New to video, need a camera

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Wateroksnmud, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Wateroksnmud macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2008
    Hi guys, I'm starting a thing where I am going to record bow hunts of friends and create a "series". I am working on a 09 macbook pro, and have access to iLive and Adobe Design CS.

    Can you suggest a camera that will be good for outdoors, good quality (hd?), zoom and good compatibility with my mac and processing to the net? or is that pretty much al camera's these days?

    Looking at no more than 800$ but if I can stick around 500, that would be nice.
  2. anthemus macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009
    Here's one I've posted it just last week. So far its been excellent. I sat down a few hours and learned all I could about the camera. Really like the manual options.

    Just purchased a JVC GZ-HD40 it will be here Friday.

    Reasons for the Purchase:

    HD with 1/3 CMOS Imager
    120GB Internal Drive - 15 Hours AVCHD XP Mode - 10 Hours MPEG2 HD
    Microphone Input
    Headphone Output
    Shoe Mount
    Video Light
    HDMI/USB/AV Connections
    43mm Threaded lens for wide angle and tele's
    10x Optical
    Compatible with iMovie and Final Cut Pro
    Dock with Firewire

    The option to add-on accessories such as lenses, microphones and with the ability to monitor audio. Also there are a host of manual controls to fine tune the image of the camera.

    Priced at just under $549

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