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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Compatibility of Sony HDV codec across Sony models

My friend uses a HVR-Z1J HDV camcorder and is wondering if tapes created on this will be playable on all other Sonys - he's considering a second camcorder and also found the firewire port on his HVR-Z1J is busted.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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HDV is HDV just like DV is DV.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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I use my HC5 to capture HDV shot on my Z1u. No problems.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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HDV is HDV just like DV is DV.
Not quite - there are two very differing types of HDV, one based as a 720p standard (as found on JVC cameras) and another based on 1080i (as used by Sony). The two are most definately not compatible, but between any two Sony cameras there should be no problem.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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Not quite - there are two very differing types of HDV, one based as a 720p standard (as found on JVC cameras) and another based on 1080i (as used by Sony). The two are most definately not compatible, but between any two Sony cameras there should be no problem.
I thought of mentioning that but since both are Sony (as you state), I didn't want to complicate the matter (which I have a tendency to do!)
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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #6
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Well the right way to state it is HDV2 is HDV2... HDV2 is Sony or Canon 1080i whereas HDV1 is JVC 720p. So yes all Sony HDV gear should play nice with each other. You can't mix HDV1 and HDV2, and care must be taken with Canon HDV as its 24p and 30p modes (called Frame modes) are not compatible with Sony. But all Sony HDV gear, no problem.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #7
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compatability of HDV codecs

Thanks !
I did notice his tapes won't play on my Canon XH A1
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Old March 19th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #8
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Smaller HDV camera to use with HVR-Z1J HDV

As above my friend is also considering a smaller less expensive Sony as a second camera - I don't know the Sony line - in the $1000.00 or maybe less what are the recomendations ? It would have to play tapes made on the HVR-Z1J HDV and vice versa.

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Old March 19th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #9
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HC7 (last years model) or HC9 are the best bets - both can be had under $1K, selling an HC9 myself right now in the classifieds... The 7 and 9 have better imagers and enough pro features to use as a second angle cam, or even a first in an emergency. Good complement to the Z1.

You could go cheaper and get a used HC3 or HC5 for a deck, but the PQ and features are much more limited, so you're really buying a deck, not so much a camera.

I'd say spend a few $ extra and get the HC9 - still under the $1K mark, and it's nice and pro looking with the included lens hood and black finish.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #10
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Thanks Dave - appreciate it !

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