Hi, I've got a few issues with my HF100, or rather, some things I'm not sure are normal. Now, I've actually had it for a year, and I just had to send it in to Canon for repairs, because the screen got stuck flashing various colors, and not displaying anything at all. That
problem had actually popped up months ago, but I tend to procrastinate, and so I didn't actually get around to sending it in until I only had a few days left on the 1 year warranty.
But anyway, in addition to the major problem which rendered it unusable, there had been another little annoyance that I wasn't sure was normal, but it wasn't severe enough that I wanted to go through the hassle of sending it for repairs, just in case it turned out to be normal
. But when I had to send it in anyway
, I figured I'd mention the other little thing as well, hoping they'd fix it. But I just got it back today, and they only fixed the major
problem. So I still
don't know if the other thing is normal. But it looks like I'll be sending it back in, as they actually introduced two new
problems -- the audio no longer works, and the lens cap no longer closes. So, before I send it back in for those very obvious problems, let me try to describe the other one, and hopefully somebody can tell me if it even is
It seems that regardless of the lighting conditions, when I pan across something that's a solid color (like a wall), there's a subtle but noticeable fixed
pattern of lighter and darker areas running horizontally across the imagine. It's not noise, and I don't believe it's AVCHD artifacts, either. In a normal scene without much panning, and with numerous colors and textures in the shot, it's not noticeable at all. But like I said, if you happen to be panning across something like a wall -- especially vertically -- you can see it. Here's an example in 30p:http://www.sendspace.com/file/0c0r4b
Oh, and there's another thing too, which I never paid much attention to, as I never used 60i, since I didn't want to have to de-interlace before posting videos on YouTube and such. But now I've become more interested in using 60i, and I've noticed an odd effect where, when panning across something, it's almost as if previous frames are bleeding through, and you get a sort of double imagine. Like, when panning across any noticeable vertical line or pattern, it's as if it trails behind, and you see a ghost image of it behind the current imagine. Here's an example of that
(60i, 1/60th of a second shutter speed):http://www.sendspace.com/file/6s2psf
Watch it with something that can play interlaced video, as it's only noticeable at 60 fps. Look at the ghost image of the wires that trails behind them. Is that normal?