Play Back On DVCAM Player
Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:52 PM
Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:10 PM
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.
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?
Sony makes many different model decks, so I suppose anything is possible -- and, as you note, many DVCAM decks can play DVCPRO  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.
Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:13 PM
Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:45 AM
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.
Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:29 PM
Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:24 PM
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.