Very brief first impression

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 10:27 AM | comments: 0

Because of practice and a two-hour episode of 24, I really didn't have much time to play with the HVX200. Grrrr. I did a little bit of shooting at practice, but had no idea what I was really doing other than not getting good focus, something you can't get away with easily in HD.

Hopefully at some point this weekend I can take it outside and do some experimentation with the settings (not to mention find how to save sets of settings into the scene files). There is a ridiculous amount of flexibility in the camera to adjust image settings, not to mention the many different resolutions and framerates you can record at. As you might expect, the weirdest thing is that you don't hear anything when you record. When there's no tape, there's no noise! It's so weird.

I've read in some forums about guys getting this camera and shooting the next day with it. Yikes. I hate to see what they're getting. This is not a point-and-shoot device. But that's what I really like about it so far, in that it offers endless creativity and it's a cool gadget. Satisfies both sides of the brain!


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