This is what I’m looking for:

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    • #42917
      Avatardtrevino
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      First off, new to the community, thank you all a head of time for your help, it’s much appreciated!

      I am looking to purchase a Digital Video Recorder that:
      1)Takes high quality videos
      2)Has a built in camera function that also takes good quality pictures
      3)Can handle my traveling needs as it will go everywhere(good battery life, camera not SUPER bulky)
      *)Optional but fun to have, some sort of “night vision” for recording past dark fall

      I will be editing the videos into nice collages with my computer, adding music..etc, and then uploading/streaming them via the Internet while retaining the best possible quality. As far as resolution, I don’t need something huge as I’ll just be uploading primarily to media websites like YouTube, vimeo..etc. This is the perfect example of the largest I’d let it get and will probably work with a lot:
      http://vimeo.com/1211060?pg=embed&sec=1211060&hd=1

      I will be using this to:
      1)Shoot nature scenes from around the world primarily day but occasionally twilight(as in when the suns just gone down, but everything is still lit and visible somehow)
      2)Recording tutorials for musical instruments
      3)Shooting anything and everything else, wherever I go

      Hopefully I have narrowed it down enough. As far as price, since I’m primarily spreading my videos through Internet streaming, that takes me away from the high price range of modern hi-def/hdd so I think you get the idea. If you have any further questions just let me know. Thank you for your time!

    • #179756
      AvatarRob
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      wow. i really like that video that you linked.

    • #179757
      AvatarchrisColorado
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      the sort of camera you’re looking for:

      Sony HDR-SR1 – Takes video/pictures, good image quality, HD is possible, pretty small (especially compared to most “prosumer” cameras!) One of the best I’ve used.

      I also like what I’ve read about the Canon Vixia HF10, which has the same basic things. Also the Panasonic AG-HSC1U – fairly expensive, but is really good according to Videomaker.

    • #179758
      Avatardtrevino
      Participant

      Thank you for the speedy reply. Forgive me for I am new to camcorders. If that is the case, then please throw the low lighting idea out of the picture. Out of 100% of the video I will be recording, 1% would be in low light. That is not worth the ginormous price difference to get good exposure in low light.

      So throwing out the low light idea/nightvision, still image ideas, rereading original post omitting those details, could you please re-recommend?

      Thanks again for the help.

      PS:That video is beautiful and I plan on making inspiration movies like it<!– / message –>

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