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Do you think miniDV will be around for many years to come?

by tim89s / November 24, 2006 7:36 AM PST

I am thinking about getting the Panasonic PV-GS300. I am still not convinced on what media type to get. Right now I am leaning towards miniDV. Are hard drive and DVD media types of the future? I am worried that in the future if I have all these tapes and they stop making miniDV camcorders how will I play the tapes.

Thank you

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Even if they don't, you'll have plenty of time to move the
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2006 7:51 AM PST

You'll have plenty of time to move the content to what's next.


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Yes, they will be around. The really high end camcorders use
by Kiddpeat / November 24, 2006 10:23 AM PST

tape although they can also direct their output to computers and other devices.

You should be using your camera to play back the tapes it recorded, capture the video, and burn it to DVD. I would not expect to play the tapes back repeatedly on your camera. That will wear its heads.

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