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#1 Scott Imler

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:52 PM

Hi I understand that the DVC Pro tapes shot on the SDX 900can be played back in a DVCAM player if they are shot in 25 mode. Can the same be done in 50 mode provided you don't shoot 24 P?
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#2 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:10 PM

Hi I understand that the DVC Pro tapes shot on the SDX 900can be played back in a DVCAM player if they are shot in 25 mode. Can the same be done in 50 mode provided you don't shoot 24 P?

I'm 99.99% certain the answer to your question is no, Sony does not make a DVCAM deck which can play a DVCPRO-50 recorded tape.

Sony makes many different model decks, so I suppose anything is possible -- and, as you note, many DVCAM decks can play DVCPRO [25] recorded tapes. But it would seem odd indeed if Sony made deck which could play a recording which essentially had embodied in it a higher data rate than what the DVCAM format itself offers. But if anyone knows otherwise, please reply.
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#3 John Ealer

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:13 PM

I agree. I don't know of any DVCAM deck that can play back DVCPRO50. Also, since DVCPRO25 has a different track pitch than DVCAM, unless a DVCAM deck specifically indicates that it can play back DVCPRO25, I wouldn't expect it to.

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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:45 AM

Seconded, thirded and motion carried - most DVCAM decks (all I've seen, anyway) specifically disclaim DVCPRO compatibility.

It's also worth noting that a lot of DVCPRO is shot on mid-sized tapes which won't physically go in a DVCAM deck - at least not with any chance of actually engaging the mechanism correctly.

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#5 Joshua Reis

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:29 PM

Hi, the Sony DSR 1500 will playback DVCPRO25 only. No Sony deck will playback DVCPRO 50 recorded material. It sure would be nice though. However, panasonic VTRs tend to be more affordable than Sony equipment.
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#6 Rod Butler

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:24 PM

I know the Sony DSR-25 also plays back large DVCPRO25 recorded tapes as well. I'm thinking any Sony DVCAM deck that can accept the larger cassettes will play the larger DVCPRO tapes, as long as it's been recorded in 25 and not 50 mode. The medium DVCPRO cassettes are the only size accepted by the SDX900 and I the Sony DSR-25 deck won't load it. So unless you have a DVDPRO feeder deck the like the Panasonic AJ-SD93, this won't mean a whole lot.
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#7 Scott Imler

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 04:44 PM

Hi, the Sony DSR 1500 will playback DVCPRO25 only. No Sony deck will playback DVCPRO 50 recorded material. It sure would be nice though. However, panasonic VTRs tend to be more affordable than Sony equipment.



Thanks everyone and yes i just did a test after getting my hands on the deck and it works but only in 25 mode.
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