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Need help choosing a camcorder

by BigDoug13 / April 20, 2007 4:36 PM PDT

I am shopping for a new camera and am having trouble getting current information about analog to digital converters. I bought my wife a Mac and would like to do my editing there so my understanding is that mini=dv is my only way to go. I am also looking to convert VHS and mini VHS tapes to digital. I will be taping a mixture of indoor and outdoor and would like to spend less than $600. The apple store sells Canon and carries the new zr800 models, however they don't have the converter. I have googled for about a week now and have found that there is a lot of old information out there on older cameras, apparently this was a hot topic in 2001! So here I am, should I buy a Canon zr700, panasonic pv-gs320, or a Sony model. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

Doug

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so... the ZR800 looks like a good camcorder...
by boya84 / April 20, 2007 5:20 PM PDT

but would you be willing to get something like one of the analog/digital bridges from Canopus to do the VHS transfer?

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Canopus
by BigDoug13 / April 21, 2007 12:45 AM PDT

I would prefer to have the converter in camera so I only have to buy 1 thing. I'm not in love with any 1 camera just need something with decent performance indoors and out with an internal converter. I would be willing to go with an external converter as a last resort.

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anyone?????
by BigDoug13 / April 21, 2007 3:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Canopus

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