DV in/out camera?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ironjaw, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. ironjaw macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2006
    Cold Copenhagen
    Hi, can anyone recommend a good DV in/out camera? My initial use is for using an application called DV Backup:

    "DV Backup is a shareware application for MacOS X 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5
    which lets you backup any data files to a MiniDV, Digital8, DVCAM or HDV camcorder." Website

    I already have a JVC GR-D720E DV cam but its only DV out :mad:
  2. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    I would have thought most DV cameras have both transfer in and out ability. Send it a DV signal while it's in VTR mode, and you should be able to see and record it.

    As for the DV backup software, anyone know how reliable it is? DV tapes do suffer from occasional dropouts, so I'm not sure I would commit anything important to such a backup. Blank DVDs are dirt cheap and probably would be a lot less hassle. 2 or 3 DVD-R's store the same data as one miniDV tape would and I believe they would be much cheaper, more reliable, and faster (DV tapes are real-time, linear transfer).
  3. Joelye macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    I have a list of camcorders with DV in if you can send me your e mail I will send it over it is in excel.

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