Camcorder: DVD v MiniDV

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Grumps, Jun 1, 2006.

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    Grumps Guest

    A few questions that you lot may know the answers to;

    Which format provides the best quality? Only need minor editing in Premier
    Elements, and producing 'home movies' on DVD.

    Do the DVD camcorders take longer to power up and start shooting?

    Can the DVDs be read directly in a PC?
    Grumps, Jun 1, 2006
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    Ed Chilada Guest

    Ed Chilada, Jun 1, 2006
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    John Russell Guest

    DV is the best quality home digital standard available at the moment. DVD
    camcorders, like hard disk camcorders, use MPEG-2 with incremental frames
    (DV is full frame MPEG-2). DVD camcorders also use 8cm disk, which mean they
    can't record as much video at DVD quality as a standard DVD recorder which
    uses 12cm disks. Users soon get tempted to exploit the higher compression
    modes to get extra recording time.

    Even my sister has commented that her edited Digital-8 DV recordings when
    transferred to DVD look better than her friends JVC MPEG-2 recordings.
    John Russell, Jun 1, 2006
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