minidv micromv?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kush, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    many of my friends have minidv and micromv digital video cameras and i wanted to know what are the differences between the two standards? just quality? the size of the camera its self? or all the mircomv ones i saw were sony so maybe somthing with them? just wanted to know cuz i might be getting a dv camera soon!:happy:
     
  2. Taurus

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    the only advice i have is this..

    MicroMV appears to be a sony-only technology. that reason alone would be enough to cause me to lean towards getting a MiniDV camera.
     
  3. Kush

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    yeah

    um i found out that it records in mpeg2 thats all so is that better than dv?:happy:
     
  4. Indomidable

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    DV Digital Video
    Mpeg2 = Standard Digital Video Compression for Cable TV, and Sat TV.

    I would say that the real determiners would be how much Video can be stored and what features are importand to you.

    Most of the time it's got a diffrent name and all that's really for is to not pay Royaltys to someone so they make some modifications enhance something and call it something else.

    Don't be decieved by a name. Look at Microsoft's WMP's vs MP3's really no sound diffrence and a bit better compression.

    VCD's are Mpeg4 / DiviX

    You decide what features you like, warranty, etc., and buy it. I prefer to check out what others who've purchased the product feel about it.

    Opps forgot to answer your question. Since Mpeg2 is a Digital Video compression then it's still Digital Video or DV; so they are the SAME.:cool:
     
  5. Kush

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    umm man vcd's are mpeg1 fyi.:happy:
     
  6. Herkalees

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    Hey, e-mail me and I'll go over all this stuff with you... Just no time now, as I'm on my lunch break.

    I work with these cams all day long and know a pretty good amount about them...

    herkalees@yahoo.com