Forum Groups
  All forums
    Help & Feedback
      Work in progress
      Finished Art
      Non-Max related

Featured Threads
  inspiration alert!!!
(36 replies)
  Indespensible MaxScripts, Plugins and 3rd Party Tools
(37 replies)
  The allmighty FREE Resources Thread !
(17 replies)
  spam alert!!!
(4886 replies)
  Maxforums member photo gallery index
(114 replies)
  Maxforums Member Tutorials
(89 replies)
  three cheers to maxforums...
(240 replies)
  101 Things you didnt know in Max...
(198 replies)
  A Face tutorial from MDB101 :D
(95 replies) Members Gallery
(516 replies)
(637 replies)
  Dub's Maxscript Tutorial Index
(119 replies)

Maxunderground news unavailable

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 ( 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!

- The Shiny New Machine -

read 621 times
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" :)
read 603 times
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? ;)

- The Shiny New Machine -

read 583 times
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.

Visit my Portfolio

read 580 times
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.
read 578 times
4/24/2008 6:44:48 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:44:55 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
I guess so :)


though quantity doesn't garantee quality
read 574 times
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:

Visit my Portfolio

read 567 times
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.

- The Shiny New Machine -

read 550 times
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.

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

read 545 times
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.

read 542 times
4/24/2008 11:43:47 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 11:44:44 AM)
#Maxforums IRC
Open chat window