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Old January 31st, 2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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Video Out question

How is the quality of the Video Out option on digital stills?
Or in other words..

Why isnīt everyone using a Digital SRL to shoot videos sending the Video OUt to a DVDeck or a cam? instead of going through the Mini35 and all that...

I have no idea how the Video Out quality, frame rate, etc.. works in a digital still cam... so if anyone can just kill any hopes before they start appearing.. please do.
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Old January 31st, 2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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There is no live video out of an SLR, the mirror and shutter prevent light from hitting the chip until the exposure is made.

The video out is for analog review of shots to a monitor. The quality is standard PAL or NTSC.
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Old January 31st, 2004, 04:55 PM   #3
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Ok so drop the SLRīs.

And what about non SLR?

I know that the Canon A-70 sends live video out. Of course this kind of camera will loose the interchangable lenses dream...
But they still have very good quality. 3Mpixels or something like that...
Is this quality remarkably lost on the video out? I know itīs analog, but Is it that Bad?...

I "Still" donīt have a digital still cam.. so I canīt go and do some testing, so I ask to get my answers the Theoretical way..... If you (plural) donīt mind...
Iīd sure like to be doing those test and answering myself.
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Old January 31st, 2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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Most of the digicams have low frame rates, on the order of 12 to 15 fps, some less.
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Old January 31st, 2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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OK... thanx...
Now 15 fps.. can work for some web stuff I might need to do.
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You won't be getting any megapixels through the video-out or from recording to the memory.
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Even those that do PAL and NTSC are limited to 320x240 or 640x480 at the most and is usually MJPEG or even MPEG4. We're getting closer to a video camera that is also a good still camera but I don't think we will ever see a still camera that does full quality native DV. The camera manufactures would be basically cutting down their market.
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