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Pat McGowan
HPX500 vs HDX900 Pros and Cons??
on Jul 24, 2008 at 12:11:00 pm

Aside from the obvious tape and P2 distinction, what am I losing by going with a HPX500 instead of a HDX900?



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David Jones
Re: HPX500 vs HDX900 Pros and Cons??
on Jul 24, 2008 at 3:58:33 pm

The pixel count of the HDX-900 is 1280 X 720 (which is the same as the varicam and the HPX-2000); the HPX-500 is 960 X 540 and uses pixel-shifting to achive HD. Most of the other specs, including compression, color space, and bit depth are the same. Two other things: the 900 is twice the weight of the 500 (mostly because of the tape deck); and the 500 has a flip out color viewfinder.

In my opinion, tape is dead and I wouldn't want to spend that much money on a format that won't be around much longer (I give it 2 years).


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