#1  
04-07-2017, 03:34 PM
BeerOnABeach BeerOnABeach is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Fairfield Bay, AR
Posts: 29
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi all,

What's the basic difference between these two model lines? Does one do any better in playback for transfer?

I have a DCR-TRV 720 that I'm using for transfer of 8mm, Digital8, and Hi8. It does have the TBC and DNR, and does have the DV -> Hi8 and 8 functionality. It's in great shape and seems to work perfectly, except for one little issue. When I plug in the external power supply I get visible and audible noise, both in the camera's built-in display/speaker and the transferred video. The audible sounds like static coming and going at various levels. The video noise is fine horizontal colored lines.

I've ordered a genuine Sony AC-L10A replacement external power supply. The one I have is a cheap generic model so I'm hoping that is causing the issue.

If it turns out there's an issue with the camera, I want to be prepared to buy something else. Thus the question about CCD vs DCR.

On a good note, I have VirtualDub working in Windows 10 64-bit which is nice - 5,000+ frames captured, 1 dropped. I have HuffYUV installed and I can process with it just fine.

This is getting fun! I'd love to stop spending money soon
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
 
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
  #2  
04-08-2017, 08:47 AM
facp facp is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 21
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I have a DCR-TRV340 and a CCD-TRV66. The CCD-TRV66 is all analog. It has S-Video and Composite outputs for video and analog stereo audio outs via RCA jacks. It can play Video8 and Hi8 recorded tapes. The DCR-TRV340 adds digital outs via firewire. You can also output analog thru S-Video and combination composite/stereo audio via 1/8 jack connector. It can play Video8, Hi8 and Digital8 recorded tapes. I like the CCD model for the top loading feature. The DCR-TRV series are all bottom loading (correct me if i'm wrong). Both of these models have TBC/NR. For analog tapes, I use the CCD-TRV66 more often because of the RCA audio connectors. I have no problems with audio noise like you described. Both have similar power supply and I use them interchangeably.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
04-08-2017, 09:04 AM
BeerOnABeach BeerOnABeach is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Fairfield Bay, AR
Posts: 29
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks very much, facp. My DCR-TRV720 is top loading.

Thanks for the explanation re: analog vs digital. Mine seems to play back both just fine, but my "just fine" isn't as fine-tuned as people with more experience.

I can output using S-Video and the DV out without noise. I prefer to use the Firewire without having to use a TBC or the USB capture device. I'm hoping the issue is simply the cheap power supply I picked up. I'll find out next week when the new one arrives.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Tags
ccd, dcr, sony

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for an affordable monitor for 4K cameras Andrew Losurdo Photo Cameras: Buying & Shooting 0 09-04-2016 09:37 PM
Which of these two Canon video cameras should I choose? salfie Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 1 09-17-2015 01:40 PM
14bit RAW video with Canon cameras? jmac698 Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 2 08-21-2015 02:02 PM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM