These forums are full of people reporting poor quality and difficulty working with the various DVD-based camcorder issues...
Would a hard-drive based camcorder (with transfer of the video to an individual's secure online account) be worth investigating?
Whizkid - you out there?
I conduct group workshops to teach public speaking where each participants does 6-7 short presentations per day, all of which I record. I need to make the switch from VHS to DVD, but I don't know what camera to buy. One of the problems is that I will have up to 8 DVDs (one for each person) that have to be finalized at the end of the program before I hand them out to people so that they can watch them on their own.
Am I right that they have to be finalized before people can view them on their DVD players and computers? If so, it seems that I may need to have two cameras so that I can be finalizing two discs at a time. Otherwise, the process could take over an hour.
Do some cameras finalize faster than others?
Once I finalize, can I record more on the disc?
Are there devices that do nothing other than finalize discs?
Are there certain cameras that would be better for this purpose than others?
Do I REALLY have to buy two camcorders to make this work quickly and efficiently?
Thanks for your help!