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Old July 25th, 2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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How long before DV is dead?

How long do you figure before we won't be able to buy any decent 3 CCD DV cameras? Before they are all replaced by HD or HDV cameras?
For example the VX2100 is no longer produced and the only alternative is the HDR-FX1 if you want to stay with Sony.
I am thinking I would like to add another camera to my equipment for next year, will the PD-170 be discontinued by then? Will my only options be HDV?
What do you guys think?
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Old July 25th, 2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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Hmmm,

Walked into a mega giant computer/electronics store and they were still selling some Digital 8 cameras, VHS-C as well.

So my guess is that Mini DV cameras will be available for at least another five years. Some models will be discontinued, some dealers drop the line all together. But as a format... it'll be around for another decade.

Just my guess.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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My quess is that miniDV will finally become the consumer format that it was originally intended for, that is, we'll start to see a whole lot of cheap dv25 cams, mostly pocket sized. Vendors will finally drop those VHS rigs and decks. Another consiration is an improvement to popular digital still cams that might also sport full dv25 spec. Heck who knows, maybe an IPOD offshoot will have miniDV recording? Folks want small and easy. I have an old JVC VHSC, even though it's a handheld, it's too cumbersom and resolution sucks. Soon as I started working with DV25, I no longer wanted to use the thing. So consumer exposure/education is key.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #4
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Hmm. If MiniDV became a totally amateur format and HDV was somehow classed as a pro format I would be very worried about quality control in the video industry!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #5
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Yes, so the real question is when does HDCAM become affordable? :)
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #6
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I don't know Brent. Define "Affordable"? Below 10k is pretty affordable for most semi-pros.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #7
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I'd define affordable when the HDCAM gear is in the same price range as the professional DV/DVCAM gear is now. Your guess is about right. Somewhere between $6000 and $15,000.
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