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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled so far., May 18, 2012
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This review is from: Panasonic X900MK 3MOS 3D Full HD SD Camcorder with 32GB Internal Memory (Black) HC-X900M (Electronics)
This camera is a member of the 1080p/60fps club. I expect that in a few years, that spec will be pretty standard as the high end moves to 4K video. Until then, the X900M provides the most detailed and smooth recording available in amateur camcorders. If you plan to shoot it in a lesser video mode, it's advantages over other models diminishes. I plan to do all of my shooting at 60p. It has 32GB on board memory plus a 64GB SD card I have installed. It is sized nicely for my large hands. If you plan on recording mostly in 2D with the occasional fun 3D shoot, this camera is a good choice as it shoots superior 2D and decent 3D. Where the Sony and JVC 3D models have 2 dedicated lenses and sensors (one for each "eye"), this model uses an optional ($269) add-on splitter lens which feeds left and right info onto a single sensor array where it is either recorded as split screen 3D or recombined for AVCHD 3D (better). But is is NOT 2 full HD frames like a true dedicated 3D model (i.e. HDR-TD10 or GS-TD1). The effect is still quite good -- just not class-leading. The problem with the dedicated 3D models is the typically poor 2D performance. So your purchase should depend on how much 3D you intend to take. I'll probably be 80% 2D and 20% 3D, so this was the right camera.
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Initial post: Jun 14, 2012 9:58:57 PM PDT
Asaph says:
How do you plan to edit 60p?

Also, what is your end media? (I understand blu ray is incompatible).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 6:12:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 6:15:57 PM PST
yubageoff says:
I have been using a TM700 for several years and use Pinnacle Studio 15. Panasonic gives you software and a cable to download video to your computer. Your computer has to have major storage. I have a terabyte drive that I use to store the HD capture. It is at 50% already. Then in Pinnacle you import the folder and edit as you would with any video. When it comes time to "Make Movie" you can choose DVD, Blu Ray and other formats. Blu Ray comes out fantastic but the discs are $2 each. DVDs look good too. No complaints with this camera. All good, even the sound is OK. Hope this helps. P.S. Only Studio 15 and better will handle multiple formats successfully in the same project. Not so with 14.
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