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Old October 15th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #16
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We're shooting some stuff with the V1 while we make my film 9:04 AM and thus far, it's pretty cool. No S video input/output, though...

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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:14 AM   #17
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no S-video output

No s-video output at all, or just the supplied A/V cable without an s-video? With HC1, for instance, the supplied A/V does not contain s-video, but it is actually output and you can get it using the A/V cable version as per the A1... So, did you check it?
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Old October 16th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #18
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No s-video output at all, or just the supplied A/V cable without an s-video? With HC1, for instance, the supplied A/V does not contain s-video, but it is actually output and you can get it using the A/V cable version as per the A1... So, did you check it?

I believe if this is the case, it will work with S-Video perfectly fine. It's just a matter of wiring and should work if you have the s-video cables.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 06:12 AM   #19
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No S video output. Having said that, it's a great camera so far!

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Old October 16th, 2006, 09:26 AM   #20
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color correction.....................No..........................Yes

What does that mean in relation to the Z1? No color correction?
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #21
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No S video output. Having said that, it's a great camera so far!

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I think you're wrong:
http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Broadcastan...-V1U/spec.html

A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75Ω unbalanced
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75Ω unbalanced
Audio: 327 mV input impedance more than 47 kΩ, output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ

Clearly, the Y/C signals are there; so it's just a question of the right cable (the one with s-video is needed)
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:24 PM   #22
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But who cares about S-video ?
Anyhow, you are going to read the stream from the tape ( or through some Firewire) and edit it.
For Direct viewing, HDMI/DVI and YUV are much netter .. SO if it has one S-Video it should never be used...

Could we go back to the original question of this thread ???
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:35 PM   #23
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The originnal question, Is the V1 worth it over the Z1?

I'd say if you don't already own a Z1 and you want 24p more than 1/3" chips, then the V1 might be a better deal because it's significantlly cheaper. But if you already have a Z1, you can use Nattress' effects of DVFilmmaker to get to 24p when you edit. If I were going to buy a camera today and both were avaialble, I would definitely consider the V1.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #24
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I would buy the V1 over the Z1.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #25
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I think you're wrong:
http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Broadcastan...-V1U/spec.html

A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75? unbalanced, sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75? unbalanced
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75? unbalanced
Audio: 327 mV input impedance more than 47 k?, output impedance less than 2.2 k?

Clearly, the Y/C signals are there; so it's just a question of the right cable (the one with s-video is needed)
Let me look at the camera...Nope. BUT, this is a prototype. Composite is A/V and RCA.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #26
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10 pin connectors

This seems to be the latest fad in Sony cameras. In fact, I just bought a 10 pin a/v cable today for my HC3. It provides BOTH s-video and composite video as well as two rca audio plugs. These cables run between $40 and $70 depending on length (1.5 m and 3 m). So it sounds like you can access s-video from the V1.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #27
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Hmm, interesting. Maybe that's how we'll connect it to S.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #28
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Getting back to the topic at hand...here's a still of some Z1 footage from my film, color corrected and at 1/2 res (and 23.98 fps):

http://www.904am.com/photos.php?pic=23

I think the Z1 is still a great, great camera. I'll have more thoughts on the V1 in a few days. So far, small things leading up to something cool while we're shooting the movie.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 09:01 PM   #29
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Thanks Heath! It is really cool that someone is shooting with the camera. And not just sample footage, but test it for movie production in the middle of a production. That will be a good test for the camera.
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Thanks Heath! It is really cool that someone is shooting with the camera. And not just sample footage, but test it for movie production in the middle of a production. That will be a good test for the camera.
Oh yeah, that's why we're doing it. I'm VERY excited about this camera. It's smaller than the Z1, but still cool.

For the record, I love the Z1, DVX100a/b and in the higher-end realm, the F900 from Sony. Those are the cameras that have been good to me.

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