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Aidan Bell
Camera recommendations?
on Aug 5, 2008 at 11:26:57 am

Hi, first time poster - long time reader...

I'm looking at buying a couple of cameras for corporate work.
I came across the JVC Pro models (GY-HD110U, GY-HD-200UB and GY-HD250U).
Excuse my ignorance, but can anyone tell what the basic differences are - is it simply more lens controls or different versions of HD or something?

I've been using DV cameras to date (Canon XM2, Xl1, JVC DV500, Sony PD170) and i'm finding this move into HD a bit daunting! Would I have to buy a deck the same brand as the camera to capture HD to my Mac Pro?

I'm open to suggestions of any camera with a few requirements: has to be HD and capable of recording to dual media (tape and Hard Drive simultaneously).

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


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johnny clark
Re: Camera recommendations?
on Aug 5, 2008 at 3:09:43 pm

Aiden,
Welcome to the CCow. JVC ProHD Cams are the best!
Differences in a nutshell:
HD110 - 12 bit processing / 24 & 30fps
HD200 - 14 bit processing / 24, 30, 60fps / pro battery option included
HD250 - everything the HD200 has plus HDSDI output and genlock
(Lens controls and rec formats are the same)

I would say the HD200 with a firestore would be an excellent investment.
The file sizes are smaller than DV! Yes, smaller, and they look fantastic.
Good luck on your camera search.

Johnny C


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Scot Lenter
Re: Camera recommendations?
on Aug 7, 2008 at 2:20:49 pm

GY-HD110U
$4,995 w/16x lens
Compact shoulder form factor
Bayonet mount interchangeable lenses
Native 1280x720 progressive CCD's (x3)
HDV 24p, 25p, 30p recording
60p live output (analog, 4:2:2)
Focus assist
Basic battery & AC adapter/charger included
(pro mount optional)
1-year warranty (parts & labor)

GY-HD200UB
$5,995 w/16x lens
Everything the GY-HD110U has plus:

14-bit A/D (better highlight, shadow, & color gradations)
New DSP (improves picture accuracy)
NEW! Outputs 1080i through IEEE-1394 for recording to HDD
Wide band analog front end (lower noise, better low light, sharper image)
High speed Super Encoder (enables 50p/60p recording)
New cross converter outputs 1080i from live or recorded HDV
Image inversion (HV flip) for prime lenses
White shading adjustment to compensate for differing lens characteristics
Pro Anton/Bauer battery mount (Anton Bauer ABTRIMPACPKG2 battery & charger included)
6-pin remote control connector
2-year warranty (parts) 1-year (labor)

GY-HD250U

$10,995 w/16x lens
Everything the GY-HD200UB has plus:
Genlock
Time code input/output
HD/SD-SDI output with embedded audio & TC, Varicam flags (HD mode only)
HD-SDI output of 1080i from built-in cross converter
Composite Video input (for SD pool feed)
Studio capability with optional multicore adapter
Tripod plate and mount included
Note: the GY-HD250 does not have 1080i via IEEE-1394. Battery and charger not included.



Scot Lenter
Midtown Video
Miami, Florida
Service Manager
Rental Agent
scot@midtownvideo.com
305-669-1117


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Rio Bravo Pictures
Re: Camera recommendations?
on Oct 13, 2008 at 4:06:26 pm

Hello,

Not sure if our timing is off but, we have a very nice 250 with Matt Box and Shipping Case for sale. We are moving into the Varicam world so, we have decided to sell our JVC. Very low hours, very clean.

RR

riobravopictures.com



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