randy-stewart wrote on 4/5/2008, 6:21 AM
There's an excellent article on the VASST site here: http://www.sundancemediagroup.com/articles/camcorders/Sony_HDR_HC9_camcorder.htm reviewing the new HDR-HC9 camcorder. Sounds like a sweet HDV cam with many pro features for about $1100. Lots of pic's in the article showing various views of the camera and frame grabs. Nice. Thanks VASST.


randy-stewart wrote on 4/5/2008, 6:42 AM
Man, just noticed there are a slew of new camera training DVD's on the VASST site here: http://www.vasst.com/search.aspx?entity=16&sort=date. Sweet.
Former user wrote on 4/5/2008, 9:19 AM
I bought a HDR-HC9 a few weeks ago (the day they came out) as an insurance replacement for a camera that was stolen while in NY on business.

Two things I like MOST about it: the x.v. colour. When you capture you footage in HD with x.v., and then turn on 32-bit colour processing in Vegas...oh my, and the new HDV compression. The video is VERY clean.

Like ANY HD camera, enough light is critical to get a good result. I've started using this on my pro projects as a supplement, and frankly, it's fan-freakin-tastic.

The HC9 keeps coming out of my toolkit for more and more projects.

Addenda: I forgot to mention, I'm actually very impressed with the mic(s) on this camera. I was actually shooting in a very open environment and managed to capture some conversation that ended up being usable (which I wasn't expecting). The mic-in jack is a HUGE bonus...I've pulled my AudioTechnica Pro 88 w/r (wireless) out of storage and, woo hoo!

This camera and Vegas Pro in 32-bit mode...seriously, with good light and audio you can get away with a LOT.