Forum discussion tagged with Camcorders.
  1. Megdoh

    Solved! Old camcorder brands that still work? 8mm video specific

    Do you have any suggestions for old camcorders that play 8mm video? Looking for something to play old videos. Preferably something that has an input (or multiple) that will allow me to plug a device to transfer to a digital format. (Also something I need....) 
 if you know of a long-lasting...
  2. prrooo

    Solved! Streaming to a display from a camcorder via HDMI

    Hey guys! So I was wondering if it was possible to use a camcorder (or something similar) to relay a video feed via HDMI to a few screens (offline without the use of the internet) preferably with low latency. It is for an educational institute to relay information to a larger audience. Any sort...
  3. B

    Solved! Megapixel advice please

    Hi could anyone recommend what megapixel is good on a camcorder ?please Thanks .
  4. J

    Solved! Sony FS100U Repair Image Database missing video files

    Sony FS100U received a notification on screen that I needed to repair the image database file. When I did, all my files are GONE. Yet the "Get info" tab on my Mac shows 9.47gb of space is used up on my card out of 128GB. All my folders are empty when viewed in camera or on PC. Where are my video...
  5. D

    Solved! Videos on SD card play on computer but not camcorder

    So, for xmas, i converted old 8mm tape videos to mo4 files and i wanted to be able to transfer those videos onto an sd card and then put the sd card into a new camcorder and be able to view the old videos there. When i transfer the videos onto the sd card and put it in the new camcorder the...
  6. J

    Converting SHARP camcorder footage to digital (RCA cable not picking up video)

    Hey all, I have an old SHARP VL-E650U 8mm Analog Camcorder with a bunch of old family footage on it and I want to convert the footage from the tapes to digital. I bought a 3.5mm to RCA cable, and then bought a Video Grabber tool (
  7. H

    S-video port on old camcorder seems loose and isn't working

    So I finally got a cheap capture card and am now trying to back up my old home videos on 8mm tapes. Just back in the september I was watching the first one I tried capturing and it played perfectly on my TV. When I tried to capture it on my computer on the weekend, I got 30 minutes of clear...
  8. M

    Solved! 4K Camcorder Advice

    I am thinking of purchasing a 4K camcorder. The camcorder would be used for my son's basketball games, his baseball games, and my daughter's competitive cheer competitions. I am not doing it professionally, only for my enjoyment. I currently do not have a 4K television but will be looking to...
  9. D

    Solved! Is there a camcorder that can record DIRECTLY to a USB flask memory stick?

    I'm looking for a camcorder that can record video directly to a USB flash memory stick. I would like than to detach the stick and give it to customers as a present. Is there such a camcorder? Thank you!
  10. W

    Solved! How to use two camcorders and one mic

    I have two GL20 Canon camcorders. How do I use both at one time from different angles while recording off one mic?
  11. C

    Toshiba TSC-100 Hi8 Camcorder

    Does anyone know how I can get or find or download a manual for a Toshiba TSC-100 Hi8 camcorder. This camera was a high-end camcorder in the '90s and was an alternative to shooting on Betacam SP. Any help is appreciated.
  12. A

    Old camcorder for experimentation

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for a digital sd camcorder, but I don't really care about definition, it just has to be practical, cheap, easy to find (on ebay or local markets I guess). Could you list me some? I need it to take notes and film things for myself, put some stuff together. PLUS, I ran...
  13. J

    Panasonic PV-DC252D Camcorder tape eject help

    I have an old Panasonic miniDV camcorder (PV-DC252D). When I turn it on, the message on the screen says "press the reset button". After I do that, the message on the screen says "needs to be serviced". The entire time this is happening, camcorder is running loudly and I cannot open/eject the...
  14. D

    Old 8mm Camcorder Issue

    I own a old RCA camcorder which only has a yellow and white port. When I plug in the yellow and white jacks into the camcorder and tv I get a black and white playback. Does anyone know whats wrong? I have 8mm tapes that were recorded in color. Thanks.
  15. O

    How can I remove the write protection from a camcorder sd card on an acer laptop?

    [Moderator note: Moving post to Digital Cameras.] [Camcorder is a Besteker(16.0 max, HD 720P, 16X,DIS,LI-ion, NP-120 battery and face capture) and the sd card is an ultra 32 GB (80 MB/s).
  16. A

    Trying to decide: use old camcorder or buy new one?

