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Elizabeth Perlman
on Jul 9, 2008 at 5:58:20 am

I've been using my Canon HV20 for about a year now, and after saving about 5 grand, I've decided to upgrade to a better camera.

Should I get the DVX or the HVX? I'm leaning towards the DVX only because I still put faith in SD, but this HD craze makes me think that it's a better investment to go for the HVX. Will the DVX be completely obsolete in a few years?

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William Carr
Re: HVX vs DVX
on Jul 9, 2008 at 6:14:57 am

I would say by now HD is more like progress, less like a "craze".
And, isn't the HV20 an HD camera?

- You can always shoot SD with the HVX200 if you want to, and HD anytime.

- DVCPROHD files will likely edit with less strain on your processors than HDV in Final Cut.

- Once I went tapeless I never looked back.

- If you don't need to be interlaced, why be?

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Shane Ross
Re: HVX vs DVX
on Jul 9, 2008 at 7:59:15 am

Get the HVX-200. It shoots to DV tape as DV, just like the DVX-100b. So you can still shoot HD, and be ready for HD when you feel comfortable with it. You can even shoot DV to the P2 cards.


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Michael Hancock
Go with the 200a
on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:01:33 pm

Get the 200a. Better in low light and a few other improvements over the 200. SD will eventually go away--the sooner you have access to an HD camera and can get familiar with it the better.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Go with the 200a
on Jul 9, 2008 at 2:35:09 pm

Ditto what everyone else has said. The DVX is definitely a step up from the camera you've currently got but if you can afford the HVX that's a more future proof camera. HD is not a 'craze' by any stretch of the imagination. All US networks and many cable channels have been broadcasting in it for years.


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Michael Sacci
Re: Go with the 200a
on Jul 9, 2008 at 7:31:08 pm

Even if you still shoot in DV but want 16:9 the 200 gives you that without the upscaling or that beautiful lens adapter. Oh I miss those beautiful blue streaks, thank goodness Magic Bullet has a setting to put them back in!

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