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post #31 of 138
"You just put the files onto a data DVD and they can then copy them to the PS3's hard drive."

Good idea, but the DVD holds only 4.7 GB - that's 20 minutes of 60p video. So maybe DVD-DL.DVD's are 20th century! Blurays hold 25-50GB.
post #32 of 138
Thanks fartamis, a very interesting comparison. It would be great to see video comparisons (I know it's a hassle). I wonder if the HM1 is tweaked differently than the JVC 550, although it seems they do have the same sensor (what confusion, with both the Sony and the JVC being 550!).
post #33 of 138
You should be able to make a data Blu-Ray disc as well.
post #34 of 138
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Originally Posted by markr041 View Post

Thanks fartamis, a very interesting comparison. It would be great to see video comparisons (I know it's a hassle). I wonder if the HM1 is tweaked differently than the JVC 550, although it seems they do have the same sensor (what confusion, with both the Sony and the JVC being 550!).

I know it seems unbelievable that two identical technology gives different results, but yet there are very real, I think it's played at the image processor, probably the BIONZ processor sony makes a better low light treatment than the processor gigabrit of JVC?. all I can say is that the difference is very noticeable between the two models.
if I have time this week I'll do a video to show the comparison.
post #35 of 138
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Originally Posted by markr041 View Post

Yes you can. Interestingly, the advanced HM400 guidebook details this: in selecting files for backup you select 'select and create', then 'create by playlist', then you select your playlist(s), then save, then 'execute.' If the camera is attached to a bluray burner directly it will copy the files referred to by the playlist(s) onto the bluray disc.

Now, I have not tried this (although I diid see these options). I ordered a cable that will enable me to attach a bluray burner directly to the HM1, and I will try it out. It is cool one can do all of this without a computer.

Thanks markr041 that's great to know. I was hoping you might chime in on this as you have much more experience with JVC's on-board editing features than I. I'm just starting to play around with those features and it seems to me that I can divide, trim and make playlists of those files, and burn all the files to BD without the need of a computer, that's pretty nice.


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Originally Posted by fartamis View Post

congratulations to tingham and markr041 for purchasing the JVC GZ-HM1 is an excellent camera.
I compared my videos of my cx550 and gz-hm550 I had a few days. videos that were filmed in the same conditions every two automatic mode.
Outside the hm550 has better clarity and sharpness of image that the cx550 and it shows clearly.
in low light even if the sensor hm550 has backlight, the Sony is much higher, at much less the digital noise and gives a sharper image than hm550, the Sony camcorder is still king and master of low light, yet both are equipped with the same technology, so I only see one little thing that make the difference is the image processor.

again congratulations on your purchase jvc hm1 is a great camcorder.

Thanks fartamis. I'm glad you are happy with the CX550 also. It's an excellent cam. And I do agree that the low-light is better on the CX550. The stabilization is better on the CX550 also imo. I also think the HM1 is sharper with more clarity , just like you. All these cams are excellent. I think it all comes down to the features and pros/cons of each cam. Purchase the one that YOU will be most happy with it features and your filming scenarios.
post #36 of 138
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I know it seems unbelievable that two identical technology gives different results, but yet there are very real, I think it's played at the image processor, probably the BIONZ processor sony makes a better low light treatment than the processor gigabrit of JVC?. all I can say is that the difference is very noticeable between the two models.
if I have time this week I'll do a video to show the comparison.

Yes, I agree. Sony has the best low-light filming I have ever seen. I don't know what it is, but I wish all manufactures could duplicate their process. Maybe some day, but then we would not have all this competition? I already compared between the two also, and Sony has a big edge in this department.
post #37 of 138
tingham, your pictures are really beautiful, a beautiful rich colors and nice sharpness.
post #38 of 138
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Originally Posted by markr041 View Post

I've had so much to do shooting videos that I have never tried the still features of the HM1. Here is the first still photograph I took. It is razor sharp, with absolutely no discoloration or noise that I see on most camcorder still shots.



