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Old October 3rd, 2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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mini dv player/recorder

I need to purchase a mini dv player/recorder with firewire conncetions. Any suggestions?
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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You could get a cheap camcorder with analog-digital passthrough.

2- What exactly are you looking for? Budget?
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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I will use unit to play recorded tape (GL-2) into my Avio for editing then I will use same unit to record finished project onto mini dv for storage. Budget....$600.

Do not want to use GL-2 because additional wear and tear.

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Old October 3rd, 2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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At $600, you're mostly looking at buying a low end mini-dv camera. Most of the decks run +$800 up to thousands.
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 08:40 PM   #5
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Looks like I might need to dig a little deeper....JVC makes the SR-VS30U unit, BH Photo price is $829. Anyone out there have this unit and do you recommend it?
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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Yeah Ron, I have that JVC. It works for me when I want to Digitize. I had problems when I tried to print back to tape from FCP4. A friend is using it now but when I get it back I think I can solve the print to tape problem. It is not an authorized FCP product. And it really depends on what you intend to use it for.
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Old October 4th, 2004, 12:33 PM   #7
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We've had problems with that deck, both on playback and record.

Seems to generate "glitches".

Brian from Zotz confirms that is not a reliable option.

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Old October 4th, 2004, 07:59 PM   #8
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I have explained how I intend to use a dv player/recorder in previous post.

What is a "reliable option"?
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