I'm looking for a new camcorder to shoot some short films. Obviously, I want good quality and HD, but for an affordable price. I came across the Panasonic H81 which seemed great until I saw it shoots in MPEG2. I've read that MPEG2 is a pain to edit. (at least I think it's MPEG2)?
HERE is a link to details on the camcorder. It says the video format is HDD & SD Memory Card. I am so confused! I want this camcorder, but I want one that's footage can easily be transferred onto a pc for editing.
Can someone recommend me a camcorder which will easily work with editing programs. I'm thinking along the lines of iMovie or Windows Movie Maker to start off with. I will save up for Vegas or Final Cut when I get around to it. However, I do own a handycam which uses 8mm disks and i've got to the point of abandoning it because it's useless. It doesn't let me transfer to my pc let alone edit it on a program.
Any help is greatly appreciated!