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James Rhodimer
MiniDV Gone?
on Jun 21, 2006 at 11:50:32 pm

I recently went to a seminar hosted by a filmfestival in LA
and a guy there representing "distributors" said very authoritatively,
"You shouldn't be shooting Dv anymore, it should only be hi def"
Please comment on this. thanks.


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Bob Zelin
Re: MiniDV Gone?
on Jun 22, 2006 at 2:41:55 am

this is every manufacturer. HD is where every manufacturer wants to be. Just look at Panasonic - everything they showed at NAB was HD - with SD downconverters built in. There are no more Sony Beta VTR's ! Everything is HD. Now, you say "but my clients still want SD, and hardly anyone wants HD - why should I buy an HD product, when everyone still wants SD video with regular DV ?". Welcome to our business. I saw Sony discontinue 1" VTR's when every TV station in the US only owned and aired spots on 1" VTR's. This is how they make money. NO manfacturer, dealer, or consumer store wants to sell anything but NEW PRODUCTS, and SD is a low profit item for them, with no future.

Bob Zelin


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