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Old October 28th, 2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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Are there any inexpensive Mini-DV Decks?

I do not want to put that wear and tear on my GL-2. I have already had to have the tape transport mechnism replaced. But, I also can not afford $900 for a Mini-DV deck.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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The best suggestion I would give is to get a backup Mini-Dv camcorder. Get something cheap on ebay for 200-300$ and that can work as your deck, that's what I do.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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That is something I have considered. What brand/model do you use? It most have Firewire, S-video and Composite to be effective.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 07:25 PM   #4
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I personaly have a GL2 as a main cam and I use a ZR60 as my backup seems to do fine. I believe all MiniDV camcorders have Firewire and the works. So you should be alright.
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Does a camera like the ZR60 read and output timecode? That would be essential for batch capturing and editing with programs like Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Old October 29th, 2004, 02:08 PM   #6
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yeah I'm pretty sure the ZR60 does transfer how it's sipposed to but I use Adobe Premier 6.5 but yeah you can use the ZR60 as a capturing device no problem
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