I want to buy a Camcorder

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  1. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Hi all.

    I used to have a Sony DCR-DVD202E which was bloody amazing on pic quality but like trying to get a Quadra 950 up ya nose when attempting to get the data to the Mac.

    I recently purchased a Canon DC40 (now sending back!) & would like some definate advise on where to go now.

    I have a Dual 2.7Ghz G5 & ideally would like to seamlessly plug a camcorder in & have my movies in imovie etc. (you know what I mean).

    I'm a new member to this site so please go genly with me!:eek:
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Go with Sony MiniDV handycam!

    You will not be sorry.
    It is serving me well to this day. :)
     
  3. Eric Piercey macrumors 6502

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    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=175&modelid=14057
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Stop buying DVD camcorders. Stick to MiniDV or Digital8.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Sony MiniDV model sounds good to me...I'm not to fond of digital8.



    Bless
     
  6. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Technically, DV and D8 are identical. The same data is written to the tape in both cases. The difference is in the A/D hardware and the optics.

    Of course ... I bought my D8 in 2000 when DV was still ridiculously expensive. DV prices have fallen through the floor since then.

    FWIW. :)
     
  7. andy.barron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for your comments.

    MiniDV looking favourite then, any advice on the new HDD ones that Sony do? Does it not save the hassle of tape by having 30/60GB hard drive or will I ba stuck again getting it onto the Mac?

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
     
  8. Eric Piercey macrumors 6502

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    Uh. Why wouldn't I be?
     
  9. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Buy a MiniDV camera.
     
  10. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    The HDD ones are not yet compatible with mac.

    Mini DV is your best bet.
     
  11. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    My vote goes for the miniDV mentioned in the second reply. Two thumbs up.
     
  12. andy.barron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks very much guys, looks like I'm plumping for the Sony MiniDV DCR-HC96E. Hopefully this will be painless in transferring into imovie on me Mac.

    Great site, great members. Thanks again.:)
     

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