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Old October 5th, 2006, 03:28 AM   #1
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Dual MiniDV Deck wanted - but which one?

Hi I have come into a situation whereby I need a deck that can playback 2 different mini dv tapes at the same time through composite out. If the deck also had a firewire connection for capturing this would be helpful, but I'm not looking to spend too much. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 5th, 2006, 08:58 PM   #2
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Are you saying one deck with 2 dv tape drives? Never seen that.



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Old October 6th, 2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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Neither have I. Panasonic and JVC offer some dual decks, but they're S-VHS and Mini DV, or DVD and Mini DV. I've never seen one that has two Mini DV transports.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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but I'm not looking to spend too much
Not quite sure what this means either. One deck is expensive enough, a couple thousand at least. I'd shudder to think what a dual deck would cost, if they existed.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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ive seen single decks for 700 or less. I know you can get dual decks as I used them at uni.. wish I'd taken note of the model numbers.
Basically I need to be able to play 2 different mini dv tapes and select which one I want to be outputted to a big screen through a vision mixer. I suppose this coul dbe done with 1 deck and switching tapes but would be more practical with a dual tape one.. if they exist!!
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AFAIK, they do not exist... just get 2 decks and a switcher.




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Old October 7th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #7
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The only Dual DV deck I'm aware of is the Panasonic edit laptop. Will cost you a lot of dough though... ;-)

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Old October 8th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #8
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that's dvcpro, not mini dv. Have never heard of a dual mini dv player.
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I wont waste the time on saying theres no such thing. But there is a Panasonic DVC Pro dual deck...the AJ-LT95E this is not discontinued to my knowledge. But with this particular deck you would us the adapter AJ-CS455 which is basically converting the dvc to mini dv. That is the only possible solution I can think of.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 09:19 AM   #10
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that's dvcpro, not mini dv. Have never heard of a dual mini dv player.
Can do both DVCPRO and DV. And can play back DVCAM.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #11
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Aha, did not know that. Thought it was a complete different sort of tape.
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