HD Camcorder, Will this work ok with Mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by liketom, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    been looking for a new camcorder and came across this one

    SANYO VPC-HD1EX Digital Camcorder

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    £499 in the UK, Currys have it in stock but i've been unable to find out if this one works with Mac.

    need to know if any of you lot have any experience with this cam

    is it any good ? does QT Pro play nice with it , will iMovie import ok from it so on ..so on....

    here's the quick specs :
    # High Definition recording (1280x 720p)
    # SD card format (2Gb card included)
    # 5m pixel digital camera function
    # 10 x optical zoom (10 x digital zoom)
    # 2.2" OLED LCD screen
    # Docking cradle
    # USB 2.0 connectivity
    # DV out
    # Digital image stabiliser
    # Ultra compact design


    linky link http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/sto...fm=1&sm=1&tm=0&sku=889185&category_oid=-20428
     
  2. super_kev macrumors 6502

    super_kev

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    It films in MPEG-4 format, and you'll transfer the file via the card like you would a digital camera. As far as QT/iMovie goes, a google search revealed this: Videobloggers Beware: iMovie’s MPEG-4 editing is terrible…

    So it will work, you'll just have to make the project DV and let iMovie convert the MPEG-4 file first before editing it.
     
  3. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

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  4. hvfsl macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

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    I would recommend against that camcorder. I haven't seen a good review for it anywhere.

    If you want a HD camcorder, the only real choices at the moment are the Sony HC1, HC3 and the Canon HV10.
     
  5. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

    liketom

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    really ? got any links to some stinker reviews
     
  6. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    A quick google finds this:
    http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Sanyo-VPC-HD1-Camcorder-Review.htm

     
  7. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

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    you might want to take a look at the Canon
     
  9. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    While not as band as the Sanyo, the Canon HV10 didn't exactly get a glowing review either, camcorderinfo.com
    These HDV cameras are already a step down in low light performance compared to their SD cousins, so an HDV camera that's poor in low light compared to other HDV cameras...ew. Now, if the OP is planning on shooting outdoors during daylight hours then it's obviously a non-issuse.


    Lethal
     

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