View Full Version : Stay with miniDV or go to HD? HF100 good?

12-14-2008, 09:57 PM

I'm new to filmmaking, and currently own a Panasonic PV-GS150. It has an mic and headphone jack which is awesome. It is a miniDV camera, and I'm planning to shoot, a Yoga DVD for a local business.

I'm not sure if miniDV video will look good on DVD, which is why I'm thinking about upgrading to an HD camcorder. My budget for an HD camcorder would be around $500-$700.

Please help me decide if I should just stick to the minDV camcorder or spend $500-$700 on an OK HD camcorder? I really like the HF100 by Canon, thoughts?

I just want to make some decent DVDs, people can watch and learn yoga with. With the money I make from it, I can invest in a better HD camcorder hopefully.

Stick to minDV and guy a better HD camcorder later, or buy an HD camcorder now, and invest a MUCH better one later.


12-15-2008, 09:36 AM
tape is on the way out, get

if you want to use a camera for business, don't buy a camera targeted for the cansumer

Panasonic AG-HMC150 is about the cheapest quality camera you can get

12-18-2008, 09:24 PM
HDD is great stuff . . . I use a small JVC that records to compact flash and it's convenient. What's even nicer is shooting with my GL-2 with the Firestore FS-4. 40GB of storage, firewire connectivity. Makes working with footage / editing / etc., a lot easier.

Richard J. Johnson
12-19-2008, 01:06 AM
HV20 or HV30 if that is all you have.