dv vcr with lanc control

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does any body know of a company that sells a dv vcr with lanc control? the reason i want to buy 2 of them is to use for ab roll editing instead of my camcorders's vcr inside of it. i was told that camcorder's vcr's inside of them cannot take the hours of post production editing work

thank you

-- tony bedel (t.bedel@ncn.net), January 13, 1999


Although I've never used it, my Sony DSR-20 halfrack has it. I think the Sony Dsr30 and possibly their dhr1000 has it also. I'm not to familiar with Panasonics line.

Good Luck!


-- Gus (cndlight@hotmail.com), January 13, 1999.

I have a Sony DHR-1000 w/ LANC control. It's hooked up to a $500 Sony IF-FXE 2 box which allows me to control the VCR with my Sony RM-440 controller via RS-422 cable. It works but it's sloooooow. Cue times are like 30 to 45 seconds! Certainly not frame accurate but probably within a few frames. This set-up has gotten me thru a transition period prior to purchasing an NLE.

-- lynne whelden (whelden666@aol.com), April 10, 1999.

If you are thinking MiniDV, the Sony MiniDV walkman decks (GV-D300 and GV-D900) are inexpensive and feature LANC control. I have the GV- D900 and have a writeup on it here: http://shell3.ba.best.com/~beale/trv900/d900.html

-- John Beale (beale@best.com), May 10, 1999.

I have a DHR-1000 its a wonderful deck but shortly after the warranty expired, it broke down and the part is back ordered. Sony won't even say for how long. Its already been 2 months. I only used the deck for 3 one-hour projects so I havn't abused it. I strongly suggest going with a pro deck like the DSR-20, Sony is more apt to stock the parts. I've had this problem with other Sony consumer gear. The little walkman decks are great but it has a camera transport so it is slow. Sony's consumer customer service needs improvment badly. Go pro if you can afford it.

-- Z Yver (zyver@azstarnet.com), December 04, 1999.

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