When you blow up the original on the screen you can see the individual pollen flecks. The HM1 takes 10 megapixel stills without any interpolation. Likely the best stills of any of the competing camcorders (you know which I mean). This was taken full auto, but you can set ISO, shutter speed, manual focus etc.

One other point: it is very difficult to shoot white flowers (or anything white) in bright sun without getting hot spots. This was taken in bright, direct sunlight, and with just auto mode. There are no hotspots (white outs). The camera has excellent dynamic range (ability to record dark and light tones without hot spots).


markr041, superb picture sharpness and very beautiful. the jvc hm1 is very picture detailed.
post #39 of 138
"You should be able to make a data Blu-Ray disc as well. "

Good point; just don't try playing it in a standalone bluray player.
post #40 of 138
fartamis: I am intrigued by your comparisons. What were the settings in low light for the HM1 - specifically, what setting for AGC? 'AUTO', 'off', 'AGC'? This can make a big difference. Also, what shutter speed? or just auto? I believe 'AUTO' allows the shutter speed, and perhaps the farme rate to go below 60.

Similarly, the Sony also may have some low-light tricks that were turned on or off.

My preferred setting is to fix the shutter at 1/60th, and then "AGC" not "AUTO" so the frame rate does not change. This results in darker videos, but no artifacts like trailing or jerks.

This is not to say that the Sony is not better in low light, but only that one has to look carefully at a number of characteristics, not just grain, but color fidelity, sharpness, smoothness, no trailing. So, frame rate tricks and low shutter will be effective in shooting static objects, but for subjects that move, these tricks will result in low-grain and better color but very odd video.
post #41 of 138
markr041 the comparison

Here are the comparisons in low light between jvc gz-hm550 and sony hdr-cx550.
Both videos have been made in the same light conditions.
a single light 60watts in a room 14' by 13' size.

parameter jvc hm550 = 24mbts automatic mode with agc activated.

parameter sony cx550 = 17mbts automatic mode and iauto not activated.

youtube is not well understood a reference in terms of image quality, it's two videos played on my hdtv and my computer works better and is much more apparent difference in image quality in low light between the two cameras, on youtube the difference is less apparent but still visible.

jvc hm550
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5kOcCaADA

sony cx550
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3zYzFB8Img
post #42 of 138
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Originally Posted by Paulo Teixeira View Post

You just put the files onto a data DVD and they can then copy them to the PS3's hard drive.

Well there, that makes sense.

So I guess it's really not impossible.
post #43 of 138
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Originally Posted by fartamis View Post

markr041 the comparison

Here are the comparisons in low light between jvc gz-hm550 and sony hdr-cx550.
Both videos have been made in the same light conditions.
a single light 60watts in a room 14' by 13' size.

parameter jvc hm550 = 24mbts automatic mode with agc activated.

parameter sony cx550 = 17mbts automatic mode and iauto not activated.

youtube is not well understood a reference in terms of image quality, it's two videos played on my hdtv and my computer works better and is much more apparent difference in image quality in low light between the two cameras, on youtube the difference is less apparent but still visible.

jvc hm550
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5kOcCaADA

sony cx550
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3zYzFB8Img

thanks for the comparison video fartimis. I hear a strange clicking/rattle sound at times on the HM550 video. Is that the cam making that noise?
post #44 of 138
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thanks for the comparison video fartimis. I hear a strange clicking/rattle sound at times on the HM550 video. Is that the cam making that noise?

this is the camcorder that makes them rattle noise. at first he did not do it and it made rempire day after day. noise is manifested every time I moved the camera and even if I moved quietly, when I stopped to move the noise stopped. at first I thought a problem with image stabilization, but the electronics technician told me it was a problem with autofocus.
post #45 of 138
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this is the camcorder that makes them rattle noise. at first he did not do it and it made rempire day after day. noise is manifested every time I moved the camera and even if I moved quietly, when I stopped to move the noise stopped. at first I thought a problem with image stabilization, but the electronics technician told me it was a problem with autofocus.

