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Camcorders......... suggestions please


zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 7:38PM
Hi folks i am after suggestions for camcorders i currently film Rugby & Motocross events for local clubs and make dvd's for shops , 1 of my Canon XM1 has died the image processor has possibly died i want something that can produce the same or better quality of video for dvd's and that has the ability to zoom to a field the next over and still maintain a decent degree of focus on fast and moving targets many thanks in advance folks Wink

Admin if theres a better place for this with better coverage please move it for me as i could find no where many thanks Wink

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neil163 3 13 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 7:51PM
sony dsc hx9v full 50 fames sec full hd 1940x1080 in your pocket get spare batteries less than twenty pound on amazon only uses real ones
zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 8:01PM
Hi Neil many thanks had a look the specs are great Smile however im after a semi-pro camera 2nd in the 300-700 range was thinking another Canon XM1 but repairs are getting harder and more expensive as parts are scarce Wink but thnx for the suggestion mate
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 9:43PM
canon legria hfs10
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
21 Nov 2011 9:55PM
The Canon XM1 is only a standard-def camcorder. Any HD camcorder - inclusing my pocketable Panasonic HX-DC10 (about 170) - will give you a higher quality picture. Smile

How much you want to spend is up to you.
zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:03AM
thnx yep around the 300 to 700 range 2nd hand as they seem to lose so much from new yep Rob i looked at the Legria before anybody here do it as a semi-pro for a part time living ? if so what do you use and whats the best media storage wise DV , HDD or card formats all ive ever used is DV Tape thnx in advance folks Smile
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:11AM
the legria has 32gb of storage built into it it also takes 32gb memory card iv actually got it but shame on me hardly use it
zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:18AM
hi mate yep just now checking Fleabay and it looks good it could be the way forward for me and perhaps i may even sell the other XM's and buy 2 as i assume i can connect ext monitors and mic's to it can you remember what the image quality is like thnx for your time i do appreciate it mate Wink
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:21AM
its good tho the longest i used it was on fireworks in thailand tho with the 32gb storage they reckon you can record for 12 hours the downside the photo side not to hot
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:22AM
id also recomend reading some reviews on the canons on google
zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:25AM
great stuff thnx mate , yep not worried about stills as i have a still camera for my hobby and 12 hrs is an awesome amount of time far more than i will ever use to date the most ive filled is 8hrs of tapes in 1 camera so 16hrs using both cameras but the upload to my pc is sooo slow its the same speed it takes to watch it so takes me nearly 2 days just to get all the footage on the pc ready to edit , so with the card format it would make my life alot easier SmileSmile which is great
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:28AM
iv a macbook iv found ok to that if you put 32 gb card in you can record solid 24 hrs im told but iv not done ud need the bigger battery with it to but thats standard i think
zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 1:06AM
yep i use a hp tower unit wholey and soley for movie editing and a 4 disc burner so it cuts time lovely once the editing is done Smile im working on live streaming of rugby games at our local club at the moment so this could just be the camera to do it Smile im off to turn in mate thnx again have a good night buddy Smile
zrxsheep 6 62 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 1:43AM
Hi Rob yep i got one 400 squids but did my first Rugby Match with the new camera last weekend and just finished editing it and yes i am well happy with the results so im off to sell my other XM1 to get another thnx again mate and have a good xmas folks SmileSmile

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