[ale] OT: camcorder/camera combos
esoteric at 3times25.net
Thu Dec 12 09:02:14 EST 2002
Okay, so we're picking nits off of nits here. I'm a stickler for
accuracy though so I'll throw out what the manual says and be done with it:
With your digital camcorder, you can use Hi8/Digital8 video cassetes.
Your camcorder records and plays back pictures in the Digital8 system.
Also, you camcorder plays back tapes recorded in the Hi8/standard 8
(analog) system. You, however cannot use the functions in "Advanced
Playback Operations" on page 52 to 58 for playback in the Hi8/standard 8
system. To enable smooth transition, we recommend that you do not mix
pictures recorded in the Hi8/standard 8 with the Digital8 system on a tape.
Eric Webb wrote:
> On Thursday 12 December 2002 02:15 am, Geoffrey wrote:
>>>Are you on crack? Hi8 is purely analog. miniDV is purely digital.
>>Ah, not exactly true. My camera Sony trv730 is a digital camera but
>>will accept either hi8 or standard 8 tapes. With standard 8 tapes, you
>>get analog recording.
> There's a whole lotta crack smokin' tonight.
> I have a TRV330 and 530 myself. Read your manual again. While these cameras
> may use either tape medium, the recording is in Digital8 format. All of
> these cameras (AFAIK) only PLAY the standard 8mm and Hi8 analog formats --
> they do not record in those formats.
> (Manual says that if you record on standard 8mm, you must play back in same
> machine or you will get mosaic artifacting -- the fact that it's a mosaic
> pattern alone tells you it's gonna record in digital mode! The cheaper
> standard 8mm tape doesn't have the resolution that Digital8 requires.)
> And even if it did, the fact that your camera would record analog on a
> standard 8 tape doesn't disprove my original statement. It only would mean
> that your camera supports multiple formats.
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