But keep in mind the issue of preservation. Unless you are religious
about making a DVD out of the video on the hard drive, you're going to
erase it, and then it's gone forever. With Mini DV or an in-camera
DVD burner, all you have to do is label it after you shoot it.
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Gary Schrock<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> FWIW, we just use a standard Sony miniDV camera. Personally, I kind of wish
> the thing would die so we could get one that's hard drive based instead of
> miniDV, because transferring from tape to the computer is a 1:1 time based
> operation. With miniDV set on the longer record time, a standard tape
> yields 90 minutes of recording, which generally has been fine for the job
> talks we have.