The reason the "tag"
by boya84 - 9/24/11 9:54 PM
In Reply to: Mac Compatible Camcorders by ohijoe
on the boxes of the camcorders indicate Windows compatibility is because of the software the camcorder manufacturers include in the box with the camcorder. Whether is it a poor excuse for an editor (less useful than MovieMaker) or a USB driver, they are sometimes required foe Windows. However, they are neither needed nor useful for Macintosh so no "tag" is needed.
My various Sony, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras and camcorders all get along just fine with my Macs (viewing and editing) and no software from the camera or camcorder boxes was needed. Frankly, in my opinion, this makes the Windows environment more support-intensive.
The on-board camcorder editing "features" are about as useful as the software included in the box.
I don't "preach" that Mac's are #1. I know what I know from experience - 10+ years as an IT manager with a staff of 6 responsible for 500 Windows and 500 Macintosh computers in 13 offices across California. My house is full of Apple gear because it works. I do have Windows machines and I run Windows on the Macs because I have to. When I want to get real work done, the Macs (and OSX and whatever applications are needed) do it. I use the right tool for the job at hand. In my opinion, video editing works better for me on a Mac (and I have used Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere on Windows). Bummer you feel the way you do - but that is your opinion.
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