Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Simple question - DVD camcorder or DV tape camcorder ?

  1. #1

    Default Simple question - DVD camcorder or DV tape camcorder ?

    Hi there everyone

    I've been trawling through the previous discussion threads on this forum to try and get to the bottom of this issue which will be a deciding factor in which camera I purchase. I'd appreciate anybody's observations on the following comments.

    "DVD camcorders are essentially rubbish, the quality isn't anywhere near as good as DV tape and if you want to edit it, it will be really fiddly and the quality will degrade even more"

    And..

    "Stick with miniDV as it will give you the best picture quality over all the other formats (hard disc, DVD etc)".

    I want to shoot simple, straight forward stuff and then edit on my PC. Am I right in thinking that miniDV is the way to go ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,526
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    Yes. Stick with miniDV.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Err - Northamptonshire?
    Posts
    672

    Default

    What Marc said. If for no other reason than that there's a zillion people who can help you with a miniDV-based system - capturing, editing etc. - and a million applications to choose from. Think 'infrastructure', think 'support'...
    Premiere Pro, Encore, Photoshop, Ulead VS6, WXP Pro, Core 2 Duo, 2GB, 2 x 250GB SATA3 drives, 2 x 250GB USB 2 external drive, DVD writer, GeForce 7300 GS 256MB

    The biggest fool can ask questions that the wisest man cannot answer...

  4. #4

    Default

    Thanks, your advice is appreciated !

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bristol uk
    Posts
    8,938
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    DV is the one.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    1,893

    Default

    TAPE! TAPE! TAPE!

    Stick with miniDV tape or the kitten gets it.

Similar Threads

  1. Another Camcorder Question
    By droyz2000 in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-25-2007, 08:04 PM
  2. Camcorder Format: Tape vs Harddrive ?
    By chetnet in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-01-2006, 08:13 AM
  3. Camcorder Question
    By MMiller884 in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-09-2006, 09:12 AM
  4. DVD camcorder v Dv Tape camcorder
    By regg0 in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-16-2005, 08:17 AM
  5. how do i edit vhs tape from a old camcorder on my computer?
    By ourstoryends in forum General video editing software help and advice
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-22-2004, 10:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •