Camcorder Buying Advice UK

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cokeacola, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. cokeacola macrumors member

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    Looking to buy a mac compatible camcorder in the uk.
    I have a budget of £500 and am looking to get a hard drive one,also i am aiming to to edit the footage in iMovie 8

    thanks in advance
     
  2. kidtofu macrumors newbie

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    I have always been led away from Hard Drive cameras and my brief experience with them has not been good. The best cameras in class seem to always be tape.

    As far as Mini DV / HDV is concerned if you can stretch that budget to £600 you could pick up an HV20, which is HDV, but you would need a mac capable of handling the footage.

    The best Standard Definition cameras around seem to be the Panasonic 3CCD GS cams. GS320,GS500 etc.

    Imovie should have no problem with these at all.
     
  3. cokeacola thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks a lot for your input

    looks like ive got a lot of reading /researching to do
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Go for the HV20. It is extremely hard to beat at that price. There are tons of reviews on it, but it is definitely the most recommend camcorder on this forum.
     

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