Camcorder Help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kwong2006, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
    I know this really isn't the place for it, but since I am using a Mac, and this relates to it, I think you guys can help me.

    I am using FCP for editing news reports that I make on a regular basis. I am currently thinking about buying a camcorder. The problem is, do FCP captures videos made on DVD camcorders just like they do on DV camcorders?
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I believe so as long as they have FW.

    I would recommend considering a MiniDV camera since you can archive your raw footage on cheap tapes. Plus you get a DV stream instead of a compressed stream.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If you want to edit your video, then stay away from miniDVD camcorders. MiniDVDs are intended to be popped out of their cameras and into a tray-loading DVD player. Consider only name-brand miniDV camcorders with FireWire. Research the manufacturer's website to ensure that each model under consideration is MacOS X/iMovie/Final Cut Express/Final Cut Pro-compatible.

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