Problem with Large cassettes on sony dsr-11 deck?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Macteacher, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Macteacher

    Macteacher Guest

    After reading all the great info on this group I'm considering buying
    one of these decks, but I had read a post that all the dsr series had
    trouble with the large cassettes. Anyone else experience or hear about

    Also, is it worth an extra $300 to buy the deck new rather than used?

    FYI, I'll be using FCP4 on a dual G4.

    finally, I should be able to use this deck to record footage from my
    vcr/dvd player and then capture to FCP, no? (I'll be editing alot of
    archived footage from old formats..)

    Thanks for your input!
    Macteacher, Sep 16, 2003
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  2. "Macteacher" wrote ...
    Huh? What was their experience? Most people who run DSR
    series equipment likely use large cassettes. I've used both sizes
    with several pieces of DSR equipment (VCRs and camcorders,
    including a DSR-11) and never had the slightest problem with
    either size (or switching between them, either.)
    Richard Crowley, Sep 16, 2003
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  3. My DSR-11 has problems loading a large cassette unless I help it by
    pushing it slightly as it goes in, but apart from that it has no
    problems whatsoever. I mostly use large cassettes.
    Yes, I'd say so. You never know how the deck might previously have
    been used, whether it had been using nice new stock or recycled stock
    You may find that you cannot do this. I haven't specifically tried it
    on the DSR-11, but most DV decks will refuse to record if they see
    either Macrovision copy protection or the DVD copy management system
    info in the incoming video. Try before you buy!


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    Steve Roberts, Sep 16, 2003
  4. Macteacher

    Macteacher Guest

    Thanks for all the info. wondering if I have to worry about copy
    protection when cassettes and DVDs are home made rather than
    commercial products. I'm dealing mostly with small indie productions
    rather than general releases.

    thanis again...
    Macteacher, Sep 16, 2003
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