While Sony had their DirectDV it's been out of production for years.
Today I can copy files from the camcorder to a DVD and slip them into the newer BluRay players and the files play. But I still used a PC in the middle.
I am looking for a new camcorder for my parents who are not tech savvy. They have been using an analog camcorder, but it is necessary to switch to digital technology at this time. I am wondering if any of the hard disk camcorders out there record video in a connected movie format that can be put directly onto a dvd or put on a computer and burned onto a dvd without any editing required (basically a digital version of the old technology of taking video on your camcorder and then putting it onto a vhs tape without editing)? Or is the only option for that the dvd camcorders that record onto a mini dvd?