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Purchasing Camcorder

by Sharingan_Kaden / May 18, 2009 11:46 PM PDT

Hi,

id like to try get some feedback regarding the purchase of a camcorder, the price range is somewhat flexible but say $500-700 dollars canadian. i would like it to be High Def and use the mini-dvd
unless theres a better reason for going with the HDD models.
the purpose is to film work events like small controlled conferances so nothing to serious but it would probably have to handle low light conditions. reason for wanting the dvd system is that its going to be used for a company and extracting the footage should be easy with a normal computer. it should also have a decent mic system or if theres another option please let me know. thanks

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30 minutes
by chickenorfish / May 18, 2009 11:59 PM PDT
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youre limited to 30 minutes with a mini dvd

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by boya84 / May 19, 2009 11:50 AM PDT
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consumer camcorder with a lens diameter less than 37mm or imaging chips smaller that 1/3" will not do well with poor indoor lighting.

A "normal computer" will have difficulty with DVD, hard disc drive or flash memory high definition camcorders which save to a format called ACVHD.

An external mic connection would likely be best to allow for flexibility.

The Canon consumer cams are your likely best bet - Either the HF or HV series camcorders.

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