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yoyoman
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Mar 30, 2008, 11:01 PM
 
I was looking at some HD cameras and wanted peoples opinion.
hvx200 looks sorta like a plastic one
AG-HSC1U don't know much about it but is it better than the HDC SD9/HS9?
HDC-SD9 looks nice small
HDC-HS9 looks nice small
     
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Mar 31, 2008, 01:15 PM
 
any one?
     
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Mar 31, 2008, 01:18 PM
 
It's nice that they're 3-CCD camcorders, but I prefer miniDV for recording type. They're pretty new so it may take a while for sites to get review up.

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Mar 31, 2008, 01:23 PM
 
if you want to use iMovie HD or want to burn DVDs, stay away from the card or HDD based cameras. I shot some test footage using a Pany HD camera at BB. iMovie HD coud not do anything with it. iMovie '08 recognized the SD card as a camera. There is not on option to export to iDVD from iMovie 08. I would look into a mini DV camera myself.
     
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Mar 31, 2008, 03:10 PM
 
it does support the new codec. I can always use fcp. I have fcp. Out of the 4 which do you think is the best bang for the buck.
     
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Apr 1, 2008, 10:49 PM
 
Any one else? I am looking at the hvx200 but if they upgrade it any time soon than I will wait.
     
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Apr 2, 2008, 09:02 AM
 
I go here to check out reviews... Camcorders - Independent Camcorder Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons . There are a couple others out there too. Just make sure your editing software supports your camcorder.
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Apr 4, 2008, 12:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by yoyoman View Post
I was looking at some HD cameras and wanted peoples opinion.
hvx200 looks sorta like a plastic one
AG-HSC1U don't know much about it but is it better than the HDC SD9/HS9?
HDC-SD9 looks nice small
HDC-HS9 looks nice small
What's your budget?

What are you going to use it for?

What's your other gear that goes with it? Do you already have good sound gear? A good tripod?

I'm asking for the total budget here. Don't blow everything on the camera alone.

The new Sony Cine-Alta is also great. But the storage media is, like the hvx-200's P2, very expensive. Don't underestimate the cost of accessories. They will cost you more than the camcorder.

By the way, the hvx-200 is not plastic, but a great piece of equipment. But I consider it slightly outdated with uprezzing CCDs and that SD tape mechanism. I wouldn't be surprised if there was an update in the works.
     
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Apr 14, 2008, 04:23 PM
 
New panny came out and red low budget was shown at DAB. I have final cut pro I should have a macbookpro soon. I have a powerbook for now. 500gigs of external storage. I don't have a good tripod and sound I don't really have. I lost my shotgun mic somewhere. Cost me 400 bucks few years ago. I will have to re buy one.

AG-HMC150 is the new panny that just was shown.
     
   
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