Camcorders forum: please help a soccer coach, training with video.

by: kawboy613 January 22, 2013 7:55 AM PST

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please help a soccer coach, training with video.

by kawboy613 - 1/22/13 7:55 AM

Hello all, New here and to video... I'm coming over from Canon DSLR's.



Anyways, I have an old cheap consumer grade JVC MiniDV camera that's probably 8 yrs old or so.



My wife is our 2 daughters head coach for indoor/outdoor soccer. I've videotaped the last couple of games with the JVC that i have, but it stinks. We can make out the players, but I want to have better clarity for her to use as a coaching/training aid. Currently i'm just plugging the camera into the home TV for reviewing purposes, but i would eventualy like to start doing minor edits and burning onto DVD from the computer. ( i know ill need a new computer program for this).



Also, I'll be doing most of the video taping from the 2nd floor balcony of the indoor facility (center line), and taping the game looking through the safety netting, so I wonder if there's something that has a good tracking system to keep focus on the game instead of the net thats between me and them. I would also like the ability to zoom out (hopefully to at least half field, but also zoom in as far as the goal area or closer if possible.



Can someone tell me what i'm looking for? Can a lower range camera like the Panasonic PV-GS500 3-CCD do what i'm looking for, or do i need to go something like Canon GL2 MiniDV 3CCD.



Any suggestions? I prefer to get used, a few yrs older so keep cost lower. Once i sell some of my DSLR equipment, i may have around a $600-$800 budgett, maybe more. (i don't want to see all my photo stuff, just the least used.)



These camera's listed above and below are current on B&H site used dept. Other than that, i have no idea what i'm looking at, or looking for. please help a father out.



Panasonic AG-DVC30 1/4-Inch 3-CCD

Sony DCR-HC1000 3 CCD

Sony DCR-TRV950 3 CCD

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