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    Canon HV20 - HDV camcorder with 25p cine mode & HDMI out

    Canon looks to have scored a couple of worthwhile first with its latest 1080i high-definition HDV-format camcorder for consumers, the HV20, due April at an as yet unknown price

    First first, if you'll forgive the expression, is the provision of an HDMI socket; the second is a 25p cinema-style progressive mode to try to create a film look.

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    any reason that graphic with the specs is 2384x4093? 250K for that is a bit ott isn't it?

    it also looks like it has been scaled up, including the Hexus watermark in the middle.

    i had to open it in Photoshop to read it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    any reason that graphic with the specs is 2384x4093? 250K for that is a bit ott isn't it?

    it also looks like it has been scaled up, including the Hexus watermark in the middle.

    i had to open it in Photoshop to read it properly.
    That's the smallest size I could get it.

    It started off as an Excel file, was printed as an Acrobat document, then exported from Acrobat in various formats of which PNG was by far the smallest.

    Resizing the image in PSP X actually ended up making the file bigger.

    I'll try to take another look to see if I can make the file smaller.

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    Why not just post the PDF linked from the small graphic on the main article? thats got to be smaller and easer to deal with.

    As far as the camcoder is concerned: looks nice. I'm following these new HD-cams quite closely, hopefully by July the prices will have dipped a little. If the dollar-to-pound exchangerate stays like it is, i may be very tempted while i'm over in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Why not just post the PDF linked from the small graphic on the main article? thats got to be smaller and easer to deal with.
    Your wish is my command. Right-click that pic of the specs now and you get a PDF.

    Or, just right-click here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    As far as the camcoder is concerned: looks nice. I'm following these new HD-cams quite closely, hopefully by July the prices will have dipped a little. If the dollar-to-pound exchangerate stays like it is, i may be very tempted while i'm over in the US.
    Don't forget the PAL/NTSC differences and the possibility that, even if you do buy PAL, you'll be stuffed if it goes wrong and you end up needing to get it sent back to the USA.
    Last edited by Bob Crabtree; 01-02-2007 at 08:36 PM.

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    I think Cannon have world wide waranties, but you are right i should check that.

    Isn't HD region agnostic? True SD will be in PAL/NTSC but as they are scaling down from an HD source to record in SD, there shouldn't be any reason they couldn't ahve the option to record in either TV format. Worth thinking about though.

    thanks Bob, that PDF is perfect

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    Re: Canon HV20 - HDV camcorder with 25p cine mode & HDMI out

    Hi,

    I do a lot of videoing of music usually in pubs etc so need good low light performance and audio quality. As I record anything from solo female with guitar up to 5 piece band with bass/drums etc i have a large volume range to cover. Currently using a Sony dcr-sr90 which has good video and is fine for lower volumes but no control. Reviews suggest that this camera can be made to give decent low light video but the coverage of the manual audio controls is sketchy at best. can anyone comment on the audio quality and ease of use please.

    Thanks

    Clive

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