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Old October 2nd, 2003, 06:26 PM   #211
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Using the camera as a deck will put more hours on its heads. If you are running over a hundred hours on it then maybe you want to consider a deck. However, a replacement for your camera will probably still be cheaper than a real deck!! In professional environments their cameras are expensive and gets hundreds of hours on them so a deck is a good idea.

I don't know of any problem using it as a A/D converter.
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 07:16 PM   #212
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How would a new Canon XL1s be cheaper than a deck? Or did you mean the heads? Aren't the heads like $900?
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 07:28 PM   #213
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Yes, I too have an xl1s... I think compared to the $4000 on it and all its accessories i've purchased, $1250 isn't too bad. But I think I'm just going to get a cheap $300 camera and use it.
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 10:37 PM   #214
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Tell me which one you're gonna get. . .I might do the same. I was looking at Panasonic Dv53s on Ebay. Some good prices. . .if you're willing to accept whatever's wrong with them. I want something that will read and acknowledge anything weird I do in camera with the framerate (30p. . .if I ever get another cam, 24p, etc.).
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:31 AM   #215
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How would a new Canon XL1s be cheaper than a deck? Or did you mean the heads? Aren't the heads like $900?
Many people here have consumer cameras that cost a lot less. For them, their camera is cheaper than the cheapest deck you can buy.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 03:57 PM   #216
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Sorry. . .my camera conceit got the better of me.
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Old October 8th, 2003, 07:20 PM   #217
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DSR-11

jeez guys, where are you going with this?

Sony DSR-11 is probably the most recommended deck in the DV world. If only it had timecode display!
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Old October 8th, 2003, 07:43 PM   #218
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Lol, thanks for throwing out an actual answer.
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Old October 8th, 2003, 10:34 PM   #219
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Any particular models? All the stuff I've seen is still around $400.
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Old October 9th, 2003, 04:47 AM   #220
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I just saw a JVC on Home Shopping Network for about $360...it's not on their site at that price, so (unfortunately) you have to sit in front of the tube and watch HSN all day...
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Old October 9th, 2003, 05:04 PM   #221
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I've been heavily using a Sony Walkman mini-dv deck for about 5 years without any problems, and it' still plugging along. It's invaluable for presentations, and making final tapes. I recommend it highly. Mike
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Old October 9th, 2003, 05:21 PM   #222
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Got a model number on that? Sounds interesting.
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Old October 10th, 2003, 09:25 AM   #223
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I'm not at my video editing station- but I think it's the GV300, without the LED screen- cost about $1000 from B&H Photo, New York. If I had to buy again, I'd go ahead and get the unit with the screen- it would be real handy as a small monitor to view work on the road while on assignment, or just to share video with others without a major hookup. Mike Rupp
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Old October 13th, 2003, 04:37 AM   #224
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MiniDV Deck for Broadcast?

Hello All!
I was wondering if anyone has had experience using MiniDV (Consumer) in broadcast. Specifically, my school is looking to buy a few decks to use in our (old) production van.

We still use analog video (composite) for the video throughout the van.


These will be replacing 2 Betacam SP units (a UVW-1800 and a PVW-2800), which have been (ab)used by the students. They need genlock capability. We'd like at least one of the units to have a jog-wheel (like the PVW-2800). Audio inputs would be unbalanced XLR, but we might be able to hack something to work with a different connector.

I'm eyeing the JVC BR-DV6000U and the BR-DV600UA, but they are a bit pricey. We've budgeted around $1500, but if someone can justify a higher price, we'll be able to get the funds.


So, this is what we need:
Jog-Shuttle (1 unit)
BlackBurst/Genlock Capability
XLR Audio (could be adapted/modified)
Composite Video
Low Price :)

Any Suggestions?



Hope I posted in the right forum!
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Old October 13th, 2003, 01:52 PM   #225
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The only I know is that if you have a good enough DV camera the
footage is definitely broadcast quality, no doubt about that!
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