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Convienence of HD over Mini DV

by sliceof / December 12, 2007 4:13 AM PST

So how long does it take to transfer Mini DV to the computer? What is the time difference between transferring Mini DV and a hard drive or flash?

I am think about a Canon HV20 and the HG10. I want the HG10 for the ease of transferring, but it seems the HV20 is a better camera.

So what do you think?

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According to the heap of posts that answer this...
by whizkid454 / December 12, 2007 5:01 AM PST

MiniDV= 60 minutes transfer time per 60 minutes of video
HDD= dependent on the speed of your USB connection (usually 5 hours of video in 20-30 minutes)
Flash= by USB connection: dependent on speed of card/USB ------- by memory card reader: dependent on speed of reader/card and USB

What will you be doing with the video once it gets to your computer?

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What i want
by sliceof / December 12, 2007 10:26 AM PST

I want to be able to edit it and save it to my computer or an external drive. The question is whether I want to have to wait each time I want to dump video over. It would be nice to have a HD camera so I can just pull things off immediately.

I was thinking, if I am going to spend 400 bucks for a mid range sony I might as well pay 600 and get a better camera. I don't really need HD right now, but I do like Canon.

I really just want to camera to record clips and small video, edit them, and upload them. Do you think it is worth getting the Canon hard drive camera or should I just get a cheaper sony?

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If your goal is to upload to the Web...
by whizkid454 / December 12, 2007 10:46 AM PST
In reply to: What i want

You will be compressing the video anyway. Any cheap camcorder would work for that intended situation. If the camcorder will be used for quick shots/miscellaneous candid shots and such where no "backup" footage is needed, maybe thats why you would want a hard drive camcorder since it will allow you instant access to the files like you said. The mid-range Sony would work fine in your situation.

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Video Compressoin
by sliceof / December 13, 2007 7:09 AM PST

Well if I want to be able to edit the video. Will the compression of the video be a problem?

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Whether the compressed video
by boya84 / December 13, 2007 7:30 AM PST
In reply to: Video Compressoin

is a "problem" or not will depend on what type of CPU your computer has, how much available hard drive space there is on the computer, how much RAM is installed and the video editing application you plan on using to edit with.

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