What camcorders record straight to a computer?
May 17, 2012 5:23 PM   Subscribe

What's the best camcorder I can buy for a reasonable price that will output directly to PC?

I'm looking for a camcorder ideally in the $300 to $800 range that can shoot video directly to a PC, be it through Firewire, USB or other means. I'd like to be able to shoot directly to MPEG or MOV, but even raw streaming can be worked with. Ideally, the camcorder would support 1080p and the standard wishlist of video features (stabilization, manual focus.) I'm aware of products like Blackmagic's Intensity, but would prefer to have this support out of the box.

The camera itself would be mounted on a tripod and wouldn't need to be carried around.
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire to Technology (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Any relatively modern vid-cam can do this. I used to use my 10 year old Sony Handycam to video conference. It's a live stream straight from cam using firewire. What is the end result you're trying to accomplish?
posted by snsranch at 4:22 PM on May 18, 2012

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