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Hi all,


I would like to get a digital camcorder, but for long trips, flash memory is still a bit price. I would like to have the ability to dump the videos to an external hard drive without the need of a computer. I Googled my predicament and it seems to have been asked a couple of times... but the end result seems to be "bring a laptop".


Just out of curiousity, are is there any camcorder that has a built in USB host to connect a hard drive to it?


Otherwise, is there a hard drive with a built in flash reader? Or a device that allows me to transfer files directly from a SDHC card to hard drive?


I recall there used to be products from digital cameras, but I haven't seen any lately targeted for digital camcorders?


Thanks!
 

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what you want is called a digital wallet, they have been around for years for still photographers.

I forgot to mention in my edited version of the post about the digital camera wallets... but are they compatible with a digital camcorder - especially since video files are multi-gigabyte?


I haven't seen very many "quality" digital wallets on the market these days.
 

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There are stand alone data DVD burners for HD camcorders from JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Canon.. The Sanyo HD1010 comes with a cradle that transfers videos to and from an external hard drive.


Note: Some camcorders may not work so it’s best to make sure it’s combatable

Canon
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=16177

Sony
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665185948

JVC
http://camcorder.jvc.com/product.jsp...53&review=read

Panasonic
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702
 

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Interesting, I wish more manufacturers would just include a USB host port - that would simplify things great. Not exactly rocket science if you know what I mean.


I guess the best solution right now is to just purchase some extra SDHC cards... 2 or 3 32GB cards should be more than enough for most people I suspect
 

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Otherwise, is there a hard drive with a built in flash reader? Or a device that allows me to transfer files directly from a SDHC card to hard drive?

Yes, I am using Nexto DI Extreme . The transfer speed is very fast compared with other lower priced ones. I use it to back up my DSLR, my camcorder and my smart phone's microSDHC. And I also use it as an external drive to back up my notebook.


All flash memory cards can fail, even the best known brand name, and your camcorder can be lost or stolen. I feel that having a back up copy is your best bet to reduce the chance of losing the precious and irreplaceable content.
 

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The Sanyo HD1010 comes with a cradle that transfers videos to and from an external hard drive.

I think the Sanyo Xacti HD1010 is the only camcorder that can do that. Maybe the Xacti HD1000 has a similar dock, not sure.




I'm pretty sure, but not absolutely positive that, once the files are on the external hard drive, you can use the docking station of the HD1010 as a hub to play the files from the hard drive to your TV.
 
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