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#1 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:38 AM

Hi guys,
I have a job coming up with the new HD HDX-900 Panaonic camera. I need SD video output for the monitor on the rig: does this camera have an internal downconverter board like the Sony HDW-750 or do I need a downconverter? I need to get PAL out of it.

From my preliminary findings, I should be OK, just wondering who out there has flown this camera and can confirm this? Also if there are any tips or quirks with this camera I should be aware of.

Thanks for your time
Cheers
Jason
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#2 Dan Coplan

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:25 AM

Multi-format recording system that supports 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 23.98pA and 720 at 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

Built-in down-converter produces a SD output, allowing the use of low-cost SDI accessories
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#3 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:39 PM

I did this job today, no issues, thanks Dan. Shooting 720 50p. Internal downconverter board present and correct. Outputs any composite or digital video format you care to choose.

For those interested in the HD movement, this camera will be one to keep an eye on, it's a new model which isn't yet widespread, in the UK there aren't that many units in at this stage.
I was talking with the DoP about it, he has done camera tests with the HDX-900 alongside the current workhorse over here, the Sony HDW-750, and the Panasonic apparently outperformed the Sony. (to the extent that he bought one out of his own pocket).
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#4 Matt Burton

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 02:54 PM

Yup it's a very nice camera and the big brother to my HVX200 B)
I'm impressed every day with what this little cam can do in the right hands.
I'd bet the HDX would take on a 900 let alone the 750 !
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#5 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 03:05 PM

Matt,
Didn't know you had an HVX-200. Might be able to find some work for you with that camera. I'll get in touch if I get anything for you.
Cheers
JT
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#6 Matt Burton

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 05:11 PM

Matt,
Didn't know you had an HVX-200. Might be able to find some work for you with that camera. I'll get in touch if I get anything for you.
Cheers
JT


Please do cheers Jason
Not sure if you've seen this trailer yet www.midnight-film.com all done with the HVX and the M2 35mm adaptor.
What do yal think ?
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