    I have a small hand held samsung camcorder that has decent video quality. I've had it for a few years now and only used it once or twice; so assuming all it needs is a full recharge before use, My biggest question is: would this make a good starter cam for a beginner youtuber?
  17. P

    how to record panasonic camcorder video on pc live

    i have dell inspiron 15R i3 processor model.i purchased panasonic hc v785 camcorder which both option to connect with pc by HDMI cable and wifi but still it does not get connected . what to do
  18. S

    How do I live stream from aq Canon FS30 for using with Facebook live?

    Want to use a FS30 to live stream church services to Facebook or something similar.
  19. P

    Sony Camcorder HDR-CX550e

    Hi My camcorder is HDR-CX550e. Where can I buy the battery? Mine is side loading battery not back loading one. It is like camera battery, not the np-fv30 or 50. If you know any compatible one, let me know. Thanks
  20. T

    im looking to purchase a camera with great quality to start making films. whats the best affordable camera on the market price

    film student looking to invest in a camera i can grow with and expand skill level. dslr, mirrorless or camcorder. rather video quality over photo quality
  21. R

    What camcorder will read tapes from a analog Hi8 SONY CCD-TR82?

    Welcome back to 1995! I recently have been transferring twenty year old family memories to my Mac. About 90% through the first tape, the camera became unable to read the tape. Time code stands still, but the tape was still moving. I put in another tape. This one played fine until about 80% in...
  22. H

    Solved! Old 8mm camcorder not showing video when hooked up to tv

    I got an old Yashica KX H3 8mm camcorder on the weekend, you can watch old tapes on it through the lens and the sound works but when hooked up to the TV the video isn't showing up. When first hooking it up the video displayed for a few seconds before fading out. It didn't work on an HDTV which...
  23. P

    Canon HF R700 vs R800

    Hi! I’m looking to upgrade my camcorder, and I am wondering what the differences are between the Canon HF R700 and the R800. I am looking for a microphone input, and would like to have long battery life. I am able to get the, for the same price. Thanks in advance!
  24. P

    Camcorder with date/time stamp

    Hello! I'm in the market for a new camcorder, and I'm looking for one that has an option for a date/time stamp burned into the video. Something similar to cameras with picture timestamps. Old camcorders used to have it. Unfortunately I don't think that I'm going to find anything within my...
  25. T

    Yet another Firewire and Windows 10 question

    I know this has been asked a few times in the past but curious to know if anyone has more recent tips on how to solve or get around this issue. I have almost 100 Mini DV tapes which I would like to get transferred to a digital format where I can store them on my computer/cloud. I would have...
  26. T

    Sony Camcorder - Should I buy the expensive Warranty?

    Just bought a Sony AX100. Should I buy the Geek Squad Extended Warranty? Consumer Reports says No because for the cost for almost any repair is $280 or LESS anyway so if you have damage after the 1 year manufacturers warranty, you can just pay it if you need it. If you reach 3 years with no...
  27. B

    Camcorder or DSLR or Mirrorless for Video Recording

    I am looking to buy a camera for video recording. It would be basically lectures recording and occasional live streaming + recording. Lectures will be of 1 hour typically but might extend to 90 minutes and it will be delivered on blackboard. My budget is $500 - $2000. I don't have much expertise...
  28. T

    Record second monitor

    Need to hook up analog camcorder to PC with out adapters using Windows 7. Can I hook up camcorder to a monitor or TV as second monitor and record screen? Or is there another way
  29. L

    What is the difference between a camcorder with 50 mp and another with 2-3mp?

    I know what Mega Pixels are but can someone explain what this means as far as camcorders are concerned. I was told a SONY PXW X160 has 50MP and a SONY NX5R only has between 2-3. Thanks!
  30. K

    Connecting 8mm camcorder

    How to connect 8mm Sony Handycam Video recorder with yellow and black connector to current flatscreen tv
  31. E

    Solved! What camcorder would you suggest?

