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I am a total layman when it comes to camcorders (otherwise I am very comfortable with electronics) but after reading reviews on AVS, consumer reports and Amazon I have decided to buy HD camcorder. Most probably I will buy Canon HFS100.


My shoots will be basic family stuff. The reason for HD is because I have never owned a camcorder before and doesnt make sense to buy SD camcorder at this point.


I dont have the computing power to edit recordings and I have no immediate plans to buy a new computer (Old laptop is 2Ghz centrino with 2 GB ram). My plan is to make recordings, watch it on HDTV and copy the files to external hard drive. If I want to edit I will just edit in the camcorder itself. In future when I buy newer laptop I can edit them if I feel like it.


Is this possible with my existing laptop?


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I dont have the computing power to edit recordings and I have no immediate plans to buy a new computer (Old laptop is 2Ghz centrino with 2 GB ram). My plan is to make recordings, watch it on HDTV and copy the files to external hard drive. If I want to edit I will just edit in the camcorder itself. In future when I buy newer laptop I can edit them if I feel like it.


Is this possible with my existing laptop?

Yep, that should be possible with your existing laptop. in fact, you may be able to do some editing with your current setup. They way you could handle it would be to make "proxy" files. do the editing with those (lower quality files), and when it comes time to render, replace those files in your editing program with the real files. (you can do this in programs like vegas video and adobe premiere). Keeping your specs in mind though...Render time will probably be very slow!


As for editing on the camcorder...I have never done that, so I have no idea about that.
 
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