Camcorder for Internet publishing.

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    • #42765
      Avatarkjemmo
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      Hi.

      I have been publishing videos on my website using my old digital camera to record video.

      Now I would like to be able to publish videos in better quality and to get better sound in my recordings.

      Being new to camcorders everything is a little confusing. Especially because I am not looking for simply "the best camcorder" but for one that suites my needs for a good price.

      So what are my needs

      – To record and publish video in a decent quality (it is the video sharing sites that sets the standards here)
      – To be able to connect a separate microphone (very important)
      – To have easy and fast transfer to a computer for editing (a HD or flash solution would be great)

      Almost all the videos will show my hands as I am describing how to do something, so I guess that the camcorder don’t need a lens with a very wide range. As long as quality is OK within a couple of meters a am satisfied.

      My thoughts are that I don’t wanna ruin my self buying more than I need.

      So any suggestions on the perfect camcorder for the small time Internet video publisher?

      Thanks.

    • #179196
      Avatarcubicrubik
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      You can use any HDV camera to make HD video for Internet.
      I use Canon HV20 for example. It costs under $1000.
      It works quite good for a "consumer" level HD camera.
      I managed to make some good video with it using tripod if
      sunlight is good enough.
      I transfer video to PC, deinterlace and resize to format 1280x720p,
      than I usually encode video using Windows Media Pro encoder or QuickTime Pro.
      One can use AVC (H.264) codec.
      How about sharing HD video clips on a Web ?
      You do not believe it is possible?
      See new web site for HD video clip sharing
      http://www.homehdvideo.com/

      A common video format on this site is 1280x720p WindowsMedia or QuickTime
      At a bit rate about 3 MBits video looks quite decent.
      You can even upload you HD video clip there if you follow instructions.

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