HD Camcorder

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  1. grand_witch

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    I am looking to but a second hand HD camcorder on ebay and wanted to know what people would recommend, I don't want to spend a fortune either. I am currently looking at the following:

    Sony HDR-UX3
    Sony HC1e

    This is only based on me borrowing friends and having a go. The HC1E is good but very heavy and tape are a pain.

    Things seem to have changed so much since I got my trusty Panasonic NVGS-120
     
  2. A n d r e w

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    How much would you like to spend? How are you planning on viewing (and distributing) your videos? What kind of computer are you using for editing them?

    These are all factors in advising you what to look for.
     
  3. grand_witch

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    Spend £300
    Distribution DVD and Blu RAY (i also have a ps3) Media Server
    PC Vista Q6600 most connection types plenty of storage 4TB
     
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    You may think the HC-1 big but it has plenty of on cam control and is a very solid well built camcorder,i know i do not go the way of many now adays who want tiny cams but this cam is good and although i use tape and avchd i still prefer tape as far editing goes to make my bd discs.
     
  5. grand_witch

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    Any other suggestions? HC1e seem to be going for a bomb at the mo on Ebay
     
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    Id take the HC-1 over the UX3 anyday but if you must avoid tape your budget will determine what you go for , really
     

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