Firewire DV/DVCAM deck?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jim Gunn, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Jim Gunn

    Jim Gunn Guest

    Anyone using a Firewire DV/DVCAM deck to output their videos? Can
    anyone recomend one model that isn't too expensive? I routinely edit
    120-140 minute programs in Premiere and I don't really want to span a
    finished program on three mini-DV reels using my Canon XL-1. So I was
    thinking I'd master onto one three- hour DVCam tape but for that I
    need a DVCAM camera or firewire deck.
    Jim Gunn, Oct 1, 2003
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  2. Yes, I am. Input and output.
    You will have to define what "expensive" means to YOU.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. Sony make a number of full-size DVCAM/DVdecks. Cheapest is DSR-11. Slightly
    more is the DSR-20 and there are others. They also all have S-video and
    Composite in/out.
    Maurice Fleisher, Oct 1, 2003
  4. Jim Gunn

    Dan Maas Guest

    Anyone using a Firewire DV/DVCAM deck to output their videos? Can
    You don't need DVCAM for this, plain old DV will do fine (DV has large
    cassettes too). There are plenty of DV decks in the $1500-2000 range.
    I use a Sony WV-DR5 imported from Japan for ~$1200. (I got this rather
    than a US deck because it can read DVCAM tapes, a feature most US
    decks don't offer).

    Dan Maas, Oct 2, 2003
  5. Jim Gunn

    Jim Gunn Guest

    Two friends of mine have the Sony DSR-11, I borrowed one today. I
    think that will suit my needs and it's "only" about $1600.
    Jim Gunn, Oct 2, 2003
  6. A cheap way to master long programs is to FireWire copy back to
    a D8 camera. With Sony 90-minute D8 tapes in LP-mode, I get
    reliable 137-minute masters on one tape (make two, for safety).
    David Ruether, Oct 2, 2003
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