We want to buy something new and shiny, but a direct to dvd camcorder from 2005 seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas?
February 28, 2011 8:12 AM Subscribe
We want to buy something new and shiny, but an ancient direct to dvd camcorder seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas?
posted by abirae to technology (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The hospital where I work has over 5000 employees, and staff members often want to record presentations for reference or to show to night-shift employees and new hires. We are thinking of purchasing an inexpensive direct to DVD camcorder so that computer-illiterate staff members can sign out the camera and make simple recordings without worrying about editing and dvd burning.
In a quick search on Amazon, I couldn't find many dvd camcorders that were produced after 2005. I also noticed that most of the cameras can only hold 1/2 hour per disk. We would like to record for a full hour. Is it ridiculous for our hospital to purchase such old technology? If so, are there newer technologies that we should use instead?
We want something that requires no computer skills, no technical support, and can be played on big tv monitors. Because of logistics and the possibility of theft, we would prefer not to rely on in-camera playback every time a video is shown.
We can spend up to $500. What camera models or options do you recommend?
If we do go with a dvd camcorder, is the quality terrible?
Are there any dvd camcorders that use full sized dvds instead of mini ones?
Can any record a full hour of video on a dvd?
Is it possible to edit media from a recorded dvd in Final Cut?