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Old August 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Will the XL2 playback DVCAM?

Hi All,
I was trying to playback for capture a minidvcam tape recorded on a Sony DSR 500WSL camera. Although there was video and audio the timecode was blinking and FCP was giving me timecode errors.

I was wondering if DVCAM a Sony thing and Canon won't support the format?
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Old August 7th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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No, none of Canon's units will support DVCam playback. That's why I had to buy a Deck.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #3
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Just to be clear, it's not a Canon vs Sony thing per se. DVCAM is a different format from DV. Same family, so yes, they share many properties, but it would be kinda like wondering why you're not getting a picture when you put your audio CD in a DVD player.

I don't know all the technical details, but DVCAM runs at a faster speed, maybe has a different track pitch, etc.

Have fun!

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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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Some Sony Cameras will play DVCam back, and the Sony Decks will. I use a DSR-11 which will play and record DVCam on both small and large cassettes.
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