DV Info Net

DV Info Net (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/)
-   Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/panasonic-p2hd-dvcpro-hd-camcorders/)
-   -   HVX200A Recording Formats (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/panasonic-p2hd-dvcpro-hd-camcorders/123027-hvx200a-recording-formats.html)

Brian Hoodenpyle June 4th, 2008 01:01 AM

HVX200A Recording Formats
 
I was wondering if the HVX200A records in any formats that the HVX200 does not? Like 1080/24p (over 60p) not 1080/24p (over 60i)

Also I know the CCD's are new but are they the same resolution/pixel count as the HVX200?

Dan Brockett June 4th, 2008 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian Hoodenpyle (Post 888092)
I was wondering if the HVX200A records in any formats that the HVX200 does not? Like 1080/24p (over 60p) not 1080/24p (over 60i)

Also I know the CCD's are new but are they the same resolution/pixel count as the HVX200?

Hey Brian:

How's it going? Haven't spoken with you in a while.

The DVCProHD spec does not accommodate 1080 24p native except in the AVC Intra spec, which the HVX-200a does not have.

Same resolution, less noise and a bit sharper.

Talk to you soon,

Dan

Brian Hoodenpyle June 25th, 2008 11:18 PM

Thanks Dan - Hope all is well.

Martin Iverson June 27th, 2008 12:07 AM

One authorized dealer states this about the HVXa compared to the HVX "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager and improved image performance." I also see that the Panasonic web site states "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager". Are you sure about that Dan?

Also, I have noticed that the Panasonic website is very careful not to list what the 13x lens zooms to. They boast that it is wider, but if is still only 13x it seems that that would mean that it does not zoom in as far. By my calculations the we have gone from 423 on the HVX to 390 on the HVXa for max zoom. Can anyone tell me if that is an appreciable difference?

Dan Brockett June 27th, 2008 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Iverson (Post 899505)
One authorized dealer states this about the HVXa compared to the HVX "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager and improved image performance." I also see that the Panasonic web site states "a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager". Are you sure about that Dan?

Also, I have noticed that the Panasonic website is very careful not to list what the 13x lens zooms to. They boast that it is wider, but if is still only 13x it seems that that would mean that it does not zoom in as far. By my calculations the we have gone from 423 on the HVX to 390 on the HVXa for max zoom. Can anyone tell me if that is an appreciable difference?

Hi Martin:

You might want to take a look at Barry Green's write ups over at DVX User. I could have gotten it wrong but I seem to recall reading in several posts that the chip is not changed in regards to spatial offset, actual lines of resolution recorded, it has always been and still is a 960x540 native imager.

I could be wrong, i have not tested a 200a (I am waiting on the HPX-170) but based upon what those more knowledgeable about it than I am have said, I think that both models feature a cleaner signal than the HVX-200, less noise, more dynamic range but the same resolution.

Dan

Martin Iverson June 29th, 2008 09:22 AM

Thanks Dan. I couldn't find anything where he discussed the sensor HVX vs HVXA, but I did find a fascinating discussion about "Pixel count" and why it's not an important or even an accurate number.

If anyone can find Berry's comments on the HVXA's sensor let me know.

David Beisner July 2nd, 2008 09:06 AM

here it is...

http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/hvx200a/

Barry is the world's leader in the HVX world... good article. And no, the resolution is unchanged from the 200. Still at 540x960 with pixel-shifting for an effective native 1080.

From the end of Barry's article:
Quote:

Summary of HVX200A changes from HVX200:

1. Improved low light performance, from 320 ISO to 500 ISO

2. Significantly reduced noise

3. Better color rendition, at least from the 5600 preset

4. Wider field of view (30.5mm equivalent, instead of 32.5mm equivalent)

Dan Brockett July 2nd, 2008 03:22 PM

Hi David:

Thanks for doing the homework on that one, I knew that I had read Barry's analysis somewhere over there but I couldn't locate the thread.

Dan

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Beisner (Post 902170)
here it is...

http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/hvx200a/

Barry is the world's leader in the HVX world... good article. And no, the resolution is unchanged from the 200. Still at 540x960 with pixel-shifting for an effective native 1080.

From the end of Barry's article:



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2021 The Digital Video Information Network