I make little guitar review video's and it's time to upgrade so I can provide my viewers with a better sound experience. I have a little Sony HC24 miniDV at the moment and it lacks an external microphone input.
I have been looking for a new replacement but have been disappointed to find that most have no mic input and those that did, had no firewire output. Just to explain, I normally use the camera linked up to the PC and record directly to the PC. I have now conquered the sound issue and been able to use my 16 track multitracker to input the mic and instrument whilst using video only from the camera. I knocked out the audio using my Sony Vegas program.
The issue is that, I want to go mobile and to bring my multitracker along would be daft. I have found a JVC GZHD3 that has both firewire and ext mic but at £600 it's a bit expensive.
Any idea's for a camcorder that does the job?