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Old July 6th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #16
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Ah, sorry, I thought the ADVC100 was like the pyro interface used on the vancecam, I've not really come across the ADVC100.

The vancecam is a good example of what I'm talking about however. There he has an analogue camera connected to an analogue to firewire converter connected to a firewire harddisk recorder.

That's an expensive way to go about things for what I want but it's an example of a portable recorder system.

...and nooooo! I'm not trying to build my own camera *giggle*, this is almost the total opposite to that! I am interested to see how the cmos project comes along tho.

You make me giggle tho as this is about as far removed from the world of high definition imaging as you can get!

No I just want to be able to use an existing NTSC camera here in pal land, I just am looking for a means to make it portable so it doesn't have to be always connected to my computer to use it.

It seems like some kind of NTSC portapak is the best answer, unless I find something else.

Sorry if my various interests have been confusing you! :)


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Old July 6th, 2004, 11:40 AM   #17
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It still is confusing. But if I understand you correctly now you
have an NTSC head (I assume this is what you had lying around
instead of bought, because it makes much more sens in your
case to buy a PAL head if you are buying) and you want to
record the signal coming from it to some sort of portable system?

There are tons of equipment out that can do this from portable
DV decks to portable Beta decks etc. All running on battery power
etc. Ofcourse these all cost money.

So either you must have a damn good video head or your time
and money are probably much better spend at buying a complete
DV camera.

I think I see what you are trying to do, but I'm not 100% sure
and I'm still not sure WHY you are trying to do this all. But I
guess you have your reasons.

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Old July 6th, 2004, 12:01 PM   #18
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Yes you have totally got it that's exactly right!

I have to totally agree with you, I wish there was a pal version of the camera but there never was and there never will be. :(

It's actually not a damn good video head, in fact it's probably the worst video head ever made! I won't get too much more specific than that as what I'm suggesting might upset some people in 2 or 3 possible ways depending on how extreme they might feel on the subject. I've probably said more than enough for you to work it out tho!

I've actually just realised that an old analogue NTSC camcorder might do the job if I can find one with a video in socket, which I guess might be easier in america as there isn't laws against such things over there!

It's for a really low budget video project so I need to keep cost right down.

Thanks ever so much for trying to help me, I guess it will all work out somehow, or it won't, we will leave it up to the universe!

see what happens! :)


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