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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 October 31st, 2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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How's the 25p mode on the HVR-A1?

Couldn't find an good answer for this particular model: How is the 25 progressive mode on this cam? (I live in PAL land)

This site shows how the FX-1 and Z1 do 25p: http://www.dvfilm.com/fx1/#CF25

(They lose some resolution, but DVfilm maker doesn't remove all interlaced artifacts...)

Is the 25p mode on the A1 the same?
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Old October 31st, 2006, 05:12 PM   #2
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I haven't actually tried it with mine yet but I remember reading some articles saying it is much better than the z1 due to the cmos chip but you still lose the vertical resolution...
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Old October 31st, 2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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Hi Philip,

Just watched your video (the demo video) Looking at the motion, it seems like you used frame blend?

To bad it's just 640x480 so I can't judge it resolution wise. It nice looking though!

I suppose you live in NTSC land? If so , you'll probably can't helpt me with a normal 1440x1080 interlaced frame and one from 25p right?
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From a BBC R&D document: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/whp/whp034-add19.shtml

The HVR-A1 uses one single field (from the interlaced 50I or 60i) and interpolates that to 1440x1080.

So that would be exactly the same as just shooting interlaced and then de-interlacing in post. De-interlacing in post probably gives better results due to the smart deinterlacers available.
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