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Dave Frink
What is the future for DV tapes ?
on Mar 17, 2009 at 2:51:18 am

Is it a mistake to buy a new DV camcorder, like the Canon HV30 ?
I'd buy the HV30 if I know DVs will be around for 5 more years. Thanks.


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CRAIG ALAN
Re: What is the future for DV tapes ?
on Mar 19, 2009 at 4:20:15 am

If you mean mini-dv tape, yes. you can still buy vhs tapes. flash storage needs to get cheaper to fully replace mini-dv tape. and tape, I think, is still a more secure way of archiving than hard drives. plus all the big companies are still selling cameras that use tape. hv30 is selling for $600. A great deal.

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Jack Rusak
Re: What is the future for DV tapes ?
on May 22, 2009 at 1:12:33 am

No. I just bought one, even though I know the format's days are numbered. My feeling was it's the best quality right now for a reasonable price and there's no reason to consider other formats until the bugs have been worked out or p2 becomes more universal.


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