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On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 09:45:17 GMT, email@example.com (Sir Loin of Beef)
>These are 2 rather old cameras, but I was wondering which one is
>better. I can get the IP5 slightly cheaper than the PC9, but the
>microMV format doesn't seem to have caught on.
The PC9 records on mini-dv tapes so is more mainstream. You can choose
the IP5 if size is very important, video-camera's with reasonable good
quality don't come much smaller than this.
In using the IP5, in combination with a pc, you wil experience a
little more difficulty. As the IP5 records in 12 Mb/s mpeg-2, it's
firewire connection isn't usable with standard firewire in the sense
that it carries the same data-type. So transporting the data to a pc
requires software fit for MicroMV. There also is a trick to do when
capturing the data with Sony's own MovieShaker software: it captures
the mpeg-2 stream is a rather unusable format for other software.
There is however a tool on the internet that converts the .mmv file to
more standard .mpg file. It is called: mmv2mpg.exe.