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Old October 14th, 2004, 05:58 AM   #1
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Sony HDR FX1 -> SD mode

If I use the SD mode what the video format gonna be? Is it still Mpg2 or DVCam/DV?
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Old October 14th, 2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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Yes I can. It has a HDV/DV switching system. Clean 16:9 in DV , not bad.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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In SD mode it's a 3-CCD DV camera with native 16:9 CCD's. I think if it's competitive in DV mode (and why wouldn't it be?) it'll probably replace the VX2100...
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Old October 14th, 2004, 01:07 PM   #4
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Old October 14th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #5
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Well one would certainly expect it to surpass the VX-2100 in 16:9 mode, but the PDX-10 already does that. However you have to keep in mind that it's considerably more expensive than either the VX-2100 ($2,250 IIRC) or PDX-10 ($1,850). Seems like Sony wouldn't want to leave that big a gap in prices. Eliminating the VX-2100 would mean that their consumer cameras would jump from the HC-1000 (around $1,500 I think?) all they way up to the $3,700 FX-1.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 06:40 PM   #6
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In the brochure on Chris Murpheys' post it mentions " high performance down conversion " - does this mean you can record in hdv then dub to dv ? More questions still remain unanswered about the dv portion . Can you use advanced fuctions like the faux 24fps ? I know everyone is real interested in the hdv image but how about alittle about the dv image. Does this camera also outperform the XL1 and dvx in their own hometown ? It would appear that a hdv>dv>nle workflow might be the way to go (and archive the originals) for awhile, for alot of people. thanks
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Old October 14th, 2004, 06:43 PM   #7
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oops...the XL2

It was such an uneventful outing that I almost forgot.
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