Full AVCHD with CCD sensor


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Over the past couple of years, the trend towards CMOS sensors has meant that it is now almost impossible to find a consumer video camcorder that still utilises a CCD sensor.
As we have discussed, in several different threads, the 'rolling shutter effect' that comes as an integral part of all current CMOS sensor camcorders can be a problem with certain types of footage.
Noticeably, where there is a lot of vibration involved.

I was surprised to realise that the fairly recently introduced Panasonic model DMC-FZ48 'superzoom' camera: http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_...+Cameras/DMC-FZ48/Overview/7902620/index.html
still has a CCD sensor, and can now do full 1920x1080 AVCHD (although not 50p) video.

So if you have situations where CMOS sensors just won't do the job, it is still possible to find a current model HD video camera, with a CCD sensor.

Not a true camcorder of course, but better than nothing!......

I don't think there are any other current models with CCDS?........


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The GH2 and FZ150 i have give no trouble in that respect,the incredible films now made with DSLRs and the fact many wedding pros use cmos DSLRs must meen something,i have seen aircraft propellers show rolling shutter in films but that is a small price to pay for the many advantages imo.


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I managed to film a small rotary engine+propeller recently and in Vegas Studio v 10, there is a preset that claims it will correct this (along with several antivibration options). However, I can say that it does work, but it's not "that good" - it's probably easier to avoid shots like that.

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