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Old February 18th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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Use a cheap cam to play my GL2 tapes?

Is it possible to retain the exact image quality and sound quality that I shot with my Gl2 if I try to play them through a cheaper MiniDv cam. I dont want to use my Gl2 for playback.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use another miniDV camcorder to playback your tapes.
You will get the exact same quality.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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Be careful, though. You may want to stick to another Canon MiniDV cam. I have the GL1 and its tapes sometimes have problems playing in other brands of MiniDV equipment, like JVC. From what I recall, Canon's DV mechanism was a little off the official specification, so it creates tracking problems. Don't know if that was fixed with later models like the GL2.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:07 AM   #4
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I have never had a problem playing tapes from my PAL XM1 or 2 through a Sony DV Walkman.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #5
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I played tapes from my XL1s through a JVC and a Panasonic, didn't have a problem too.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:48 AM   #6
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Canon ZR200 makes a good playback deck for me. Also a nice 2nd camera to use. My wife likes it.
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