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    Default Resolution Test - have a go!

    Just for laughs.
    Print out this - http://www.bealecorner.org/red/test-...144-600dpi.png
    Film it full frame.
    In the editor bump up brightness / contrast to make it nice and clear.
    Screen grab. Crop in editor to central region - screen grab.

    Post the 2 pics with camera details.

    I had to print mine at A3 becuase my large camera does not focus closer than 3 ft. A4 may work for you.

    Oviously any HDV camera should rinse any DV camera - shoudnt it? - lets see..... Anyone going to play ?

    If people try this in any numbers we shall try exposure latitude next maybe.

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    Cropped and tweaked. The vertical bars on my sony and jvc are from the printer.
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    Sony PC4 - secnnd gen DV - was 1000 new around 2000, cost me 100 off e bay.

    Manages to resolve lines to about 1.5 circle radius - but gets very messy. Did better than I expected. The vertical lines are cos of my crap printer.
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    JVC DV 5001 - last gen DV - value pro camera - about 5000 with a lens when new I think. 1600 off a bloke in a lay by near Manchester last year.

    At best appears to resolve lines as close as 0.75 the radius of the circle. The vertical lines are cos of my crap printer.
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    Go on then ! I think it will be really interestning to see how really different cameras perform. Maybe I am a super nerd after all....

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    Only just spotted this - interesting challenge I may join in with when I remember...

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    Cool - I tht it might be fun and possibly suprising.

    I fully expect hdv to be better in raw res terms, but only on the more expensive cameras. This test is HDV froendly as it is a still image - so come on you HDV accolytes - rinse me !

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    Bump.

    I really would be intrersting to see how various cameras perform on this - go on, go on......

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    If you are still interested I'll see if I can print this off, (it'll have to be A4 as I 'm at work).

    I can try and re-create the test with a Panasonic SD9 and a Canon MV 600i.

    I haven't been massively impressed with the images from the SD9 - but it can't be beat for portability.
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    I would be hugely intersted.

    As for the Pana you own - sadly many cameras are adorned with HD stickers - marketing has made us all pixel whores when the numbers that matter are bandwidth.

    People also dont seem to realise that many other factors affect camera performance.

    The other mods often take the piss out of me cos of my DV obsession.

    This is party born of practicality - I like pro cameras and all i can aford is DV - but also it is born of hnads on expirience.

    My SD DV cam - albeit the near best of DV - produces better video than many so called 'HD ' cameras.

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    I've printed it off on an A4 sheet at work, smaller than yours, but at least I can compare the cameras I have.

    The SD9 was chosen purely for size and weight, as long as the footage is comparable to my older cheap-o Panasonic 3CCD mini-DV camera I'm happy with it.

    When shooting my last project I had mini-DV tapes from my budget 3CCD Panasonic, a budget 1CCD Sony, a Canon Xm2 and a Canon XL1, so have been able to compare a variety of DV sources side by side, seems like for the footage I shoot: 3ccd is pretty similar across the board, single chip isn't as good but not by that much.

    Image quality is not one of my main priorities, I just want to be able to use my camera in as many situations as possible.

    But I know it is important for the majority of forum users, so I'll be happy to do this test and any other simple tests too
    Panasonic SD9, Panasonic NVGS-75, Canon MV600i

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