GR-DV700

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Rob Amour, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Rob Amour

    Rob Amour Guest

    I'm considering my first Digital Camcorder and the JVC GR-DV700 looks like a
    good option. Does anybody have any experiences with the camera, good or
    bad?

    Thanks,

    Rob.
     
    Rob Amour, Oct 6, 2003
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  2. Bought one for a friend the other month seemed quite good - bottom loader
    though, so if you've got it on a tripod or plate it could take a while to
    get old tape out and a new one in. (once you've taken it of the tripod).
    other than that looked ok, but i didn't get to use it much.

    got it from www.prcdirect.co.uk as it was £484 alot cheaper than shops but
    cost £10 extra for quick (couple of days) delivery. they say free delivery
    but that takes about 10-14 days to get to you.

    Paul
     
    Paul Harrison, Oct 6, 2003
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  3. Rob Amour

    Rob Amour Guest

    Thanks for the info Paul.

    Rob.

     
    Rob Amour, Oct 6, 2003
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  4. Rob Amour

    anclove Guest

    Hi, i've recently bought a GR DV700 second ahnd, unfortunetly it didn'
    come with the drivers and so on, so i can't get any footage off th
    camera and onto my pc. Any chance of anyone letting me a buy a copy o
    the software off them? My e-mail address is
    Thank
     
    anclove, May 3, 2006
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  5. Rob Amour

    Tony Morgan Guest

    You don't need any drivers if you're running Windows XP.

    AFAIK, like virtually all MiniDV video cameras, the GR DV700 doesn't
    come with any software. You need a IEEE1394 (Firewire) port on your PC,
    a Firewire connector, and any one of the many video editing programs
    that are available. For a list of just one or two have a look at:

    http://www.camcord.info/basics

    If you haven't got a Firewire port or cable there's a link on the above
    webpage
     
    Tony Morgan, May 4, 2006
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  6. Rob Amour

    anclove Guest

    thanks, i've only been trying with USB so far! I'll try and get hold o
    a firewire cable and i'll give it a go with that
     
    anclove, May 4, 2006
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  7. Rob Amour

    Rob Hemmings Guest

    Yep, you'll need a 6-pin (PC end) to 4-pin (camcorder end.)
    The last one I bought was only £1.75 inc VAT from scan.co.uk
    (code LN7114) and works fine with a Canon MV850i. Check
    their delivery cost though, if just buying one item!

    In general, USB ports on DV camcorders are only used for
    downloading still pictures. With some, you can also use
    the USB port if you want to use it as a webcam and others
    also allow you to grab single frames from a previous recording.
    HTH
     
    Rob Hemmings, May 4, 2006
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  8. Rob Amour

    Rob Hemmings Guest

    Indeed. I suspect the manufacturers make much more profit from
    selling them as 'accessories' at massively inflated prices.
    The 'official' cable for my canon is the CV-150F, which pixmania
    is flogging for £45 (best part of £50 inc delivery!)
     
    Rob Hemmings, May 5, 2006
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    anclove Guest

    Thanks all, that sorted it. I've already started playing with :).

    thanks again
     
    anclove, May 5, 2006
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