Camcorder Help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kwong2006, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

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    I know this really isn't the place for it, but since I am using a Mac, and this relates to it, I think you guys can help me.

    I am using FCP for editing news reports that I make on a regular basis. I am currently thinking about buying a camcorder. The problem is, do FCP captures videos made on DVD camcorders just like they do on DV camcorders?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I believe so as long as they have FW.

    I would recommend considering a MiniDV camera since you can archive your raw footage on cheap tapes. Plus you get a DV stream instead of a compressed stream.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If you want to edit your video, then stay away from miniDVD camcorders. MiniDVDs are intended to be popped out of their cameras and into a tray-loading DVD player. Consider only name-brand miniDV camcorders with FireWire. Research the manufacturer's website to ensure that each model under consideration is MacOS X/iMovie/Final Cut Express/Final Cut Pro-compatible.
     

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