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Brian egeston
HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 12:08:47 am

Don't everyone tell me how stupid I am at once, I'm new to running the entire show myself. I'm shooting a short this weekend on two HVX200s. Yes, I have a four year old camera. When I get better, I'll get a better camera. So I have P2 cards and 100 GB Firestores for each camera. My question is, would you run the Firestore and the P2 cards and the tape as a super super back up plan for footage? I think I read that if the firestore cable comes out, you'll lose the files. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 2:13:10 pm

Nothing wrong with that camera, it's still a great camera today.

Now, Recording to tape is ONLY SD. So, if you want HD, tape is not an option.

Firestore is NOT as reliable as P2. If you have enough cards, I'd run P2 cards only. If you don't have enough cards, use the Firestore.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Steve Eisen
Re: HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 3:27:41 pm

If you don't have enough cards. Rent them. Still more reliable than the Firestore. Another reason why the Firestore is discontinued.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Tom Prigge
Re: HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:38:58 pm

Can you shoot P2 and tape at the same time on the HVX200? I didn't think that was possible, even if shooting just HD. I used a Firestore at a TV station I once worked at and I don't think you could use it and P2 at the same time. If I remember correctly, there was a menu setting to feed the Firestore that disabled or bypassed P2. But my memory is hazy on a lot of things, maybe this too. Never did like using the Firestore, but all we had were 8 gig cards. I use 64 gig cards now in my HVX200 and never worry about it.


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Steve Eisen
Re: HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 11, 2013 at 1:28:05 am

Can't record to P2 and Tape at the same time. Tape on HVX-200 is DV only.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Shane Ross
Re: HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 11, 2013 at 6:26:00 pm

I'll add another voice of dissent against the Firestore. Pain in the ass, unreliable. Yeah, discontinued for a reason. P2 cards are your best bet.

Everyone else answered the tape question...

Shane
Little Frog Post
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Chris Jeremy
Re: HVX tape, P2, or Firestore
on Jan 12, 2013 at 7:17:23 am

Each to their own ...

Been using Firestores for a while now, never had a problem.


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