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Christopher Smith
JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
on Jan 3, 2011 at 7:27:19 pm

I currently use a Sony NX5U and am in the process of getting approval for a camera with interchangeable lenses for a high end marketing project we are about to work on. I am seriously looking at the JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder but wanted to check out there to see if any of you had any experiences with it. I like that it uses SDHC and is Final Cut Pro friendly. Can anyone tell me their opinion on this camera or recommend another one? I basically want the following...

1. Interchangeable lenses
2. SDHC recording
3. Final Cut Pro friendly
4. 1080p
5. $10,000 range.

From what I have seen, this camera is the only one that fits my parameters.

Thanks,
Chris

Christopher Smith
Senior Broadcast Specialist
Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida


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Charlie Cogar
Re: JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:11:32 pm

Hello Chris,

We just ordered our third JVC GY-HM700 and a GY-HM100.

We are very pleased with the performance of the two 700s over the past two years.

1. We have not used any interchangeable lenses.
2. SDHC recording is easy. We upload directly from the cam to a MacBook Pro. We get about an hour on 16GB cards; be sure to use Class 6 or higher cards. (The cards are a great ROI over tape. Depending on your procedures and workflow, backup raw footage.)
3. The cam is very FCP friendly.
4. We record at 1080p with no problem.
5. Cost was about $7K

Our applications are education, skills training and communication.

The regional JVC rep in St. Louis is always very helpful, and a JVC engineer in New Jersey has also been helpful. The JVC website is good.

There is a known dead pixel issue with the 700 which has happened twice. (It's unnerving to see s nice little light square during PB!) The on-camera fix is fast and very simple.

Back-focus is crucial so check it often. Focus itself in HD is unforgiving. Check lenses available for your application.

This Creative COW forum has been an excellent aid.

Hope this helps.

Charlie Cogar
Metropolitan Community College
Instructional Design Services
Omaha, Nebraska


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Christopher Smith
Re: JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:24:15 pm

Awesome Thanks. I am probably going to go with the new model 790 which hopefully doesn't have that dead pixel problem. I already use SD cards with my Sony NX5U and only use the higher end 32gig ones. Thanks so much for your help.

Christopher Smith
Senior Broadcast Specialist
Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida


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Christopher Smith
Re: JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 7:14:01 pm

Charlie. What lens are you using on your cameras? I need to be able to kick the background out of focus easily. Do you think this lens will do the job? Fujinon XT17sx45BRMK1 17x 4.5mm HD ENG Lens

Thanks,
Chris

Christopher Smith
Senior Broadcast Specialist
Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida


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Charlie Cogar
Re: JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:17:29 pm

Chris,

We use the Fujinon Th17X5BRMU lens. It meets our applications requirements and is a big step up for us.

I asked the very same DOF (depth of field) question last July. My question and the thread are at http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/36/817852

I hope this takes you there.

My efforts have worked best with:
  • A lot of distance between the subject and background, and subject and camera.
  • Panning or tracking with the subject is OK.
  • Low f-stop, (f2.8), and adjust the shutter speed to get the correct exposure.

  • Zoom in and focus on the subject, then zoom out to the framed shot. Usually Medium Wide, Medium Close.


  • I'm not certain that my lens or the one you're considering is best for doing this easily.

    Please share your ideas or info you find.

    Hope this helps,

    Charlie


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    Christopher Smith
    Re: JVC GY-HM700L17S ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
    on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:27:30 pm

    Perfect, thanks Charlie! I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to do some tests with my current camera next week. It's a Sony NX5U which has an integrated lens.

    -chris

    Christopher Smith
    Senior Broadcast Specialist
    Warrington College of Business Administration
    University of Florida


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