The Guardian, my weekend newspaper reading, landed heavy on the doormat this morning with a really good suppliment on making video.
Plenty of great practical advice (although the imovie tutorials are for ’06) and camera advice that goes from phones to camcorders. There is also a good round up of formats by Dan Ghung.
In terms of camcorders they recommend (in order of price):
- JVC GR-D720 – 199
- Sanyo VPC-CG65 – 200
- Canon DC201 – 230
- JVC GZMG275 – 500
- Sony HDR-SR8 – 900
- Panasonic HDC SX5 – 700
- Cannon HV20 – 750
- Sony HDR HC7 – 750
Also worth a look is their photography guide.
And it’s all much, much better than the Greek Myths and knitting malarkey.