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Sony HVR-Z1 / HDR-FX1
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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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Can anyone fill me in on a poor man's HD recorder? I just bought through mail order a set of 1 male to two female component splitters, 3 each along with 3 female to female connectors. I need to record some stuff from my Dish network receiver (not pirating, just for examples to my technician) and I don't have the DVR to record directly. In a pinch, I was going to split the signal out of the receiver and then connect it to my cable that came with the camera. The female connectors would connect the system.

Questions: Will the Z-1 record to tape the HD image and is it possible to bypass the camera altogether and go straight to hard drive? I don't have a raid.

I won't get the cable till next week but thought someone might know if this will work.

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Old June 9th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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The Z1 will not record HDV over the composite cables. You will need a card in your PC that will take it in to some third party software.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #3
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Steve's right. Unfortunately, the only way to record in HD on the Z1 is shooting directly through the lens of the camera or via firewire.
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