On Sun, 30 Mar 2003 12:02:11 -0600, "Randy O." <email@example.com> wrote:
>I was thinking about purchasing a digital camcorder in the future, but the
>storage part of moving pictures seems so limited. Can a person digitally
>store information directly from a digital camcorder or even a digital still
>camera to the hard disk of a notebook PC or even a desktop PC? What is
>needed to do this? What are the essentials of a PC Notebook, connection
>between camera the notebook HD, and the software?
>Also ------- Any recommendation of a model/brand of digital camcorder for
>high resolution/ good audio amateur (high quality - almost professional
>looking movie results), and any recommendation of how to transfer lots of
>digital content directly to a notebook hard drive? Would a notebook be the
>way to go for storage or are the mini DV tapes tough enough,cheap enough,
>and the practical way to go?
>U can see I'm obviously ignorant of mpeg production from camcorders, etc.
>Good hyper-links are always nice! Thanks to all who read and consider.
>This is more or less a cross post because I just discovered this group.
Mini-DV tape is both durable and cheap; FireWire is used
for transfer of DV to/from computers; at the high end
of the Mini-DV/DVCam D25-format 3-CCD "handycam" style of
camcorders, there are now several entries (Sony VX2000.
PD150, TRV950, PDX10; Canon GL2; Panasonic DVX100; JVC
DV300), with some good shoulder-mounts available from JVC,
Panasonic, and Sony at higher prices... BTW, you may find these interesting: