I'm trying to decide between 2 models of Sony camcorder
The HDR-HC3 which uses DV tape.
Or the HDR-SR1E which records onto a 30GB HDD.
I was all set to buy the HDR-HC3 then spoke to someone in my local Sony Centre and apparently the HDV tape camcorder is not recommended if you want to do editing on computer.
And to go for the HDD camcorder instead.
I'm reluctant to deal with HDD because once the HDDs full, then you need to get the video off before you can go again.
My question is... how do you transfer the video from the HDV tapes to computer?
Having the video footage on computer is absolutely essential, as from there we will edit to go onto DVD or on the web.
I thought you just hook the HDR-HC3 up to your computer through firewire... but then does it just popup as a removeable drive in My Computer for you to transfer the video file off the tape?
How long does it take to transfer a 60min tape over firewire to computer?
HDD or HDV?