How to shop for a video camera?
January 9, 2014 1:35 AM Subscribe
I would like to use Apple iMovie to edit footage of piano performances in (at least) 720p resolution, and I am looking for the best camera for a budget of $400-600. I do not want to plug in the video camera and spend hours copying footage to disk and then transcoding before bringing into iMovie, which appears to rule out all Sony cameras (and possibly others?) that record in a format not friendly to iMovie. With that primary restriction in mind
, what is the best video camera/"camcorder" for a budget of $400-600 that works best with iMovie?
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Technology (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I will be using this to record piano playing. I see 24p and 60p frame rates as features, and conflicting descriptions of which is "better". When I look at YouTube movies of 24p and 60p footage, they both look identical; I cannot tell which is better. This seems to be a feature that raises the price of the camera, but which is better and why? Are there other features that stand out in terms of making one camcorder a better long-term value over another? Thanks for your advice.