Still Photos

There are two ways to use your DVCAM Camcorder as a still camera: grabbing 7 seconds of the frozen image on tape, or capturing the same image on a chewing-gum shaped Memory Stick.

The advantage of shooting stills on tape is that you can capture up to 340 images on one 40-minute DVCAM cassette, using a very cheap form of storage, compared to the relatively expensive Memory Stick. The same tape can be used for both stills and full-motion video, alternately taking stills and shooting video.

The disadvantage of using tape is that you have to wait 7 seconds for each one to be stored. It would be nice if there were a fast mode, perhaps called City Stills, which only records for one second.

The second way to shoot stills is to record the ...

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