View Full Version : MiniDisk vs DVX
07-26-2004, 02:50 AM
what are the pros of using MD vs directly record sound to DVX except portability, I would normaly think it might be more pain to sync then audio and video if MD used??
07-26-2004, 06:25 AM
It may depend on the recorder... but I have an mzr-37 which DV magazine said sounds better then a $17K camera and I still think the dvx does a better job on audio.
For the times when I only want sound I still bring my camera and I just hold it by the top handle and forget about what it's seeing.
thats cheaper then a dat(hhb head hours) :-), ill try it next time inside my cart -do you think i can charge for video assist as well:-)?
dont know about the minidisk , i use the nomad with wendt2 for sound semples or just as aditional tracks in main recording with hhb -sounds almost indentical -
07-26-2004, 06:50 AM
Oleg... you like the Nomad? You mean the creative labs unit right? I wanted one of those and I wondered how well it would work... and you can also direct transfer files to your computer with it right?
yes , it creative , i have the 40g iga hd , working with analog inputs , after thre shooting -drug it to computer and burn cd , working very nice (if i am not mistaken its not works with macks )
kthe best thing that between the shotes i have my sStones collection running in my mixer , i dont use it in run and gun situations so really dont now how good it works in very hard situations
but for cart work anf sound fx its very good product
07-27-2004, 12:54 AM
oleg so what format does it record and bitrate?? I mn the nomad thingy. I was incling towards the new ipods, however if the input is such a low quality I might just get something else. I love gadgets, but I would love to make use of it for my field work and fun as well. Anybody knows any specs about the new ipods??
16\44.1 or 48 wav
07-27-2004, 01:11 AM
sweet, how much do those run for??
07-27-2004, 06:28 AM
iPods can record uncompressed aiff, I think.
EDIT - Forget about it, I just read the other post, so I guess it doesn't. It probably only can rip files to uncompressed aiff, but it's recording capacities are limited...
07-27-2004, 10:20 AM
It can't even rip sound/files on its own. You'll need it to be connected (via firewire) to a mac/pc running iTunes. But iTunes can't even recorde audio, it can only rip/convert the audio (to AIFF, WAV, AAC, MP3). For actual recording you'll need another program like Sound Studio or something like that. Hit Save then convert then drag and drop to iPod.
BUT why would you do that? So what I'm saying is that the iPod is pretty useless as a field recorder because it simply CAN'T. You can get those nifty iTalk $40 (by GriffenTechnology) but has lame specs like this: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/italk/techspecs.php
8kHz, 16 bit mono WAV files not good for good quality audio. But still handy for some things. I still use my 8 yr old Kenwood MD and AT stereo mic for ambient or simple interviews. I'd love to try the Nomad.
07-27-2004, 12:35 PM
Doesn't Minidisc use ATRAC? Isn't that suppose to be a shitty compression?
for bethoven yes , for sfx or few lines of dialog thats sounds normal (of coure if you do use good mike and preamp or just the HHB MD )