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Old 03-01-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Hi def camcorder opinion. Hard drive or Mini DV ?

Which one is better?
Hard drive or Mini DV or mini DVD?

Hard drive would be faster to transfer to PC right?
Mini DV you have to do the real time capturing.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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I like HDD ones, but you will need space for backups on HDDs. With the DV or DVD you can keep the media you record it on.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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I like HDD ones, but you will need space for backups on HDDs. With the DV or DVD you can keep the media you record it on.
Well, eventually I will have to put it on BD media when BD burner and media become affordable.
What about Picture quality? can you tell the difference between the two though?
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I don't have a HD/SD MiniDV cam but since both uses AVCHD, I would think the PQ, when using the same CMOS, lens and video circuitry, would be identical.

But in the world of TV/video production, you use tapes so that you can just change tapes once it's finished. That's your "raw film stock". Until they can make HDDs interchangeable, I don't think HDD is the option you should take.


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I don't have a HD/SD MiniDV cam but since both uses AVCHD, I would think the PQ, when using the same CMOS, lens and video circuitry, would be identical.

But in the world of TV/video production, you use tapes so that you can just change tapes once it's finished. That's your "raw film stock". Until they can make HDDs interchangeable, I don't think HDD is the option you should take.


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HDV (DV tapes) do not use AVCHD but rather a form of MPEG2 compression while the Hard drive based HiDef Camcorders do use AVCHD.

I was quite happy with my Sony HDV camcorder before I lost it in Spain this summer. I'm going to wait for 1920X1080 cameras that record in AVC MP4 format.
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That's interesting to know. Thanks.


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Old 03-02-2008, 01:53 AM   #7
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HDD cameras can start quicker because there's nothing to spool and buffer. Or so I've heard.
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Also, the battery life on a HDD camcorder lasts longer because there is no tape mechanism. Mine lasts 5-6 hrs before recharge.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:50 AM   #9
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Get a Sony HDR-SR11 or HDR-12. Records on to both Memory Stick and Hard Drive. Tape gives you dropouts, contaminated heads and tapes etc. Tape mechanisms are the most common repairs needed on camcorders. HDV maxes out at 1440x1080i and does not natively support 24 frames or any progressive scan. AVCHD is the better codec, but use it around at least 17Mb/s which is the maximum most AVCHD camcorders record at, at the moment.
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One of the key issues with HD on miniDV tape is dropouts. Dropouts could occur at any crucial movement without any warning and you will not even notice that until you check the tape later. There are better quality HD miniDV tapes to reduce this possibility but there is no guarantee that dropouts would not occur even on more expensive HD miniDV tapes.

Some currently available professional HD cameras use interchangeable memory cards. However, still this is an expensive alternative.

HDD seems to be an economical alternative, however, I am concerned with interchangeability options of HDD and possibility of HDD crash.
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