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#1 Charles Papert

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:55 PM

For those who are following the fast-paced world of small format video:

I had a chance to test out the just-about-to-be-released JVC HD100 camera; this is the latest small-scale HD offering (technically, it's the Pro HDV format) and it features 720/24p and interchangeable lenses, along with available uncompressed analog component output. It's an impressive little package. I was asked by JVC to shoot some test footage with the JVC HD100 and the Mini35 adaptor, and a set of Cooke S4's.

You can read an article about my findings here:

To view the HDV test clips on your computer, I recommend a free app called VLC (www.videolan.org).

We didn't fly the setup on a rig, but my observation is that it is pretty low-profile, fairly similar to a weight cage and weighing about the same as an SR3 with light zoom. It will likely be front-heavy unless you have the Anton Bauer setup like mine and can backload it a bit.
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#2 Matt Burton

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:35 PM

I hope to get my hands on this little baby very soon, is thier any official word from JVC about the problems with the test cams and if the are ready to ship yet?
Many websites are claiming to even have them in stock now but nothing official seems to be released stating the first batch has even shipped ?

With the event of this cameras release i wounder if we will see more r&d from stedicam makers focusing on the smaller flyer type rigs. I know this work is well under way but i feel a little let down with my stock kit today and upgrading is a necesaty at the moment. (pardon my spelling)
The increased operating time avaidable from smaller (lighter) setups offers abvious avantages for shooting many different situations.

Anyhows keep us posted when you get your hands on a finalized cam, I loved the review you and your team did, you confermed everything many of us have been thinking about this cam and more. Nice to see a team with skilz test a cam for a change !

The mini35 again looks stunnig, could be fooled into thing the background was keyed in, post :o


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#3 pauldudeck

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:28 AM

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to add that Anton/Bauer has worked very closely with JVC on this camera and developed a special Gold Mount that allows you to utilize your current Anton/Bauer batteries with this camera.

Please see the attached for details.

Please feel free to contact us at websales@antonbauer.com for more details.

Thanks for all of your guys continued support.

Paul Dudeck
Manager-Product Specialist Group
The Americas

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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 11:48 AM

Which is a point well taken, because the supplied JVC battery only has a specified run time of 40 minutes (and it's not one of those "mini" ones either, the camera itself is notably power-hungry), so an Anton Bauer mount would be an excellent choice for this camera especially for those who already own the batteries, as many of us do.
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:23 PM

Would their be any way of using my PAG batteries with the hd100 ?
-matt
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