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Forum: Camcorders   07-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bsprague
Getting a wide lens and a mic jack below $500 in...

Getting a wide lens and a mic jack below $500 in a camcorder may be hard to find. The FZ200 also gets good marks for having a eyepiece, video quality and stabilization.
Forum: Camcorders   07-28-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By bsprague
Welcome to the forum! Under $500, good low...

Welcome to the forum! Under $500, good low light, mic jack, wide angle at 25mm equivalent and uses the standard HD formats.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200...
Forum: Camcorders   07-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 41,346
Posted By bsprague
Consider saving up for Adobe Premier Elements. ...

Consider saving up for Adobe Premier Elements. It usually goes on sale for about $50 in the holiday season. It runs on an Apple and has full AVCHD capability built in.
Forum: Camcorders   07-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By bsprague
Me too! I used to have a 15mm for my old Nikon...

Me too! I used to have a 15mm for my old Nikon film cameras. It was great fun.

Bill
Forum: Camcorders   07-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By bsprague
Thank you Mark, Ken, RobAC and P&Struefan for the...

Thank you Mark, Ken, RobAC and P&Struefan for the compliments. It appears about 25 people also watched it in the last 48 hours. I had it designated as private with no views for over 2 years. My...
Forum: Camcorders   07-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By bsprague
Thanks for the reply. I mastered HD Writer...

Thanks for the reply.

I mastered HD Writer 2.6 that came with my SDT750, similar to the TM900. I did one complete video on it that was smart. In fact, it was my first video called "Chickens and...
Forum: Camcorders   07-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By bsprague
Mark, I'm enjoying your trip to China. I...

Mark,

I'm enjoying your trip to China. I particularly like the footage of the fisherman in the video you put on Vimeo after this one.

I recall you explained that you are editing with the Sony...
Forum: Camcorders   07-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By bsprague
The Zoom products are recorders, not mics. They...

The Zoom products are recorders, not mics. They are well liked by musicians, so I presume bass would be OK for most. If you are doing booming bass rap music, I'm not sure.

I don't know how...
Forum: Camcorders   07-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,874
Posted By bsprague
Welcome to the forum! Can you define low light? ...

Welcome to the forum! Can you define low light?

If you are shooting black bears in the woods at night, nothing will work. If you are shooting night street scenes, both will probably be OK. ...
Forum: Camcorders   07-15-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By bsprague
Record the audio on something else and replace...

Record the audio on something else and replace the camera's track in your editing software. Many seem to like the inexpensive Zoom H1 recorder. There are mics for smartphones that may work too.
Forum: Camcorders   07-15-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 15,958
Posted By bsprague
Maybe the price drop is a reaction to the...

Maybe the price drop is a reaction to the Panasonic FZ1000.
Forum: Camcorders   07-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 94,964
Posted By bsprague
I think it would be more accurate to write that...

I think it would be more accurate to write that "We post videos and video clips from the newest of video capable cameras."

Unless you have a camera that is one of the newest releases, there is...
Forum: Camcorders   07-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 94,964
Posted By bsprague
I was going to post a reply to your earlier post...

I was going to post a reply to your earlier post where you suggested this was a boring forum where the only thing people do is film their green gardens.

I've followed and attempted to...
Forum: Camcorders   07-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By bsprague
Mark, I've started to loose interest in the...

Mark,

I've started to loose interest in the technical capabilities of your cameras. I no longer see major differences in the quality of the viewing experience. Everything you shoot and edit has...
Forum: Camcorders   07-11-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bsprague
Thanks. A Zoom has been on my list for awhile. ...

Thanks. A Zoom has been on my list for awhile. One of my favorite cameras does not have a mic port, so it would work well there.
Forum: Camcorders   07-11-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bsprague
What wired mics do you use? Do you have a...

What wired mics do you use? Do you have a favorite?

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: Camcorders   07-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By bsprague
Thanks for doing this. As you may remember I...

Thanks for doing this. As you may remember I have a "near" TM900 (the SDT750) and have given a ZS30 to my son when he wanted a "video camera" better than his smart phone. You may also know that I...
Forum: Camcorders   07-07-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By bsprague
Excellent idea! Thank you.

Excellent idea! Thank you.
Forum: Camcorders   07-07-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By bsprague
There seems to be two camcorders of interest now...

There seems to be two camcorders of interest now on this forum.

It changes over time, but it seems you might want to look at the Sony AX100 ( that is above your budget) or the Panasonic V750. ...
Forum: Camcorders   07-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By bsprague
I've got a granddaughter that has been teaching...

I've got a granddaughter that has been teaching herself to make music on a Yamaha electric piano. If I knew more about synthesizers I might take her shopping. Would you please tell me what...
Forum: Camcorders   07-06-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By bsprague
Welcome to the forum Eric. I played two...

Welcome to the forum Eric.

I played two clips and found I liked them.

Thank you for providing an interesting and generous approach for amateurs to put music into their videos. I wish you...
Forum: Camcorders   07-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By bsprague
Welcome to the forum. All three of those...

Welcome to the forum.

All three of those cameras have received positive comments for general family use. I don't think you can make a mistake.

If you have more specific questions about...
Forum: Camcorders   07-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,203
Posted By bsprague
Premier Elements 10, 11 and 12 will output or...

Premier Elements 10, 11 and 12 will output or export to 1920x1080 50/60p. (Publish+Share > Computer > AVCHD > MP4 1920x1080 30 > Advanced > Change the frame rate > Save as personal Preset ).
...
Forum: Camcorders   07-03-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,203
Posted By bsprague
There are around 30 "non-linear-editors" or...

There are around 30 "non-linear-editors" or "NLEs" to pick from. Nobody really knows, but I think the three most commonly used are:

1-Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 ...
Forum: Camcorders   07-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,203
Posted By bsprague
Besides HDWriter, what have you tried? And, what...

Besides HDWriter, what have you tried? And, what are you using for a computer?

There are around 30 on the market. A few are quite popular and work very well with AVCHD footage.

Bill
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