I bought a Sony DCR-SR62 HDD handycam this year for my trip through Laos and Cambodia and found it brilliant. Many people shy away from HDD camcorders for the reason of footage being difficult to edit,,I find the opposite. The trick is to shoot short sequences of no more than 30 seconds then piece all the sequences together in an editing programme,,it is as simple as click and drag. I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8. Treat each scene as you would an individual still image. Each scene (file) is numbered chronologically so continuity won't be a problem but each scene can be placed on the timeline of your editing programme where you like. It can be a tad messy when you have dozens even hundreds of individual scenes to wade through to make up a production. What I tend to do is go through all the scenes delete the ones I don't want and renumber each scene from 1 to whatever in what order I want to put them on my timeline. I put them in a separate folder on my desktop and pull each scene onto my timeline from there. Can be time consuming but with a little thought and organisation you will produce good results.
Originally Posted by Nikosony
The wonderful thing about HDD camcoders is there is no capturing process involved and footage you don't want can easily be deleted. Image quality is great too. Also my Sony is small enough to slip into my little shoulder bag.
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Last edited by yogestee; 09-06-2007 at 07:30 PM.
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