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another confused rookie

by cjackson46 / December 22, 2006 8:16 PM PST

I am looking for a little advice on buying my first camcorder. I have done lots of research and am still back to where I started. Don't really have a clue. The camcorder will be used to film outdoor sporting events, adventure type vacations and my dogs in agility and flyball competitions. As well as family get togethers, etc...I will use my MacBook for editing. Price range is up to $1000. But don't have to spend that much if a camcorder is cheaper and a better choice. Thanks ahead of time!

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MiniDV tape based + firewire...
by boya84 / December 22, 2006 11:25 PM PST

The less compression/better image will allow better capture of motion.

Look at the Panasonic PV-GS500... or the Sony HC96 (I think). Use a tripod or monopod. Get extra batteries. Get a good case.

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and don't forget to look into
by boya84 / December 23, 2006 12:53 AM PST

an external mic...

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