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africanmarty
04-18-2007, 05:49 AM
as the title says what is the cheapest cam for shooting in true 24p ? not the best, doesnt have to have all the bells and whistles, as i like to tweak via software but would like to shoot in 24p thanks.

stinkpot
04-18-2007, 08:30 AM
I think it is the Canon HV20.

africanmarty
04-18-2007, 10:14 PM
thanks m8, i'll check that out. 21 views and 1 reply ? anyone else, know of any other cheap 24p cams ?

john818
04-18-2007, 10:47 PM
i think the panasonic gs500,has a progressive frame mode

Huy Vu
04-18-2007, 11:04 PM
In 24p the only option is the HV20. Most other cameras with a progressive mode simply deinterlace the footage or offers 30p only.

Barry_Green
04-18-2007, 11:34 PM
If you want a 24p miniDV cam, the cheapest is the DVX100. The HV20 doesn't do 24p in miniDV, only in HDV.

africanmarty
04-19-2007, 05:01 AM
If you want a 24p miniDV cam, the cheapest is the DVX100. The HV20 doesn't do 24p in miniDV, only in HDV.

But doenst it record it to HDV mini dv tape?

it says so in this video review from reviews.cnet.com

http://reviews.cnet.com/Canon_HV20_camcorder_Mini_DV_HDV/4505-6500_7-32172625.html?subj=konsumentguiden.reviews&tag=feed&part=konsumentguiden.se

did you mean it cant do 24p in standard definition... well that is true :( but you could always export the HDV as DV for editing using existing programs, or downconvert HDV to SD, see link --> http://www.chicagohd.com/post-production/video-conversion.php

PS: i'm not trying to be a smart ass, just thought it was something i could do.

please reply as i am thinking of getting this cam. thanks.

africanmarty
04-19-2007, 05:10 AM
i think the panasonic gs500,has a progressive frame mode

I thought about this cam but from reviews have learned that this cam does not have genuine 24p but gives the appearance of 24p, and it is available only when shooting wide-screen.

Barry_Green
04-19-2007, 08:24 AM
It has genuine 24p, and it is available only when shooting widescreen because it's only available when shooting high-def.

Yes it records to miniDV tape, and yes it's also a miniDV camcorder. But if you want something that records in the miniDV format and does 24p, the HV20 isn't it. It records in the miniDV format, but only as 60i. It records 24p, but only in the HDV format.

That's all I'm saying.

africanmarty
04-19-2007, 03:49 PM
It records in the miniDV format, but only as 60i. It records 24p, but only in the HDV format.

could i convert that hdv 24p to sd ?

Barry_Green
04-19-2007, 11:03 PM
Yes, it can even downconvert on the fly so you could capture your footage as DV instead of as HDV.

africanmarty
04-20-2007, 03:27 AM
brilliant, now all i have to do is not eat, or pay any bills for a while.. and buy this bad boy :) but just one more question since i am in australia, is will be the 50i and 25p model, will the 25p look just as good as 24p ?? ( still have the film look ? ) and when putting 25p on a timeline can it just be put on any PAL 25 frame time line ? or must it be a specific 25'P' timeline to keep it pregresive ?? becuase i dont think premier pro 2 has a '25P' timeline but it does hav a pal 25 frame rate time line ( 50i i think ) is this right ? someone correct me.... but thanks to all for their advice and i WILL be getting this camera. also my computer ( strictly for video editing is as follows:

AMD 62 X2 dual core 3800
512mb nvidia 5300 GT
2 gig RAM
raid 0 500gig HD ( 2 x 250 )
100gig 10k rpm HD

..is this ok for editing HDV ??? )


- regards Marty.