I finally sent the camera


I finally sent the camera to JVC out of frustration… apparently the firewire circuit has been shorted either by myself or the previous owner. As much asI relish the thought of paying the $1,928.17 I was quoted to replace the mainboard, I was curious if anyone knows of any cheap workarounds.

Isimply don’thave the funds to purchase an HDV deck outright, but I was curious if I could put a MiniDV tape with 24p HDV footage into a cheap consumer handheld HDV camcorder and use that as a replacement deck. Any thoughts or better suggestions?

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When it comes to holiday gifting for people who are deeply involved in a niche or hobby, it's challenging to decide which ideas are worthwhile. If the hobby has become an actual gig that they invest in, it can be daunting. This is true with videographers as much as anything, but we're here to help. You might want to find a gift that is exactly what they need to round out their gear, or something a little more fun. Either way, we've got you covered.