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does anyone own a camcorder that recordes straight onto a dvd??

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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
been looking at them but ive never heard anyone whos actually got one. I just wanted to know if you'd recommend them over an sd card one? any good/bad points about recording straight onto a dvd?? thankyou x
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Rubbish , that's what I heard . Disks are expensive for a start and I dont think the format really took off . I've been after a SD card camcorder for a while and talking to someone in a shop the other day saying the quality is not up to scratch .Would never get a HDD camcorder , yes you may get up to 30 hours worth of recording but sooner or later you have to download/upload the footage to something as you begin to run out of space and the worse thing that can happen is the HDD developes a fault and you lose the lot .Whereas the good old miniDV tapes have excellent picture quality , can easily be uploaded to anything with a Firewire port , the tapes are cheap and can be stored for years without picture loss and when you need to record something new , just pop in a new tape . Yes ,I'm keeping my 2 miniDV camcorders ...Sharp wl-450 & Panasonic nv-GS11] till they perfect the SD card ones .
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cheers I was looking at the mini dv ones i just didnt want to buy that format for them to upgrade and then I would of wasted my money and would have to upgrade myself. :thumbsup:
#3
I would not sy that they are rubbish at all, I have been using mine now for the past year or so. I have the sony HD UX3 which records directly onto a mini DVD. I purchased 6 blank DVDs (for£20) at the time of purchasing my camcorder and have never needed to invest any more.
I record in HD format and hence have a recording time of 40 x 6 = 240 hours of FULL HD (including both sides of teh DVD). And btw these DVDs are re-writeable once so as soon as I am done with the editing I just delete the data on them and thats it.
The price of DVDs have gone down dramatically and I think they are definitely more long lasting, and reliable as compared to tapes and HDD.

I hope that was helpful.
#4
aaron14danni
cheers I was looking at the mini dv ones i just didnt want to buy that format for them to upgrade and then I would of wasted my money and would have to upgrade myself. :thumbsup:


We have a sony one which we have had nearly 2 years. It is so simple to use and we actually watch the films because they go straight to DVD, whereas you never seem to get around to putting stuff on dvds yourself

Very good purchase in my experience
#5
drmsa
I would not sy that they are rubbish at all, I have been using mine now for the past year or so. I have the sony HD UX3 which records directly onto a mini DVD. I purchased 6 blank DVDs (for£20) at the time of purchasing my camcorder and have never needed to invest any more.
I record in HD format and hence have a recording time of 40 x 6 = 240 hours of FULL HD (including both sides of teh DVD). And btw these DVDs are re-writeable once so as soon as I am done with the editing I just delete the data on them and thats it.
The price of DVDs have gone down dramatically and I think they are definitely more long lasting, and reliable as compared to tapes and HDD.

I hope that was helpful.


same as, no problems and good uplink speeds to PC for editing and post production. :thumbsup:
#6
I'd much rather get a flash-based camera than one that records direct to DVD or miniDVD, reasons being -

1) SD Cards cost about £16 for a 16GB card. DVDRs only store up to 4GB, so you get 4x the recording capacity of a normal DVDR. MiniDVDRs only store 1.3GB, or something like that.

2) An SD card takes less power than a spinning disc, so you'll get better battery life with SD

3) If you knock your DVD camera when it's recording, you might shake the disc and lose an entire recording. By contrast, SD cards are nearly invincible

4) DVDs are painfully slow to get data off, compared to SD cards.


Admittedly, DVDRs are pretty cheap (about 20p a disc), but that's their only advantage. In every other area, they suck.

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