Sony HDR-FX1 and iStopMotion

by Oliver -


Recently we had the opportunity to take a closer look at the Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder. It certainly has that "must have" factor and of course we would like to support it with iStopMotion. Unfortunately, it turns out that the camera does not provide an HD live feed, it can only provide HD when reading in from the tape. Neither iMovie HD nor Final Cut HD display a live feed like they do with DV cameras. The reason for this is probably that it is very hard to decode a 1080i HDV signal, which comes in MPEG-2, in real time. So, for now, we can not support the Sony HDR-X1, but we will keep an eye on the HD camcorder market for certain.