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    Ok well I was going to convert some video's tonight BUT I think my camrecorder is on the way out as it was not showing anythink on the screen for three different tapes that I was sure there was footage on until tape number four then I got just audo for a bit then a very thick line of visual image then it started working and then as soon as it was 100% playing it went again.

    So now I'm after a replacement camera 4k would been nice

    what would you go for I'm not going down the avenue of a DSLR with video as in my opinion they are rubbish. Second hand is a good source this time of the year.
    so what would you replace it with. Main use would be holidays and a youtube woodworking channel I do have a s10 plus and a gopro camera (4k knock off)

    James

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    Might be worth running a head cleaner through the Samsung.
    DSLRs for video have their limitations but they are certainly not rubbish.
    Camcorders also have their limitations.
    It's horses for courses. If you want to have great looking shots making use of different lenses and have the time to set them up (as well as the time to learn how to set them up) and don't need to record continually for hours (like stage productions/gigs/sporting events) the a DSLR can be an excellent choice. It might well be a good choice for your woodworking vids.

    However, if you want something you can get great looking shots out of the box (OK, maybe with a little practice), something you can grab and shoot with (like on holiday) then a camcorder is a good bet. In many case a phone might be an even better bet.

    Szie is also an issue. My two camcorders are fine but the smallest is really too large to take on holiday and draws attention. I keep wishing I had a palmcorder that I could wander around with. Then I might take some holiday footage.
    Tim

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    Well thank you Tim thats food for thought I've just had a quick look at a Panasonic G7, and I must say it looks very interesting. More research I think I've also seen this quality of a youtube video filmed with it. I must say I'm quite surprised

    James

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    G7 is great for the price, you should probably be able to pick one up at a bargain price if you're going the second hand route. Also there's a "hack" or actually more of a workaround for the video recording limit for that particular camera.

    If 4K is mostly on your wish-list for re-framing and you plan to export in HD then you could also go the very interesting way of the 360 camera. Personally I can say that the Insta360 ONE X lives up to its fame and can deliver a whole new videography experience. Nice and small for on holidays as well and you never miss something because it's happened outside your frame.
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