Which Hitachi camcorder?
Which computer (hardware manufacturer and model) will be editing?
The software that comes in the box with any consumer camcorder is useless... so I am not too surprised. But understanding the current environment will be helpful before spending any money.
What have you found in your price range that you *think* meets your requirement?
I am ppurchasing a video camera for work, we will be using it to create short decent quality (would prefer HD) videos to be posted on the web through youtube. Currently we have a Hitachi, but it only allows you to edit video using the program that came with the camera and it is TERRIBLE.
I am looking for a new camcorder between $300-600 that will meet my needs and is compatable with decent editing software. I would also love software recommendations, I am not sure what is best for small projects.