Cheap HD Camcorder FCE compatible

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Ollie N, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Ollie N

    Jan 4, 2009

    I have FCE and I want a camcorder for $250 or less it does not have to be HD but it would be preferred

    Thank You!:D
  2. macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    You can probably get a used or refurb Canon HV10 or HV20 for ~ that price.

    These are very good HDV based camcorders. Output @ 1440 x 1080i (HDV standard) is excellent. It even has 24p if you want to go for the film "look".

    You will need to check any used units carefully as they are tape based and the heads do wear.

    Good luck!
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    Do as Bairda says. The Canon's are pretty nice, nice big sensor so you have enough light (well more than the cheaper around there for $250). Any camera will record nice outside when the sun shines. But when it's night and you're in your living room with all the lights on, most consumer camera's don't record that nice. So the canon probably will do better. Also you can adjust a lot manually. It's HD. It's HDV, so no AVCHD and converting that into AIC (which FCE will do). Most consumer camcorder have AVCHD but it's too compressed to edit natively, so it always get converted with mac edit packages (iMovie, FCP FCE).
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2009
    Canon HF20

    Hi i just bought a High definition camera and all i can say that they are definitely worth investing in, the quality at night is absolutely amazing, ive made a video check out the quality for you self heres the link.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Ollie N

    Jan 4, 2009
    Where can i find them

    where can i get one of theese for $250 because all i can find is $500 does no matter which one
  6. macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    I did see a couple on ebay for that price last week. Gone now. Craigslist would also be a good source.

    Sorry that I can't point to an immediately available one, but I have definitely seen them in that price range.

    Patience and good luck are on your side!

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