Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
strat-o-caster

Camcorder opinion

Question

strat-o-caster

Hey guy's and gal's I need some opinion's. Looking to buy a new camcorder. Lot's of chioces out there. Do I go DVD, Mini-DVD, Hi-8.. I'm not going to look into the new memory card one's, To much money... Thanks Strat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
vern

I recommend Mini-DV tape if you plan to do any editing on the computer. The DVD formats offer quality video but it's more compressed & slightly less quality that Mini-DV tape. They're not really suited for most video editing software but convenient if you just want to watch the raw video. I'd avoid Hi-8 at this point, although there are a few affordable Digital-8 cams still available. With the Digital-8 cams you can record digital video on Hi-8 tape. It's a good option for someone who has lots of old Hi-8 tapes and wants to get into digital recording & editing. But make sure you get a model that plays both Hi-8 & Digital-8 if you plan on watching & editing those old tapes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
tgff009

Besides recording video, what are your plans? Do you have plans to editing, etc? or just save the raw footage for another day?

I had the same questions you did and I ended up buying a hard-drive model. The reason I did this is because I wanted to get my video on to my computer for editing, storage and burning DVDs. The hard-drive cameras offer the easiest interface to a computer as they come with the software and cables needed to pull the video off the camera (think digital camera). You can do this with a mini-dv tape as well but you need to buy the cables, you needed to have a firewire port on your computer, and it takes a long time to pull the video off the tape (for every minute of video it takes a minute to pull off tape). The down side of the hard-disk camera is you need space on your computer. I added a large external hard-drive to my computer to store photos and video.

If you have no plans to edit your video, I would go with the mini-dv tape. The prices are reasonable and I was told that the video quality is better than HD and DVD.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
vern

Sorry, I disagree with your last statement. Most people who are serious about video editing are using Mini-DV or DV tape with Firewire. I'm not talking about just copying video but actually editing it. This topic came up a couple months ago here:

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=987312&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

If you're just going to copy your raw footage to a DVD then a hard drive cam is probably an alright choice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
tgff009

Vern - I'm interested in hearing why the HD cameras are okay for burning DVD's but not if I want to do editing. I'm not a serious video editor (family stuff for fun) and think it's pretty easy to do and I have a HD camera.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
strat-o-caster

Thanks guy's for the help so far... Strat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
pastfan

I dont know how much you're looking to spend but I saw this on G4 the other day--very nice unit for around $550. Has ability to record on HD or dvd, and since each format has obvious pros and cons, this covers all your bases. Here are the specs.

Hitachi DZHS500A

# 680K CCD, 30x / 1500x, 30 GB Hard Drive (HDD), (11 hours fine / 23 hours std.) HDD and DVD Hybrid

# Easy Dubbing

# Advanced Drop-proofing

# USB 2.0 Connectivity

# Multiformat+ Compatibility

# True 16:9 Widescreen

# Cinema R

-Hope this helps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • jlang_04
      Hey relax, I haven't been out since that weekend. With an 11 months old at home, fishing gets put to a halt quickly! I've been following the threads as much as I can. I know guys are catching crappies in the deeper water still, basins with the chance to go up to shallow. French is usually good for that but have heard Roberd's has come in late. Two weeks ago there were ice castle's everywhere and we were drilling to the end of the auger. I like Cedar too near Faribault because it's an easy access and typically holds fish. You'll have to let me know where you go and how you do! Fish on!  
    • IceHawk
      Have to Agree moose the turkeys are becoming a little smarter each year. Better decoys have definitely upped my odds last few years. Seriously considering those Dave smiths or some Avian X.  Moose what are you using for a setup combo with those Avians? My customs look nice but always looking for something better 
    • sunniewally
      Watching fish on the camera is really fun> One day a musky was being a real pia!  But it was fun watching him. Some days it's around some days not. today I saw him only once.  You sure can learn alot on what it looks like on your depth finder and how the fish are reacting to the different techniques a guy uses!  Have fun, good fishing!
    • Glenn_S
      We have a couple openings if anyone is interested…We will be capped at 15 boats.

      http://www.minnbass.com

      2018 Schedule
      June 2, 2018 – Farm Island
      June 16, 2018 – Upper/Lower Mission
      July 7, 2018 – Clearwater
      July 28, 2018 – Lobster
      August 18, 2018 – Big Birch
      September 8, 2018 – Championship, Lake TBD

      $25 membership per person
      $400 entry per team
      Big Bass $20 per boat at the ramp

      Rules, Payouts and other information listed on the website
      We are a club that has a ton of fun and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
    • tca12
      The tip-up was in slightly shallower water but the difference was probably about two feet.  Sounds like Devil's Lake is the good bet but that's quite a jaunt.  I have heard that water clarity is a big issue out west and that would really stink if you get somewhere and can't see.  Might soak some suckers on Mille Lacs since it looks like the pike angling season is extended again this year.  Good luck this weekend!
    • monstermoose78
      Decoys sure have come along ways from the foam things my grandpa used. I bought some Avian X decoys and retired grandpa’s foam things. I have noticed I am getting more birds into range with the better decoys. 
    • nlayne882
      Lot of ice on the shore, only place to fish as of Thursday is two harbors breakwall
    • Wanderer
      I found a great bait selection at the Baxter Fleet Farm today.  3 sizes of suckers, multiple sizes of golden shiners, and of course fat heads and crappies. The first bait shop I tried only had fat heads and crappies.
    • mrpike1973
      Been very slow around here any luck anyone? don't want the lake but just general feeling around here. Did some pan fishing in 8-10 fow but got very slow.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Hey Justin, if you see a 2004 burgundy 1500 Silverado with Iowa plates on shields, Yukon tent. That's the girlfriend and I. Stop by for a Busch latte, or a white Russian. I can't wait to get out of Iowa for the weekend. 4 am on the road!!!!!!!! yeah baby!!!!!! Good luck!!  
  • Share & Have Fun