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What are DV camcorders all about?

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

Since they appeared, DV or Digital Video Camcorders turned the home video shooting and creation into a much easier activity than it was before. Among their many advantages, DV camcorders made it possible for every camcorder user to be able to cut and edit their videos without much difficulty as well as to enjoy a much higher video quality than before.

DV camcorders allow their users to shoot and edit without having to recur to someone else's help or even needing an extra device for it. Most DV camcorders allow users to cut images and edit right after having shot the movie and by just using some of the camcorder controls.

The image and sound of the shots taken with DV camcorders are of an extremely higher quality than they were with the older camcorders. This way, DV camcorders not only facilitate their users' job but also provide them with the best quality final product they could have. Movies shot with DV camcorders can be also easily uploaded to PCs, allowing this way the use of many different edition software, sending the images to a friend, and any many other possibilities.

Although there are many different types of DV camcorders, all of them should share some features in common in order to be of good quality. First of all, it is important that a DV camcorder has easy to use controls; otherwise this could become a constant problem and an obstacle for its user.

DV camcorders usually come with a high quality screen through which their users can view what the camcorder would shoot as well as can play back what has already been shot. It is very important that this screen is of good quality as well as easy to be used while shooting a movie and handling the camcorder.

Nowadays, most DV camcorders store video on special memory cards, although some of them still use videotape in a special format known as mini DV. Many DV camcorders come with both these video store capabilities, allowing its users to chose the most convenient one for them.

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