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post #1 of 10 Old 10-15-2006, 08:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I'd really like a 1080p camera, but since none exist I'm thinking about this one. Anyone have any strong feelings about this or does anyone know of a better small, consumer friendly 1080 camcorder with an hdmi out?
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I'd really like a 1080p camera, but since none exist I'm thinking about this one. Anyone have any strong feelings about this or does anyone know of a better small, consumer friendly 1080 camcorder with an hdmi out?
The Sony HDR-HC3 has HDMI out.
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I am enjoying my new HDR-UX1, I think the PQ is great. It is the DVD version of the SR1. It records in AVCHD format on mini dvds, about 15-25 minutes a disk. These AVCHD disks are supposed to be playable directly in the Playstation 3. We'll see...

The UX1 is very easy to use, touchscreen interface, etc. I'm assuming the SR1 is the same.
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How does the HDR-SR1 and HDR-HC3 compare to the DCR-SR100? There is a review of the latter on cnet and she seemed to really like the video quality. Also, are there any sample clips from these high definition camcorders? I'd really like to see what the video quality looks like for myself.
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The DCR-SR100 isn't hi-def.
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I'd really like a 1080p camera, but since none exist I'm thinking about this one. Anyone have any strong feelings about this or does anyone know of a better small, consumer friendly 1080 camcorder with an hdmi out?
Its a good camcorder. Having a hard drive sure is conveneint. Shot 4 hours of footage the other day, on one battery and of course never havign to change tape or Discs.

It does have HDMI out, along with component out and USB2.

From what I've seen the video quality is fantastic in HD and in SD, though I've mostly been shooting SD right now.

AVCHD isn't yet supported by most editing software, and I haven't used the Sony tools, but in SD its a regular MPEG-2 video stream so it was easy to convert it to work with iMovie for me.
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Can i record from external source (through composite) with the HDR-SR1 in standard resolution (in MPEG-2)?
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Can i record from external source (through composite) with the HDR-SR1 in standard resolution (in MPEG-2)?
No. The only input into the camera is the lens and mic.
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Had a question about this camera as well...

Read on CNET about artifacts being a small problem in playback. Now seeing how I have not been in the market for quite some time for a camcorder, this may seem like a n00bish question...

Will firmware updates improve the performance of this camera? Eventually? As in reducing the artifacts?!? I am a bit concerned with AVCHD being a new tech and all. Are firmware updates common with camers like this? I have no problem with buying now and updating later. Actually I like to wait til things get hack out a bit, but I need a camera now :)

Wish this came out with a 60gb HD, but Sony will probably release one right after I buy the 30 gb version.

Thanks for the help!
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SO if you output SD on the SR1 or XU1 sony's , Is there a way to burn the footage to a dvd that plays in regular DVD players? :confused:
Saving the HD on the tapes for later down the road if Blu-ray and AVCHd editing become mainstream (if ever). ??
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