First Post yay.
Ok so i'm going to dedicate more time in the "lab" as i call it this year because there are ZERO videographers where I live. And i'm heavily into the motorsports world here so i have planty of action to catch. I've actually just purchased a new Mac because trying to edit anything on my HP to0k way too long. So i am planning on taking this as serious as my finances can withstand.
I was looking into a camera that records to its own hard drive, or to flash, but they all seem to lack performance. Plus after reading for just an hour, the video that comes out of them seem to be hard to edit. is this true? So maybe recording to DVD is an option, but i am trying to rid myself of having to buy disks or tapes for i am going to be recording lots and lots of footage.
What I am looking for is a camera with great picture quality, easy to transfer to my mac, and maybe easy to acessorise. And of course, not that expensive. I know a lot of you are thinking to yourself "yeah you and the rest of the world 'only' want all that", but I am shopping blind. I am going to read as much as i can everyday to educate myself on the subject, but hopefully i can get turned into the right direction early when it comes to making my first purchase. My passion by far is editing the footage. I will post a sample when I am allowed to.
Right now about $300-$600 is a desired price range. Please help!! Links are best for me. When i walk into stores, all I see are flashy stickers on lame cameras. Any help is greatly appreciated.