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    Hi I have recently found out my cameras Firewire Input has stopped working!

    As you can imagine I am extremely annoyed by this fact!

    I've had a look round for "Mini DV Decks" (that just take Mini-DV tapes) as I can not at this stage justify buying a brand new Mini-DV complient camera just to capture rushes!

    The only decks I can find at the moment are decks that are 1000+ and take DVCAM as well.

    I am on an extremely low budget.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    You'd be better off buying a cheap DV camera from ebay. Optics, of course, don't even have to work...

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    Yep.

    I am on the look out, and have been for years, for a sensibly priced dv deck - no such thing! Silly really.

    The quality of the camera or busted cam will have no effect on quality.

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    Its somthing that ive I could be bothered I would consider making and selling, I think there is probally a lot of business for it out there!

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    The biggest problem with min-DV decks, in my opinion, is that they are considered 'pro' pieces of kit and come at 'pro' prices.

    Best I;ve noticed for what youw3 ant is a Sony deck, can;t remember the code, but it is marketted almost as a 'Mini-DV Player' and has component outputs for connecting to a TV for HDV playback. No doubt somethign I;ll buy when that elusive lottery win comes round.....

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    The cheapest I saw a few years ago was a JVC deck costing 800 or was it 1800? (faints...)

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    They had loads of those cute sony ones at college - all chained down, as thay are worth thier weight in cocaine nearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    They had loads of those cute sony ones at college - all chained down, as thay are worth thier weight in cocaine nearly.
    aha totally!

    pain in the ass to be fairly honest with you...

    just something that does Mini-DV without all the T/C fixtures on it would be nice!
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