A&P Any Insight into HD Camcorder (Info Inside)

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  1. ERabbit

    ERabbit OT Supporter

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    Hi, Obviously this is primarily a camera form, but I'm currently looking at purchasing an HD Camcorder

    The model I'm looking at is the Canon VIXIA HV30
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    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/c...&fcategoryid=177&modelid=16206#ModelDetailAct

    I used to have a Sony TRV-950 (it was a good 3ccd camera) but it got stolen while filming a concert

    Any info you guys could provide on either this camera or an equivalent ~1000 hd camera would be much appreciated
     
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    I recently sold my canon hv20. Amazing camera for the cost. I simply wanted the money to be put into glass/flash for my dslr :big grin: I would highly reccomend the canon hv line, they are great in almost all conditions. DVX100a is a good choice to but will cost you a bit more I think.

    Edit: woops didnt see that hd was a requirement. Ignore the dvx
     
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    i have the HV30, it's pretty nice. I picked it up pretty cheap when it first came out ($650 it was 899 everywhere else) and have only used it once when we went on a roadtrip, but the video is pretty good compared to what my old video camera did, so i can't complain...

    edit: just looked on amazon and the thing is going for less than $600 now, not bad
     
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    My friend has a HV30 and I am currently borrowing it. For the price you pay its pretty damn good.
     
  5. ERabbit

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I think I'm gonna pick it up, now to look for a decent fisheye
     
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    raynox mx-3000 pro .3x fisheye is what I had, really nice and sharp for the cost. I had to use a step up ring for it
     
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    did you use just a basic step up ring, or is there one you would recommend?
     
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    I used a basic one. The mx 3000 is for a 58 mm thread so at 37 or whatever the hv30 is there was 0 vignetting but it also wasnt fully fish. Maybe there is a fish better suited to 37 mm or whatever the threads on the hv30 are
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i have a Canon HG10 (hdd model), and love it. great fun.
     
  10. ERabbit

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    Nice, I believe the hv30 has 43mm threads, but the fish you recommended looks really nice, reminds me a lot of the century optics lens


    that camera definitely looks nice, I'm staying with tapes just because my buddy who does all of our editing has been using them forever, and it enables me to keep my camera when he's doing work on a new project
     
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    use tapes. The hv20 was a great tape deck to, I used it a few times to plug a vcr directly into it and then firewire into my computer. I converted ~10 wedding vhs-es to dvd in minimal time with this. Plus its a great camera, I used it as a second cam for a few events and it worked great.
     
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    paging JColman and Nick Robinson
     
  13. ERabbit

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    Nice, on my old camera R.I.P I used firewire into my mac and had no problem burning dvd's, converting vhs would be really cool also
     
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    sorry but I can't help. My experience is with the high end gear.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    elitist!
     
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    :fawk: more like snobist!
     
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