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Thread: Mini DV, SD Card and so on....

  1. Wink Mini DV, SD Card and so on....

    Hey People!,

    I remember i while back, most people on here were saying that mini DV is still the best format if you want to do intensive editing on your footage although i dont know the technical reason for this.

    Is this still the case?....i ask because im looking for a cheap HD camera for making no budget short films, music videos etc. I dont do enough of this to warrant buying a semi pro camera but i still need to able to to use keyframes, add magic bullit/new blue filters, use crossfades.

    Are solid state devices able to be edited like this nowadays using the latest version of Vegas?

    Thanks in advance

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    It's so much a software issue when dealing with HD footage, it's more to do with the power of the PC.

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    The short answer is 'Yes' but, as midnight says, compter power is king! Quad core is almost a minimum.
    I have six honest, serving men. They taught me all I knew.
    Their names are What and Why and When. And How and Where and Who! (Rudyard Kipling)

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    One thing you need to look at too is the off loading of footage, With MiniDV you just put in another tape where you need a computer or another device with harddrive cams

    Software Used:
    TGV Edius 6, TGV ProCoder 3, DVD Lab Pro. 2

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