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Camcorder and program

by samisgray / August 10, 2011 2:52 PM PDT

What is the best camcorder to take videos? I'm looking for a simple design that's easy to use...
Also, once I have my videos, what is a good program to edit and cut and mix the videos in??

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Start with
by boya84 / August 10, 2011 5:13 PM PDT
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a budget, then see what fits.

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specifics
by samisgray / August 16, 2011 4:43 PM PDT
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2) I guess all
sorts of videos, special events and every-day life. I like making video
collages by taking bits and pieces of everything... Like a one-month video
journal or something<div>3) I'd prefer if it was
small and light</div><div>4) Audio quality is not a
big factor in my decision</div><div>5) I have an HP
Pavilion dv6-3230us that runs on Windows Vista</div><div>6) I can't pretend to be
a pro at editing but having a better paid program may help... I'm thinking
around $100 if I want a new editing software? a month, probably</div><div>7) It will be played on
DVD player and HD is not required</div><div>8) Umm... didn't really
think of that. I assume I won't need the cut out parts</div>

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Now we have some information to work with.
by boya84 / August 17, 2011 1:31 AM PDT
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These are estimates: Add in a tripod ($60), video light ($100), optional high capacity battery from the manufacturer ($50) and a case ($40) takes the camcorder budget down to about $350. Shopping at bhphotovideo provides a selection of Panasonic, Sony and Canon entry-level camcorders.

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