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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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V1 true successor to DVX?

Okay, I owned the 6th DVX that shipped to the US (thanks to Promax) and sold my XL1 shortly there after. I'm now on a DVX100a model. I had a preorder in for the HVX (was number 15) but canceled a few days before it shipped. I considered a RED reservation but I'm not that rich, especially by the time you add lens and stuff. It may be a revolution but not for the 3rd estate :)

To me the DVX is a sub $5000 camera that offers true 24p and the best of class color and latitude in a handycam form factor with nice focus and zoom controls - that's what I love a. It's got it's flaws, but those feature outweigh them by far for me.

No HD, HDV or other better than DV rez cam has stepped up to deliver until this V1. I've looked at the footage and it's seems a clear step up from HVX (Z1 and other interlaced cams don't count for me). Though we need some serious A/B tests, it looks equal if not better than HD100 and XL H1 stuff in 24p.

Form factor and price are just right too. Have to see how zoom, focus and wide angle stuff works out, but I'm thinking this is my next camera and first HD camera purchase.

Plus I'm a pretty happy Vegas user and me think they will be pretty prompt about full NLE support...

Anyone taking preorders?

One question - is there 24p support for shooting DV? If so, what pulldowns?
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Could be. It is difficult to judge a camere on specs alone.
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Could be. It is difficult to judge a camere on specs alone.
Well, there's more than specs. Several hands on reports and a decent amount of footage already.
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