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Old October 23rd, 2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Using a 1 chip cam as an HDV deck for the Z1

OK, so i blew out the firewire on my Z1 and i was wondering if I could use either a sony HC5 or canon HV10 as a deck for my Z1u. has anyone had any experience with this?
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Old October 24th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #2
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Yes, another HDV camera will work - I would stay with a Sony.

How did you blow the firewire output? I would like to know what to avoid...

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OK, so i blew out the firewire on my Z1 and i was wondering if I could use either a sony HC5 or canon HV10 as a deck for my Z1u. has anyone had any experience with this?
Yes, I use a HC3 as my "deck" to capture footage recorded with my Z1U. HDV is HDV once it has been recorded to tape; the transfer into the computer is a simple binary copy of the information that's on the tape onto your hard drive, so it doesn't matter what and how many image sensors the camera has.

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HDV is HDV once it has been recorded to tape; the transfer into the computer is a simple binary copy of the information that's on the tape onto your hard drive, so it doesn't matter what and how many image sensors the camera has. - Martin
Careful now: there are three flavors of consumer HDV. There is mainstream 1080/50/60i, there is Panasonic 720/60p, and then there is Canon 1080/24p.
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Careful now: there are three flavors of consumer HDV.
Thanks Ervin, that's worth pointing out. I took for granted that one would choose a camcorder compatible with the recorded HDV flavor.

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