Wednesday, July 2, 2008

How to Choose a Future-Proof Video Camera

Camcorder are indeed changing very fast. In a blink of an eye, we sometimes don't realize that own is already left behind. In order for us to ensure that your video memories will stand the test of time, here's a simple guide on how to pick the right camera for you.

I once read an article in MSN Tech and Gadgets that a future-proof video camera can be best purchased when you follow this three key guidelines:
  • Buy the best image quality you can afford
  • Capture in a widely supported format
  • Use a long-term storage medium
According to the article, "no single camcorder have been tested performs ideally in all of these criteria, but keeping these demands in mind helps narrow the field to a manageable number of cameras. To get the highest image quality (and full-quality playback on that spanking-new HDTV you bought) you should be thinking HD. There are two main high-definition video formats in consumer camcorders: HDV, which came out in 2004 and uses the same kind of MiniDV tape cassettes as the original (and hugely successful) standard-def DV format; and AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition), a still-maturing format that first appeared in mid-2006 and can be recorded to DVD, hard disk or flash memory."

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