Best camcorders compatible with Mac?
by tenniscraze - 8/3/07 9:34 AM
Hi there. I'm looking for a camcorder compatible with Mac. The only one advantage I can think of is the ability to use iMovies to edit your clips from the camcorder. Are there any other advantages aside from this? Also, a lot of people have recommended hard-drive camcorders due to its storage capacity, but others argue that MiniDV camcorders can produce much better quality. Is this true?
I am eyeing a couple of camcorders: Panasonic SDR-H18 (http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/panasonic-sdr-h18/4505-6500_7-32343416.html?ar=o&tag=pdtl-list) and Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 (http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/sony-handycam-hdr-sr7/4505-6500_7-32427828.html?ar=o&tag=pdtl-list).
I guess being able to edit video clips isn't that important to me, but I'd like my clips to be compatible to Mac to prevent more troubles in the future. I like the idea of getting a hard-drive since the storage capacity would be much bigger while at the same time, I would not want to compromise video quality. What advice and camcorders would you all suggest?
Thanks for reading.