Choosing an HDV Camera

DMN Buyers Guide By Heath McKnight HDVHeath McKnight discusses HDV camcorders from JVC, Sony and Canon The HDV (high definition video) format is certainly a new technology, only 3 years old and already in the second generation of cameras (the Sony HVR-V1U and HDR-FX7, and the JVC GY-HD100 come to mind), but it was widely adopted much faster than even the perennial mini-dv format, which is still actively used. As such, accessories, non-linear support and more came fairly quickly. But there are still many who haven’t decided to test the waters, or take the plunge into the new world of high definition. We hope to help you understand HDV before diving in. This article’s goal is to help with your decision of what camera is right for you. We’ll be taking a look at the many models offered by JVC, Sony and Canon (the fourth company that supports HDV, Sharp, has yet to release a unit, over three years after joining the others), and giving you enough information to help you make a solid decision. read more...

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