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Old January 18th, 2003, 01:24 AM   #1
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using a second cheaper dv camera as a vcr

I was wondering what people would think of using another dv camera as the vcr and monitor for the XL1S edit to a pc.I feel its a waste to use the XL1S for editting dv tape and when i went to price out a dv player they were outrageous .
I picked up a JVC GR 805 and it seems like not only will it be my player but its 3 1/2 inch screen can be used as a monitor for the xl1s using the dv cable to connect the 2 cameras.The GVC is small enough one could duct tape it to the tripod.
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Old January 18th, 2003, 01:50 AM   #2
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Yep, it's fine! Good stuff. Many people, including myself, do it that way.
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Old January 18th, 2003, 05:14 AM   #3
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dv cable between the xl1s and another

is the dv cable that goes between the 2 cameras difficult to get ,and does anyone know how many wires are in the firewire cable.
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Old January 18th, 2003, 06:34 AM   #4
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Firewire cables can be found at many electronis stores. The typical 6 foot cables can be found for as litle as $6 or so, and the sky is the limit if you want Monster cables. They come in 3 basic flavors and various lengths. You will need the 4-pin-to-4-pin flavor to get camcorders to talk to each other.

Fire wire (IEEE 1394) is a high speed serial data protocol and uses 4 wires for data. The 6-pin cables have two additional wires for power. Most PCs use a 6-pin connector, and you need a 6-pin-to-4-pin cable to connect to a camcorder.
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