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How You Can Benefit By Having A Digital Camcorder Hard Drive

Oct 12, 2007
If in the past you were working with the older types of the digital camcorders, and have been having difficulty of exchanging the tape frequently enough, with the newer technology there is no longer any need of it. Digital camcorders now are equipped with hard drives; you can easily just save the entire movie, or several of them if you wish, while not having to delete the prior ones, or even exchanging each and every instance of you finishing one movie.

This hard drive is like a computer hard drive; as a matter of fact they are a great deal similar to a laptop hard drive in relation to physical appearance, capacity, physical size or features. This was invented due to the fact that previously you needed to exchange the tapes primarily every hour when their space was depleted. With this new digital camcorder hard drive, up to 240 hours of raw movie photographic film can be held inside the camera.

Benefits Of Technology

The most beneficial part of it is that you can just merely transfer the entire file by way of FireWire or USB 2.0 in specific instances to your PC to be altered etc. The transfer rate relies upon the kind of transfer you are utilizing; USB more often than not requires a more extensive time frame than FireWire.

In the past, camcorders which had this internal hard drive were produced exclusively by JVC, Panasonic and Sony, only today with increasing popularity as well as demand, there are numerous additional manufacturers in the market designing more modern and improved models. When the digital camcorder hard drive was initially introduced onto the market, the capacity was just about 20 to 30 Gigabytes. But presently, there are hard drive sizes all the way up to 60 Gigabytes. Nevertheless, nearly all of the high end ones are really costly, and not very common.

As a consequence of having a hard drive for your camcorder as the primary storage system, in specific instances, image quality has to be compromised, implying that it has restricted storage size in comparison to other kinds of camcorders employing different video data formats such as the MiniDV and so on.

But in spite of this disadvantage, this kind of camcorder is nevertheless very much preferred, since with an incorporated digital camcorder hard drive, transferring is quicker than with other devices; due to the fact of the smaller video size because of diminished quality and technological progress such as FireWire etc.. However, a digital camcorder hard drive still favorably compares to all the lower end storage system such as the tapeless system, in which you have a compressed video format like the MPEG-4 and so on.
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