what camcorder should I get for using mac editing software?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by djcamille, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. djcamille macrumors newbie

    djcamille

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    I am brand new at making videos. I just shot my first one using a borrowed camera. I want to now buy one in the $600 range. I hear Sony is the best, but which one? I understand that it is important to have it export out of the camera into I movie in a particular format. I also have heard HD is the way to go. I need help figuring out what is the best camera for the $$ and will give me the ability to get clear, easily editable footage. Thanks!!:D

    To take a look at my first video that I shot and edited, just go to www.youtube.com/djcamille007

    It's called "FUNKY JEW"
     
  2. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Sony is good, but Canon's are the best camcorders in your price range. Look here for a list of all the Canon camcorders. If you want a HD flash memory camera then you are going to have to spend a little more money. But if SD is fine for you then you can get a good one for around $400. If you want to take a look at Sony's camcorders then here is the link. But even the Sony HD hard disk/flash memory cameras start at $800. The Canons start a $800 also.
     
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    For that budget, I highly recommend the Canon HV30. It's a fantastic camera for the price. It shoots HDV on MiniDV tapes and will work with virtually any non-linear editor. It's widely considered to have one of the best quality images for under $1,000. You can pick one up for $539 at B&H.
     
  4. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Truly a great camera for the price!:D
     
  5. djcamille thread starter macrumors newbie

    djcamille

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    thanks... ill take a lookie :D
     
  6. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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