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Noizzz
what consumer-camcorder-types are the best?
on May 24, 2006 at 11:50:49 am

Hello,

sorry for being a little off topic here:
I am an editor, and since outsiders think its all the same here in europe, people often aske me wich camcorder they should buy. Well... i became curious myself.

Is it better to stick with camcoders that record on MiniDV, or are the "new" systems better where they record on small dvd


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Mark Suszko
Re: what consumer-camcorder-types are the best?
on May 26, 2006 at 9:00:37 pm

I would stay away from the DVD based units for now, because it's my understanding and perception that they add a LOT more compression to the signal to cram it onto the DVD, and you then need to do extra steps to extract the video and audio to be able to edit with it. All of this adds expense, complication, and transcoding losses.

If you will absolutely never edit it, then maybe it's not a concern.
But how do you then make extra copies of it? Hm?


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paul77
Re: what consumer-camcorder-types are the best?
on May 27, 2006 at 12:22:32 am

Don't get a DVD camera, second that.

I personally like the Panasonic DVX 100 or the Canon XL2. These are however high-end, expensive consumer cameras, but if you know how to use them you can generate fantastic looking results.

Good luck


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Timothy J. Allen
Re: what consumer-camcorder-types are the best?
on May 28, 2006 at 11:19:35 pm

Stick with Mini DV for now. It's got enough of a base to last for a while.

...But then again, I went with VHS-C for my home camcorder about 6 months before DV hit the market in the 90's... so take my advice for what it's worth. ;-)

-TJA


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Tim Kolb
Re: My PDX-10 has been great...
on May 29, 2006 at 12:36:22 am

...I don't know how easy they are to find anymore, but I still really enjoy using my PDX-10 when I get a chance...small body, but a huge LCD panel...balanced audio...megapixel CCDs...

Damn you HD!





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David Smith
Re: My PDX-10 has been great...
on May 29, 2006 at 12:43:42 am

.... and that touch screen focus feature, I find that to be a lot of fun and very useful. Why the heck didn't Sony include that on their HDV cameras?

Regards,
David


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Pixel Monkey
Re: My PDX-10 has been great...
on Jun 1, 2006 at 5:51:26 pm


Sony's new HDR-HC3 !!!!!!! Totally rocks - tested it at circuit city - buying it this week on butterflyphoto.com dirt frigg'n cheap - point & shoot HDV using miniDV tapes - Sony's HD lenses fit it - DVD technology bad bad - tapes have timecode, thus good good!

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mr.escandon
Re: My PDX-10 has been great...
on Aug 14, 2006 at 5:11:55 pm

It's not a bad camera, but I am more partial to the previous model, the HC1. It's too bad that they dropped the zoom/focus ring on the HC3 and generally dumbed it down. I'm sure it still shoots beautifully though.

-- Paul Escandon
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The Outdoor Channel

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