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by: Ladybug5555 November 17, 2012 11:47 PM PST

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High Def Camcorder video to VHS or recordable DVD?

by Ladybug5555 - 11/17/12 11:47 PM

I am trying to understand some basics. I did go out and buy a digital camcorder but it has poor recording quality. Nice little camera for the money, but the picture quality really suffers as it is not HD (High Definition). It does have an HQ setting, which I assume is "High Quality" but not sure. We purchased this camcorder because it has an A/V cord that can be plugged into a VCH or recordable DVD to save movies other than on the computer. My questions is this: I have been told by some sales people several different things and am not sure what to believe. I have been told in order to use an HD camcorder, that I need to have special software in my computer, along with a Blu-Ray burner, so in order to watch it on my TV I would need a Blu-Ray player. Is there any way that video from an HD Camcorder can be transferred via an A/V cable to a VHS tape or even a recordable non-Blu-Ray DVD recorder - not computer, but VCR/DVD Recorder? I know the formats are different but we don't have a Blu-Ray player or even a Blu-Ray burner on our computer. We don't have money to spend on a lot of upgrades and actually still prefer to transfer to regular DVD or VHS tape, if possible, but I realize the formats are different. Is there any way to do this? Software perhaps? The standard plain digital camcorder is pretty poor quality but we will live with it for now if it means not getting a camcorder at all. We used to use 8mm and the quality, especially in low light, was way better than this camcorder. Also, this camcorder is new and we took it to a remote control car indoor offroad track and did some recording. My biggest complaint was that while holding the camcorder on one spot, the color kept going in and out from the normal dirt color and lighting to redder color and darker lighting. It just kept going in and out between the two all by itself without us moving the camera or changing lighting. Anyone know what this could be? Thanks for any ideas you can give me. I appreciate it.

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