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#1 Gareth Munden

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:15 PM

is DVcam any better for tranfer then MiniDv ? .
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#2 Bryan Darling

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:32 PM

The visual quality & technical specs are the same for Mini-DV & DVCAM. The difference is that DVCAM moves at a faster rate through the mechanism, has increased track width, and locked audio. But don't worry about the sound, this is just a technical thing running in the background, it won't affect your footage/transfer. I've transferred to both in the same project. The only thing I'd say is that if you don't have easy access to a DVCAM player then go for Mini-DV. However if you do have a DVCAM player then I recommend it because the faster the tape moves through a machine the less chance for drop outs there is, in the world of digital it would be tape hits/artifacts.
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