Re: Video camera recommendation please
I've been using my Canon MV630 for some time and love it. Video generally though, does not deal with movement that well - take a look at any pan shot on a modern film at the cinema and you'll see that digital does not deal with movement like film does. That said though, almost any modern camera will do the job as well as any other as far as I can tell and after you've got yourself a firewire connection and popped it into your PC, for about £30, you'll also have a cut down version of whatever editing package (I use mostly Studio 8 - I think they're on Studio 11 now!) and you'll be able to do what you want and have some fun.
They do, however, submit to the rule of advancing technology - anything you buy now will be out of date in about five years... so I suggest that, just like a PC, you get the best you can now and accept that it's not going to last you until you're 80
Oh, and most things will be solid state pretty soon and that's the way I'd go right now if I was buying new. I still use DV tape and to me, it's better than the minidisc and DVD versions that came and went so fast... but that's personal choice is all.
Don't forget that video files are HUGE so there'll be a knock on on your storage requirements...
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