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Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 2:27pm

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mastersmithson

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Hi all, What should the specs be in the camcorder to make good high qulity films? And what does MiniDV mean?
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 2:56pm

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Andreas

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1. search at the forums, there have been many discussions about chaep and great minidv cams.
2. minidv = Mini Digital Video, and that is the tapes, there is also DVcam which has larger tapes.
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 2:58pm

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mastersmithson

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1 and 2 together: what do monst people have?
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 3:07pm

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Brettsta

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minidv. And how is this alamdv2 help????
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 3:53pm

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mastersmithson

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well i heard that u need minidv to use it. what do most people have for the cam specs?
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 3:55pm

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Brettsta

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I said, most people here use minidv! Its not needed, any thing that is can be turned into digital is good.

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Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 4:03pm

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MiniDV is the preferrable option for video formats for a couple of reasons. First, the quality is better than standard video or hi-8 formats, and second, the cameras have a built-in Firewire (IEEE 1394) interface for transferring the footage to your computer. This means that you will not have to buy another piece of hardware to digitize your footage onto the computer.

For the best image quality, you should look at camcorders with 3 CCD's, but they are also quite a bit more expensive than standard 1 CCD models. What you get for the additional cost is better picture quality and color reproduction. Generally, the 3 CCD cameras available are more professional tools overall, as well.
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 12:33pm

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Ryan

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Any DV model will work well with good lighting.