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Am New to CAmera World. I have a Sony VX2100E and i want toa sk few quesions regarding High Definition Tapes.Here there are
1> Are these tapes playable on my camera i.e Sony VX2100E
2> Do we Require Someother Kind of Camera not which i have [sony vx2100E] For Recording on These Tapes.
Can Someone PLease help me out with these.
There are two tapes that you can use in your HD Camcorder, DV and HDV. You CAN record HD footage onto the DV tapes, but the HDV tapes will give you less of a chance for dropouts.
If you record HD onto HDV tapes, I assume that they can only be played in HD camcorders. IF you record HD footage on DV tapes, the tape will definately work in a normal camcorder, however not exactly sure if the camcorder will see the HD footage, and just downconvert it. I would assume not.
If I were you, until someone else tells you differently, I would just only play HD footage in HD camcorders, as I am not sure the SD camcorder can interpret the HD footage and downconvert it.