SD or MiniDV?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by anti-microsoft, May 27, 2007.

  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking on a purchase, yes a digital camcorder.

    If anyone out there in this cruel and infinate world is reading this please give me your opinion. Oh, and the make and model would be nice too.

    AMS



    PS: Budget of 315 Pounds, $400, 400€
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Difficult question.

    Are you looking at regular video or HD video?
     
  3. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm not on the hunt for HD, but clear and crisp video would be nice and I've already marked out my budget
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    You seem to be getting confused SD = Standard Definition video. MiniDV is a physical method of transporting video (it can handle SD and HD video). So I assume you are looking for a cheap SD camcorder that uses miniDV tapes?
     
  5. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Or do you mean a SD card as in a flash memory chip. I am not sure if many pure video cameras actually have SD cards but for the most part if you are going to be editing the video on your mac, a MiniDV camera will be the best thing to go for at the moment.

    Also as far as the type of camera, a Cannon Elura may do the trick.
     
  6. KJdanReuben macrumors regular

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    I have a Cannon Elura 100 and it works great. I love it. Plus, it's not super expensive!
     
  7. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Canon Elura 100 looks and sounds great! Firewire is a plus too!!
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Firewire is not a plus, it is a necessity.
     
  9. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup I mean an SD card.
     

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