Tape Camcorders a thing of the past

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  1. David Werner

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    I recall Trevor Schell was looking into one of these. Pretty cool, although the media is expensive.
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    Hi!,
    I actually have the Hitachi DZ-MV100A DVD-Ram Camcorder which is outstanding.
    I have had mine since the end of August. Just in time to film my Daughters first day of Kindergarten.
    This is outstanding technology. Whenever you pause or stop in recording, a chapter is created. When playing back the DVD you can skip to whichever chapter you want by highlighting the thumbnail image on the large 3.5" color LCD screen, in which you are taken directly to that part of the disc..
    Audio is recorded in Dolby Digital.
    The remote is also a nice addition.
    The really sweet thing about the DVD-Ram Discs is that you can slip them out of the protective case and play them back on DVD-Ram capable DVD players. The Panasonic RP-91 is capable of playing these discs.
    The Hitachi DZ-MV100A is exactly identical to the Panasonic VDR-M10. They would have been made by the same designer.
    Highly recommended,,,I would never buy tape and waitied for this technology to come available.
    BTW..I paid equivelant of $1,799 U.S. for mine.
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    [Edited last by Trevor Schell on October 27, 2001 at 08:09 PM]
     
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    Trevor,
    How much does the media cost and is the resolution just like a dvd? Thanks.
     
  6. Trevor Schell

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    The DVD-Ram discs are about $60 CDN apeice.
    However, My unit came with two bonus discs.
    You can record 60 minutes on each side of the disc in Standard mode and 30 minutes each in Fine mode.
    The video is DVD quality.
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  9. Trevor Schell

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    The Camcorder has a built in flash so an outboard flash would not be needed.
    I have a Kodak DC-4800 Digital 3.1 megapixel camera so have no use for the camera feature of the Camcorder. I haven't tried it though
    Also I have not filmed in low light so I can't answer that question.
    The video that I have taped is extrememly clean,clear and color is very vibrant.
    I just picked up a Panasonic RP-91 DVD player today and will use it to play back the discs once it is connected.
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    I edit my videos on the computer, making the source medium relatively unimportant. With 60 minutes of uninterupted High Quality recording time and lower media cost, Mini-DV still represents the best choice to me. I then write(or copy) the edited product to the final medium (usually VHS, since that's what my family and friend's have*).
    Marty
    * - Most of their DVD players will not read the various recorded DVD formats.
    [Edited last by Marty Neudel on October 30, 2001 at 06:11 AM]
     

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