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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 February 25th, 2006, 09:25 AM   #31
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Audio is important

I think the A1 is worth it just for the XLR. You will just have so many more options with XLR inputs, even if the mic that comes with it isn't great. But I'd be willing to bet it's worlds better than the mic that comes with the HC1! -- and at least with the A1 you can always get a better mic. (even wireless lav) --

The A1 appears to be the HD equivalent/replacement to the PDX-10 -- which I had and used extensively a couple of years ago, though the A1 is not 3CCD.

Full Scan Mode has something to do with image stabilization, I think. For example, in full scan mode the camera would scan the entire image (say 1920x1080), but for the image to be stabilized it has to use some of those pixels to auto-adjust the image, reducing the resolution to, say, 1440x810... So in Full Scan Mode, you get full-resolution 1080i --
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/archive/i...p/t-46534.html

Or, as has already been suggested, full scan might just show you the entire image in the viewfinder so you don't miss anything on the edges...
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