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Which camcorder do you use for video?

 
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Apr 07, 2009 14:35 |  #16

Sony TG3 (until mine got stolen!)
Sony HC7 (I have one)

Canon HV20 (great camera!)
Canon XH-A1 (I have one)


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Apr 07, 2009 14:43 |  #17

Canon XL2


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Apr 07, 2009 14:53 |  #18

HV30 here, love it.


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Apr 09, 2009 06:22 |  #19

If it has to be picket size and inexpensive, a canon HV20/30/40. There's just no better bang for your buck for a personal camera. Easy to use, focus wheel, Av & Tv modes, sleek black finish (except the HV20 version). It's an awesome camera.




  
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Apr 10, 2009 15:26 |  #20

Canon HF100


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Apr 10, 2009 15:38 |  #21

Another HV30 with a WA thread on, hood, and shotguner. Sweet little camera


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Apr 12, 2009 14:17 |  #22

How do you guys upload your video to your computer? Do you use firewire or like a hdmi input.. My cameras file system isnt compatiable with my video editer so I need to use the advc 110 to rca to firewire in.. I'm Sure I loose quality down converting to rca. Just wondering what you guys do in terms of getting footage in for editing.

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Apr 13, 2009 12:00 |  #23

tcats14 wrote in post #7715754 (external link)
How do you guys upload your video to your computer? Do you use firewire or like a hdmi input.. My cameras file system isnt compatiable with my video editer so I need to use the advc 110 to rca to firewire in.. I'm Sure I loose quality down converting to rca. Just wondering what you guys do in terms of getting footage in for editing.

Thanks

I just plug in the firewire to the butt of my HV30 and open imovie. Imports right in.


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Apr 13, 2009 12:15 |  #24
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Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD here.


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Apr 15, 2009 15:16 |  #25

Tagging this thread for further reading. I tried the Kodak Zi6 HD. The video was nice, but low light sucked and with no image stabilization, the shakes were horrible.

I'm now looking at the Canon HG10 but open to others.


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Apr 15, 2009 22:23 |  #26

HG10




  
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Apr 16, 2009 05:17 |  #27

HF100 Love it!


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Apr 16, 2009 08:09 |  #28

I used HDVSplit for importing from my HV30 through Firewire. It splits my scenes and dumps the files onto my hard drive in a folder (and with a naming convention) of my choosing. I understand that this is one of the few ways you can import 60i from the camcorder - allegedly most pro programs (like Premiere Pro) will not import it as 60i.

Of course I haven't tested it, but it sounded logical and that's how I do it.


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Apr 16, 2009 10:45 as a reply to  @ milleker's post |  #29

HV30 great lil video cam!




  
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Apr 16, 2009 11:51 |  #30

Panasonic TZ5 (~$249)....

The technical stuff.
9MP pics.
10x OIS (28mm-280mm)
Pocket compact
720p 30fps movie mode.
OIS works in movie mode.
Zoom works in movie mode (more for people that like to zoom a lot, not my cup of tea).

I like it because it does a lot of functions reasonably well.
The 28-280 with OIS and video mode are hard to beat in such a small compact size.
The 28mm end is wide enough (just like putting on the Tammy 17-50 on my 40D).
I carry with me nearly all the time. Certainly a lot more than I do my 40D.

What I don't like is the audio sound (noisy, poor pickup pattern).
Then again I normally use dedicated audio recording with separate mics when I do something that is important.
Overall the audio is decent once you run it through SoundSoap or Audacity or whatever you use for audio work.
Battery life is not so good. I got an aftermarket battery with 1400 Mah that is a lot better

This has been surpassed now by the Panasonic Zs3 which offers 12x + 720p in AVCHD Lite (smaller files, less processing, uses less battery juice). Better audio

This goes for $399 which is a bit hard to swallow ($150 difference between Zs3 and TZ5).


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