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While I was an undergraduate I was quite involved in the film making society. We had a couple of cameras which recorded onto DV tape, tripods and a crappy old boom. We'd then edit on a poorly put-together PC using Adobe Premier.
But when I became a man I put away childish things. Or when I joined the postgraduate league I realised I didn't really have time to be a contributing member of a society and I didn't like having to put up with signing out equipment and going through their channels. I'd quite like to be able to create more on my own terms.
So for my birthday, which was in August, I asked my parents if they'd contribute toward buying me a video camera of my very own.
The problem is is that I'm out of my depth. All I know is that I want one with a hard-drive as DV is on the way out and recording straight to DVD is stupid. So I want a camera which is of a decent quality but which is still fairly portable (as opposed to the bulky broadcast quality things my father keeps finding) and also which is not a crime beacon.
So are there any resources out there which can help me? Or does anybody have any recommendations to make? My own searches aren't yielding much fruit.