To be clear, do you have HDV footage or DVCPRO HD? Does the deck output a signal to a monitor?
That deck will only play HDV, DVcam and DV...... not DVCPRO or DVCPRO HD
The tapes are almost the same.
Saddly I think you nailed it Stephen. I'm afraid I have very little HD experience, and just looked into the the point you made. The footage is DVCPRO HD.
I was thinking "HD deck that plays DVC tape = it will play DVCPRO HD".
I was expecting the footage to be returned on a hard drive. Now I'm stuck with 20+ tapes and a problem.
Any suggestions welcome. Having it transfered would cost me a fortune.
A - Find alternate source of the footage
B - Rent\Find DVCPRO HD Camera
C - Find someone motivated to dub them off for what you can afford, If I had an obsolete deck (or camera) laying around, I'd love to make some cash with it.