What you're describing doesn't work, plain and simple. In fact,
whoever told you this lacks a very basic understanding of how
these cameras work.
I've not seen a digital camera yet that has composite "video in"
jacks... And even if one did, it couldn't magically convert analog
>From: Steve Sharma <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Tech question: video cameras
>Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 22:28:16 -0800
>I have recently began working with a small video production company.
>The owner has limited knowledge of video equipment.
>In order to save money, one of the employees has suggested using
>one digital camera (with 3 CCDs) and several SVHS cameras.
>He believes that if we use the digital camera like a mixer and plug all
>of the SVHS cameras into it, then the quality of the finished product
>will be that of the digital camera.
>I am worried that the footage shot on the SVHS cameras will not be of the
>same quality as the digital camera (the quality that we need).
>Any information would be greatly appreciated,
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