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December 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM #52538EricParticipant
My motorcycle hobbie took me in a very exciting direction last year. I started my own travelogue channel on youtube. The 4 videos are doing well considering I have no previous film making experience.
I am working on getting some better equipment this year and a camcorder is at the top of my list. I have tried to do some research but I am overwhelmed by all my choices.
Here is a list of what I have to work with:
No camcorder experience
$700 camcorder budget
Will purchase used
Will purchase from eBay
Using a Mac to edit
Must fit on a motorcycle
Any thing helps, I appreciate the direction.
December 23, 2012 at 6:18 PM #205347EricParticipant
Bill,Yes that is my channel. I started the project last summer with a Kodak zi8 and the original gopro.I picked up a GoPro 2 a few months ago and plan on up grading the other camera to shoot all of the show in hi def. My wife says I take on too many projects so I wasn't allowed to spend money on equipment until I knew I wanted to pursue this hobby. So, after a few months of making the first videos I have the green light to invest.Thank you for the lead I will look at the camera.Merry Christmas!Ps, I'll start on season 2 of more Idaho rides and a few out of state ones in march
December 25, 2012 at 4:36 AM #205341brunerwwMember
Hi Eric – pretty sure this is your YouTube channel? Great stuff. I lived in Mountain Home for 5 years and drove all over the state. Your videos brought back some good memories.
This camera has no zoom and no LCD monitor. It is designed as a helmetcam/handlebar cam/underwater cam etc. But it produces very high resolution video and it survives weather conditions and road shock better than most other cameras. It can produce stunning images like these:
The other camera I recommend is the Panasonic X900 ($699 new from Amazon (back ordered), $699.95 lowest Buy It Now price on eBay). This is a standard camcorder with a viewfinder, LCD monitor, zoom lens, headphone jack, mic jack, etc. This is the best camera you can get for $700.
Here is what it can do (please watch in 1080p):
Hope this is helpful and best of the holidays!
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