Summary: I use it for about 22 hrs daily and it has proved itself to be the best. It is light though big, and when my co-workers saw it, they thought it has a built-in-hard drive which I thought could be a very good idea.
Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Lots Of Features, Professional Quality
Summary: My company has been using 6 of these decks for a year now.We currently shoot our footage using the Z1U in HDV anddepending on what our final video will be we use the thedecks to down-convert the HDV footage into standard DV bothwide and full screen. We use the Squeeze mode for gettingstandard DV wide screen video and the Crop mode forgetting full screen video.
Summary: This is an incredible machine but for some reason the company decided to deny the consumer one function which if you ask me is a crucial function during this era of transition into the world of HD. The deck won't downconvert HDV footage through the iLink in letter box. It will only let you import to your NLE as Crop or Squeeze, which means that you have either offline on the sickening Squeeze mode or in the insufficient Crop or that you have to put more money into your...