Originally Posted by Ken Ross
I remember the first clip I shot and played back made my jaw drop. I just couldn't believe this tiny thing produced such a pristine, professional looking picture.
Jaw dropping is the right description for the PQ of this little baby. The Movies in my HDTV set are like watching Discovery HD.
I just got the wide angle lens adapter from Canon, and holding the camera with it gives it more balance and I can hold rock steady wide angle shots as well as zoomed.
The size of it does not interfere with the Instant Auto Focus feature, and does not have any vignetting at all.
It does interfere with the little video light, but I never used much anyway. Available light noise (regular room lights) is almost imperceptible, even in not so well illuminated night street scenes.
I've had for about 4 weeks and the more I use it, the easier it gets to handle, as well as changing the controls, exposure, shutter speed etc...
I don't know why people are so worried about HDMI out, or the lack of it. The component connection is just as good, plus for editing you have to have Firewire which the HV-10 does. You cannot use HDMI anyway.
Talking about editing, I'm planning to dub some background music using iMovie to some of my clips but so far I've shot with the setting in Stereo 1, but on playback you have 4 choices S1,S2,Mixed 1-1 and Mixed/Variable, what would you recommend I use if I want to dub Music.