I've been using an XL1s for a few years now, and my firewire port just lost a pin. thusly, it is now not working.
I'm in the middle of a project and need to capture a bunch of tapes. Can I go out and buy a cheap Dv camcorder (say, like a few hundred bucks) and use it as a playback deck and still not loose the image quality of the footage?
You can by cheap camacorder and finish your job withot problems, only diference is lens when you recording with the cheap camacorders for playback its ok but during you do your job let fix your XL1 go to service