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I would like to buy a video camera for $300 or under that is both YouTube ready and “Moviemaker” friendly. Is this possible? Obviously I am a total novice at this. My girlfriend recently bought me a camera, but it recorded in MOV? Then I had to find a program to convert it to AVI so that it would work with Moviemaker. The conversion was a whole extra step and took a long time. Since I already know how to use Moviemaker, I’d rather not start using another program for editing. I have seen a couple of Sony cameras that have a little sticker that say YOUTUBE READY, but then I read that they don’t work with Moviemaker? Can someone please shed some light on this for me? If possible, send a link to any recommended cameras. Sorry to sound so ignorant. Your help is very much appreciated.
I personally would suggest something that shoots on a MiniDV and firewire output.
The first cameras that comes to mind are the Sony DCR-HC52 or the DCR-HC62. Both run under $300