I would looking for a miniDV tape-based camcorder with a mic-in jack and manual audio control capabilities.
If you tape the band and grab the live audio, you will probably want an external stereo mic. The RODE video stereo mic, Audio Technica AT-822 and NRG SA-800 use a 1/8 inch jack to plug directly into the camera's mic-in jack. Good mics use XLR plugs - see the XLR adapter reference, below...
If you the audio engineer allows you to get a board mix (and the audio engineer sends you a discreet mix from a couple of AUX sends - and has everything mic'd to do that properly), you will probably want to use an XLR adapter like a BeachTek DXA-6.
In either case, if you let the automatic audio leveling circuit to do its job, most amplified music will be to loud causing the audio to sound very muddy - to the point of being unusable.
So... is the mic part of the budget? At least you know what to look for... mic-in jack and manual audio control.
Once you get the footage into a computer for editing, you can manipulate the project to whatever size you want for uploading.
Hi, can anyone Recommend a good quality camcorder to record live bands with sound and then edit and upload to a website?
Also, i want to be able to provide presentation DVD's for businesses
Any help would be appreciated as i am new to this
Dont want a cheap one, would rather pay at least