Need help with camcorder choice, AVCHD or mini dv?
by bake69 - 1/11/08 6:46 AM
I want to buy a camcorder but am unsure what to buy like a lot of people i guess.
The issue i have is i would like to buy in the US as i am going on holiday to the US soon and the cost of almost all camcorders i have looked at is considerably lower in the US than in my country Ireland.
Ireland is a PAL country and i realise this will mean i will have to buy a PAL version of any mini-dv camcorder i buy.
But what does this mean to me if i go for a AVCHD format, i realise that the editing capability is not where it should be for me at the moment as i am a novice to the camcorder game and as for editing, well never.
Since i would like to future proof my choice somewhat, I currently have the Canon HG10 top of my list but from reading some reviews it seems that the software supplied by Canon for getting your footage from the camcorder is not very user friendly.
any help or information appreciated.