Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Digital Demise
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 09:21:14 -0400

on 4/27/01 5:09 AM, Malcolm McCullough at wrote:

> John Brownlow wrote (probably without thinking, 'cos I'm sure he knows
> this):
> 'The same is NOT true of digital cameras! I have been through SO many
> digital
> formats, moving and still... eg Umatic, 1" reel to reel, Betamax, VHS,
> S-VHS, 8mm, Hi-8, Beta, Beta SP,...'
> Nine video formats - none of which are digital (though the cameras may use
> digital signal processing).

Yeah you're right but you get the point, I hope. ALL video cameras since
they phased out the vacuum tube type are digital, since they rely on a CCD
for image acquisition.

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John Brownlow