Question for Computer people on OT...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by NomaN, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. NomaN

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    Why dont we have Camcorders with a built in hard drive???

    Sony has the new DVD ones and the I-Pods have 30-40 gig hard drives...

    Why cant they make a camcorder that records onto a Hard Drive???

    It would save money on Tapes.... :dunno:
     
  2. RBBB

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    Probaby cost would be an issue, also if the drive breaks then you have to replace the camera, or do an extensive repair. I'd look into a camera that had a hard drive though.
     
  3. NomaN

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    I would think it would be the same as a DVD burner Camcorder.... DVD burner is about the same cost as a HD. And if the burner breaks it would be as expensive as the burner...
     
  4. Jim311

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    But then how are you going to get the media to play on your TV?
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I think there are a couple - but they are very new :dunno:
     
  6. Dustro

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    im sure they will be all over soon as i just ordered a new canon mini-dv cam sunday.....
     
  7. NomaN

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    Transfer to the Computer and Burn on DVD,CD,Hook Computer up to TV, Play from Camcorder.... Etc...
     
  8. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    why is this a question for computer people?
     
  9. RBBB

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    It'd be easier just to go straight to DVD. The only problem is that you can't edit it.
     
  10. NomaN

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    :dunno: Because there is not that many camcorder people????
     
  11. Ziggy!Talon

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    the cam should have a variety of sound and vid outputs....

    should have at least: regular coax RCA video output
    S-Video

    Stereo RCA outs

    that's at the very least... they should further implement HD RGB vid outs, and a digital audio output
     
  12. fairlite

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    Well my guess would be that HD's are more fragile that DVD discs being a HD would for video to be smooth would have to be spinning at 7200 RPM's and depending on what you are recording if the camara was josseled to much you would get a head crash on the drive. It is cheaper to replace DVD media than a whole drive.
     
  13. D3aC0n

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    weight... battery life...

    :dunno:
     
  14. NomaN

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    I thought there would be less moving parts on a hard drive camera as compared to a VHS or DVD camera... The lens has to move. The reels on the tape have to move... More motors...
     
  15. vudoodoodoo

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    What about transporting the MOVIE somewhere? You'd have to bring the whole camera with you.
     
  16. vudoodoodoo

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    :uh:
     
  17. Ziggy!Talon

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    USB/firewire
     
  18. Blindsight

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    One reason: cost

    Unless I'm greatly mistaken, you need a pretty snazzy little processor to encode video in real time and dump it onto a hard drive. I would think the quality would suck ass unless the camera was very expensive.
     
  19. vudoodoodoo

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    What, transfer the file to computer and burn onto disc?
    Why would you wanna have to do that if the camera can already burn the movie onto a disc? It would be more hassle.
    They want to make these things easy to use as possible so more people would buy them.
     
  20. Blindsight

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    :werd: That's also a good point

    An internal HD would be marketed more towards professional use rather than personal
     
  21. Blindsight

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    Power is not the problem, ipods and what not have laptop HDs and they can play for several hours on one little battery
     
  22. NomaN

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    Yeah, This is what I mean... You would be transfering digital media directly to the hard drive...

    Less chance of error with the tape...

    :dunno:
     
  23. PhnkJnky

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    Why not have laptop HD's in removeable cartridges. That way you can get an adapter bay for your pc... plug it in and xfer your video.
     
  24. The Bastard

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    With the sucess of ipod, I think they'll turn up in hordes soon enough. I like the mini format, like the 1GB microdrive.
     
  25. Blindsight

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    Why not just use USB or firewire....
     

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