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Old September 24th, 2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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Sony HDR-FX1 Ginza Seminar Report

My colleague had participated in "Ginza seminar" of the HDV the other day.

Report from Japan:

The image that a large-scale plasma monitor for HD reproduced firmly conquered the weak point of MPEG2-TS by an image quality high as it was not possible to show with past DV, and was surprised at the image without failure at all for a moment also on the screen where a lot of movements existed to be finished.
I think that it turns in the one left as a record image.

However, it seems not to be suitable for a work that is too real, away from the reality.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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Huh?
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Old September 24th, 2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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Sony HDR-FX1 Ginza Seminar Report

Sony had held HDR-FX1 seminar this week and this week end. Peaole were crazy about new Sony product; rushed to register, I send 3 colleagues to the seminar. I'm in US and working current DVX projects and couldn't attend it.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #4
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Hello Chosei

If I understand you correctly are you saying that -->

the pictures are good even when there is a lot of motion in the scene?
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Old September 24th, 2004, 10:25 AM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by John Jay : Hello Chosei

If I understand you correctly are you saying that -->

the pictures are good even when there is a lot of motion in the scene? -->>>
I got reports from my friend and he's saying that real fast camera move or shooting at real fast moving objects are clear enough to see without breaking up on MPEG-TS. The MPEG2 had weakness as you know.
I'll get more reports from my guys.
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I think he's saying that, like digital video (and the JVC HDV cameras), fast pans and movements may be a bad thing. But not quite as bad...

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Old September 24th, 2004, 11:54 AM   #7
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Makes me feel better that I wasn't the only one who was confused. So hopefully things are looking up with this camea.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 12:19 PM   #8
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"may not be suitable for a work that is too real, away from the reality."

It looks like video and not film? I can accept that.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 12:36 PM   #9
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more report

Some people thought FX-1 is the best consumer camera at present. Test pictures are pretty decent but painful picture for example: Waterfall water drops, close up shots of waves of the ocean and general view of the ocean (wide and close up, both).
Allover MPEG picture that is tested and taken was beautiful.

Comparison: BS digital broadcasting in Japan is assumed to be 100%, FX1fs picture quality is about 80%.
However, the block noises are none at all.
Also s/n, gain up is very good, even 9db up, there is no noise.
Handling FX-1: itfs big and heavy, but if you use shoulder-pod, itfs will be easy and new 16:9 LCD monitor is very good and zoom in focus feature is very helpful. One negative feature is audio recoding level is very difficult control.

Anyway I got so much information, I canft translate everything, I think you guys better wait until real reporter will publish soon.
The responses are good, for the price, itfll be a winner.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 12:48 PM   #10
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comparison test bet. GY-DV300 and FX-1

one guy already posted:

http://www.geocities.jp/gyvsvx/HDRFX1.html

He did not have 1080i NLE, so you can't see real 1080i movement, but interesting.
If you are thinking buy new SD camera, you should buy FX-1. They say 24p (interlace) like feature on HD is good also.
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Thanks Chosei,

Very encouraging report. It seems like this camera may very well raise the bar in prosumer video performance.
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