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Old 11-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi8 = A higher quality version of the 8mm videotape format. Uses a higher luminance resolution to produce a sharper picture than regular 8mm videotape.

MiniDV = Mini DV is a video cassette designed for use in MiniDV digital camcorders. The picture quality of digital video (DV) recorded on a Mini DV cassette is basically identical or better to the quality of DV recorded on a Hi8 or 8mm cassette by a Digital8 camcorder. Mini DV can have up to 530 lines of video resolution for some camcorder models.

A digital video camera is better for videos, but the camera's in them are usually crappy, like 1 megapixel at best.

Digital still camera's will take very good pictures (up to 12MP), but can only take VGA quality (640*480) video.

You can't do both right now; it's one or the other.
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