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Old June 19th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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What consumer brand camera for capture/ review to save heads?

Can't afford to buy a deck at this juncture. Don't want to tax the heads of my camera.

What inexpensive consumer brand camera do you recommend that I can purchase to review video shot on my Canon XL2? I'll be shooting a lot of 16:9 24p 2332? Thanks.

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Old June 19th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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I use a Canon ZR200. I chose Canon to ensure tape compatibility because I've had some experience with Canon tapes not being read by Sony's or vice-versa. The added bonus of the ZR200 is that it also shoots native 16:9.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 01:35 AM   #3
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Im using a panasonic gs-75.

Mainly because I have it :) It doubles up as my personal holiday-cam.

I wouldnt reccomend it, though. it is not that cheapo-cam.

I think most any cam should work, but I would investigate Pauls statement about compability. Would be a bummer if tapes didnt play up.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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I use anything from the Sony GVD-1000 to lil' tinycams. Usually the camera with the smallest lens gets stuck with the duty.

The format you shoot doesn't matter. It can be 4x3, 2x4 or 16x9 and a half, at 24fps, 30spf, or 60fps dominating the server with a 133t frag ratio. As long as the playback cam has the timeless MiniDV logo on it, and your NLE knows how to handle the footage, you are golden.
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