Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Is there a "miniDV player"?
I am almost done with my digicam questions for FOO, I promise!
My miniDV JVC camcorder broke a weekend or so ago; it's only about 16 months old, but out of warranty. I am still going to go in and mess with it myself since I have nothing to lose, but I am also shopping around for a new camcorder since my wife (okay, me, too) is addicted to taking video of the baby.
The first issue is that there are very few miniDV camcorders left on the market, and the one we have seems to still be the best one out there (for us), but I am hesitant to re-buy what I already own (and it broke).
I want to go to a HDD camcorder, but I have 27 miniDV tapes I still need to convert to DVD, so I need something to play miniDV tapes. Relatives have miniDV camcorders, but none of them are widescreen, which is the format of all the video I have taken, and they are so old I don't know if they would hold up to converting all that tape or have the quality I am used to, let alone formatting.
Do they make stand-alone miniDV players? I know there is no such thing as an adapter for VHS since they are totally different (even though that seems to be what Google is full of--saying there aren't adapters), but I can't find anything at all. Maybe nothing exists?
ETA: I know there were "mini DV decks" at one time but I can't find info newer than 2002~2005 and at that time people say they cost $1200-2000. Haha. Whatever.
Last edited by SonataInFSharp; 10-23-09 at 12:41 PM.