SONY DCR-SR62/SONY DVDIRECT VRD-MC3
by RICKATLM - 4/23/07 11:04 AM
In Reply to: Sony DCR SR62 questions by dcpool
I just purchased the DCR-SR62 and the DVDIRECT. Transfering to a DVD from the SR62 was a snap, but in real time. I did not connect through my computer. The main reason I got the DVDIRECT was to transfer my analog videos from my Sony Handycam Hi8 XR ccd-trv99 recorder. I used the HQ mode with DVD+RW DVDs.These do not have to be finalized. The videos made were extremely good. As I have only had the unit for two days, I have not used it in any other way at this time. It does not edit except for the "pause" feature which helps to eliminate unwanted footage that takes up space. You can edit at a later date.
Now in regard to the SR62. It had a great macro-zoom feature. I say had, because I found a major fault with the Handycam. That was when I tried to record in the sunlit areas. I could only see very faint and overexposed pictures. After consulting for about two hours with Sony tech support, the problem was not solved. We tried every available setting, like beach, snow,etc. To no avail. If all their Hdd cameras are without an optional viewer, I cant believe this got past their design engineers. Needless to say, I returned the camcorder.
Now, as I only wanted a digital camera to ease the transfer of my analog videos through my HP Media Center computer to be digitized, which was a pain, I will not have to give up my old Handycam, because I FOUND IT SUPERIOR TO ANY OF THE SMALLER HDDs.
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