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Anyone Using Roxio 9 With Hard Disk Drive Camcorder?


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I am about to purchase a replacement for my aging Sony TRV325E and had considered getting a Hard Disc Drive camcorder by either Sony or JVC as they would avoid the need for having a lot of tapes.

 

However, I have seen issues reported elsewhere that the way the data is stored on hard drives eg. as many different 'files', causes difficulty when creating DVD's. This is almost due to limitations within the software on the number of source 'files' that can be collated into one DVD.

 

So, before I buy, does anyone here use a hard disc drive camcorder with Roxio 9 and would they be prepared to share their opinions on the subject of capturing the data from the HDD?

 

 

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I am about to purchase a replacement for my aging Sony TRV325E and had considered getting a Hard Disc Drive camcorder by either Sony or JVC as they would avoid the need for having a lot of tapes.

 

However, I have seen issues reported elsewhere that the way the data is stored on hard drives eg. as many different 'files', causes difficulty when creating DVD's. This is almost due to limitations within the software on the number of source 'files' that can be collated into one DVD.

 

So, before I buy, does anyone here use a hard disc drive camcorder with Roxio 9 and would they be prepared to share their opinions on the subject of capturing the data from the HDD?

 

 

Thanks

 

I don't but I think several do. This is what I've read on these forums. Neither of the cameras seem to conform to a standard. Film as mpg2 or avi. You should be able to just connect the camera to your computer and Windows will see it as just another hard drive. Copy the files to your computer and then use Video Wave to edit (or so I'm told :rolleyes: .)

 

Have you considered a mini-DVD or DVD camera. That way if you run out of space, you can just pop in another DVD and keep going. You can't do that with a HDD camera.

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Thanks for replying.

 

I didn't fancy the mini DVD route at all - not sure why. My preference was for HDD until I saw the problems others were apparently having in sorting out the files afterwards.

 

Perhaps I'll stick with tape.

 

 

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I am about to purchase a replacement for my aging Sony TRV325E and had considered getting a Hard Disc Drive camcorder by either Sony or JVC as they would avoid the need for having a lot of tapes.

 

However, I have seen issues reported elsewhere that the way the data is stored on hard drives eg. as many different 'files', causes difficulty when creating DVD's. This is almost due to limitations within the software on the number of source 'files' that can be collated into one DVD.

 

So, before I buy, does anyone here use a hard disc drive camcorder with Roxio 9 and would they be prepared to share their opinions on the subject of capturing the data from the HDD?

 

 

Thanks

 

I would get a miniDV camcorder, and look at the hard drive camcorders, somewhere down the line, when the manufacturer's get away from their proprietary recording format, or the software industry catches up.

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I would get a miniDV camcorder, and look at the hard drive camcorders, somewhere down the line, when the manufacturer's get away from their proprietary recording format, or the software industry catches up.

 

 

Thanks Grandpabruce.

 

I tend to agree with you. While the convenience of the HDD is compelling for my forthcoming holiday, the thought of problems in extracting suitable snippets afterwards is daunting. There are many JVC models in the sales at the moment and I may well purchase a basic one just to give it a try before I go. The only issue is the size of the camcorders in relation to my stubby hands. Wow they sure are small. Perhaps I'll just get the children to operate it for me. LOL

 

Thanks again.

 

 

 

 

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