Bad quality on SD card

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by chainprayer, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    I just got a new video camera. It has the option to record to a mini DVD or an SD card. I didn't want to use the mini DVD since it only records 20 mins on high quality.

    When I record video to the SD card, the camera limits video quality to the lowest setting. Is this common for cameras that record to a SD card?

    Is there a better option out there? Are mini DV tapes any good? I want to be able to import to my mac for editing and DVD burning.

  2. Super20 macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2004
    Council Bluffs, IA
    I have something similar in an flash memory HD camcorder. It uses an sd card to store your movies on, but the video is not smooth. Really jerky and sometimes it seems like the video can't even keep up when I'm playing it. I'm wondering if I need to have some sort of high speed sd card or something to make this work correctly. You may have the same sort of issue recording to an sd card.
  3. chainprayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    I found the same camera in miniDV format for about the same price. I'm probably going to just exchange it for that one.

    Anyone have good experience with this camera or miniDV cameras in general?

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