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#1 Joel Rakowski

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:01 PM

Hey everyone,

 

I'm trying to figure out the best analog tape recorder(s) for both formats and maybe a great svhs-c camcorder for a crash rig for some shot on video (non digi-tape) movies this summer?

 

I'm a little late in the game to remember the vhs beta war but always heard that beta was technically better quality but VHS won because of the longer time per tape and marketing. So I've come across this section on wiki for 

  • 400×480 (300 TVL): Super Betamax, Betacam (professional)
  • 440×480 (330 TVL): analog broadcast, BetacamSP
  • 560×480 (420 TVL): LaserDiscS-VHS, Hi8

 

So does this mean that S-VHS camcorders have technically more resolution than the BetaCam SP?

 

So I've narrowed down my list to a few from each category under that $500 range...

Looking for full manual control, best low-light / largest sensor, and was 3ccd the best for this generation of cameras?

 

If anyone has had experience with any cameras or have a better alternative please chime in

 

S-VHS

GY-X3U WITH FUJINON T14X5.5BRM-29 LENS

PANASONIC AG-456
JVC 3-CCD KY-27B Camcorder

Panasonic AG-460 S-VHS

 

 

BetaCam SP (no Digibeta)

Sony Betacam DXC-537 

Sony BVW-D600 2/3"
SONY UVW-100B
Sony BVP-550

 

 

S-VHS-C 

????

 

Any help is greatly appreciated


Edited by Joel Rakowski, 12 April 2014 - 05:02 PM.

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#2 Joel Rakowski

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

Or should I go Hi8 style with something like the Canon L2?

Anyone here ever use one of those?


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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Best camera looks like the Sony BVW-D600 2/3", it's basically got a digibeta front end. How sharp it looks like will also depend on the lens.


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#4 Joel Rakowski

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

Thanks Brian


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