May 9, 2018 at 5:53PM
Current uses for older NTSC hi-end equipment?
I've noticed that, on the used market, prices for older high-end semi-pro and pro Hi8 and MiniDV camcorders remain relatively high. Items like 3 CCD NTSC camcorders from Sony and Canon with interchangeable lenses that are still working can go for $500-$1000.
In this world of hi-def and 4K video at relatively inexpensive prices, are there still pro or semi-pro filmmakers or video producers still using standard def NTSC in projects? If so, what for?
I'm wondering because I do look out for tape decks to work with some older footage I and others have and was wondering if I need to snatch these types of cameras and maintain them if the opportunity arises.