09:44 AM   #4
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Shooting modes for A1U?

Does anybody know what shooting modes the A1U will have? I was hoping that since it is considered a pro product that it will also allow CF24, CF25, CF30, 50i and 60i just like with the Z1.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 08:39 PM   #5
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which monopod for the HC1?

Slik EZ pod
http://www.adorama.com/SLEZP.html?s...ezpod&item_no=4
Benefits important to me:
it weighs less than 1 lb
18.5" folded
has a quick release plate
it costs less than $50


I also checked out the varizoom but i'm not sure how it works or what it adds for the extra price.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...oughType=search
it weighs 2 lbs
20" folded
has a quick release plate
it costs $90

Which one would you use for traveling with a Sony HC1 camcorder?

anything better out there that I'm missing?

Thank you

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Old July 22nd, 2005, 06:46 PM   #6
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Could HC-1/A1 be better then FX-1/Z1 if lit correctly?

if someone knew what they were doing with lighting, couldn't the higher dynamic range of these CMOS cameras capture a 'better' image? (highlights wouldn't get all blown out, etc.)

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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:18 AM   #7
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New York Times article about the HC1.

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"A Look Ahead at HDTV, Shot by You" by David Pogue.

http://tech2.nytimes.com/2005/08/11/...s/11pogue.html
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Old August 29th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #8
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PD10 vs HDR-HC1 / HVR-A1 low light?

How do the Sony PD10 and HDR-HC1 / HVR-A1 compare in regards to low light sensitivity. The new cameras with their single 1/3" CCD should do better theoretically, but is that really the case?
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Old September 26th, 2005, 02:56 AM   #9
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Progressive footage in memory mode? Link.

I have found this link that gets progressive footage from Sony camcorders using the real time display of memory stills mode through AV and firewire, the question is can it be done with the HC1 or A1.

"SUPER low-budget make-shift High-quality Filmic DV Method!":

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=51632

If anybody's interested, I'll see you there.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:48 PM   #10
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Lanc controlled flash on the A1?

Is it possible to use a shoe mount, lanc controlled flash for still pictures on the A1? If so, is there a particular model that someone recommends? In an ideal world it would also have a 10 to 20 spotlight.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #11
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Can "black stretch" be left on all the time?

With the A1 (or Z1 for that matter) can "black stretch" be left on all the time? It seems to me like it can, like it only kicks in if it's needed, and won't affect well lit shots at all, or if it did, would be a mostly positive brightening of the shaddows.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #12
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If end goal is HDV 1280x720...

If end goal is HDV 1280x720, should I use Cineframe 30? It seems to me like it might work out quite well in practical terms. All I'd lose is the ability to use slow motion effects.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 03:13 AM   #13
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Just how bad is fast motion?

Hello,

Ive heard about motion artifacts with the Hc1, yet haven't seen any examples of it with my own eyes, is it that bad to the point of going with a Fx1 or back to SD? The small size and price of the Hc-1 sounds great, but is it too good to be true?
I will be working on skate videos and just personal travel fun.

Any ideas or examples of the Hc1 with fast movements?

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Old October 18th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #14
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #15
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Free Run Time Code

Ok, it appears that I've set this correctly in the menu but I can't get it to work. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Or have I set it up improperly? I'm trying to get free run time code running so I could attempt use the footage in a multi camera setup. Help.
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