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MiniDV question... I couldn't figure out which forum to post in!

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Kevin Sharp, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Kevin Sharp

    Kevin Sharp Stunt Coordinator

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    I am going to buy my first MiniDv camcorder, but some of the things I film need to be transferred to VHS tapes. To do this I need analog inputs, no? Most of the camcorders I look at don't have these.

    Is there something I'm missing here?
     
  2. Rob Kramer

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    You need analog OUTPUTS. All camcorders have these.
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

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    You will need analog inputs on your VHS vcr. As Rob stated, all camcorders have analog audio/video outputs.
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    I'm not sure I understand your question, but let me try to give you advice.

    If you are looking to transfer FROM DV TO VHS, all you need to do is hook the A/V output from the DV Camcorder to your VHS inputs. Easy as pie, all camcorders have A/V outputs somewhere and most all VCRs have inputs.

    If what you are trying to do is transfer video information FROM VHS TO DV (or your computer using your yet-to-be-bought MiniDV camcorder as a bridge) you can do this by plugging the A/V OUTPUT from your VHS machine to the A/V INPUT on a MiniDV camcorder.

    As you have observed, a minority of DV Camcorders have an A/V INPUT though all have an A/V output.
     

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