HELP!! I have recently taken on a new role at work training new employees. A lot of what we do is very technical and must be done in a certain way. To ensure a consistent approach to the training I want to film some of the techniques so that the new people can click on and have an instant "refresher".
I have been given a small budget to work with and want to buy a dvd digital camera, a tripod and some editing software. Before I go off and buy a complete lemon and waste the company's money I thought I'd better consult the people in the know.
What I want to know first is:
what is a decent digital camcorder? (up to £300 ish) - I am looking to use it for indoor work, mainly for close ups of hands.
What is a suitable editing software package? I want to be able to cut and paste clips then record a voice-over explaining what is happening in the clip.
What kind of microphone is suitable for this?
Any advise / tips / warnings / guidance would be much appreciated.