thanks fartamis. I am hearing a noise like this on my HM1. If I turn the AGC off, I hardly hear it at all. Are you saying it did not do this at 1st, but started doing it after filming for a few days? Also, did the tech say it was normal for this cam, or the autofocus needed to be repaired?
post #46 of 138
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Originally Posted by tingham View Post

thanks fartamis. I am hearing a noise like this on my HM1. If I turn the AGC off, I hardly hear it at all. Are you saying it did not do this at 1st, but started doing it after filming for a few days? Also, did the tech say it was normal for this cam, or the autofocus needed to be repaired?

in first I did not have this problem, then the disorder is appeared and every day the troubled is become more present. the electronic technician told me it was probably a disorder with autofocus. This was five days that I have this camera and I did not want to repair because I was also unsatisfied with the image stabilization, so I traded for a cx550. But I do not think this so a common problem, I watched several videos on youtube of jvc hm550 and has not found this problem, I have probably had a defective.

Here is a video with the weird noise of JVC hm550 at its worst, noticed that the noise is audible only when I move the camera, the video quality is not beautiful because I had been tested almost total darkness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHk0I--3SD8
post #47 of 138
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Originally Posted by fartamis View Post

at first I did not have this problem, then the disorder is appeared and every day the troubled is become more present. the electronic technician told me it was probably a disorder with autofocus. This was five days that I have this camera and I did not want to repair because I was also unsatisfied with the image stabilization, so I traded for a cx550. But I do not think this so a common problem, I watched several videos on youtube of jvc hm550 and has not found this problem, I have probably had a defective.

Here is a video with the weird noise of JVC hm550 at its worst, noticed that the noise is audible only when I move the camera, the video quality is not beautiful because I had been tested almost total darkness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHk0I--3SD8

fartamis, thank you for the great information and video. The rattle on my cam is not nearly severe as the one in your video. But, it is still present if filming in a quiet environment, (more so with AGC engaged). After reading your post, I put the cam in manual focus mode and the noise went away until I started focusing with the dial, then I could hear it. So it definitely is caused by the cam focusing.

I am going to exchange mine for another unit. Hopefully a new one will have no rattle.
post #48 of 138
How does the HM1's image-stabilization stack up with the other brands?

In this sample-video,

http://vimeo.com/11211625

all the shots exhibit that "handheld" quality -- i.e. the IS didn't seem particularly effective. (It reminds me of my Canon HG20 -- the IS was inadequate at the tele end of the zoom.)
post #49 of 138
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"inadequate"...huh?. Is it's IS as good as the top of the line Sony or Panny..no. It takes a little more effort to keep the cam steady at tele, but it certainly is "adequate". Even at 15x handheld.
post #50 of 138
In my hours of using the HG20, I found it's image-stabilization acceptable at the wide-end, though it still exhibited the shakiness evident in this HM1 vimeo-clip. At 12x zoom, the IS simply wasn't effective enough. (I got around that by trying to brace the camcorder against an object, or putting it on a tripod.)

The vimeo-clip didn't give a description of the HM1's settings. Was IS on or off? Was the footage shot mostly with the lens at the wide-end, or at the wide end? The only thing evident to me, were the windy shooting conditions (and I know from experience that I sway like a palm tree on a gusty day !)

I was hoping someone who tried both the HM1 and a different camcorder firsthand could compare their stabilization performance.
post #51 of 138
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I don't know if you noticed this, but I actually shot that clip you referenced. It was not my best effort as far as keeping the cam steady. I was on the edge of a 15' cliff (actually a sloping cliff edge), and the wind was up also. I did not feel comfortable or very secure on my feet in that position, I can say that for sure! You can actually see in certain scenes that I was shaking a little from being nervous, (I don't like heights).

My main intent with that footage was to show the sharpness, colors, and motion capturing ability of the HM1. I had the cam set to it's "Optical IS" setting, not it's "Optical and Advanced IS" setting. There is a difference between the two up to a certain zoom level imo. If I had the "AIS" on also, you most likely wouldn't have seen my hands shake a few times. The footage was shot from full wide to about 7x zoom throughout.

