Re: Digital Video Camera

Richard Povall (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 08:01:51 -0500

>Hello dance and technology folks, this is my first time jumping into the
>Our campus is planning to buy a digital video camera suitable for capturing
>clear images of live dance and theatre performances. Which digital cameras
>do you recommend? The approximate price?

The Sony VX-1000 has worked very well for us, and is somewhere around
$3000. There are loads of new cameras appearing now though. You need to
decide between DVCam and MiniDV (respectively the pro format and the
prosumer format). MiniDV is much cheaper to run because the tapes are
cheaper. The DVCam cameras tend to be more expensive ($10K up) and have
better optics and behave more like professional cameras.


R i c h a r d P o v a l l
Assoc. Prof of Computer Music and New Media / Chair, TIMARA Dept.
MPO Box 0332 TIMARA/Studio 5
Oberlin, OH 44074-0332 USA Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Voice: +1.440.775.1016 Oberlin College
Fax: +1.440.775.8942 Oberlin, OH 44074 USA

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