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BernardLanguillier

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Any feedback on Panasonic HDC-SD7?
« on: March 24, 2008, 08:31:18 PM »

Dear all,

I am looking for a cheap full HD video camera writing to a SD card (it cannot be a Hard disk).

The Panasonic HDC-SD7 seems interesting specwise, but I was wondering whether any of you had first hand experience with the beast?

Thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 11:01:02 AM »

Forget the question, I choose to invest in a Canon Ivis HF10 instead.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 11:28:05 AM »

I haven't purchased anything yet, but pretty well decided on the same Canon as soon as it get in stock here in Toronto.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 08:50:53 PM »

Sounds OK for far but:

- The software provided for video transfer doesn't have a Mac version.

The informal advice of the - helpful - person who answered at Canon was to try out iMovie 08.

- The battery life seems poor.

I need to do more test to see whether the first charge of the battery (I am speaking about the high capacity optional one) improves on this or not.

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 09:46:28 PM »

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- The software provided for video transfer doesn't have a Mac version.

The informal advice of the - helpful - person who answered at Canon was to try out iMovie 08.
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I did try and it seems to work mostly fine. I am seeing some posterizations in very dark areas, but it is difficult to say whether it is a Codec problem, camera issue or some limitations of iMovie 08.

Either way, the detail and sharpness appear to be pretty good when viewed full screen on my iMac 24 inch. I need to test this baby a lot more obviously.

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