HD Camcorders Bellingham WA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on HD Camcorders. You will find informative articles about HD Camcorders, including "High-Definition Video for Enthusiasts". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Bellingham, WA that can help answer your questions about HD Camcorders.

(360) 647-1400
4420 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(360) 647-1611
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(360) 757-6737
199 Cascade Mall Dr
Burlington, WA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Future Shops
(360) 647-0893
4281 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA
San Juan Electronics
(360) 733-6264
730 Coho Way
Bellingham, WA
Pioneer Sound Service Company
(360) 734-3530
1310 Broadway Ste 2c
Bellingham, WA
(360) 734-0220
30 Bellis Fair Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Avx Audio Video Excellence
(360) 398-8447
5978 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA
Digital Dispatch Limited
(360) 671-2532
805 W Orchard Dr Ste 5
Bellingham, WA
Crazy Mike's Video
(360) 714-9636
1066 Lakeway Dr
Bellingham, WA
(360) 647-7929
1225 E Sunset Dr Ste 100
Bellingham, WA

High-Definition Video for Enthusiasts

High-Definition Video For Enthusiasts

New cameras and software are making HD video capture and editing available to anyone

Things To Look For In An HD Camcorder
The first consideration in buying an HD camcorder, of course, is your budget. HD camcorders range in cost from around $1,200 to considerably more than $50,000, the latter used for professional TV and news photography. HDV provides a cost-effective way to do HD video, with camcorders falling into three basic price ranges: less than $1,500, less than $4,000 and more than $5,000.

While camcorders with a single image sensor work quite well, three-sensor cameras (with separate sensors for red, green and blue) produce better images, and this is especially true for HD video with its higher resolution. But three-sensor cameras cost more—generally, a lot more. If it's within your budget, by all means, get a three-sensor camera. If it isn't, the single-sensor HDV cameras still produce much better image quality than SD cameras.

Other things to consider when choosing a camcorder include:

  • The camcorder's size and configuration. Larger cameras often have more and easier-to-use controls; smaller cameras are easier to carry and use in tight spaces.
  • The presence of an electronic viewfinder (EVF) as well as an LCD monitor. It's hard to see the external LCD monitor image in bright outdoor light.
  • Still-imaging capabilities. Some camcorders will produce good still images of 3 megapixels or more, while others won't. Look at some sample still images before buying if this capability is important to you.
  • The lens. Is the optical zoom range sufficient and the maximum aperture fast enough for your needs? In the higher-end models, what interchangeable lenses can be used?
  • Image stabilization. If you intend to do any handheld shooting, you'll want a camera with built-in image stabilization. Fortunately, most HD cameras have it, but check to be sure before buying.
  • Recording media. HDV camcorders record on standard miniDV tapes, but there are also camcorders that record on memory cards (some tape camcorders record still images on memory cards), mini-hard drives and even direct to DVD, and this could include HDV cameras in the future.
  • Ability to accept an external microphone (wired or wireless).

The accompanying photos and captions will introduce you to some of the HDV and other lower-cost high-definition camcorders as well as software available today. For more details, visit the manufacturers' websites.

Adobe (800) 833-6687 www.adobe.com
Apple (800) MY-APPLE www.apple.com
Avid (800) 949-AVID www.avid.com
Canon (800) OK-CANON www.usa.canon.com
Canopus www.canopus.com
JVC (800) 882-2345 www.jvc.com
Panasonic (800) 211-PANA www.panasonic.com
Pinnacle Systems (800) 293-2948 www.pinnaclesys.com
Sanyo (818) 998-7322 www.sanyodigital.com
Sony (800) 222-SONY www.sonystyle.com

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