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I am a purebred cattle producer. I had my first online video sale last fall and it went real well. The video I put online was very instrumental in its success. I then used the video format for our bull sale this spring(utube) I did the editing on my desktop using windows movie maker and enjoyed doing it very much. I would like to video the next ones myself instead of paying to get them done. If I have to pay $600 to $1100 to get the right videocam I will as long as I am getting the right one for what I am wanting to do which is - video animals outside in all sorts of light and dust, download and edit videos, produce videos that I can upload online as well as show quality videos on a 50 inch hdtv. I have been reading reviews and other information online and have come up with the following requirements for the camera. Please correct me if I am barking up the wrong tree.
minidv with a 10X optical zoom and a wide angle lense, a high capacity rechargeable battery, and a firewire for hook up.
I read a lot of reviews comdemning the dvd cameras. that is why I am thinking the minidv camera. Am I right on this one. I have plenty of other things to do so I want to keep it as simple as I can(time is important). I like simple expecially when it comes to hooking up and downloading to my computer and, editing and producing these individual 1 - 2 minute videos. Im not shooting an academy award winner but I would like to be proud of and not frustrated with the video results and experience. Should I also invest in an external hard drive as I use my desktop for other parts of my business also. thanks for helping this cowboy