I can also say that I owned the Sony CX550 for a few weeks and it has the best "IS" of all cams right now imo, from both hands-on experience and research. But, the HM1 is not far behind imo. It's quite easier to keep the 550 steady at full zoom. But I knew that going in with my purchase of the HM1. When I first tried the HM1, I thought I was going to be disappointed with it's IS compared to the 550. But I was pleasantly surprised by how well it performed compared to the 550. If I need it to be steadier at full zoom, I will use a tripod or some sort of bracing method.
post #52 of 138
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I went to my favorite local park again with my daughter to feed the ducks and shot this short footage. These ducks are practically domesticated. They came right up to us looking for food and were nipping at my daughter. Great sharpness with this cam, among other things.

As always, you can download from Vimeo also. The sound cuts out in the YouTube video about half way thru. I haven't quite figured out why it does this, but have seen it before. Something to do with their file conversion and the edited video? http://vimeo.com/11594056
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post #53 of 138
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Originally Posted by markr041 View Post

"I have only shot in 1080p60 mode with my TM700 and have viewed my videos on all four of my 1080p HDTVs using the TM700 HDMI output with the included remote or on my PS3 with SD slot that plays the 1080p60 files great with slo-motion that includes audio in slo-motion. I also have my Mac playing 1080p60 video using Windows 7 Media Player 12. Playing my 1080p60 videos in slo-motion is fantastic and is the future today."

That's great! Yes, you can play clips, or clips edited in the camera (using a 3.5" screen!), using the TM700 as a player attached to a HDTV. Playing 60p videos on a computer to a computer monitor is not a way of enjoying the highest resolution of video, however. You can also play the 60p clips on the PS3 attached to a good HDTV. That is great.

But you cannot make a bluray disc that will play on a blu-ray player without transcoding, and reducing quality. This is only important if you want to share your edited videos with friends, many of whom have blu-ray players (including the PS3). I am happy to send them or give them a bluray disc with my edited videos to share; if they have a PS3 and I only have 60pvideos, however, what medium am I going to give them? my sd card? a usb drive? lend them my camera? Kind of expensive. Downloading is not an option, the files are way too big.

You only get the highest quality on the TM700 using 60p - the 60i is crippled at 17Mbps - with all of the current limitations in use. 60p1080 is a hassle, and whether it is that much better looking than the HM1 60i (at 24Mbps) is not obvious. Slo-mo tho is a great feature, and a real advantage to progressive.

108060p may be the future. That future, however, is not now for broadcasts, for blurays, and for most high-end editors (meaning you cannot smart render so there is no quality loss).

Oh you poor boy, you don't really have a clue now do you ? I have many 1080p60 family videos uploaded to youtube that could be seen by our family and friends that are set to private. I have 1080p60 videos burned to low cost DVD-Rs that play on my PS3 in slo-motion with sound. I have not tried 17mbit/sec 1080i60 but for you to call it crippled shows how clueless you are. BTW the TM700 with remote works great as a 1080p60 player on my four 1080p HDTVs in slo-motion etc. Try playing 1080p60 in slo-motion with the JVC HM1.
post #54 of 138
"Oh you poor boy, you don't really have a clue now do you ? I have many 1080p60 family videos uploaded to youtube that could be seen by our family and friends that are set to private. I have 1080p60 videos burned to low cost DVD-Rs that play on my PS3 in slo-motion with sound. I have not tried 17mbit/sec 1080i60 but for you to call it crippled shows how clueless you are. BTW the TM700 with remote works great as a 1080p60 player on my four 1080p HDTVs in slo-motion etc. Try playing 1080p60 in slo-motion with the JVC HM1."

1. You had to convert the 60p videos before uploading, didn't you? If not, that is news. So they were not seeing your 60p videos converted on Youtube.

2. A DVD-R will hold 15 minutes of 60p video, tops. Why not burn to a blu-ray disk? It won't play in a regular Blu-ray player, but it will play on your PS3.

