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Sony HC7 and Canon HV20 split screen comparison

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I took footage from this site:

http://www.fxsupport.de/21.html

I took a pair of the raw night footage clips into Vegas 7 used a split-screen mask to compare the footage. It starts with the HC7 footage on the left, HV20 on the right (and ends with the HC7 on the right). I re-rendered this to an .m2t file, so there is probably a slight amount of quality loss due to recompression, but not enough to matter for this comparison. No audio is included.

Here's the link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/26901332...20_09.m2t.html

I got give this one to the HV20.

update:
Here's a link comparing daytime footage:
http://rapidshare.com/files/26905230...20_01.m2t.html
Note the strange green tint of the left hand tree trunk that only occurs above the wall in the Sony footage. (once again, Sony HC7 starts on the left, ends on the right)

That HV20 takes some nice footage.
post #2 of 12
You did a great job with this Dan and it really shows the difference between these two cams. There's unquestionably more detail in the HV20....the night shot is not subtle, it's very obvious. Take a look at the signs on the gas pump and the street sign. The HV20 is much sharper and more detailed.

I haven't been able to download your other clip yet.
post #3 of 12
The first dark footage of the gas station must be exagerated. Right? I mean are the settings tweaked on the hv20 and not on the hc7? The difference is very clear. More details on settings would help (but that site is down).
post #4 of 12
Wow, the dynamic range difference between the two is huge! I take it the HV was not 24p. Thanks for the work.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yes, I like to make sure the Color Slow Shutter and Auto Slow Shutter were both OFF on the HC7 for the night shots, because the difference is remarkable (almost like the gain or something is jacked up on the HC7).
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by hdtrout View Post

The first dark footage of the gas station must be exagerated. Right? I mean are the settings tweaked on the hv20 and not on the hc7? The difference is very clear. More details on settings would help (but that site is down).

Not at all according to the guy that did these tests. Same settings on both, slow shutter was engaged on BOTH. The Canon looks better to me with the daytime footage (more detailed) and trumps the Sony at night. Not a bad combination.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

Not at all according to the guy that did these tests. Same settings on both, slow shutter was engaged on BOTH. The Canon looks better to me with the daytime footage (more detailed) and trumps the Sony at night. Not a bad combination.


Ok then. Quite remarkable indeed. Glad I got the hv20

But the big difference does make one wonder about the testing. I mean the hc7 isn't even close (although the daytime is much improved).

Anyway, really cool tests.

Nate-o
post #8 of 12
Nate, you can see his response to my question regarding that on the other fourm.
post #9 of 12
Ken, what does it take to get activated on that other forum. Man, I really want to make some posts and ask some questions. I've been waiting for 2 weeks.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post

Ken, what does it take to get activated on that other forum. Man, I really want to make some posts and ask some questions. I've been waiting for 2 weeks.

Getting activated there is a real headache from all the hoop-jumping. I think it took about 3.5 weeks for me. After that, I lost interest in posting there. As a matter of fact, I forgot my password.

Why not ask some questions here? It seems that some of the same people visit both boards.
post #11 of 12
O.K. I'll bite.

What's this "other" forum you guys are referring too (he asked timidly)?
post #12 of 12
If interested, do a search on hv20 forum.
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