i am doign a simple shoot next week with a canon xl2.
was wondering, if i could record to tape with a dsr-50 portable dvcam deck, so i can utilize 3 hour tapes. this isn't going back to film, will end up on dvd and that's all. (ill of course be running minidv in the camera as well)
was wondering, what do i have to anticipate as far as issues.
I did something similar with my XLH1 to a DSR-45 a couple of weeks ago. If you are going out from the XL2 with Firewire you might see noise on the output of the DSR-50. I haven't figureed out why but my DSR -45 doesn't like to output E to E certain firewire signals live. So far it has happened with an Avid firewire output and the Canon The recordings seem fine and it might be related to the 24 I was doing in both cases. The composite output would breakup while the monitor on the DSR-45 was completely stable. The recordings seemed fine but I needed a stable output so I went in Component. Not quite as clean but it was acceptable. I would test the system with a monitor on the output of the DSR-50 to see if it works