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need new camcorder, what format to get?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by nootrac22, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. nootrac22

    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    looking to get a new camcorder. low price is important, but so is quality. my main question is what format should i get dvd, minidv, hi-8 or harddrive? Also no online specials I would need to have my hands on it by monday.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i prefer the hard drive ones
    you get more recording time than any other format... and depending on the quality that you record in you can get a shit ton of time
    they make docks for them that will burn straight to full size DVDs... or you could just hook it up to a computer and load it to your HD there, edit it down, then burn it
    i believe you can delete on the fly like you can with a digital camera as well (not 100% sure on that one though)


    i liked the DVD format ones until i really looked at them and realized that you dont get shit for record time

    along with format you should make sure whatever camera has image stabilization and a decent zoom
    other features are nice, but your specific use will determine what ones are more important
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, mini dv is old school now, and tape sucks. high def widescreen internal hard drive, or your buying old scholl
     
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