I have just recently purchased a Sony DCR-SX40 4GB internal hard drive camcorder. I also purchased a 4GB memory stick to go with the camera.
Here is my problem: When I tried to upload video to my PC, I first had to download the PMB software that came with the camera. When I finally got the video onto the computer, and tried to import the video files into Windows Movie Maker, i was informed that WMM did not support that type of file (MPEG-2, I'm assuming).
I have had previous experience with MiniDV camcorders, and thought that the quality was excellent, and the video files were not complicated at all to import onto the computer and WMM.
The thing I'm wondering about here is; I love using MiniDV camcorders, but I don't have one of my own, and it seems that everywhere I went to look at a new camera, I was told that memory stick was the way to go. So, what is the benefit of having a memory stick or hard drive camera over a MiniDV?
Is it just that memory stick/hard drive really is better, and worth all the video file converting? Or am I just too behind the times in using WMM?
Thanks for all replies. They WILL be appreciated.