dodecahedron wrote: MonteLDS wrote: dolphinius_rex wrote:
I'd rather get a nice Hitachi DVD Camcorder
Records direct to 8cm DVD-RAM media
it isn't a 3 chip though, so it is just as good as getting a miniDV cam and pre-say you had a miniDV player
didn't understand that. mind clarifying?
what do you mean by "3 chip"?
It uses three separate sensors (CCD most likely) - one for red light, one for green light and one for blue light. This allows each pixel to capture the whole spectrum of colors.
Most low priced cameras (still and video) use a mosaic of red, green and blue filters that overlays one sensor so that each pixel only responds to one of the three primary colors. To make the final picture the system has to interpolate colors between pixels (Bayer interpolation).
Because of the interpolation required in one-chip systems, their picture quality is noticably inferior to that of three-chip systems.