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Sony HVR-Z1 / HDR-FX1
Pro and consumer versions of this Sony 3-CCD HDV camcorder.


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Old March 15th, 2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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I know that it's a very basic question, but what would be the advantage of filming dvcam instead of dv? (planning a sd-pal project, which will require a lot of tapes.)
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Old March 15th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #2
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accurate Timecode in conjunction with audio and video.
bigger cassettes (3h tapes)
tapetransport is faster than minidv. Itīs the reason why minidv tapes can only used with 46min instead of 60min.

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Old March 15th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #3
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There won't be any quality difference between DV and DVCAM, but maybe less prone to dropouts. However my Z1 experience is that you get better quality by shooting HDV and downconverting in-camera (i.Link conv) to capture as regular DV.
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