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Old September 15th, 2003, 04:12 PM   #196
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Yes DV is just 1s and 0s when you break it down it should play the miniDV tapes back fine. If the tapes are recorded in DVCAM mode on the 150 you may have trouble with certain cams not being able to play back the tape though.
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Old September 15th, 2003, 04:38 PM   #197
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Thanks Matt, have you used or do you know of anyone who has used the SONY Walkman Mini-DV players as their playback and record deck?

I'm on the verge of buying one through SONY as they seem to be the most affordable.

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Old September 16th, 2003, 08:01 AM   #198
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Only the D100 is miniDV according to the Sony site. The lesser numbered models are all digital8...not the same by any measure.

For the price of the GV-D1000 you could buy a chep palmcorder and have some change left for accessories. (Not to mention the spare cam!)

I would also wonder if these WalkMan devices have consumer decks (same as in palmcorders) or pro decks? If they are consumer decks, then a palmcorder might be a better value.
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Old September 16th, 2003, 03:26 PM   #199
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No i do not use or a Sony DV walkman deck but I'm sure they work great just a little exspensive for me.You could get a Panasonic or low end JVC deck for about the same price but they dont include the built in LCD screen but im sure the tape transports are more robust and they have more in/out options as well. i do use a Sony PC-110 to transfer my VX2k footage to my mac. The PC-110 was by no means a "cheap' cam but it was the first cam i bought and since the VX2k I dont use the 110 to shoot with much anymore except when a 2nd cam is needed.I would opt for the inexspensive camera over the walkman deck.
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Old September 16th, 2003, 04:00 PM   #200
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I've been using the gvd-1000 for over a year now and it works great, never have had a single problem with it. The lcd screen comes in handy as well. I'd say it's totally worth it.

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Old September 16th, 2003, 11:11 PM   #201
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I'm using a JVC GR-D30 as a deck. Got it from B&H Photo Video for $349. It uses the IEEE 1394 Firewire, has a flip out color screen and the standard b&w finder. It's cheap, works great and comes in handy as a backup cam. Here's the link:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=273696&is=REG
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Old September 17th, 2003, 03:17 PM   #202
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Thanks all for the resources. I was able to get the GV-D1000 financed through SONY interest free for 12 months and I'm able to use it as a record deck from my camera to make dubs as well.

Will let you know how it works out.
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Old September 18th, 2003, 03:08 AM   #203
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sony dv walkman

I have a friend whos been using one for a while with no problems, one thing if you havent already bought from sony...bh has it for about $250 dollars less than the sonystyle website. (or it did last week think it was 1049.00)

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Old September 23rd, 2003, 12:31 AM   #204
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GV-D900

For years I used a Sony GV-D900. It is like the newer GV-D1000, but better in that it had a 5.5" screen instead of the current 4" screen. The screen and its portability set it apart from usind a cheap DV cam as a deck. The 5.5" screen made it quite practical to show clients or others your footage, or to use it for proofing or just enjoying your footage while still out in the field. Also making it far better than a cam as a deck is the fact that the controls are much more accessible on the GV-D900 (or GV-D1000) than on a camera. This matters for simple things like cueing up or reviewing manually (not by device control from your NLE).

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Old October 1st, 2003, 02:32 PM   #205
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minidv deck

I have a cannon xl1s, and I was looking into purchasing a miniDV deck to get my video onto my computer via firewire connection. Which deck would you recommend?
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Old October 1st, 2003, 03:23 PM   #206
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Do a search on miniDV decks. This topic must be one of the top 5 most frequent discussions.
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 05:39 PM   #207
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found this on :

http://www.cdromshop.com

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Yes, we ship to Belgium on a daily basis.

Minidv/Svhs Combo Deck - Firewire Enabled, Built-In Editing Features
Price: US$1236.82 = 1169.96 (IN STOCK!)
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would this be any good ?? someone using this please ?
I can't find any reviews about this deck

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Old October 2nd, 2003, 05:56 PM   #208
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You don't give enough information to know of which deck you are speaking.

the dual JVC decks have some bad press. I purchased 2 second-generation units for the local community college and they have been great. SVHS/VHS & miniDV with analog and digtial transfers to and from the computer (Apple G4's)
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 06:06 PM   #209
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Mike,

thx for the reply

yes it's JVC indeed

If it has had bad press, then I'll forget about it
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 06:21 PM   #210
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Um. . .this maybe dumb, but just how bad IS using the cam for playback, capture, etc.? I don't do it every day, but maybe a few hours a week of rewinding, capture, etc. Also. . .while we're at it. . .any bad side effects of using the camera as a D/A converter for use with an external monitor (Vegas 4).
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