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Analogue or digital

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by mammoth, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. mammoth

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    Can anybody tell me which format to go for?
    I have hi 8 tapes so need to be able to view them but do I go for analogue or one of Sony's digital 8 camcorders, What are the pro's and con's of digital?
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Go for D8 DV quality and plays back Hi8
     
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    Hi,

    Analogue Camcorders will be cheaper, but there are not many on the market now, as digital has taken over.

    Like MartinImber says, get digital 8 if you want to play back your old HI8 tapes.
    Watch one for which digital 8 camcorder you buy, as some of the cheaper ones dont support HI8 play back. So ask before you buy.

    Good Luck
     
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    Digital pros:
    smaller/lighter cams, better quality, more features, easier to get video onto PC for editing,more choice of cams

    Digital cons:
    more expensive, tapes more expensive, lower battery life, most not good in low light

    Mark.
     
  5. mammoth

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    Thanks for the advice, I have my eye on SONY'S dcrtrv250 does anybody have any first hand experience of this model or model's around the £350 price mark?
     

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