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Digital video recording media

by vivekfamily / June 9, 2011 6:15 PM PDT

Out of mini dv,hard disk and memory card/stick (the media available today) which is the best medium for recording videos, HD as well as normal, from quality point of view and and then ease of trasfer to PC for making dvds

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Re: media
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 9, 2011 6:22 PM PDT

if your PC has a card/stick reader, I'd say the easiest is the card/stick. Just get it out of your camera and into your PC and start copying.

But it might be different if the camera comes with software that expects it to be connected via USB or Firewire and doesn't work directly on the card in your cardreader.


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Video Recording
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 9, 2011 11:59 PM PDT

In my opinion, there is no right answer.
Mini dv tape does not require the compression that is required when using the other medias.
But mini dv tape is not as easy to transfer to the PC.

I suggest you post your question on the Camcorder Forum because, they deal with a greater variety of video recording media than do digital camera owners.

Here is a link to the Camcorder Forum:


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Recording Media
by vivekfamily / June 10, 2011 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Video Recording


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I'm going with HDD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 2:13 AM PDT

Without picking SSDD, classic HDD or other technologies.

Look at the BIG RED. What does it use?

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