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Old July 28th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #16
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Hi Bryan

Many thanks for all the input. However I have decided to go with the Panasonics mainly due to the fact that they are almost a clone of my current cams (same case and menus/controls so there is no learning curve) and I do like the manual audio panel and XLR inputs. As all my output will be in SD anyway for clients I can live for the moment with converting the AVCHD clips to HDV via VAAST's Upshift and I can still dump the original HD footage onto a spare drive for clients that eventually buy a BluRay player. Once my 'puter gets an upgrade I can edit raw AVCHD but the quality on some raw footage I played with via Upshift and using Vegas 7 was excellent on a 42" HD TV and Vegas seems to handle HDV with ease converted at 50mps on my DuoCore

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Old July 29th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #17
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Congrats on getting it all figured out. I am sure those cams will work out great for you.
3x-HD1000u - Ikan 8000HD- custom i7 PC - Vegas Pro 13 and 11 64 bit - Premiere Pro CS4 - and a whole mess of other equipment...
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