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Please help me find a camcorder

by debvath / March 28, 2013 12:34 AM PDT

I want to find a new camcorder that uses an SD card. But I need to be able to use a card reader rather than hooking up the camcorder to a tv or computer to access my files. I have an old model Samsung that allows me to do that. But it is draining my batteries so it is time for a me one. I did buy a jvc last week and returned it to the store since the only way to play the videos was using the camera.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 1:54 AM PDT

Did you try VLC Player to play the files?

Why I ask is most PCs can't play those files on the cards without a better player.

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Camcorder with SD cards
by Terfyn / March 28, 2013 4:49 PM PDT

Most of the newer camcorders use SD cards to record video and photos. The camera generates MTS or JPEG files on the card which can be read by your PC card reader.

My setup is a Panasonic HC-V700 with a 32Gb SDHC card. Panasonic supply software with the camera called HDWriter, this helps unload the files and separate them from the "housekeeping" files that the camera also creates.
The camera also has USB and HDMI output so the choice is yours.

So there is a wide range of cameras with that facility, Canon is another example.

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