Anyone know much about this camera - is it too good to be true? It retails around the same price as the DVX100 - what are the pros and cons of these 2 cameras? What should I know before making a purchase?
Re: JY-HD10U by Norm Li on Oct 17, 2003 at 9:46:43 pm
I've heard some negative stuff about the JV HD consumer cam. The JVC doesn't have a 24p mode which the DVX has and this is one of the most important features of the DVX. You won't get a filmic look with the JV HD unless you do some intense post work with it but it still won't get the same as the DVX. I believe the JVC also doesn't have XLR inputs on-camera?
Anyway... you can check out the specs on both sites and compare them side by side.
Scrap the JVC and get the DVX (if you haven't alredy!)
Re: JY-HD10U by ICExpo on Oct 18, 2003 at 8:15:32 pm
I wouldn't say it's "too good to be true", I'd say it's a cheap consumer camera with a very high resolution mode on it. The JVC HD cameras are cheap consumer cameras with HD chipsets stuffed in 'em... so you have to live with all the compromises inherent in consumer cameras (no image controls, cheesy "canned" audio, the fact the camera is ALWAYS in autoexposure mode, you can never get true manual exposure, no zebras, no ND filters, and on and on...)
The camera is capable of delivering some very, very nice footage -- but it is also capable of taking control from you, changing the exposure on you, and making a total mess of your footage. Wait for the second generation -- new HDV cameras from Sony, Canon, and even a follow-up from JVC could be great cameras, but the current one is suitable only for its intended target market: rich consumers who have HDTV sets at home and want a home camcorder to use with their HDTV's.
Re: JY-HD10U by donatello on Oct 18, 2003 at 10:48:12 pm
i like 30P SD or HD .. i find 30p has that "film like " feel ..others feel only 24p will give you that "feel" ..
from brief testing i find the camera to be very good on a set where you have TOTAL control over lighting. i found camera to be very contrasty, unforgiving ( highlights) ... Ok start for the 1st consumer HD camera but geared towards too much auto everything. i'm looking foward to the next camera ...