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    Hi all.

    Im looking into getting a video camera for filming interviews for my website.

    ive had a look at the price band of 200 - 500 and have spoted the Canon FS100 and Canon HG10 they have a mic input available which ive read is important for interview style movies.

    now my question is, when buying a camera would buying the higer end of the price range (the hg10) be worth it, as i will be converting the final video to a flv in flash to host on my website.

    if it were to loose quality, maybe id be better of with the fs100?
    I want to maintain as much quality as i can so they dont look to cheap, but if there being put in flash i wont be getting anywhere near the full potential.

    any thoughts will be greatly appreciated as im new to video editing

    cheers

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    You never get the full quilty on the web.. Audio is key.. so an external mic is very important.. My advice is to get the best camara you can afford.. Im sure you'll end up using it for other things as well.. with proper lighting, framing etc.. it'll help as well..
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    I'm looking at getting a Canon HF100, going off these reviews:

    Canon HF100 Review - Camcorder Reviews - TrustedReviews
    SimplyDV Review: Canon HF100 AVCHD Camcorder

    Shopping around, you appear to be able to get it for just under 500.

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    AVCHD? - takes all sorts to make a world I suppose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    AVCHD? - takes all sorts to make a world I suppose...
    I've decided not to listen to your advice against AVCHD. :P

    When I get my new camera, for the time being, I'll use Marc's HD conversion workflow, then when it's better supported (which it will be, because most cameras are AVCHD now - there's no point in trying to swim against the tide) and I have a more powerful PC, there will be less problems.

    I'm with you on Hard Drive based ones though...

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    yea - card is the future I am sure. But aint it a shame that for some odd reason at consumer level all card cams seem to be avchd - I mean why? HDV is a perfectly good codec for consumer stuff and is used on prosumer card cams.

    The price of media has plummeted so far that card cams could now support a higher bit rate than HDV - that would be cool.

    Vexing.

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    I was looking at the Canon HF100 aswell, it looks and sounds like a great camcorder but it has something on it I really don't like. And that is Canon's and other manufacturers sticking joysticks on their cams. Some of them are so tiny and fiddly you find it next to impossible to get any control over the function or setting you wish to control. And why oh why did Canon stick theirs out on the side of the lcd screen, what a ridiculous place to put it. It also has to be used when you want to control manual focus, manual focus with a joystick - I don't think so. Great camera but let down by an idiotic design for the primary controls.

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