Originally Posted by spyker1212
i visit this forum daily. and enjoy reading your post. but i don't post much because enjoying my poketable take anywhere with you sony gw77 while my bulky sony xr550 stay home.
waiting for next upgrade of gw77 with bigger sensor and longer battery life. and full frame sensor sony xr550.
I came close to buying a gw77 after following that thread.
I started video with a full sized Panasonic SDT750. The same Mark that started the gw77 thread started one awhile back on the Sony HX9V. Not waterproof or rugged, but certainly pocketable and could "go everywhere". I bought one and it has been used a lot. I frequently choose to use it over the larger Panasonic.
So, if I had bought a gw77 it would be the second camera the Mark R talked be into! I couldn't let that happen.
About the same time the gw77 came out, Sony delivered the RX100. It is the same size as the HX9V but it has a larger one inch sensor and Zeiss lens. It gets stellar reviews most places because it takes very high quality photos and can do it in the RAW format. It does do 1080p60.
Since my granddaughters have intense interest in both photo and video, I decided to relearn photography. I started with a Kodak Brownie and finished with two film Nikons in the '70s. When film went out of style I ignored digital photography, except for a couple simple point and shoots for mandatory family pictures. I avoided computer editing.
The photo version of 1080p60 capability and quality is "Camera RAW" and post processing in Adobe Lightroom. It seems to be the current equivalent of shooting 35mm and having my own full darkroom. So I spent my money on the RX100, a new computer and Lightroom! It is an interesting camera that is so full of features that it takes some work learning it. I've considered starting "The Official RX100 Video" thread but haven't made the time commitment. Yet!.
Of course the new computer runs video editing software too. And, it runs so well, it seemed appropriate to start this thread.
So the point of the first post and this thread is that, with current hardware and software, 1080p60 editing is not as difficult or limiting as it has been. Maybe this forum is more about camcorders than software. But you can't get much video with out editing. And, if editing is frustrating, getting much out of a camcorder is limited.