Should I sell my 1 1/2 month old Sony DVD300 to get what I originally wanted to buy before I got excited about the DVD cam, a Sony TRV22?
I'm not editing with computer, just editing with my e80h panny dvd recorder through s-video input/output.
Is it worth switching. Will I get better quality?
What would you do?
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Panny E80H & Sony DVD300 Camcorder
All Mini-DV cams will output higher quality video than any MPEG2 based system. Go for it. Go back to tape for your source material.
The MiniDV has better quailty as long as it stays DV. But usaully you either watch it through a lessor analog connection to your TV or convert it to DVD format(mpeg2) anyway when authoring on a PC. Iam looking at a MiniDV cam purchase next year and plan to edit the capture DV on my PC and render/burn to DVD.
go with dvd. You're going to convert it anyway. Much more convenient and if you go with the Panny M30 you can highspeed dub right into a E80.
If you were editing on your computer, I'd tell you to definately go with the miniDV, but since you're not, it's really a toss up, so stick with what you've got.
I'm gonna assume that the "Sony DVD300" you mentioned is a DVD Recorder,
since you didn't quite say so
If you don't plan on taking Video home footage nor have any interest in it,
I would just stick w/ what ya got :P
However, if you really want to get serious.., I mean serious about
quality, then you might want to invest in an external device that will
capture (transfer) via DV. ie, Canopus products
This requires learning a new step - editing. And editing can be any number
or combination of things.. from filtering to cutting to cropping to denoising;
and then finally, encoding / authoring to MPEG-2 (DVD authoring)
I would assume that the editing that you are performing on your DVD300
is limited. So, bare the above in mind when deciding
So, it really all depends on what you want to do (or plan on doing :P based
on your final decision)
Originally Posted by scamp2032
PS. going from miniDV-DVD cam to DV avi using Canopus is a strange idea. This was developed for those who don't bother with PC editing.