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by: DaveV66 March 13, 2012 9:36 AM PDT

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by DaveV66 - 3/13/12 9:36 AM

I'm looking for some advice in buying a HD pocket camcorder. Currently, I have a 10mp canon digital camera that

I use to take video more than I use it to take photos. I create playable dvds with the video (avi) and share them

with my friends. I'm looking to get a HD pocket camcorder for better video quality and am looking for one that

takes decent photos also, since that is the order of importance to me. I have no interest in Flip or Kodak since

they are both going out of business. I have a couple of questions for anyone that can answer them.

Which is the best HD pocket camcorder for me?
I'm not looking for more than 2 hours of recording capability.

Can 2 hours of 1080p video be put on a standard dvd (not blu ray) so I can share them with friends without a blu

ray player?

How is the quality when doing this? I'm sure it's better than my current avi conversions.

Is 1080p necessary for me or can I go 720p?

I would like wide angle to match my HD tv in 16:9 format. My currently created dvd's made with my avi files get

streched when played on HD tv.

I know these camcorders don't come with video editing software to create playable dvd's. Since I'm not big into

making creative, flashy menus and the such, which inexpensive editing software would you recommend to create

a timeline, basic menus, and covert H.264/mpg-4 video on standard dvd?

Can you get 2 hours of this hd on a standard dvd?

Thanks!

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