fldave wrote on 2/4/2007, 5:58 AM
HDV; have had my FX1 for two years.
epirb wrote on 2/4/2007, 6:46 AM
FX-1 and A1-U
Laurence wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:03 AM
HDV here
jrazz wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:10 AM
2 A1u's & a HC1 (HDV)

j razz
johnmeyer wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:43 AM
HDV for "serious" stuff, but always delivered on SD DVD (still haven't had a single request for HD delivery, or even an inquiry about it -- and I live near Pebble Beach and Carmel, not exactly a low-end market).
blink3times wrote on 2/4/2007, 9:34 AM
I havve the HC3 and I also do hybrid HD DVD's.... I will NEVER return to DV...... HD is just too nice!
mr.beebo wrote on 2/4/2007, 9:45 AM
Still dv but got my first request for HD yesterday at a wedding, from the minister of all people, lol.
Mostl likely an A1U over summer.
Wolfgang S. wrote on 2/4/2007, 9:58 AM
FX1, so HDV only.
teaktart wrote on 2/4/2007, 2:30 PM
Sony A1U absolutely love it
Canon HV10 great for quick and easy day-to-day spontaneous fun stuff, bring it with me everywhere due to its small size

one 3CCD SD cam I haven't touched since
two older SD cams gathering dust....

However, I did use one of the older SD cams to "capture" a movie on Comcast "On Demand" cable the other night, which sure looks better than using the old VCR to get a copy....
May experiment with recording HD programing using component out from HD cable box recorder to Canon keep quality up.

I just saw "Winged Migration" in HD on Discovery channel on my HDTV and was absolutely blown away at the gorgeous footage. Wouldn't mind having a copy of that in HD, hmmmm....
next project.....?

winrockpost wrote on 2/4/2007, 3:15 PM
hdv,, for stuff of our own and hd stuff for a couple a shows ,,, but.... lots of client work still shot with the ole xl1 , and it is still an amazing cam.
Yoyodyne wrote on 2/4/2007, 3:25 PM
HDV here - JVC HD100 (also have done a bunch with the Z1). Still do about 50/50 HD and standard def work. Most of my HD work is for event projection so being able to do low cost / high rez stuff has been a minor miracle. For "shiny disk" delivery am still downconverting to standard def mpeg 2 DVD, it does look amazing - better than what I could do starting from standard def -
Serena wrote on 2/4/2007, 4:23 PM
HDV with FX1E. First experience with video after film. Locally, HDV consumer camera advertising is being coupled with the need for better definition to suit your HDTV set.
Cliff Etzel wrote on 2/4/2007, 5:32 PM
2- TRV950's one of them housed in a Light & Motion Bluefin Underwater housing with external monitor and wide angle port.

HDV bug has bitten but the itch isn't very bad. I'm having to consider my next steps regarding the format - I want a SONY 3 chip prosumer camera (form factor like the new HC7) with file based acquisition and editing in a small package that isn't AVCHD - oh did I mention I want it for under $2000??? LOL!!!

(As he sits striping tapes on the weekend...)
Serena wrote on 2/4/2007, 5:48 PM
>>>>I mention I want it for under $2000???<<<<

You might start with the Canon HV20

BlackMagic Intensity Card
Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/4/2007, 5:55 PM

DV - Canon XL2. Missed one HDV job, not because I didn't own the camera but because I'm not scuba certified!

vegemite wrote on 2/4/2007, 6:16 PM
HD very soon -- a matter of a couple of weeks for my Canon A1. I have to upgrade my computer first, but it's over five years old so it needs it.
Cliff Etzel wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:09 PM
The problem on that one Serena, is that no one is doing an aluminum housing for the camera - Light & Motion and Amphibico settled on SONY for their LANC controller - Gates won't as far as I know - Plex housings aren't even worth mentioning due to their inferior duability and bulk. Otherwise I would be looking at the HV20.

Which reminds me - I need to shoot an email off to Gates Housings.... ;)
Serena wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:16 PM
Ah yes.....under ocean vision. I presume that the LANC is the problem.
MH_Stevens wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:29 PM
HDV with FX1
rmack350 wrote on 2/4/2007, 7:32 PM
Our shop is still using a DSR500 (similar to the more current DSR450). We have had no requests from our clients for HD. These are all industrials, and generally for Fortune 500 companies. My guess is that they don't have HD displays deployed through their companies and so don't need HD programs for training. This is in the SF Bay area.

Trade shows and sales would be another matter, but for widespread training we generally cater to lowest common denominators - DVD players and SD TVs or computers with CD-ROM players.

What will drive us to HD will be the bosses's next documentary, and I know they aren't considering HDV at all.

One thing to find out from responders here is what region they're in. Australia seems to be much heavier into HD than the US.

Rob Mack
riredale wrote on 2/4/2007, 9:28 PM
HDV with FX1 and a new HC3, dubbed "BabyCam." Very close color match allows for nice two-camera edits at events. Audio is always 4-channel surround, with front 2 going on tape and rear two onto Sharp Minidisc.
farss wrote on 2/4/2007, 10:35 PM
Whatever works best for the project.
ushere wrote on 2/5/2007, 1:29 AM
still pd170 - though i'm having to upgrade to 16:9 for broadcaster. otherwise no-one's ever mentioned hd to me.

ikeart wrote on 2/5/2007, 4:27 AM
HDV; have had my FX1 for two years.