From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Apr 29 2006 - 20:56:19 PDT
> So if you want to shoot HD but can't affort the top end but don't
> like the limitations of the low end HDV stuff, the middle of the HD
> market is being filled out which means that if you do doc work or
> want to do high quality compositing etc. options are developing for
> that sort of thing in HD.
Within its parameters (low sensitivity compared to other HD cameras;
no sophisticated knee circuitry etc; some motion artifacts pretty
much inherent in the interframe compression of HDV ) the 1 chip Sony
HDV AU-1 would be a very interesting choice (well compositing with
HDV, I'm not too sure about that !!)
It has a smoothness within it's range quite comparable to a Varicam
in Film Rec mode (~ $ 60,000 sans lens)....
I'm beginning to think CMOS will in the long turn out to be a more
appealing imager to people who like film-like texture...
Under $ 2,000. I think it's possibly the most potentially interesting
video camera design on the market.
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