3. The 17mbits is inferior to the 24mbits of the Canon and HM1 in every dimension. If the TM700 had offered 24mbits AVCHD, instead of only 17mbits 24mbits, which is demonstrably better, they would have it all. So on the TM700 you must use an inferior mode (to 24mbits) to stay within the AVCHD spec. To not know, confirmed by camcorderinfo, why 17mbits is "crippled" indicates who is really "clueless."

4. slo-mo in 60p, 1080 is really nice.

It is not necessary to be so graceless. The TM700 is really working for you and that is great. I am pointing out the issues with 60p 1080 so that others will understand what they are in for and what they really get. To obtain really good video with the TM700 they must use the non-AVCHD spec 60p, and that has some limitations. We now know they can get equal motion, sharpness without 60p on the HM1 and avoid having to use the camera as a player, converting for youtube uploads, upgrading their computer, changing their editor, or buying a PS3.

To see what happens when someone buys the 60p snakeoil and is really clueless, see this pathetic thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1248285

This guy cannot play, edit or upload his TM700, 60p videos with his computer and is looking for free solutions! And none of the TM700 fanboys pushing 60p have helped him, because there is no cheap solution.
post #55 of 138
Today I finally received the cable I needed and tried the feature of the HM1 that allows you to make a Blu-ray disc that will play on any blu-ray player without using a computer. You can make one using any set of files you choose that are on the sd card or in internal memory - either select the clips individually, or by date, or by event, or from a playlist created on the camera. In this case I chose by date and selected a particular day that we had shot a baseball game.

The HM1 can burn to any brand external blu-ray player (I happened to have a Buffallo external burner) - LG and LaCie burners are listed in the manual. All one needs is a usb cable that fits in the mini-A usb port of the camcorder (standard) and the male B port of the burner (standard).

The camera recognized the burner, which turned on automatically when the camera was turned on. I then had to format the blank disc and then it burned the files. The files were UXP (24mbps), so an AVCHD disc (on a DVD) is not possible. The length of the set of videos was 47 minutes, so way too much for a DVD in any case.
post #56 of 138
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That is fantastic news Mark! Thanks for reporting back on that. So, we can edit all files on the cam, then make a playlist on the cam of all the files we wish to burn, and then burn directly to a external BD burner without using a computer..Awesome!

BD media is really starting to come down in price. Under $1.00 per disc in some cases. I'm going to have to pick up a external BD burner at some point.
post #57 of 138
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Originally Posted by tingham View Post

I went to my favorite local park again with my daughter to feed the ducks and shot this short footage. These ducks are practically domesticated. They came right up to us looking for food and were nipping at my daughter. Great sharpness with this cam, among other things.

As always, you can download from Vimeo also. The sound cuts out in the YouTube video about half way thru. I haven't quite figured out why it does this, but have seen it before. Something to do with their file conversion and the edited video? http://vimeo.com/11594056
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beautiful sharpness and beautiful colors.
post #58 of 138
Bump!!!
post #59 of 138
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Yeah..there is not alot of members here with this cam yet. Only 2 (including myself), that I know of. I have had it for a little over a month and am very happy with the HM1. Look for a review on the HM1 from camcorderinfo.com very shortly. There are also a few reviews on Amazon from HM1 owners. I have not written a review yet on any site, but will get to it eventually.

I am setting the cam on it's "dynamic zoom" setting lately and just leaving it set to that. It can zoom up to 15X with no picture degradation, and the stabilization at that zoom level is pretty good if you have steady hands.
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Another thing I'm noticing on this cam is the LCD works very well in outdoor bright light conditions. It has never washed out for me in bright outdoor shooting conditions, and that's with it's monitor brightness set to default. I had the Sony CX550 and it's LCD display washed out more easily..even though it has way more pixels.

Don't get me wrong, the 550's display is big and beautiful, but I found myself using it's evf in some outdoor sunlight filming conditions. I don't know if it is because the LCD on the JVC is a little recessed into it's housing or what, but it works very well in bright outdoor sunlight.
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