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record directly to external HD from camcorder?

by jamesfiro / October 11, 2008 10:57 PM PDT

I am guessing it is not currently available because the camcorder companies want to be able to charge more for their cameras, but I would love to be able to record directly from a harddrive camcorder to an external harddrive. That would mean that you are unlimited as to how much recording time you can get without going back to a computer to upload your video.

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It's here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2008 11:05 PM PDT
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Just links.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2008 11:06 PM PDT
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The others have already
by boya84 / October 12, 2008 12:16 AM PDT

pointed your to existing technology.

I wanted to clarify your statement: "you are unlimited as to how much recording time you can get without going back to a computer to upload your video"... Hard drives fill, too. Using your words, any removable media allows for "unlimited"... flash memory and miniDV tape already exist.

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In a sense of an external hard drive...
by whizkid454 / October 12, 2008 12:18 AM PDT

They too are "removable" considering you can unplug the full one and replace it with a fresh one.

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