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Pioneer DVR420H camcorder editing question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by ComfortablyNumb, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. ComfortablyNumb

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    Hello

    I currently own a JVC GRDX-97 and I'm looking at buying the Pioneer 420 or possibly the 530, I want to trander the miniDV films on to DVD and hopefully hook up my old VHS to put old VHS films and footage onto DVD.

    Questions

    Will the 420 be ideal ?? I know it doesnt have DV in but has S-VHS is DV in a must ?? whats are the pluses??

    Can I copy my mini dv onto the HDD disc and then edit all the rubbish off before burning onto a DVD from the HDD.

    Or Is there another machine I should be looking for (I've been drawn to the Panasonics), does anyone know why the majority of the Pioneer players have SACD but none of the recorders do, I have also noticed with Sony and JVC seem to be the only manufacturer that has SACD on its recorders, I like the idea of SACD but wont buy a machine just to have SACD if the machine is rubbish.

    Any advice greatfully received

    Cheers

    CN
     
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  3. Harlen Quinn

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    The 530H is around £270 from lxdirect with the right discount codes. Search the recent threads. ;)

    Copying to HDD via firewire is easy, as is cutting out slices that you don't want. Copying over to dvdr is also simple.
     
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    Buy one with a DV (firewire) input. That way, you keep your footage completely undegraded as you copy it from tape to HDD. Use SVideo (etc) and you are converting it from digital to analog and back again (which is not a good thing).
     
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    Thank you all for the advice, it's appreciated.

    Looks like it will have to be the 530, which is a good thing as it was the one that really stood out and the one my heart wanted :D

    I'll start searching for the code thread (just in case I can't find it pls post if you can, thanks), they were advertising it for £299 whereas their sister site Littlewoods were doing it for £349, ?!?!? strange.
     
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    A couple of lxdirect threads..

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226533
     
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    Thanks

    Ive been reading the 530 thread, deffo going to order one when LX have restocked, som,ething tells me the price will jump back up to £350 though.

    CN
     

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