Still Using DV.now AV?

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dpalomaki
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Just wondering how many folks are still using DV.now AV, and visiting here occasionally?

I am using it, but the temptation to move to another product is getting stronger and stronger each day.

JIMP
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Greetings - I recall with thanks the useful posts that helped me in the past. yes I am still using the DVnowAV - currently have the card installed and working with Prem 6.5 on a Packard Bell PC under XP Media Edition - now of course with SATA drives and it is much faster to use as expected - with a 24 inch screen (not the best but not bad (Acer)) I do not use the connected TV monitor much to help when editing.
Rendering is faster and MPEG export also. All of this is what you would expect, but recently I obtained a Canon HV20 with HD capability and am starting to think whether to move on.

I understand, but have not tried it yet, that the Canon will give DV output so I could edit in standard DV using the current system and keep the HD original tapes for selective processing at a later date.

Now the question is which route to follow. I am not a professional and like the idea of a system that works well, transparently and intuitively. Have only just started to look into this but happy to share what I learn.
dpalomaki - I had to acknowledge your posting. With luck there will be some comments from those also who have been through the transition process and I think for that reason it would be good to post into one of the other HD-active threads. Will do when i have a bit more time, unless you beat me to it!
Regards, JIMP

dpalomaki
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I know the XH-A1 can export HDV footage to DV. That works well. But regular DV footage is a bit of a let-down once you see HDV footage on a large screen HD TV.

I too have been using DV.now AV and Premier 6.5 (most home viewers here still need SD), but find I have to reload the drivers frequently. For what ever reason, it is fussy on the faster, larger machines.

I have Liquid Edition Pro, but have only used it a bit. Have to take time to get through the learning curve. I suspect moving to Premier Pro, or Vegas would be about the same.

I believe there are some "trade-up" deals still available.

dpalomaki
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Found out that when driver loading gets flakey, it may be time for a reinstall of Windows 2K.