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Well that’s what I was saying. It’s kind of a crap shoot. Because not all cameras will read other camera’s footage. I believe the crap cam I bought for playing and transfering was a JVC. I tried to play footage captured from a SONY and Panasonic camera at the SP setting (LP is even more iffy). It was very glitchy. The sound was choppy and the video was jumpy.
On the other hand, when I use the Panasonic $600 cam to watch and transfer, it reads and transfers SP and LP fine from any camera.
So like I said, it’s a crap shoot. Just make sure the store you buy it from has a good return policy… Just in case.