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Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Sony announces the XDCAM EX

This looks like Sony's answer to the HVX200. 1080i/p and 720p, 1/2 inch sensors, flash-based storage, two PC card slots (16 gb each, one hour video per card), 24p and other frame rates, slow and fast motion. I noticed it said CineAlta on the right side.

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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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Uses Express card 34 bus rather than pcmcia. Can get an hour or so of recording to a card also.

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Is there a link to press release or anything?
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Is it CMOS or CCD? I didn't hear mention.

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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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I'm looking now. greg?

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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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still 35 mbps?

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edit: guess it must be if you do the math on 35mbps to 16gig which becomes an hour..

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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #7
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Here's the pic. And I want one...

http://news.sel.sony.com/en/image_li...asset_id=29749
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This is what happens when you give steroids to the Z1u.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #9
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Wow.

Looks like a Z1 and a Canon H1 had a kid. Depending on the price and if it can in fact shoot in "off" frame rates, this could be a winner (esp for all us Vegas users)
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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #10
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I like its specs.. but design.. umm yea, the lens unit looks good layout wise and 1/2" chips is nice, no indication on the photo as to what they are however.

A definite answer to the hvx with i'll tentatively say the res to boot.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #11
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Nice, looks like the iris ring has stops, possibly the focus too. I wonder what this bad boy is going to cost?


It being xdcam, will it use the discs or the cards?
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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #12
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Sony basically said that XDCAM HD is any sort of acquisition, etc., that is non-linear and device-based vs. tape-based. Not the exact words, but close enough. (grin)

Flash-based PC cards. Price--no idea, but maybe $7000 or $8000 to compete with the HVX, I'm guessing. It's a small camera, maybe as big as a DVX100b or a V1u, but a little taller, I think.

Vince Pace was in the audience, btw--he and James Cameron developed the Pace/Cameron Fusion camera for 3D applications, like Cameron's AVATAR.

And, of course, 4k projection: SXRD. Muvico is replacing their film projectors with this bad boy in all their theatres, I believe. NICE! Now a reason to go back to the theatres.

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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #13
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I am really impressed by this camera and see it as the ideal upgrade from say my HD200 - whats the deal with the lenses although?
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Fixed lens, as far as I could tell.

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thats quite dissapointing as i am not to contented with the current lens theyve got on the Z1
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