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Having trouble finding the perfect HD Camcorder

by Jazeira / January 1, 2009 10:23 AM PST

I'm trying to find an HD camcorder that meets a couple specifications.

First, it needs to work with and apple.
And it needs to record to film for easier editing.
Needs a microphone input
Needs to film well indoors and be very good at macro filming

Does anyone know of an HD camera to fit my needs? Thank you.

I'm currently looking at the Panasonic HDC-SD100E and the Sony Handycam

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HD is a VIDEO standard.
by Kiddpeat / January 1, 2009 11:09 AM PST

There are no video cameras that record on film.

It looks like you are looking in the sub $1,000 range although both cameras you mention appear to have been superseded. B&H has a Panasonic HDC-SD100K and a Sony HDR-HC9, but does not have the models you mention.

At this point, it's not clear to me what you are looking for, but I suspect you will not find a "perfect" HD camera at this price level.

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by Jazeira / January 2, 2009 1:27 AM PST

I meant to a tape.

Out of the numerous reviews I've read, these are the two that most appealed to me with their options, shape, and good reviews. A lot of the newer models I looked into had bad reviews concerning the quality of the image they took.

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Do you mean...
by Papa Echo / January 1, 2009 2:53 PM PST

record to tape for easier editing ? Editing films is hardly easy....By "HD" do you mean "hard Disk Drive" or "High
Definition" ?

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by Jazeira / January 2, 2009 1:23 AM PST
In reply to: Do you mean...

I mean HIgh Defenition.

I prefer film and like it better than other options. I didn't say editing film was easy (though I don't consider it very hard), I just think working with tapes is easier.

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canon camcorder
by Jazeira / January 2, 2009 5:44 AM PST

I am now looking at the canon mini dv vixia. It records to DV tape, like I want and has pretty good reviews. It looks like lit has a microphone input. Does anyone know for sure or how well it works and what kind of mic I would need?


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That's it
by Jazeira / January 3, 2009 1:17 AM PST
In reply to: CanonVixia ...

Yeah, that's the one. I've actually been able to find it down to 500. Now I am just thinking about it. Trying to make sure it's everything I need.

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