Looking for a Portable Non-Tape/Non-HD Video Recorder

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by amphibious, May 26, 2008.

  1. amphibious macrumors member

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    I'm looking for a portable video recording solution, something that preferable records to SD cards, but internal memory would be OK too. I need something that can record clean audio without an external mic. Video quality is of secondary importance.

    I know Flipcams are popular... how's the audio?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    I had a 720 HD variety that used SD cards, so unless the 1080 HD is considerably better, I would say "don't waste your money"

    Yes they are very compact but I'm afraid I found the quality was crap .. :mad:

    PS
    The sound was reasonable .. :)
     
  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

    bigbossbmb

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    there isn't a handycam on the planet that will give you great audio (without an external mic.) they will all be similar levels of "good" and "so so". find a cam that meets all of you other specs and get that one.
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Hard to tell from your post, but it sounds like you're looking for a non-camera recorder; ie one that connects to a camera to record audio and video. If your camera has a Firewire port, take a look at one of the Firestore models from Focus Enhancements. Other models are available from CitiDisk and Laird.

    -DH
     

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