Can a GR-D23 capture analogue to DV tape?

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  1. TonyM19

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    Hi

    I’m considering buying a GR-D23 camcorder. I appreciate that here are probably better ones about but budget is an issue.

    The clincher would be if I could use it to transfer analogue to digital. According to the specs I’ve read, the GR-D23 has Video in/out and DV out (but no DV in). Does this mean that I could connect my VCR to the camcorder and save analogue to DV tape? Could I do the same with my old Samsung analogue camcorder?

    I’ve read that some camcorders can convert analogue to digital without recording to DV tape. Can the GR-D23? If not, how can you tell by looking at the specs?

    What benefit would I get from DV in? If it’s a real issue I’ll go back to the drawing board.

    Cheers
     
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    If a camcorder does not have DV-in then it will not have AV-in. AV-in is the feature you need to be able to connect an analogue device such as your VCR to the cam.
    Many cams with DV-in will still not have AV-in so you need to check the specs closely to make sure it has the features you require.

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  3. TonyM19

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    The search continues :)
     

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