Hi, I've been using camcorders for several years, and am looking to buy a new device. I currently use a Canon DC100, which has been my first experience of using DVD after previously using mini-DV format. Although the Canon is small and light, I have been disappointed with the quality of the recording once it has been transferred from camera to PC, and then burned to DVD.
I have a HD TV, and so am planning to buy a HD camcorder. However I would liek some advice:
1) How much hassle is it to record in HD and then burn onto Std DVD, since I donlt have a HD DVD burner or player. I realise that to get the best of the HD quality I need to play directly from the camera to my TV, and ultimately I plan to buy a HD DVD burner and player.
2) Should I go for a HDD camcorder or go back to mini-DV? HDD seems convenient in that it is easy to just copy to my PC hard-disk. But does the quality suffer when you edit the movie, as when recording onto the cameras HDD, I undertsand the picture is compressed and so quality suffers?
Sorry for all the questions, but couldn't seem to find a forum that covered these topics. Tried search, but got nothing....
Many thanks for any help and advice you can give!