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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Sell my HD1?

I appreciate how helpful everyone on the forum is, even though I have been doing wedding videos for a few years the advice on here has definitely inspired me to take it to the next level.

My current arsenal of cameras includes the following:
Canon GL2 that I recently picked up
Panasonic DVC7
JVC GR-HD1

The goal for this year is to deliver 16:9sd and slowly upgrade so we are ready to start shooting HD next year.
I love the GL2. I also picked up a Century Optics anamorphic adaptor on the forum for a killer price.
I am going to unload the DVC7, or maybe just store it as a back-up, since its only 1 chip and 4:3.
In the short term I am thinking of picking up the Sony HD1000U to use as a 2nd cam to the GL2 and eventually a 2nd cam to something along the lines of an FX7 when we start doing everything HD.
I've never been impressed with the HD1 but I've also never taken the time to learn the work arounds to getting a good picture out of it. I recently picked up a couple filters which have helped the over exposure when shooting outdoors but the color always seems kinda washed out.

So my question, would you hold onto the HD1? Everything I've seen people post that was shot on the HD1000 looks much better than the HD1.
The clarity is good but the color is no where as nice as the GL2, and it just looks like harsh video.
Any thoughts?

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Old February 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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Visit the (MPG2) JVC Everio GZ-HD Series forum and look for posts by Steve Mullen. He's got an excellent e-book on the HD1 you can purchase for a reasonable fee that will likely benefit you.

I own an HD1 and find it to produce very satisfactory images. It is a consumer version of the the HD10, and as such, forces you to access controls via menu. That is a disadvantage in some situations.

I think the HD1 performs well within the limitations its manufacturer built into it, but it can not compare (nor should it) to features built into products having a more recent manufacture date. Newer products tend to produce better results.

I can't comment on the other camera models you mention because I am not familiar with them. I hope my rather generic response will be of some benefit.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 01:22 AM   #3
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Visit the (MPG2) JVC Everio GZ-HD Series forum and look for posts by Steve Mullen. He's got an excellent e-book on the HD1 you can purchase for a reasonable fee that will likely benefit you.

I own an HD1 and find it to produce very satisfactory images. It is a consumer version of the the HD10, and as such, forces you to access controls via menu. That is a disadvantage in some situations.

I think the HD1 performs well within the limitations its manufacturer built into it, but it can not compare (nor should it) to features built into products having a more recent manufacture date. Newer products tend to produce better results.

I can't comment on the other camera models you mention because I am not familiar with them. I hope my rather generic response will be of some benefit.
Thanks. I'll check out the Steve;s info.
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