Camera to replace Sony DCR-TRV950

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      I am looking for a camera to replace my office’s old Sony
      DCR-TRV950 as it has started warping the tapes and making them
      completely useless. I use it for filming interviews and seminars (about
      two hours non-stop), and to perform live webcasts about once a week (via
      USB, so a camera with web-streaming capability is absolutely

      I have looked at the specs and was wondering if I
      have to look specifically for a CCD camera? I would also like to move
      away from MiniDV tapes, but I’ve heard that HD is reasonably unreliable,
      and it’s very important that I don’t lose any of the footage as I can’t
      re-shoot. Also, a camera with an XLR input would be beneficial.

      Thank you very much for your help,


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      AvatarGrinner Hester

      Just search and pick the one that best fits your needs. I know of no HD cameras, disks or tapes that are unreliable. Not sure what you meant by that. As for XLR inputs, just add that to your needs as you search the perfect solution that fits your needs and budget.

    • #200827

      I know not, neither.

      But most of the minidv tape camcorders on the market today are pretty bad in highhumidity, unless you spend at least $5,000 for a decent camcorder.

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