you should be able to play the videos just fine. is that how you will view the finalized videos, on your mac?
i have the insignia 720p model and love it for what it is. i can play the files back on my laptop with similar specs as your mac.
Hello, I am looking at buying a new lower end camcorder for my upcoming fishing trips and vacations. I have a few options so far. The Sony MH5-CM5, the Insignia dv1080p, and the insignia dv720p. I have found refurbished models of each on ebay for a really good price. What I would like to do is record all the videos to my SD card, take all the videos and edit them and in the end make somewhat of a movie just recapping the summer. I would love to get the 1080p camera just for the greater detail but when I read many people are having problems editing the videos in 1080p format unless they have a powerful computer. I will be using a Macbook with a 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory is 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, and have an Intel GMA X3100 graphics card. When I try to play 1080p movie from youtube it plays very choppy but the 720p plays smooth for the most part.
Please let me know what I can do with the computer I have to get the best quality movie
If you have any reviews about the camera I am looking at getting, or have any other recommendations for me in the lower end of the price spectrum.