HughMcL's picture
Last seen: 2 years 10 months ago
Joined: 11/10/2012 - 10:38pm


Hey I need some help...

I am looking for a camcorder $500 or under that has a microphone jack (for external microphones) and a headphone jack to monitor the sound...

Also the camera must have efficent zoom capabilities as I film pranks and need to stand far away so the people do not notice the camera

Please help me out!


nmodels's picture
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 09/21/2015 - 8:51am


Hello, forum-goers. This seems like a great place to get some help. If you're willing, of course.

I recently launched a site that hosts streaming video. We're researching 3D content, so I bought a JVC Everio GS‑TD1 for testing. Got it off of Ebay from Japan for cheap.

cryptidhunter's picture
Last seen: 2 months 1 week ago
Joined: 07/26/2015 - 2:35pm


me and a friend want to start a web series. i have one camcorder and i am interested in buying two lavalier mics for us to use. ive already figured out the lighting but i think sound is more important because the sound quality on the camcorder sucks. 


the camcorder i have only has one HDMI port and i'm not sure how to get the mics to hook up to the camcorder or if i can even do that? 


please help!

antler's picture
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 05/11/2015 - 6:24am




I need help finding the right camcorder for my needs and was hoping I could get some input:)


I am a freelance voice over actor and I want to move into freelance business presenting as well. These are the videos you see with people looking into the camera and just talking about the product.


My budget is around $400 CAD before taxes and all I want is HD film so it looks high quality and professional for companies. 


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Last seen: 5 months 2 days ago
Joined: 05/04/2015 - 7:23am


I've been shooting web videos for a couple of years with a Canon Vixia G10 camcorder.

I have a possible project lined up, but they client wants to know if they can use the b-roll for other purposes, including 'television'. (I'm not certain what they plan on; I'm guessing neither do they... but possibly commercial spots, which would likely be national, as they're a major company.)

The G10 has onboard scopes so I can keep peaks, etc. in line to be FCC legal... but is that really 'broadcast quality'? It's only 28mbps.  


Camera Updates With Canon’s VIXIA Series and the CS100

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Our team at CES discovered three Canon cameras, VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60, and VIXIA HF R600, that represent updates to the well-known VIXIA line. We’ll start with the differences, the VIXIA HF R600 is the lowest costed camera and available in white or the standard electronic black. Also, saving video is taking new shape with the Canon CS100, a storage solution for up to 1TB for photos and videos.
George Tsopanoglou's picture
Last seen: 8 months 4 weeks ago
Joined: 01/02/2015 - 6:38am


Hello everyone,

I would like to buy a camcorder and my budget is around $1500. Here is some information on my background and intentions which I realize should affect the purchase.


I mainly record indoors comedy videos, but I'm eager to experiment with more artistic style of films which may involve outdoors shooting (does that mean I should get a camcorder that can change lenses?)


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Last seen: 1 year 3 weeks ago
Joined: 08/06/2014 - 8:16am


I recently got a job as a contracted videographer. The camera that my company provided me with is a Sony HDR-CX190. It's honestly a cheap/lower end camera that would be useful for home videos and that's about it. I'm currently looking to purchase a new camera/camcorder for personal use as well as work and I'd like some input on which direction I should go in. I'm debating getting a DSLR camera that I could also use as a camcorder but I'm not sure which ones will have the best quality.


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