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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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best moderately priced hd camcorder thats easy to transfer videos to cpu?

hi,

i did a search prior to posting but couldn't find anything on this topic. if there is a recent thread that has covered this, please to be sharing a link.


otherwise, i am looking for an hd camcorder in the $500-700 range that (dare i say) is *easy* to load the videos you shoot into your cpu. i have not worked with many video cameras but it seems like a lot of cameras strangely are not very user friendly for simply dragging the video you shot into your cpu.

i feel like, they should all be like flip cameras. shoot, plug in to cpu, drag, done. but i know they are not all like this.

i was looking at the Canon Vixia HG20 which i found for 499 refurbished and looks decent, but i read a review on cnet that said the software is crappy and it's a pain to load videos into your cpu. it is astonishing to me that companys put cameras out that are not user friendly to simply put the video you shoot into your cpu.


anyway, if anyone has any recommendations, holler.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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It is as simple as it gets to transfer video file to computer using the supplied software. The software that come with the camera is good for transfer video file but not good for any edits. For edit, you need to buy a software editor.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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you're saying for that camera specifically or all cameras?


and yea, im not talking about editing obviously.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #4
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As far as I can tell, you should not have any problem transfer video file using the supplied software (Canon HG series cams) Other brands, I don't know how difficult is to transfer video to PC.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #5
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Get a flash memory based camera and just transfer the files using a card reader.
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