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Nancy Avery
Using a Mini DV VCR for prelim NLE editing
on Apr 1, 2005 at 10:31:28 pm

I had to send my GL2 for factory cleaning after only 4 months use. I am wondering if I had used a mini DV VCR to do search, deleting footage , rewind etc instead of the GL2 if I could have avoided this wear and tear on the camcorder?

I am looking at 2 possibilities; 1) the Sony video walkman or 2) purchasing another good but cheaper camcorder like the Panasonic PV GS150 to use for both prelim editing and as a backup camera. What do you suggest?



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Steve Wargo
Re: Using a Mini DV VCR for prelim NLE editing
on Apr 2, 2005 at 5:43:51 am

If you'll look down through this forum, we have been telling everyone to buy a deck. At least I have, on a regular basis.

Sorry about your damaged unit but did you really need to ask this question?

JVC makes a low priced dual deck with DV and S-VHS, Sony, Panny and JVC all have small decks. I would buy one with a monitor.

ALSO, it make sense to run a firewire down to a deck if you are recording a long program, like a stage show and record to the deck instaed of your camera.

THE SMARTEST THING would be to purchase a FS-4 and use it instead of tape whenever possible. A good camera will last forever. The tape transport inside is a very delicate device. Save it, please.

sw


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David Jones
Re: Using a Mini DV VCR for prelim NLE editing
on Apr 2, 2005 at 2:28:23 pm

Something else that professionals do on a regulas basis
that is rarely done with consumer video cameras and VTRs, is head cleaning.


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