Get Mini DV tape to view on computer w/o camcorder

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      Avatarssmalley
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      I use a Canon XH-A1 to videotape barrel races and need to make it where contestants can view their race from earlier in the day. My problem is that I only have one camera and I’m still using it to film other races that continue throughout the day. I typically have my laptop so I can hook up a different camera to it that uses mini DV tapes but don’t want to spend much money. Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent camcorder that uses mini DV tapes I can purchase for this purpose? I saw some tape decks but they were out of my market.

    • #197968
      AvatarBruceMol
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      I use a canon HV20 with my xha1. See if you can find good used Canon HV20, 30 or 40.

    • #197969
      Avatarvid-e-o-man
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      ssmalley, there was a recent posting on this forum thatshould give you an answer toyour inquiry:

      Why there are no MINIDV type players??

      There was a lot of information sharedthat should help you.

    • #197970
      AvatarXTR-91
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      ebay > minidv

      and find the cheapest

    • #197971
      Avatarssmalley
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      Thanks a bunch

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