    Hi friends! I’m Emiliano. I’m new here and I joined because I’m looking for a new camcorder and I need your help. I've been reading about several brands and models and I still can't decide. My idea is to do some local news coverage, an amateur coverage. Some public events, documentary and...
  32. A

    Need a 1080 60p Camera/Camcorder

    Looking for a camera/camcorder that does 1080 60p recording and streaming. Will need it for sessions between 30 min and 2 hours. Price range from 200 - 600 dollars. Any suggestions will be greatly helpful.
  33. C

    Need a camcorder to film rro work from the ground. In Auto mode only

    Hello, this is my 1st post. I have a Sony DCR SR68 camcorder, that I have been happy with for years-BUT, it's the only 1 I have ever used, so, I have nothing to compare it with. I have never left auto mode and never plan to. The question is, filming work progression on roofs [ 90% dead still...
  34. I

    sdhc card not playing video

    I have a new San Disk Ultra Plus SDHC UHS-1 32GB memory card that loads and plays video and audio on my sony camcorder and desktop computer. it only loads and plays audio, on my new Dell Inspiron 15 laptop. I don't know why. I checked it again on camcorder and desktop. it works great. Maybe a...
  35. P

    Best camera/camcorder for both pictures and video

    Hi. I recently broke my point and shoot camera, and I’ve been in the market for a new camcorder, so I’m wondering is there is anything in the middle. Something that would be good for both taking pictures and video. My budget is around $200. I know I’m not going to get something amazing with...
  36. S

    Best camera or camcorder for short films 150$

    Hi am planning to shoot a short film but my budget for camera purchasing is 150$ to 200$ .suggest me some best camera or camcorders under my budget. Thanks in advance.
  37. P

    bad quality video

    I have a besteker hd camcorder. After it is on for a few seconds the picture goes "bad"(piculated, dark orange tind, almost a solast filter apperance. Can anyone help me or is it just a bad camcorder.
  38. L

    How do I transfer pictures from an old bcc camcorder to my laptop?

    I have dsc pictures left on a older jvc camcorder and I would like transfer them to my laptop.
  39. Witzenman93

    Camera like Vixia Mini X

    I'm looking for a small camcorder like Vixia Mini X. It was perfect for the application - classroom discrete recording. But unfortunately it was discontinued. I am looking for a camcorder, or phone add on camcorder, that lies flat on the desk with the camera in the front like the Mini X...
  40. L

    Help please!!! Panasonic NV-GS400 "PUSH THE RESET SWITCH"

    Greetings to all! I have a problem with my Panasonic NV-GS400 miniDV camcorder. It's no secret that miniDV camcorders are all ancient history by now and the industry's been taken over by HD a while back, so probably few people still have these. I used mine to film skateboarding (because it's...
  41. F

    Old nordmende 1980 video cable

    I need help finding a cable to connect my 80’s vhs camcorder to the tv. Here’s a picture [/URL][/img]
  42. T

    Help picking a Stabilizer...

    Hi guys, I film POV style footage, using Gopro's (but also sometimes iphone and even camcorders) My footage isn't hardcore action, like snowboarding or surfing, but does involve harsh movements such as walking, jogging etc. I have never used a stabilizer but have decided after looking at my...
  43. spellbinder2050

    Stuttering audio/video stream capturing DV vid from camcorder to PC

    I'm trying to capture some raw DV files from some DV cassettes I have from 2004-2007 for long term storage. I have a Samsung camcorder connected to the PC via a DV iEEE firewire cable. It's the same model camcorder I used to capture the tapes, but not the same actual camcorder. In Windows XP 32...
  44. O

    SanDisk SDXC card failure rate

    Hello, I'm curious to know if anyone has ever had a Sandisk 10 class SDXC card fail on them and if so how often do they fail? I'm asking because I use them to film in my canon cameras and someone advised me filming to two cards simultaneously to backup my recording in case a card fails but...
  45. spellbinder2050

    Preserving quality of mini DV SD cassettes for long term storage (camcorder vs dedicated player)

    I have some mini DV cassettes from a camcorder I had in 2004-2006. The camcorder I used was the Samsung SCD103 (which broke years ago): And the cassettes were Sony DVM60's. I want to convert them into a...
  46. K

