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DV player?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by steev, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. steev

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    Is there such a thing as a standalone DV tape player for reasonable money? I' m sure there are professional decks, but my Dad was after something to use when getting video onto the PC without wearing out his relatively expensive camera.

    In theory such a device should be cheap, but I realise there are economies of scale.

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    How about this - I couldn't find one without a screen though.
     
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    Although having just re-read your post... I guess the price is not so reasonable.... cost... - sorry :thumbsdow
     
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    The cheapest solution my be to buy a cheap camcorder. They start under £400 these days. His camera was more like £1000.

    Thanks anyway
     
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    I picked up a camera very cheaply on e-bay (£100) which was going cheap because it had a damaged optical system but it still records and plays tapes through it's DV terminal with no problem and I leave that permanently connected to my PC just for transferring videos.
     
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    That's got me on a mission - but it's not been too successful I'm afraid:

    How about something like this, S-VHS too....
    Or this
    Or this one

    All fairly pricy though I guess.... :rolleyes:

    I do like Beejaycee's idea..... :smoke:
     
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    It sounds like 2nd hand is the best bet. I think we looked at the DV/SVHS decks ages ago, but he bought an SVHS deck a while back with the intention of dumping to good quality tape. Since then DVD writing has become affordable. Due to lack of time he hasn't done any editing yet and has a backlog of tapes to do. He also has a new PC that's much better than mine :(

    I've also got a few tapes to do. Maybe when I've finished building my house. That may only be a couple of weeks :) But then it's Xmas.

    Thanks folks
     

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