Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Looking for Advice

I want to purchase a video camera, but have no idea what kind to get. Any suggestions? If you are reading this and you have a camera, PLEASE comment. Thank you!

8 comments:

nate, christina, and connor said...

we started out with a mini dv video recorder and a mediocre still camera. we used the mini dv, but it was a pain in the butt to swap cameras when i wanted still vs video. last year for christmas we upgraded to an all in one still/video camera. i LOVE being able to switch from still shots to video with one button. we have a couple of 1 gb memory cards and i just shoot until it's full, slap it in the card reader and download my pics into iphoto (another FABULOUS feature of the mac...not so practical at work, i know. :)
i absolutely love my camera. it's a canon powershot s3is if you were wondering.
some people say, "but you can't take long enough video with that kind of camera." honestly, i don't want what we had growing up. 4 hours of elementary programs to sift through??? no thank you. those videos just get edited down to highlights anyway. i take quick video highlights and i have captured dvds full of memories already. it works for me.

Mike and Nicole said...

I agree with the fact that you don't need your video's to be super long. a couple of minutes is perfect.
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WILD GHESE said...

our video is part of our camera. I think it works fine. we usually don't want long episodes of anything anyway. we can download everything straight to our MAC through iphoto. so if you are just looking to take snipets of certain things, that might be the way to go. Otherwise I have no idea.

WILD GHESE said...

oh, it's Canon.

Matt and Rachael Neal said...

we just bought a samsung mini dvd recorder. i love that i can put an SD memory card into it and then transfer the video to my mac. its super no hassle. i'm not sure on the quality of the camera yet, as we haven't used it a whole lot, but i got it $100 off on black friday at 5am. crazy, i know! you can see one of our videos on our blog to judge quality.

Alicia said...

We use our regular digital camera (a canon) for our videos. You just have to have a really big memory card if you're going to store videos. But of course you can transfer the videos to your computer quickly too. I love the handiness of having video capability and still shots all in one little camera. other recorders seem too complicated.

Amanda said...

I have a sony handy cam. One of the reasons we bought it was b/c it came with a base that allows me to transfer VHS footage onto my camera and then onto the computer. I bought Studio 10 software and like the program to edit and make movies onto DVDs its supper simple. However I found that I need a lot of room to store video on my computer and that program takes like 4 minutes to open. I also have an problem with the display screen. It says lens is closed and its not. It hasn't Affected anything and someone said I could reprogram it??? I saw that studio 10 well 12 newly updated has a box and cords that will help convert VHS on DVD also. Overall I like my camera. I haven't tried the still shot portion of it yet.
Good luck!

Amanda said...

We bought a new camera digital. My freind who is a pro recommended b and h photo.com. I did order from them and I liked the reviews of all the products and the video demos. good luck.