Need entry level but decent HD camcorder

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      Hello everyone,

      I am new to this technology so to get right down to it…

      We are wanting to purchase an HD video camera that is going to be
      used for taking video of live products such as commercial embroidery
      machines, etc. We are also going to need to be able to video a person
      being interviewed and NEED to be able to integrate video from a PC
      screen into the video. I have seen cameras that have a cable that go
      right into the pc to capture the video.

      Another requirement would be the ability to have interchangable
      lens and remote microphone. We want that professional “movie” quality

      The output will be split between web video and tv screens at trade shows.

      We are looking for entry level with some room to grow.

      If someone could recommend Cameras, that would be great. We are hoping to stay in the $2,000 price range if possible.

      As an added bonus, if you would like to recommend any lighting and
      microphones or any other equipment that we would need, it would be
      greatly appreciated.

      Thank You

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      Dunno specifically a model to recommend – still using the Canon XL1 with interchangeable lens capabilities, but never got around to “interchanging” any lenses. Go figure. In my case, considering SD production, I’d been better off spending less and having 3 GL2 Canons, instead of 2 XL1 and 1 GL2.

      Anyway that was/is, sort of, my point. Do you really, REALLY need (or just want, or THINK you need interchangeable lenses?) because you’re going to spend closer to $7k or thereabouts to get that function, from what I remember reading different places.

      My focus is the Panasonic SDHC recordable 150 and its recently released JVC competitor. I simply do not have a serious need for interchangeable lens options – not at the premium at which they come. I seriously doubt you’re going to find interchangeable at $2K, but heck, I have been wrong before.

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