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Christopher Barnard
Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 5:16:17 pm

Hi, Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?

i.e Are they either PAL or NTSC?

I know the z1 is switchable. Is it still the only camera that does this? Does Sony have any plans to release another camera that does this?

I really want to buy an EX but I might have to go for the z1 as I do a lot of work in both countries....

I don't think converted footage would be broadcast standard, even with the higher end converters like FilmAtlantis. Does anyone agree?

Anyone help?

Thanks!!


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Don Greening
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 5:26:04 pm

[Christopher Barnard] "i.e Are they either PAL or NTSC? "

The EX series cameras shoot both formats. There are no NTSC only or PAL only EX cameras. One size fits all.

- Don



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Christopher Barnard
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 5:51:30 pm

Thanks very much Don, none of the specs on various websites were explicit about this. Are there any other camcorders that do this?

Cheers again!

Chris


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Don Greening
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 8:31:44 pm

[Christopher Barnard] "Are there any other camcorders that do this? "

I'm sure there are but I'm certainly no authority when it comes to which camera does what. You might try going here:

http://camcorder-test.slashcam.com/

to read up on just about every hand-held video camera you can think of. On the very first page it looks like the Canon XH G1s does PAL formats as well.

- Don



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Christopher Barnard
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 8:33:31 pm

cheers Don, you a legend!


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Christopher Barnard
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 8:42:37 pm

Hi Don,

The reason I am confused (again) is because on US sites, eg, BHPhoto, all cams except the Sony ZI show only NTSC framerates (60 / 30). UK sites for the same cams show only PAL framerates (50 / 25).

That's why I am a quite cautious.

I guess the best thing to do is ring up B&H!!

Chris


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Bengt-Goran Bengtsson
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 9:16:59 pm

Hi Christopher.
If you have the money: go for an EX1. The picture is so much better than in the Z1. I have had the FX1 sins 2004 and did buy an EX1 this year... And it takes all formats. and does it much better.
/BG Bengtsson


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Christopher Barnard
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 2, 2009 at 10:13:00 pm

Thanks for the advice BG. Now I know the EX1 does both then I am sold. The Z1 is pretty old, takes tapes, the list goes on. I reckon I could stretch my budget a little. I'm sure it will pay-off even in the short term. The cards are a little expensive though. I reckon I will have to have a laptop on every shoot to dump footage on.

I'll still call up B&H. More out of curiosity I guess.

Anyhoo, thanks again!

Chris


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Kerry Brown
Re: Do either models support both 50 AND 60 framerates?
on May 3, 2009 at 12:26:26 am

USe these http://mxmexpress.com/ and get the 16GB Transend cards at Amazon

KB


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