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HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
by Tawfiq Rahman on May 24, 2011 at 6:45:01 pm


Can anyone suggest me which camera I should go with? Primary editing will be on FCP, so file compatibility is an issue. The other issue is CMOS OR CCD. Both of them support studio configuration.

I cant decide!

Re: HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
by Chris Tompkins on May 24, 2011 at 9:29:09 pm

The JVC records Long-Gop to SD cards.

The 370 shoots to P2.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC

Re: HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
by Shane Ross on May 24, 2011 at 9:33:33 pm

The Panasonic shoots AVCIntra...which is a full raster, 10-bit 4:2:2 color space format.

The JVC shoots HDV (thin raster 1440x1080) or full raster XDCAm...but 8-bit and 4:2:0 color space formats.

The Panasonic will garner a better image...and far superior color space.


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Re: HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
by Jeff Heck on Jun 5, 2011 at 4:44:40 am

I had the JVC 700U, predecessor to the 790. I know own the Panasonic 370, traded the JVC in towards the 370 purchase. I am MUCH happier with the 370. Image is cleaner, you get a variety of different looks with the camera, and the AVC Inra codec is wonderful. I've been using that codec on my last couple of projects and it's great. I would go for the Panasonic.

Jeff Heck
NaJor Productions