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Looking for a good HD consumer camcorder
show user profile  Cosmic Fool
Hey everyone, I'm going to be leaving on a much needed vacation next Saturday and I was thinking about picking up a camcorder to take with me. I don't want to spend too much, but if I have to in order to get something worth my time I will.

Right now I'm looking at the JVC HD Everio (http://www.jvc.ca/en/consumer/presentations/hdeverio/index.html) It's got a lot of features I'm looking for (like full HD recording) but I've heard the video quality is a little disappointing.

Does anyone have any experience with this camera? Can anyone recommend something better? I'm not looking to spend around $1500 (Canadian) at most.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I need to make a decision on this soon!

Thanks guys!



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4/23/2008 8:28:53 PM (last edit: 4/23/2008 8:28:53 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
ow, sorry, though you said "looking for a good HD (hard Drive) consuming camcorder" :)
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4/24/2008 2:38:28 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 2:38:28 AM)
show user profile  Cosmic Fool
Aren't they the same thing? ;)



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4/24/2008 6:33:45 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:33:45 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Canon HV-20 or HV-30.. im going to get the latter at some point. Seems to be really good quality for its price.



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4/24/2008 6:37:59 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:37:59 AM)
show user profile  [P]aradox
HV20 or HV30 for sure... I got an HV20 recently for pretty cheap and it's an amazing camera. HV30 is a slightly better bet as I think they improved some of the (not highly significant) capture issues.
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4/24/2008 6:44:48 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:44:55 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
I guess so :)

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though quantity doesn't garantee quality
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4/24/2008 6:48:22 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:48:55 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
This video was posted in a thread a while ago.
It was kinda enough to convince me: http://vimeo.com/871654



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4/24/2008 8:17:04 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 8:17:04 AM)
show user profile  Cosmic Fool
Thanks for the suggestions guys. The video quality on the HV30 looks amazing. Better than I was expecting. I was liking the idea of having a camcorder with an HDD so I don't have to mess around with tapes, but if that's the only downside to the Canon I can live with that. I'm used to always using Mini DV anyway.



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4/24/2008 11:33:50 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 11:33:50 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Oh that looks magical in that video, I think I might have to get a new dv cam sometime, to do some more vfx stuff. I sold my old one a while ago.

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4/24/2008 11:39:25 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 11:39:25 AM)
show user profile  toldaddy




it's not too shabby.. it sucks with file organization (as with most digital cameras), and working with .tod files are a pain in the ass, but streamclip cleans that up.

It takes decent video, even though it's interlaced... if this is just for leisure/general video it's a cool cam.



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4/24/2008 11:43:47 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 11:44:44 AM)
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