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New To Camcorders--I got a few questions

by excal66 / January 20, 2010 11:14 PM PST

I looking to buy my first camcorder.I was wondering if I get a HD camcorder can I record in full HD to watch on my TV but download to my computer in standard def for youtube becasue my computer gets really choppy and plays full HD videos horribly....Also what brands of camcorders can I use so I dont have to convert the files in order to get them on my computer?(Im using Windows Vista)Any info would be much appreciated.

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not very helpful
by chickenorfish / January 21, 2010 12:13 AM PST

not very helpful, but the in camera hd to sd conversion sounds familiar.

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found it
by chickenorfish / January 21, 2010 12:18 AM PST

not sure of your price range, but the new sony hdr-cx550v & xr550v. you will be paying thru ur nose for them tho

"It will also offer a non-native 60p output option and in-camera standard definition downconversion. The latter is an especially welcome addition, giving users the ability to record and archive their footage in the highest quality, then export and edit with the smaller, more manageable MPEG-2 files."

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