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Old August 16th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #1
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I have both a 100b and dvc30, was wondering if I can purchase a cheap minidv camcorder for downloading footage instead of using my nice cameras for downloading. Whats your thoughts on this?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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You can do this but not all cheap cams may work for you. I had a problem with a $350 cam (can't remember the brand /model) not always pre-rolling to the exact time/location as indicated on my NLE. As a result I went to using a JVC deck for this purpose.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. How much did the jvc deck cost you?
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Old August 19th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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I take it you are refering to capturing with downloading? I use a "cheap" Sony dcr hc35 which I use to rewind the tapes, transfer my footage to pc and write edited footage back to tape. I use it to preview my footage from the timeline on a lcd tv and heck, it even can film. :D I never regret buying it, even if I don't use it to film, it surely is way much cheaper then those overpriced decks and actually is doing more or less the same.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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does it matter if I am filming in sp or lp mode?
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