Replacement for Panasonic MS5 S-VHS CAMERA

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by FANDANGO, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. FANDANGO

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    Hi

    Was just wanting a bit of input from anyone in the know.

    Have been using a Panasonic MS5 S-VHS camera for a good while now and also have S-VHS VCR decks. I use my PC to edit footage to and from my VCR. I use all the above to produce Wedding videos mostly, as well as other filming projects, and find the running time of S-VHS tapes ( 3 hours) invaluable.

    What I would like to do is move into the digital domain, with a view to keeping with the shoulder mounted type camera for stability and cosmetic look while filming, and more importantly having a 3 hour tape or there abouts running time. I would also need a digital VCR to compliment the set-up. My PC would also be upgraded to incorporate DV capture facility.

    I am aware of cameras such as the Sony VX9000 (DV) and Sony DSR PD250(DVCAM) but wondered if there were any other options I could consider..........any suggestions........any thoughts on the two cameras mentioned above. Also I would want a digital VCR to have connected to the PC to play back and record............Any ideas !!!!!!!!!!. As usual the budget available is pretty small ( set by the wife).


    Any Replies greatfully received.

    Cheers
    FANDANGO.....
     
  2. gringottsdirect

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    What about a Panasonic NV-MX350B, edit with your PC, don't buy a DV Vcr but keep your existing S-VHS Vcrs.
    Panasonic NV-DV2000EC if you have to.
    Why not consider the DV in capable Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD recorder, now heavily discounted where stocks available.
    The new Panasonic DMR-E30 is due August @RRP £549.00, less than £499 mail order, no DV input but would still let you make wedding DVDs instead of VHS. Only a thought.
     
  3. FANDANGO

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    Many thanks gringottsdirect

    I will check out your suggestions. Its been a while since I've needed to buy anything so I've lost touch a little bit.

    Does anyone else have any thoughts to my questions

    Cheers

    Fandango
     

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