Best camcorder??

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    • #44299
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hello, I am looking for a camcorder that must have the following features, and hopefully be around the $1,000 price range:

      External Microphone Jack

      Headphone Jack

      Zoom/Focus

      Must be able to attach by screw or by sliding onto a tripod

      Must not record to DVD

      I edit in FCP on a MacBook Pro. Any thoughts?

    • #185543
      Avatarvantucker
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      If you are looking for a SD camera I would pick-up a Panasonic DVX100A. You can find them used on ebay for around $1,000.http://catalog.ebay.com/Panasonic-DV-PROLINE-AG-DVX100A-/43110237/r.html?_fcls=1

    • #185544
      Avatarduenas77
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      Hello, I am a newbie and this is my first post.

      I am looking for a camcorder like that myself, preferably at least 720p. But in addition to accept sound from an external source (like a wireless microphone) it should perform well in very low light. I also do not want it to record to DVD. I own one like that and sometimes it cannot finish its own discs. I end up with video that I cannot play anywhere else but in the d..n camera.

      Preferably a not very expensive one, but if I have decided to make video making my hobby, I probably will be willing to save up some money and buy a good camcorder.

      I do not know whether to start a new topic for my question or post to an existing one, I ask the moderators to move this post if it should not be here.

    • #185545
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hi duenas77.

      If you are looking for a minimum of 720p and you have a few bucks to spend I really recommend the JVC GY-HD100 or 110miniDV camcorder. It is a pro line unit that does low light well, has a changeable lense, XLR mic input, firewire output for download and they are turning up for sale on Craigslist these days and are in the $2500.00 dollar range. It’s also a 3CCD sensor unit but that also means it’s gonna eat batteries. I solved that with a Anton Bauer pack and mount. Some used cameras are coming with that.

      Just an idea,

      Marty

    • #185546
      AvatarJoe
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      “Hello, I am looking for a camcorder that must have the following features, and hopefully be around the $1,000 price range:

      External Microphone Jack

      Headphone Jack

      Zoom/Focus

      Must be able to attach by screw or by sliding onto a tripod

      Must not record to DVD”

      The Panasonic HDC-TM700 has all of that plus it’s the only $1,000 camcorder that has a 1080p60 mode.

    • #185547
      AvatarEarlC
      Member

      Check out Canon’s Vixia HF S21 HD

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