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* First thing is this. I was initially thinking "HDD would be best in terms of quality of image and recording time" and that "DVD generally sucks due to the compression it has so i won't go there" but my view has since changed after reading/hearing of many good things about MiniDV so now it's more like "HDD would be best for recording time but MiniDV would be best in terms of quality of image". First off, is my last thought roughly correct for most types of HDD and DV?
* Here's the second. In a perfect world i would of loved the HDD lengthy recording times mixed in with what i have heard about the great quality videos of DV. Back from the dream world and in reality i'm in two minds whether there is such a thing. Is there such a blessing? That leads me onto this...
* ...The third. I have an imaginary budget. I can lower it or raise it as i like because i'm currently saving for... well, anything i want really. In this case it will be the camcorder. (Excuse me if i sound arrogant here!) But i don't want to blow it all on something that doesn't do the job for what it cost to buy, aka, i want my money's worth from it. A few mates have gotten into the idea themseleves after chatting with them so i decided to give myself (and them) various price-ranges and see what people can offer for each/whatever they chosen to help with. These are:
> Up to £399.99 <
> £400.00 to £599.99 <
> £600.00 to £799.99 <
> £800.00 to £999.99 <
Sorry if i'm being confusing but basically i want one and only one camcorder. I just don't know what type to get or what price to look at, so i have given some ranges which people can shoot within (so i get an idea of what's best for each range and decide what would be the choice to buy in comparison to eachother along with my cash!)
If you're still reading, thankyou! I expect i may of lost a few of you up there >_<
Any assistance would be great. You can tell me why this format is better, or what camera i should look out for, or ask me a question to help you help me further, etc. Thankyou in advance and i will be reguarly coming back to reply
(Man, that was longer than i hoped it would be, applogies! And yes, i'm very much a "newbie" to film making apart from the odd clip here and there for fun!)