Can HV20 ''read'' XH A1 tapes?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by varhau, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. varhau macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Hello guys,

    May be a stupid question, but I need to know if I can use the HV20 to "read" XH A1 tapes.

    My friend will run some movies with the XH A1 and send to me to capture the movie.

    Sorry about my english and I hope you guys can help me.

    Thanks and cheers!
  2. UndertheRadar macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Won't matter. It's all dv. you can technically use a panasonic camera to capture from which i don't recommend, try to stick to the same maker. what's important are the setting you use when capturing.
  3. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    Depends what format. Some manufacturers have specific codecs. I'm not sure but like 24f might read different.
  4. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    It does. I have done this with the exact same cameras before.

  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    It will read the tapes, but only if it was shot in 24f or 60i. I don't think the HV20 will be able to read anything shot in 30f as only the HV30 can record and playback 30p. I sold my HV20 long ago before I got my A1, but I'm using an HV30 now as a playback deck and second camera.
  6. UndertheRadar macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2007
    My bad guys, wasn't completely right. Here's a link that explains it well.
    I'm a Panny guy and had an hv20 for about a day before getting an hvx200 so shouldn't have put my foot in my...
    Hope the link helps.
  7. varhau thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Great guys! Tks for the help!

    I'll buy the XH A1 now. ;)


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