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JVC HR-DVS3

JVC HR-DVS3 The JVC HR-DVS3 is a unique all-in-one video s Read more

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Overall 10
10

Mini-DV/S-VHScombo

ALBERT LARRY GONZALES, Amazon
17 September 2011
  • Summary: Great, prompt delivery and exactly what I needed with the convenience of having VHS and mini-dv camera functionality. Only drawback is that it wasn't "near-new" as claimed since I had to clean the heads, thereby had to purchase cleaning kits. Anyway, I would give it a "5-star" deal.
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Overall 2
2.0

This deck is a disgrace and a trap that will cost you years of frustration before you buy a new one.

i don't think so, Amazon
12 February 2010
  • Summary: There are random glitches on mini-dv playback. I've seen people call these "artifacts". They're random mosaic shapes, spots, and sometimes audio "chinks" that are usually only visible for brief moments when you pause and press forward or back. They shouldn't happen while playing a tape. Because of this, I can only log and capture in the rare instance that they don't occur (or if I can squeeze off a brief enough shot between glitches).
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Overall 10
10

great machine

Stefan Peters "stp", Amazon
15 May 2008
  • Summary: i bought this mainly for the mini dv vcr from bh photo and its great ive had it for 3 years now and i discoverd recently you can play vhs through the firewire cable in imovie and final cut pro and the vhs tape playback is very smooth it can fix defective tapes most of the time only once i found one tape that would not play on the vhs side but theres always going to be one bad tape .
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Overall 10
10

This was a good purchase, Versatile and Inexpensive.

I. Inc, Amazon
21 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought this deck to work with Final Cut Pro. After finally figuring out to set the input to "F1", I had no problems using this deck with a G4 or a G5 and Final Cut Pro 3 and FCP 4, and also iMovie. To capture from the analog inputs, or from (S)VHS, you need to switch Final Cut Pro to "Uncontrollable Firewire Device", because the VHS side does not do time code, not would I expect VITC from a deck at this price.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your money!

J Mayhew, Amazon
9 December 2006
  • Summary: I've gone through two of these decks. They worked fine with Final Cut Pro and I enjoyed the SVHS to DV transfer ease... BUT... they are cheaply made and break down after any extended use. Same thing happened to a colleague. Repair cost as much as the price of a new deck! Not acceptable. I'll never use another one of these.
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Overall 8
8.0

works fine with FCP

Tal Pomeroy "Living o the bleeding edge", Amazon
12 February 2006
  • Summary: I use this deck with a 20 foot cable to ecit from my XL1s and GL2 and TRV 900. I am happy with the results. I would never buy a deck like this without a repair warrenty as they seem to die as often as laptop computers. I have bought 3 of these.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage

R. Kundra, Amazon
18 February 2005
  • Summary: This unit is a piece of garbage. Save your money. 1) It will not play tapes shot with a Canon camcorder. Imagine cutting a picture horizontally in 1/4" strips and moving the first strip to the left, the next strip to the right, next to the left, etc.. Artifacts is putting it mildly. 2) The firewire into a Canoups capture card simply does not work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wouldn't buy it again

"max16947", Amazon
6 July 2004
  • Summary: I would never buy this product again, and would never recommend it to anyone who desires a "professional" look from his or her work or who has a semi-professional workflow. * Importing video from the HR-DVS3U into Final Cut Pro produces video that is full of audio and video (especially video) artifacts that are definitely not present in the source tape. * The MiniDV deck will not take input from Final Cut Pro; i.e.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this deck

Pater Multimedias, Amazon
6 July 2004
  • Summary: I would never buy this product again, and would never recommend it to anyone who desires a "professional" look from his or her work or who has a semi-professional workflow. * Importing video from the HR-DVS3U into Final Cut Pro produces video that is full of audio and video (especially video) artifacts that are definitely not present in the source tape. * The MiniDV deck will not take input from Final Cut Pro; i.e.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing, convenient, top quality.

Alex Vox, Amazon
6 June 2004
  • Summary: I own JVC camcorder, so know nothing about compatibility issues with Canon or Sony, but as for me this machine and at this price is a dream. I got mine from B&H and I can't be happier. Quality is amazing. The JVC equipment is very gooood! Everything works flawless no problems of any kind at all. I overall was very pleased with JVC quality and creativity. Well done device.
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