I am new to HD video and need some help please. I've made various searches and I am sorry if I have chosen the wrong forum to post this.
I have had a Sony TRV950 with 0.7x HG lens for many years and used it extensively whilst SCUBA diving on reefs and in wrecks. The camera was stolen a few weeks ago but I still have the housing and many many hours of mini DV tape.
I cannot find a secondhand TRV950 (PAL) and the insurance will cover the camera but not a new housing. I believe, that with minor modifications, a Sony HDR-HC9 will fit into the housing. I don't have HD TV or Blueray burner.
I have a few questions and would like some help and guidance - perhaps someone can point me to a good source?:
The HDR-HC9 uses the same mini tapes
Can HD recordings be played from a 'non HD' camera
Can I play back all my stock of 'non HD' tapes from the HDR-HC9
Will I need special software to edit HD tapes
After editing HD footage, would I be able to burn 'non HD' disks
Can you mix and match different footage when editing
Any other questions I ought to be asking before choosing to buy the HDR-HC9?
Alternatively, does anyone know where I can get a good secondhand TRV 950?
yes, I think so, not certain.
sort of - not all editors, esp cheap ones will edit HDV ( hd is something far better).
yes - in a decnt editor - they vary.
will you knock off a pony for cash.