I have a limit over how much help I can give concerning the TM700 type camcorders since I don't own one unfortunately. Also I may download those videos at a later time since I do have to be signed in.
Here's a RC air-plane video on Vimeo shot with the SD707.http://vimeo.com/17195951
I'm getting a little bit carried away and I'm fully aware of that but I'm going to post a few more of my videos.
In these 2 videos, I was packed like a sardine inside the rowdy crowd of people. That Gymnastics video was bad enough as is and in this case, it was a lot worse. On top of all that it was extremely hot and unfortunately even if I had a Zoom H4N to get the audio off the board I don't think I would have been allowed to use it so I'm sorry to say this but the audio was off at least one or both the built in camera mics of the GH1 and HV30. Shooting conditions will never always be perfect even when you have to record a live band and your not able to get the best sound possible. That's life.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-vaRvZbZj8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=webBureetv8
Obviously the camera that was in my hand was the GH1 without any support and the camera that was on stage was shot by one of the kids biggest fans with an HV30. Please just pay attention to only the GH1 shots and by all means, please select HD!
Anyway, I edited in Premiere CS5 and since YouTube can doesn't allow an original file download option (I wish they did!!!), I converted it to 720 30p at a bit rate of around 9Mbps using 2 pass. H.264 was the codec like my other videos. That should give you an idea of a YouTube torture test. Still, it does seam like the YouTube compression was working against me. I wish the results were a little better.
Now for these 2 clips on Vimeo, they are RAW 720 60p files directly off the GH1.http://vimeo.com/10662171http://vimeo.com/10662174
Speaking of a torture test, this make those 2 YouTube clips seam like nothing. Now this is really what I call a torture test since I was not really paying attention to my shooting and combine that with a lot of action and getting sometimes wracked by people's pillows. I could have sworn the rules was not to hit the camera people! At least my GH1 survived.
It's events like that, that makes me question why the heck was I using a DSLR type camera when a camcorder is far more suitable. Their are feature on the GH2 that I want badly such as the crop mode and I'm definitely into photography but for sure I have to get a TM700 as well. I might finally pull the trigger before Christmas if I see it go down to $700. $650 would be even better but expecting that would be pushing it big time. For sure I'd be extremely happy getting the TM700 for $650. Who wouldn't!.
OK, no more spamming the TM700 thread with GH1 clips. I promise!
Still, unless it's a video with a mixture of TM700, GH1, GH2, 5D Marik II and HVX200A clips in a cool video that I have planned.