I am totally new to camcorders. I
administrate a group called Guitar League http://guitarleague.com/ I want to buy a camcorder to accomplish the following:
1. We have performances and presentations on guitar related
issues. I want to be able to video them. They run about an hour.
2. I want to be able to edit and upload to YouTube.
3. I want to be able to video my own rehearsals to use as a
4. I want the unit to have the capability to record external
audio, either from a mic, or from a direct feed from a mixing
I have researched a lot of info on the subject but it is like
reinventing the wheel for me and the more I read, the more
confused I get. I am looking for someone in the know to tell me
basically what camcorder to buy, and what editing program to
My budget will be in the $500 to $1000 range, though price is
certainly an issue. In other words, I need to get a camcorder to
meet my needs, but at the lowest price possible.