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  • GY-HM700U vs EX3

    Posted by Navarro Parker on April 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Just read about the JVC GY-HM700U and it sounds really attractive.

    Removable lens, shoulder mount, SD 4:2:2 out, Anton Bauer battery mount, and more. But the kicker is it uses Class 6 SDHC cards and records directly to Quicktime .MOV using EXCAM EX codec. So no SxS cards or XDCAM Transfer needed. I can drag clips directly from the SD card into Final Cut.

    Has anyone used one? How does it compare to the EX3?

    Enrique Orozco replied 15 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig Seeman

    April 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    only 1/3″ chips compared to 1/2″ for EX3
    No Interval/time lapse recording.
    Only a few preset Under/Overcrank speeds (but on SDHC which is nice).
    You can use SDHC on EX as well with MxR, MxM, Hoodman adaptor.
    Reports also say poor low light performance compared to EX. That’s expected with 1/3″ CCD vs 1/2″ CMOS chips.

    If you saw my post on CalibratedSoftware, with that plugin there’s no need for XDCAM Transfer for FCP. MP4 works in FCP.

  • Enrique Orozco

    April 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    …. You can have the Anton Bauer battery mount with the (excelent) QR-EX3 optional accesory ….


    Enrique Orozco R.
    iDEA DigitalVideoStudio

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