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19th November 2002, 12:10 AM
I have the opportunity to buy a new canon DV500 for 750 euro, maybe even less. has anybody any experience with this piece of equipment? is it any good? for me it's just to have a camera that i can easily transfer the footage to my computer with. but the footage should be usable in vj-sets of course. anybody has any suggestions for me, in more or less the same price range? and if i didn't have a budget to consider?
19th November 2002, 08:00 AM
great cam - high zoom (360x digital) - lot of fx - i heard about that you can easily drag in your analog cam (or video) and capture it in realtime (on mini-dv) ... i think its a good price but have a look at ebay ...
19th November 2002, 04:41 PM
Thx for the reply slike! Do you know anything about the quality of the analoge images that you can run trough the camera? Are they any good? And i know that they don't deliver a computerconnector with it, but it is possible to hook this thingie up i hope?
20th November 2002, 12:31 PM
quality of analog content is as good as your analog source ...
thats why a digi-cam is so much better for recording - but for "older" content its a good way to capture it (without loosing any frames) ...
for pc-connection you have to buy a firewire-card...
or your can easily connect your composite out (cam) to your composite in of your pc. That means your must have a tv-card (with composite-in) or a digital-capture-card in your pc ...
but thats just experimental ways to get the content ...for example: with a tv-card you can?t capture full-frames with full-resolution ... thats only a way to get analog content in your pc without any firewire or so ...
but in case of buying a digicam you have to buy a firewire-card and you will be happy ;) ... the mv500 have very complex functionalities in a user-friendly way ...
i thought about buying one (on ebay: ~500EUR)... perhaps next years it?ll be a little bit cheaper ...
hope that helps a bit ...
20th November 2002, 12:40 PM
i hope you meant the Canon DV MV-500 !?
... not that we?re talking about different models ...
20th November 2002, 01:39 PM
an make sure its the MV500i or it ain't got no inputs 750euros sound about right though - there ?500 in jessops here
26th November 2002, 05:23 PM
thx for the replies guys!
yes it's the canon dv-mv500, not the 500i. I know it hasn't got a DV-IN functionality, but i thought that could be overcome by a widget. trouble is that i can't find a widget or anything that does the trick on the MV-500... i'm not gonna buy one if i can't fix this, so i would be very greatfull if anybody came up with a solution!
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