OK, OK, here I am again, I believe breaking my promise above but technically not really as this information is intended for camcorder use.
This information will probably as usual quite lengthy so If I bore you as probably usual just go on to another subject. To begin with that new camera I bought from Sam's in exchange for the Sonny I first bought had to be replaced also!!! I know, but this is what happened. I bought this camera (JVC-GZ0MS120), brought it home, read about 60 pages of their stupid instruction book while the camera charged up. Man I was excited and anxious, got rid of the troublesome Sony etc. and got another one cheaper at that. Well, That didn't work out so good. I took about 20 minutes of video outside in our only snow storm this year as it was pretty. Well I did all I was supposed to and tried using the JVC softwear to edit etc. but that did not work out too well. This softwear that comes with cameras is basic and you have to get other to work right.
I am getting ahead of myself here. Anyhow, I downloaded my video into my computer and tried to make a quick video just to check out what in hell I am doing. Well the video was grainy and I was disappointed and tried to figure out what was wrong as the video was not sharp and clear like expected. I just knew these new cameras were all High Definition. WRONG!! I got pissed and more pissed, what is wrong with my new camera and as I studied it I did not see in the directions or on the camera any word (Digital, or High Definition)!! For gods sake I got snookered again with all my excitement. I did it myself but remember, I never said I was the sharpest knife in my mama's kitchen.
So after packing up everything, I went back with my tailbone between my legs. Asked for a refund as Sam's did not have a High Def. Camera to view or buy!!?? Good Grief.
Well we left and headed for Best Buy, AGAIN. On the way my wife suggested we go to HHGREDD dept. store and as usual I figured what does she know, they only sell stoves etc. WRONG!! She was right again after I turned around to go to that store to prove I was right!! HEHE She still laughs when I screw up knowing it all. Well as soon as we went in the store we spotted cameras, lots of them and the one I returned to Sam's that cost $218 was on sale at HHGREGG for $145. It was not digital remember though.
We looked at all the camera and settled again on JVC as they just look good. This time we made sure they were HD or Digital on the camera. We saw one that really hit us with the price as it normally sells for $599.99 and was on sale for $379. How come?? Well the salesperson let us know under his breath that the new 2010 models were coming out in mid March and would cost about $100 more than the one in our hand at it's regular price. So it will be about $700 for a newer camera and this was on sale to clear out stock
We took a shot at it and have been very very pleased so far, my first video using new softwear also is now on youtube and I will post that here shortly. I played with the camera and the JVC softwear but even the newer better camera has sucky softwear to use. I decided to go get something I needed as my computer would show great clear videos like I wanted but downloading them on to youtube made the videos look like heat waves etc. and were not clear at all and pissed me off. Well, the program I used to make a video, Microsoft Movie maker did not recognize (HD or Digital) junk or what ever.
I went to Best Buy and one of those young knowitalls let me now what I needed that little twerp!! It was a she but she knew her stuff. She had me get the program (Pinnacle Studio HD, 14). Now I had to learn how to use ANOTHER program with my camera. But to my credit, I was able to figure out how to make a simple video with a very few edits needed so far but this program has a lot you can do. It is probably the beginner version as there is many different upgrades offered but this works good for us older folks, right now anyhow.
I am so darn pleased with my camera and knowing how to make my softwear work well with it and wanted to pass this on to anyone like MANNY wanting a new camera this Xmas to see about a JVC or similar camera and be sure to get one that is labeled (High Definition, HD) you will not be satisfied with analog anymore, believe me.
I have a little bad news concerning me, I need another back surgery to be done on March 25, 2010 and will be laid up AGAIN for over 3 months this time as this surgery is more serious. My back is getting worse per day that passes and I have scheduled my surgery so that I can attend the rallies at Santee and at Palmetto cove with the SouthEast Busnuts in April. I am not sure what use I will be but I plan to be there. I am really disappointed again to endure this but do not know what else to do. I hate losing nearly 6 months all together on the Eagle and most of it in the nice weather but I got no choice.
what I plan to do in that time is convert many of my webshots files into videos and practice with my new camera and get the softwear simplified for me to use. I will document this softwear in my simplified version to assist any one needing this information or to encourage newbies to think of getting this softwear and to save them grief my information may help them. I will not cover every aspect of this softwear but you will be light years ahead if I make it easier to understand as you know what it is like to learn from these useless manuals you get with it.
I will post this with information that is trying to be gathered for busnuts to download in an earlier post and be documented to this bb'd and others interested.
Anyhow this is the dilemma concerning my purchase of 3 camcorders and I hope I have assisted you in keeping in mind, Listen to your wife, take your time and research on the web for information from disgrunted buyers of products before purchasing. I got to listen to my own advise here!!!!!
Anyhow here is the video which is on youtube and I may have to post the web link for you to see but will try to also post directly on this bb'd the actual video. Good luck to you all, sorry for the lengthy post, can you imagine me being on like for 3 months starting the end of March, Phew!!!
Note the movie is still processing at 5:30 PM, wait till after 6PM to view to see the quality, I hope of this camera and video.
Gotta go to a meeting now. Sorry for length os post as usual.
I just went to check on this link above and it does not look as clear as It should but it is not done processing yet either my window said. I will check later this evening when we get back. Hope it looks good here. Need to go.