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Old 01-27-08, 08:39 AM   #1
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HD Camcorder Thoughts

Any one of you have a Hard Disk Camcorder?

I just ordered the Canon AVCHD Format Hard Disk Drive Camcorder

It's my first ever camcorder. What are your thoughts on it or any other comparable High Def Camcorder?
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I would have gone for the HV20 if I were you.
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Yeah it was between that and the HV10. I liked the hard disk format over the MiniDV. Not clear that you can go wrong with either.

Besides, with the high def recording, I have a good excuse not to send videos to relatives if they don't have a high def t.v.

(yeah I know how to convert to SD format)
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Yeah it was between that and the HV10. I liked the hard disk format over the MiniDV. Not clear that you can go wrong with either.

Besides, with the high def recording, I have a good excuse not to send videos to relatives if they don't have a high def t.v.

(yeah I know how to convert to SD format)
With the HV10 you have your material on tape, which is what I prefer to have.
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Okay .. I don't use tape anywhere else. But yeah the whole process will be the same. Whether tape or any other magnetic media, you'd end up putting what you shoot on DVD. The other nice thing here is that I can archive stuff on the home storage array.
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Okay .. I don't use tape anywhere else. But yeah the whole process will be the same. Whether tape or any other magnetic media, you'd end up putting what you shoot on DVD. The other nice thing here is that I can archive stuff on the home storage array.
The issue is the data-format used to store the data. MiniDV tape uses minimal-compression while the MPEG-4 compression used on DVD/HD camcorders throws out A LOT of detail in the image. You also have to convert the MPEG4 into DV or some other format in order to edit videos, thus throwing out another stage of quality. By the time you produced a final-product DVD, you can totally tell the differences in quality of the initial-footage.
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