And when they die we'll go HD. BUT and this is a biggy we are ready to handle the chores to turn the usual AVCHD content into Video DVD media. Many (or most?) are struggling and don't understand the supplied software in almost every box is best left sealed up.
I have yet to find a perfect solution so while I'll move up, there's more to this than most expected.
I am trying to decide whether to go HD or stay with my Panasonic 3ccd model# PV-GS500. I use it primarily to video at the local race track and burn to DVD for sale. I am looking at Panasonic TM700 and if I burn to DVD on a DVD recorder will the video be better than what I get now? I am hoping that in the future the price will drop on equipment to burn an HD DVD cheap enough to sell. Or should I buy an HD minidv tape based camcorder and at least have an archive tape. I know either way I go if I burn to DVD it will be standard def. I need to purchase something eventually as the GS500 has been a workhorse since 2006 and can't live forever. Thanks for any input.....