can hardrive camcorder footage be easily dropped into video editing software???
Can Anyone advise me on the best hardrive camcorder to buy? The reason I ask is that I am looking to save from buying mini dv tapes, and even though I always have a new tape and never re-use when filming, the tapes are still easy damaged even if I play back the footage and capture different parts ( I am talking over years of course).
The reason I ask this is I have tried a harddrive camcorder at work and it saves the video files as a format that adobe premiere doesnt regonise. I then have to encode the video clips so that they can be imported into adobe premiere. But to me althought the thought of never using tapes is the selling point for me, It isnt cutting out time in capturing as I have to encode the clips first, so it saving anytime. Is this just a bog standard camera or is there people on here that use a hardrive camcorder that they can just drop the clip into premiere and they are away editing?
I have been to jessops and people like that and they advised me that the footage can be inmported into editing software, but I dont want to take the chance until I am sure.
Anyone offer me some help?
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