but you will definitely need an external mic. Either the camera needs to accomodate one (or more), or you will need an audio recording device. I was quite surprised to learn recently that most camcorders of the 'Bestbuy' type no longer accomodate external mics.
These are generally dimly lit bars with weak stage lighting. We're obviously concerned about capturing the best video and audio quality to create our own DVDs and post video clips on our Web site (I use Windows XP).
Would spend up to $1000 (incl tripod & other accessories). Here are some specific questions:
1. What's the best dig camcorder for low light settings? Should we get an external light? If so, what kind?
2. Is the internal mic normally sufficient or should we get an external mic? If so, what kind? We're obviously not expecting MTV quality audio, but good enough to share with friends and local fans.
3. Would 3 CCDs vs 1 make a big difference for our situation?
Any other suggestions from anyone else who's ever done this would be very helpful. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!