Help with a new Sony

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    • #48932

      Hi All,

      I have a Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV and I think it is a great non HD camcorder for my outdoor videography. This camera makes noise when I hit the record, not very loud but loud enough if I am recording wildlife they can hear it. Is the noise just the operation of a Mini DV because the head has to engage the tape?

      I want to stay with this size, is there a HD that would take crisper video and not be noisy when record is started?

      Here is the current video quality I am getting, I just want to make it sharper with the HD, any recommendations? Thank you very much!

    • #200621

      Yes tape drives can be noisy but most don’t really spook animals. There are quite a few out there now with solid state recording now that are dead quiet but it depends on how much you want to spend. Can’t view your video, its got a copyright block on it.

    • #200622

      Thanks, sorry, they blocked the video because of copyright, you never know what soungs youtube will allow… I would like to spend $500-$800 range.

      Thanks for the heads up with the blocked video.

    • #200623
      AvatarGrinner Hester

      hit ebay and look at FX1 and FX7 cameras. Cheap. Capable. Silent.

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