Help with choosing a new camcorder!!!

SLodge

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I was on the market for a new cam, and was wondering on what was the best for minor editing with imovie '09?? I don't necessarily need High Def. I was also wondering what all the hype about iframe is?? Thanks for any help anyone can give me!!
 

macxiv

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Camcorders: The Good, The Bad (both Ugly)

Hi, I have a recommendation and a warning.

Recommendation: Canon Vixia HF20. I use it professionally and it has never let me down. 32 GB internal flash. Small enough to almost put in a pants pocket.

Warning: Don't buy Panasonic AG-HMC150P. It is advertised as a pro video camcorder. It is a research project. I took it on a shoot to Oslo, set it up in my client's office, started the interview . . . and saw the message "System Error" in the LCD. The thing costs $3,750 and (apparently) it's still a Beta.
 

SLodge

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Apr 6, 2010
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Hi, I have a recommendation and a warning.

Recommendation: Canon Vixia HF20. I use it professionally and it has never let me down. 32 GB internal flash. Small enough to almost put in a pants pocket.

Warning: Don't buy Panasonic AG-HMC150P. It is advertised as a pro video camcorder. It is a research project. I took it on a shoot to Oslo, set it up in my client's office, started the interview . . . and saw the message "System Error" in the LCD. The thing costs $3,750 and (apparently) it's still a Beta.


Would the HF-R10 be the same do you know??
 

matteusclement

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I was on the market for a new cam, and was wondering on what was the best for minor editing with imovie '09?? I don't necessarily need High Def. I was also wondering what all the hype about iframe is?? Thanks for any help anyone can give me!!

Budget?
What computer do you have? SPECS?
What will you be shooting for?
What is the final output?
What is "minor" editting?

I can say that Canon's HF and HV line have both gotten EPIC reviews and have upgrades that are CHEAP. I got a 6 hour battery off ebay for 30 bucks and yes, it does last that long. I got a 0.45 adapter + 2x adapter for 40 bucks, the fisheye is nice for action.
I digress....

I have a canon HV30 that I have loved and will always love for the sexy color is gives me and it is DEPENDABLE. The HV20 can be found for cheap cheap used, and it too has the 24p option (with a work around).
 

SLodge

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Apr 6, 2010
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I was on the market for a new cam, and was wondering on what was the best for minor editing with imovie '09?? I don't necessarily need High Def. I was also wondering what all the hype about iframe is?? Thanks for any help anyone can give me!!

Budget?
What computer do you have? SPECS?
What will you be shooting for?
What is the final output?
What is "minor" editting?

I can say that Canon's HF and HV line have both gotten EPIC reviews and have upgrades that are CHEAP. I got a 6 hour battery off ebay for 30 bucks and yes, it does last that long. I got a 0.45 adapter + 2x adapter for 40 bucks, the fisheye is nice for action.
I digress....

I have a canon HV30 that I have loved and will always love for the sexy color is gives me and it is DEPENDABLE. The HV20 can be found for cheap cheap used, and it too has the 24p option (with a work around).
Budget - $500
MacBook 13" Aluminum, 2 GHz Intel, 2 GB RAM DDR3
Will be shooting home videos of the kids, indoors and out.
I would just like to do minor editing like cutting segments out and adding.

Thanks for your help!!