Canon VIXIA HV30 Camcorder enables videographers, shutterbugs, etc to capture the ultimate in HD video and still photo quality. The HV30 offers the unparalleled combination of a 10x HD Video lens, a 2.96-megapixel CMOS image sensor, and a DIGIC DV II processor, all packaged in an elegant HDV camcorder. Canon HV30 records true 1080 resolution at 1920x1080 pixels, and is capable of playing back HD images using MiniDV cassette tapes.
Canon VIXIA HV30 Spec:
- Image Sensor: 1/2.7" CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter
- Effective Pixels: HD/DV (16:9) mode: 1920 x 1080
DV (4:3) mode: 1440 x 1080
- Recording System: NTSC
- Supported Modes: 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30F, 1080/24F, 1080/30p
- LCD Screen: 2.7" Widescreen LCD
- Recording Media: High Definition MiniDV (recommended) or MiniDV cassette
- Audio: DV: 16 bit, 48 kHz, 12 bit, 32 kHz; HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II
- Supplied Video Editing Software: None
- HDMI Terminal: Type A (19 pins) 480i/480p/1080i Format Supported
The Pros and Cons of Canon VIVIA HV30 Camcorder:
Pros: Good battery life, Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity, easy to use
Cons: Limited Software Compatibility, Poor Low-Light Performance
Transfer HDV/DV Videos from Canon HV30 to PC or Mac:
Lots of people had problems to transfer or capture the HDV/DV files from Canon HV30 to PC or Mac. In USA Canon website, it claims that USB 2.0 Full Speed Terminal for fast transfer of photos, not specify videos. And most people happened to the computer can’t recognize the Canon HV30 camcorder via the USB cable.
This is not an issue with the Canon HV30, DV and HDV format video from any miniDV or Digital8 tape based camcorder can be imported to a computer ONLY using firewire. So if you want to transfer the HDV/DV files from Canon HV30 to PC or Mac, just go to store and by one
Best Editing software and Converter for Canon Vixia HV30 HDV/DV:
The HDV and DV files can hardly import to Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, FCP, iMovie, Avid, FCE, etc for editing. The latest Premiere Pro CS4, iMovie 9 version can handle HDV/DV files smoothly, if you are using the latest version, just import your HDV/DV files from ViXia HV30 to Pemiere Pro CS4, iMovie 9 for editing. If you are not use these editing program, I suggest you to convert HV30 HDV/DV files to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc common-used video format by using Aunsoft Canon HV30 HDV Converter (Mac version: Mac Canon HV30 HDV Converter), and then you can successfully editing in any kinds of editor. The canon HV30 HD Converter can also let you deinterlace the files, remove artifacts or images noise from your HDV or DV files before conversion.
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