HD Mini-DV Player??

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  1. Indy @ S.E.

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    Hello,

    I bought a Canon HV20 a few weeks ago before my holiday and was just wondering if anyone knows if there is such a device that will let me play the HD MiniDV tapes I have without having to play them through the camcorder? I've heard that doing this regularly can only lead to problems with the camcorder itself.

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    Surely it's better to get your video's onto a hard disk drive.
    You can then display them using all sorts of ways:

    Write to DVD
    PC/Laptop
    Archos (Series 5 605 wifi is great).
    And my favorite: MviX MV-760HD.

    Store the tapes as your primary backup.
     
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    Aye, and hope to God that Knoppix can see 'em if your HDD goes belly-up.

    Sorry, I missed the last line of your post.
     
  5. Indy @ S.E.

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    thanks for the replies, guess the HV20 will be used then as the player!
     
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    At about £65 for a 500Meg external HDD anyone would be daft not to have at least one backup (i.e. two copies), plus the original tapes.
     
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    Yes, as I said, I missed your last line. My requirement is to create an HDV backup copy of the footage shot in my HDC-SD7 (that produces AVCHD onto SDHC cards).

    http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/public/view_item_cat.php?catalogue_number=sony_gvhd700e

    Would be a tempter if the usual UK rip-off price was closer to the US price (online $1199), but an HV10 or HV20 would do service as a backup camcorder and as a source to an HDTV. Hark at me, HV20 as a backup camcorder to an SD7. :)
     

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