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Mini DV deck

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by klr10, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. klr10

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    Can anyone advise me on a mini DV deck to buy? I am looking at the PANASONIC NVDV2000EC which is about a grand. Seems a hell of a lot of money - would I be better off buying a cheap camcorder or are there budget decks out there? I don't need any fancy functions, just the ability to control via the firewire interface. (I don't want to wear the heads on my XL1.)
     
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    At under a grand you have to go either second hand or for a camcorder.
    Sony did do a DV deck for about £6-700, but that has been discontinued and now only have the deck including screen and I believe that costs around £1k. I have not seen any of these decks come up s/h in a long time.

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    Thanks Mark, I've also seen these 'Super VHS' (a contradiction in terms) / Mini DV Hybrid decks - are they any good or would I do better with a cheap camera?
     
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    I have one of those S-VHS/MiniDV decks: JVC SR-VS30E and I must tell you that I am pretty happy with it. Works fine hooked to my Mac G4 for importing footage and to my Sony camcorder (PD150) for dubbing DV tapes.
    I can't tell you how much it will cost there but HERE is around 1200 Euro....
    .... Or buy a cheap/used DV videocamera. The VCR section is almost the same even in lower end ones.... good luck!
     
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    I have also been looking at the combined DV/S-VHS decks, but at the price I still think it better & cheaper to go for a cheap DV cam & separate S-VHS deck.
    So that is what I have done!

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    Might be able to justify it by buying the other 'arf a cheap camcorder. Starting to get looks whenever I open a new box...:rolleyes:
     
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    Perhaps its time to trade the other 'arf in for a newer model :devil:

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    LOL - better the devil you know....
     

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