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08-20-2011, 10:29 AM
My old Sony camcorder is dying, it's a mini DV with the tapes. Served me well!!!
I need a new one, any suggestions out there?
08-20-2011, 10:33 AM
yes get a hard drive one
with a hd that will record 2 hours and matching dvd burner you hook to camera if you don't have a burner- although maybe cheaper to install DVD burner. But it is nice for 2 hour hard drive to fill up a DVD. It also takes nice still photos- does 4x3 and 16x9. Here is a link to that type.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-8889002337658796754&id=abcat0403004&type=category&usc=abcat0400000&cp=1&sp=-currentprice+skuid&nrp=94&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1%7E%7Eq70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d 30312d3031%7E%7Ecabcat0400000%23%230%23%23dh%7E%7E cabcat0403000%23%230%23%231j%7E%7Encabcat0403004%2 3%230%23%23g&add_to_pkg=false&pagetype=listing
can't remember if Canon or JVC/
08-20-2011, 10:41 AM
SD cards are nice too. I was torn over a full size camcorder or a small flip type. I got the Sanyo
PD-2 for $100 just to get my feet wet. I will get an SLR body when I get to that point.
Just as an aside, if you have music video on mini DV, you can pull off the audio and store it, or burn it to CD by using Audacity. It works great.
08-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Lots of love for the canon vixia series here. At work we have two with the 16g internal memory and two sdhc slots that can also hold 16g each.
Little pricey but I think we landed them for $575 at best buy. No price mentioned. But I do love those cameras. 1080hd, great depth of field on the focus and very easy to use.
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