Unprofessional? Well, if you


Unprofessional? Well, if you say so.

If you don't use your camera (like a lot of us) then you need a playback machine that can handle HDV. Quite expensive though and no better than using your camera.


I record on my expensive camera and download using a less expensive one. As suggested above, use an HDV20 (or 30 or 40) or by a studio machine (but that's $$$ unrealistic).

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