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MicroMV..good or not?
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Oct 9, 2003, 07:44 AM
How good is sony's microMv comared to miniDv..? I also heard that macs do not support microMv camcorders.. this true?
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Oct 9, 2003, 11:43 AM
microMV is a dopey format for japanese tourists that want their camcorders to be as ridiculously small as possible. It comes at a loss in quality from DV, and a loss of compatibility with macs. Those cameras are stupid. Don't buy them.
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Oct 9, 2003, 12:40 PM
yes please stay away from micromv
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Oct 10, 2003, 02:38 AM
What they said.
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Oct 10, 2003, 11:18 AM
If saving to tape, MiniDV is much better. But MicroMV could be useful when making dvd or svcd because it's already in mpeg2 format. The conversion should be minimal. With MiniDV, you'd have to convert it first with iDVD or other apps. Some of my relatives have Sony MicroMV camcorders. My impression of it is that MicroMV has better saturation but less detail than MiniDV. MiniDV has sharper detail. But, it has that uh, "synthetic" feel because the colors are a bit washed out compared to MicroMV.
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