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- November 8, 2011 at 11:10 PM #49317
I’m really knew to digital video recording. I chose the Z7U so I could record without tape. The idea of backup is important, too. What device does anyone recommend for backup recording–probably in the field as well as in venues with AC available. Thank you.
- November 9, 2011 at 3:54 AM #201956cfxcorpParticipant
I’m an amateur just asking questions: Isn’t this Digital Tape? The MSProDuo is for still images. I think the only option is to stream to a computer with firewire.
- November 9, 2011 at 5:41 AM #201957
The Z7U will record still photos to Memory Stick. It will also record video to CompactFlash memory cards. I was asking for some device to record a “second” or backup video on some sort of memory card or flash memory or …
- November 9, 2011 at 3:25 PM #201958
- November 9, 2011 at 4:05 PM #201959
Ken…Many thanks for the “pointers.” Just the kind of information for which I was seeking!
- November 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM #201960
Ken…Another thought–hard disk speed. Along the way, I’ve read “use 7200 rpm,” or thereabouts, “for HDV–nothing slower.” The Ninja and Focus units are much slower. Any idea if they will have trouble recording, or…? Thanks!!
- November 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM #201961
The recommended travel drives for the ‘Ninja’ are solid state or fast (7200 RPM) hard drives (though smaller SSDs don’t seem to work as well- I’ve read that ideal minimum size is over 120GB).
For the Focus- they are working with significantly less data throughput, at least as compared with HDMI. I know folks who’ve been using the ‘Firestore’ for years now and seem pretty happy with the overall performance.
- November 15, 2011 at 3:27 PM #201962
Ken…Many thanks, again, for your comments. It sounds like either of these devices will do the work.
- November 16, 2011 at 6:26 PM #201963
Hope it helps- it took years of reading/lurking around these forums (after owning a bunch of the Videomaker training DVDs) to join. It’s good to be able to contribute something.
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