Find the best camera

With the demise of MiniDV camcorders around the world in early 2010 we have had to change the way we get live video feeds into Timewarp 4.

 

A few years ago it was all MiniDV connected to the computer via Firewire (Option 1), now we also use Video to USB converters (Option 2) which now means you can connect to any camera that has a A/V output.

 

Camera Options setup2

A comparison of Firewire and USB setups.

 

Also see 'How do I find the best USB converter?'

 

Possible cameras


Camera

Notes


Standard Definition Sony Camcorders



High Definition Sony Camcorders

The video will be recorded as Standard Definition


Standard Definition Panasonic Camcorders



High Definition Panasonic Camcorders

The video will be recorded as Standard Definition


Standard Definition Canon Camcorders



High Definition Canon Camcorders

The video will be recorded as Standard Definition


Most camcorder makes

Check they have an A/V output plug.


All MiniDV cameras

These cameras have A/V out as well as Firewire so can be used either way