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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.


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Old February 17th, 2006, 03:26 AM   #1
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HC1E take so long to turn on and REC.

Is this normal that it take 8 sek to start and before it come to rec.
Turn on take arond 2 sek and when hit rec button it take about 6 sek befor starting to record.

If i have it turned on in Stanby. Sometimes it take 5 sek before it records, sometime it start with the same.

I use Sony dv premium. Is it better and faster with a HDV tape?
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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:20 AM   #2
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Sometimes take some seconds in starting to record, only sometimes, to turn it on, mine always do instantaneously



Other thing, I think there is not HDV tapes, the tapes to record HDV are always miniDV.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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The tape used won't make the slightest difference Arve. Use the cheapest tape that doesn't give you dropouts.

This start-up delay has been mentioned before. It's to do with the MPEG 2 compression, I'm sure, but I can't figure out why it varies so much. Maybe something to do with the space between I frames.

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