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with a 16 Go SDcard, it's a perfect product. Films are great, the HD mode works fine, the sound is wonderful,... good product....thank you panasonic
This unit was purchased to replace a MiniDV cam used for filming football practices and games on top of a Hi-Pod cam tower. We liked the SD feature which is more reliable in adverse weather, and no heads to clean along with no recurring tape costs. We did not need HD, but needed the SD feature and IR remote capability which seems to be lacking in many new cams.
As with all new equipment there is a learning curve, but this one didn't seem to be too steep. Appears to be able to provide the video that we need. However, the support from Panasonic is less than adequate. It took B&H to solve an issue - one phone call.
Night filming with field lights is not uniform (color) with each play - greens are brown, etc. However, this could be an operator issue. Daytime is perfect.
Burning a DVD is another story. It takes hours to convert the MTS format to DVD video. Panasonic had no options on this. Was told by my Hi-Pod vendor that capturing via the A/V port would allow standard definition at about a 1:1 ratio. This was verified with B&H, BUT had to by a Dazzle Instant DVD Recorder to do so. That unit was also purchased from B&H.
Because of the GREAT before and after sale support, we expect to have a long and beneficial relationship.