Which Package Is Better?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Crazysah, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    I need a answer by tonight guys.

    Also... Do I need to get anything other than these 2 packages? Which editing software is best for the camera?

    I am a windows users.

    Thanks
    Crazysah
     
  2. Carl Spackler macrumors 6502

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    The first package is more appealing to me. I think a car charger would be extremely handy and I personally prefer Panasonic tapes to Sony.

    Depending on what type of things you're editing, Windows Movie Maker may do the trick. If you want an editor with more flexibilty, Premiere Elements would probably do it.
     
  3. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. So do I need to buy anything else other than what is in the first package? Like a extra memory card... anything?

    Actually... I will be buying a extra battery so which one shall I buy?

    Also... Sony Vegas or Adobe Elements for editing?

    Thanks
    Crazysah
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I agree w/Carl's post. The first package (the one w/the car charger and mini-tripod) looks better. And you are already buying an extra battery which is always good (I'd get the biggest one you can afford). As far as editing goes it all depends on what you want do to. I'd try Windows movie maker first because it's free. If that feels limiting move up to Premiere Elements (as Carl suggested) and if that feels limiting move up to Premiere Pro or Vegas (I think they both have free demos for download). Unfortunately I haven't edited on a PC for years (except for Avid) so I don't have any timely first had experience w/Premiere or Vegas.


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  5. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Yes. There is a regular sized tripod as well as a mini-tripod that you can use on table tops and the like.

    Going by just the picture of the charger in your OP it's hard to tell if it's just a car charger or a combo car/wall charger.

    That really just depends on you. Both the consumer versions of Vegas and Premiere are around $100 and although I can't say for sure, I doubt you could go wrong w/either one.


    Lethal
     
  7. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    I think the $1264.99 package is better

    Looks like you get .5 wide lens with the cheaper package. The more expensive one only gives you a .65 wide lens. So for that reason alone, I would go with the $1264.99 package. Plus you get a desk tripod too. And the bag looks bigger. The light is bogus because it won't fit nor work on the HC7 hot shoe. There's also no memory stick on the more expensive package although 512MB is hardly large enough. I have a 4GB in mine. But that may be overkill.
     
  8. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Think about how far you are going to go with this. Adobe Premiere is a good
    upgrade path from Elements. Although, IMHO, I would be researching Mac
    stuff. ;)


    Ditto.....'nuff said. :)
     
  9. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    So I will buy the first option... Is there anything else I need?

    Like a extra battery... or a microphone or anything?

    Thanks
    Crazysah
     
  10. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    Which microphone should I get for this camera?
     

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