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Digital Camcorders Compatible with Macs

by pacosta / August 8, 2005 1:48 AM PDT

We are looking to buy a video camera for our 15 year old son. He mostly videos and makes movies of his freestyle skiing and skateboarding but also makes movies for school assignments. For his skiing video a good zoom is important as well as steady shot as the video tapers are often moving. He uses a Mac Powerbook G4 and i-movie. We are upgrading him to i-Life Suite 5. He enjoys using many of the editing features in his movie making. Can you recommend a few camcorders that would work?

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The easy way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2005 2:01 AM PDT

Head to and look at the models noted there.

But most firewire cameras just work. If you attempt USB, it's like swimming with a cement overcoat.


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Digital Camcorders Compatible with Macs
by jcrobso / August 8, 2005 3:39 AM PDT

Just about any camera with a firewire port will do.
Apple invented firewire to interface with digital cameracorders.
Get a miniDV camera, DO NOT get a DVD camera.
Make sure you get a camera with a good optical zoom, forget about digital zoom. Have fun, John

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