DV Deck or cheap camera for editing?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread
I need a DV deck to capture footage, write out tapes and to have a hard codec while editing so I can watch my work on a composite monitor.
The cheapest decks I have found are still around $1200. However, I had a thought - why not buy a cheap DV camera (for around $500) and simply use it as a deck? From what I've read, the main reason not to use a camera as a deck is to avoid wear & tear on your camera, but if I'm not using it as a camera...
Are there any downsides to this?
-- Mojo (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 09, 2001
I am in same boat, I heard it can be around $900 to fix the wearing part in cameras as decks , but I am also having trouble finding a cheap enough deck. I use my camera as a deck alot vjing so i am concerned. Good luck dan sydney
-- Dan (email@example.com), December 04, 2001.