advice wanted - URGENT!! going out to buy camcorder this morning

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by James, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. James

    James Guest

    but dont want to buy something crap. I know nothing about todays camcorders
    as the last one i brought was around 15 years ago!
    Can anyone recommend a model or free websites that review them

    Its for basic kids growing up/family movies/holidays etc

    Heard that mini DV with DV-in is best so will go for that

    Got budget of approx £500 - £700

    One last side question: I've always fancied doing some clay animation for
    fun, but would probably need something that took one frame at a time, does
    anyone know of a 'cheap' video cam that will do this? and where i can get

    cheers and thanks for any advice

    chris and sarah
    James, Jun 21, 2004
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    IMHO you might look at the Sony HC40 at £480 from

    or since you're just a little short at the TRV80 (voted camcorder of the
    year) at £742 from
    With the right video editor you can do this.
    Tony Morgan, Jun 21, 2004
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    Nigel Mellor Guest

    My Sony PC-105E has "interval" and "frame" recording modes. In frame recording
    mode it records 6 frames and then stops for every press of the record button. I
    guess you could then use something like VirtualDub or TMPGEnc to to throw away 4
    or 5 of every 6 frames.

    The PC-105E is obsolete as of last year but I'd be suprised if the replacement
    models (PC-107E, PC-109E) don't offer something similar.
    Nigel Mellor, Jun 21, 2004
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