What is the best low budget HD camcorder for Mac Users?
May 5, 2011 6:32 AM Subscribe
Best Low Budget HD Camcorder for Mac Users?
posted by dbbaily to technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looking to buy a lower end HD camcorder. Been trying to browse the web and I am finding confusing reviews.
It seems like every camcorder records to an MPEG/AVCHD file, which is not compatible with a Mac. I have seen that you can purchase/download a Brorsoft converter to convert AVCHD files to an MOV file, which is compatible to Mac for editing videos in iMovie, AVID, Final Cut Pro, etc. Is this the only option for Mac users or is there another way? Is there a lower budget camcorder that is more compatible with Mac users?
Any experience/advice is needed.
Cameras I have been looking at: Sony HD-RCX160, Panasonic HD-SD60K, Canon HF-R20.
If you have experience with any of these camcorders, please give your comments.
Also, does anyone know if you can record video to the SD card on these cameras or does the internal memory record all video and SD card record still images?