- May 18, 2014 at 12:49 AM #77246thbledsoeParticipant
I have a Sony FX-7 which as you know records to tape. My question is, is there a recorder of some sort which I can add to my Sony that will allow me to record to a memory card? One that is not too expensive?
- May 18, 2014 at 3:05 AM #210438brunerwwMember
Hi Todd – yes, there are a few recorders that can do the job, but they're pretty expensive.
You can record from your FX7's FireWire port to a digital media using either a $609 MCE Quickstream Hard Disk Recorder, a $510 Shining Technology CitiDisk FW1258XD-CF Compact Flash Recorder – or a $559 Datavideo DN-60. If you want to save a little money, you can pick up a used DN-60 for $399 on eBay, as of this post.
Any of these recorders will do a great job of converting your tape-based camcorder to digital media – but, in my view, it makes more sense to sell the FX7, take the extra $400 to $600 you would have spent on an external recorder, and get a camera that records directly to inexpensive SD cards such as the Sony NX30, which is on sale right now for $1590 after a $200 mail-in rebate (expires 6/30/14).
Here is what this camera can do:
Hope this is helpful!
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