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Old August 15th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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Question about tapeless

I was looking into the FireStore, but really wanted something with a display of what was being recorded. Is there anything out there that I could record directly onto like the FS-4 that would have a built in lcd to monitor recording activity. Would a product like the RCA lyra 2780 work?

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Old August 15th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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The real problem with this device is that it records highly compressed video data, Mpeg 4.

It is not designed to record normal DV. I'm guessing that the quality would be like a good web film, or at least as good as what you can make with a digital still camera with movie function.

Otherwise, it looks like a neat gizmo.

What do you want to see on the LCD that you can't see in your camera's viewfinder?
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Old August 16th, 2005, 07:36 AM   #3
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I guess I was looking for something that would serve two purposes. One was being to view without the viewfinder, like while the camera was on a tripod. The other to have the tapeless recording.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 08:27 AM   #4
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Well, the DV Rack by Serious Magic will give you what you're looking for, but it's software that runs on a laptop. So if you're willing to take your laptop around and capture directly to it (if the hard drive is big enough), then you're covered.

Otherwise you'll need a separate little LCD display monitor on top of the camera, but that's no big deal either -- just more gear to carry around!
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Old August 16th, 2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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I had a friend who had one and I tried it. It records into the Lyra as an .asf. The picture looks good. I am still playing around to see the pros and cons.
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