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Mini DV is a Frame based system, with it each frame is a single image. Not all formats are like this, some like MPEG-2 for example are not frame based but are instaed GOP based. GOP is an acronym for the phrase Group of Pictures so each frame is actually composed of multiple pictures. GOP based systems are not intended to be edited frame by frame (to be honest they aren’t really intended to be edited at all), so this can cause a problem on some editing systems.
Some of the cameras that record on to solid state media like compact flash drives or hard drives compress the video into MPEG-2 or formats like it and this may cause a problem.