ART Any Insight into HD Camcorder (Info Inside)

ERabbit

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Dec 25, 2007
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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
 

xconverge

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Apr 11, 2008
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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
 

MaK10

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Nov 13, 2004
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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
 

NauticaX

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Jan 2, 2002
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My friend has a HV30 and I am currently borrowing it. For the price you pay its pretty damn good.
 

xconverge

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Apr 11, 2008
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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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ERabbit

ERabbit

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Dec 25, 2007
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Newport Beach
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

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


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

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
 

xconverge

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Apr 11, 2008
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San Francisco, CA
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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ERabbit

ERabbit

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Dec 25, 2007
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Newport Beach
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.

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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