    Date Stamping Still Images - Panasonic HC-V160

    Recently purchased this camcorder which I like already as it appears easy to use. However, I need to date stamp still images taken from the videos I shoot and I cannot seem to find a way to do this on the HC-V160. I can display the date and time when shooting and it also appears on the stills...
  47. D

    pictures on my SD card-camcorder

    i copied pictures from my trip from my computer to my SD card of my camcorder to have with my video and pictures of my vacation together. I want to connect my sony camcorder to view them on my TV. I am able to see the video of my camcorder but not the pictures. I cannot see the folder that...
  48. T

    Vixia R800 vs PowerShot SX60

    Hello, I've been comparing two very different cameras - the Canon Vixia R800 camcorder and the Canon PowerShot SX60. I'm a first time buyer and want to do outdoor vlogging and short YouTube videos, not at all interested in pictures. Would the video quality on the SX60 be much better than the...
  49. R

    Capturing 8mm camcorder video with Power Director 14

    Has anyone had success with capturing 8mm camcorder video and converting it do digital format using an inexpensive video capture device and Power Director software? I recently purchased Diamond Multimedia's VC500 One-Touch video capture device and connected my Sony CCD-TR940 camcorder to my PC...
  50. M

    Camcorder with mic input?

    Hi :) I bought a Zoom H1 and it's on it's way. Now figuring out which camcorder to buy (I'm on a tight budget and in my country electronics are very expensive). Questions: Camcorder with vs. without a mic input. If I connect the Zoom to the camcorder through the mic input, I think I would...
  51. B

    looking for a camcorder

    My wife is looking for a video camera to take videos of Card making and Scrap-booking demonstrations. most footage looking down at a work station from above where should I start looking
  52. S

    DSLR vs Camcorder for Videos

    Which is better for primarily videos? I have a budget of 1,000$ for the camera, tripod, microphone, and case.
  53. C

    which camcorder to buy

    Hi We are looking at 3 camcorders to take videos of our kids. Our iphones quickly get filled up, so we have been taking only short videos with those, and we want a dedicated camcorder with ample space. Which of these three are best? Canon VIXIA HF R700 Sony HD HDRCX405 Canon VIXIA HF R72 Thanks
  54. C

    deciding between camcorders

    Hi, we are trying to decide between a few camcorders (e.g., Canon Vixia hrf 700, Sony DCR SR45, Go Pro Hero 5, Sony HDR cx 405, etc.), mainly for family use and occasional kid soccer games. We were hoping to get these answered questioned to help with our decision: 1. Is there a cutoff for...
  55. P

    Attaching an external mic to a camcorder w/ no audio in jack

    Hi. I have a Sony HDR-CX240 camcorder, and I would like to input an external mic. Is there any way to do this without buying a new camcorder? I can't really buy on right now. The only ports it has are mini HDMI out, and "multi" which looks like a micro usb. I would like to use a 1/4" mic, but I...
  56. ForeverMore

    Best Camcorder Under $70?

    Hello, I'm looking for a good camcorder that's records in 1080p and is under $70. I'm buying it for my little sister so she stops asking to use my more expensive DSLR. I was thinking about getting this one for her but if a better one exists can you please tell me? Thanks,
  57. S

    recording videos cheap

    I'm looking for a device that will record videos 1080p at 60fps that will have a spot for a tripod, an internal microphone, and a port for an external microphone without breaking the bank. I want to record Youtube videos with and without somebody to work the device. Any suggestions?
  58. B

    Camcorder decision help

    I have the option to buy these 3 cameras. jvc gy-hm170ua sony hxr-nx70u Canon xf100 I will be filming outdoors (hunting) I will be editing on Adobe cc. I have a g20 and I am looking to upgrade. Those 3 are in my budget and all used. Found them on ebay. Some content will air on TV...
  59. R

    Canon Camcorder R800 (out via HDMI Type A) to Windows PC (via USB 3.0 in)

    Goal: To have video incoming on USB 3.0 for OBS (Twitch) and other Video Win PC software. Is the goal attainable? Or just stick with camcorder usb out to pc usb 2.0 in?
  60. D

    Streaming with a camcorder

    My friends and I play music, mostly jamming, we were looking to stream some of our jams, whether it be youtube, or facebook, or twitch, still haven't figured out what the best place is. We have at our disposal: - Sony Handycam HDR-CX580 (though I can't seem to find that model, only HDR-CX580V...