Question about camcorders with hard disk drive

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gary Edstrom, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Gary Edstrom

    Gary Edstrom Guest

    I have been considering the purchase of a camcorder with hard disk drive
    built in and a question occurred to me.

    Does the spinning disk create any sort of gyro effect? I'm not so much
    concerned about feeling the gyro effect as I move the camera, but rather
    about the effect on the bearings in the drive that have to resist that

    Gary Edstrom, Jul 2, 2008
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  2. "Gary Edstrom" wrote ...
    Compared to taking the hit in video compression, worrying about
    the hard drive bearings doesn't make the top-10 list of concerns.
    Richard Crowley, Jul 4, 2008
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  3. Gary Edstrom

    Rick Merrill Guest

    Just how much gyration are you doing with the camera?

    Most of the hard drive camcorders have drop detect too.

    Rick Merrill, Jul 4, 2008
  4. Gary Edstrom

    zeebop Guest

    Is the video compression poor on flash memory as well?
    Which gives best results MiniDV?

    I'm looking for a small basic camcorder, are Sony TG3 and Panasonic
    SD9 good bets?
    zeebop, Aug 5, 2008
  5. "zeebop" < wrote
    The most recent media (hard drive, Flash memory) tend to use
    the most drastic compression, also. There is no technical reason
    for it, is an arbitrary choice made by consumer equipment
    vendors who want to maximize sales, not cater to a small minority
    of users who actually care what the video quality is.
    Richard Crowley, Aug 5, 2008
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