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9/12/09 7:49 AM
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For anyone who has shot with both these cameras, what are your impressions pre and post. Here are the conflicting stats that are confusing the better product :

Sony HVR-V1U
image sensor: 3 1/4 inch CMOS
1080/24p 30p 60i

Canon XH A1S
image sensor: 3 1/3 inch CCDs
1080/24f 30f 60i

Reviews say the A1S works better in low light, and has better contrast and color. But the V1U has 24P/30p which looks better on widescreen, Blu-ray and is closest to film.
10/6/09 8:09 PM
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OK, so I test shot with both, then in post edit it became clear. The A1S is in a different league than the V1U.

Both cameras are less than 5K - for a simple entry into pro video.
11/2/09 12:22 PM
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Good post.
6/14/10 1:47 PM
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HDV tape is a fucking nightmare. Next to impossible to log over time code breaks.

I'm a big Panasonic fan. Tapeless workflow is a joy. A little more expensive but worth it IMO.

I hear good things about Sony's XD Cam series as well.
7/14/10 1:13 AM
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9/2/10 6:16 PM
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I just got a Canon 7D and I'm pretty happy with it. There are numerous documentary style films on youtube of it. I'll post mine shortly.

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