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Stunning video quality. Spectacular high-res still images. Effortless importing and editing in all your favorite Mac and PC programs. Yes, you can have it all in a single lightweight, handheld camcorder with Sanyo’s latest Xacti Dual Camera. Xacti VPC-HD2000A and Xacti VPC-FH1A are the world’s first camcorders to include support for iFrame, a new consumer-friendly video format from Apple.
High-definition, 1080P video is everywhere these days—on our living room TVs, and in our camcorders. In fact, if you opt to use their highest video quality settings, Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-HD2000A and Xacti VPC-FH1A can shoot full HD 1080P (1920x1080) at an ultra-smooth 60 frames per second.
Even better, HD2000A and VPC-FH1A eschew the AVCHD format that other cameras use for recording 1080P video. AVCHD files require decompression or transcoding that takes literally hours (or even days) to complete. But all of Sanyo’s camcorders record video in the MP4, H.264 video format, which provides for smaller file sizes, and is much easier to handle than AVCHD.
HD2000A and VPC-FH1A are also the first camcorders in the world to support iFrame, a new video format developed by Apple. The iFrame format captures video at a resolution of 960x540 at 30 frames per second. This format uses a 16:9 aspect ratio (just like all the HD and DVD standards), and works seamlessly with Mac and PC video-editing applications because it uses industry-standard codecs such as MP4, H.264, AAC and QuickTime.
The result is a high-quality, video format that doesn’t generate huge file sizes, and can be easily and quickly imported into your editing software. And once iFrame video is imported into your Mac or PC, editing is a snap—no re-encoding is necessary, resulting in quicker editing and better video quality.
The iFrame format is fully compatible with iMovie 09, and is primed to become the perfect choice for video hobbyists who want to edit video, share it with friends, load it onto iPods, and post in online without fuss or hassles.
Sanyo’s newest two Xacti camcorders might be incredibly small, but don’t be fooled by their diminutive formfactors—these models are packed with features. Whether you choose the upright Xacti VPC-HD2000A or the more traditionally shaped Xacti VPC-FH1A, you get both 1080P and iFrame video, 8-megapixel still images, and a complete menu of must-have, cutting-edge features (see spec box for details).
In fact, besides the differences in their shapes, Xacti VPC-HD2000A and Xacti VPC-FH1A only vary in a small number of ways. HD2000A has a 2.7-inch LCD display, comes with a convenient base station, and includes jacks for external microphones and headphones. FH1A, meanwhile, has a 3-inch LCD display, but does not have a base station or jacks for external mics and headphones.
Whether you like your camcorders upright or horizontal, the latest dual-purpose models from Sanyo include every cutting-edge feature one could want in a video or still image camera. And now, with the advent of iFrame, editing and sharing high-definition video has never been quicker or easier.
Sanyo Xacti Dual Camera, Macs or PCs, iFrame and iMovie—it’s the perfect combination for high-definition, easy-workflow video editing.
|SPECS AT A GLANCE: VPC-HD2000A & VPC-FH1A|
|HD video resolution||1080p (1920x1080)|
|Video support||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Still image resolution||8-megapixel (4000x3000)|
|Sequential still-image shooting||High-speed 3264x2448 images at 6 fps and 2288x1712 images at 12 fps|
|Super-slow-motion video recording||(448x336 at 240 fps and 192x108
at 600 fps)
|Zoom||10x optical zoom for still images and a
16x advanced zoom for video
|Image-Enhancement||Stabilization and Face Chaser
technology for both video and stills
|Flash||Flash Stationary on VPFH1A;
Pop-up on VPC-HD2000A
|Lens options||Tele, Wide and Semi-Fisheye|