A&P canon HF100 camcorder

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  1. Specialist23

    Specialist23 OT Supporter

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    thinking about picking one up but thought i would get opinions first. how difficult is it to get the video onto my computer and play it with lets say vlc?
    thanks.
     
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    vlc ain't gona play the file, i already tried. I had to use the player in the software bundle.

    I recently got the H11 which is basically the same as the h100.

    The quality of the video is outstanding, the camera is marginal. The Audio needs some serious tweeking, its way too sensitive. Options to adjust the aperture and shutter as you are recording is FTW!!! .

    The remote they give you is a joke...you have to hit it at the right angle for it to work and thats not a guarantee either.

    The software is pretty light and very easy to use. few clicks and it'll transfer the original file from the camcorder to your computer. from there you can convert or edit the file with a 3rd party software. The software that comes with the camera does provide some editing options, but i've yet to try it out.
     
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    so you have to use their software in order to play the video? or what are you using to watch the videos? wmp?
     
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    yup you use their software, unless there is another player out there that can play the files which I don't know about. OR you can convert them to .avi or mpeg and play them with wmp.

    Their software isn't so bad, plays the videos just fine.
     
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    cool. thanks. do they lose quality at all if you convert them to avi or mpeg? just want to make sure i know what i'm getting myself into.
     
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    You can also turn it into DVD, according to amazon.com board.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i was thining of getting one of these as well
     
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    some really good deals going on right now. can be had for under $600 from reputable dealers.
     
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    that really depends on which software you use. I'm sure there is some info online about the quality of a converted HD file.

    I just got the camera like few days ago, so haven't had a chance to fully play with it.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    how is it in lowlight? this would be brought into a nightclub to record celebs doing stupid shit. Is the autofocusing ok in low light?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    im serious.
     

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