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I THINK YOUR CAPS LOCK IS STUCK! CHECK TO SEE THAT IT’S TURNED OFF! 😀
Okay, to answer your message, I personally wouldn’t buy a camera that used any format other than tape. Yeah, transferring onto the PC takes time, but it’s time well spent to get high quality footage.
Hard drive cameras usually use a compressed format, such as MPEG 2 to store footage. Even if you do figure out how to get the footage off your camera and on to your PC, editing it will be a big pain in the butt (I explained why over in this thread.)
I hate to say it, but your camera setup isn’t all that great. I wish I had better advice for you, but all I can suggest is that next time, you do a lot of market research and ask folks who use Camcorders in a paid position to find out what to buy. Sadly, for less than $800 more, you could have purchased either the Sony VX-2100 or the Canon GL-2, both of which are excellent cameras for videography.
GOod luck selling your current equipment, if there’s not time to return them to the place you bought them. We’ll definitely help you do what you can in the meantime.