I'm still showing people what ISOBUSTER can do to get their video out.
I've been waffling on getting a new camcorder.
As a very unhappy owner of a Panasonic VDR-M75, I've lost as many days of recording as I've captured. I've been through ISO Buster, CDRoller, and spoken to many local and international data recovery firms about whether I'll ever be able to retrieve recorded data lost to disc errors prior to finalizing (or during). So far, everyone's pretty pessimistic. So, I've stopped using the thing and it sits in the closet (although I've crafted a guilt-letter to Panasonic many times in my mind).
Now my children are growing older and we've gone months without recording those precious, fleeting moments. I'm ready to suck it up and buy a new camcorder, but I want to know before I do: do I just go buy an inexpensive, but ultimately reliable and inexpensive older technology mini-DV model this time around? I'd love to have the flexibility that comes with DVD, or possibly even hard-drive, but I've promised myself many times over that I will never again cry over lost birthday parties or pageants that can never be recovered...
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom,