Looking To Buy A Camcorder To Start A Youtube Channel, What Should I Get?

February 13, 2012 @ 10:05:48 AM
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anyone have any success with any specific camcorders for makin videos.. i want them to look as professional as i can. something with at least some HD any suggestions??
February 13, 2012 @ 10:19:57 AM
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looking to pay under $500
February 14, 2012 @ 13:39:11 PM
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how much experience do you have with cameras?
like do you know white balance, exposure, shutterspeed and etc.
February 14, 2012 @ 21:26:42 PM
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not alot.. i know what they are but idk really what to look for
February 15, 2012 @ 02:37:23 AM
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Well if i were you id look into the canon vixia series,
there relatively easy to work with and produce alot of great footy.
prices range form like $200 up to like $900
but i have seen alot around your price range.
February 15, 2012 @ 05:06:44 AM
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yeah thats what i was looking at b/c i have a macbook and i heard the sonys dont really work well with them
February 16, 2012 @ 01:15:37 AM
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Im not too familliar with sony handycams so i couldnt tell ya,
canons always promises good quality equipment.
April 10, 2012 @ 08:59:57 AM
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I'm wanting to do the same, does anybody know any good film editing software for PC though? any help much appreciated ~
April 11, 2012 @ 01:19:04 AM
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yeah thats what i was looking at b/c i have a macbook and i heard the sonys dont really work well with them


I have used a HD sony camera with my MBP and FCP (older version) and it worked fine. But a $3000 camera better work well. So I am not help, but I never heard that before. Looks like other guy had the best advice.
April 14, 2012 @ 00:24:09 AM
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RichardV was spot on. Look for an older model Canon Vixia, known as an HV20 or HV30. I think the movie "Crank" or some Jason Statham action film was shot entirely with them. They will more than do the job. For some examples of what people have done with them, check out this video: Red White Panic
April 14, 2012 @ 00:26:10 AM
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Zatar: Sony Vegas is supposed to be decent editing software, but what I hear about the most is Adobe Premiere. Check those out.
April 16, 2012 @ 00:54:18 AM
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canon vixia? or you can just go for a DSLR and imo it takes much better video than a regular camcorder.
April 17, 2012 @ 02:05:02 AM
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LizF brings up a good point. If you go with a dslr you now have the ability to change lenses and it will give you a more professional look.
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