02-27-2010 05:43 AM
i am a videographer for our church and the camcorder i'm using now is not good enough. the images are grainy and distorded at a distance (i'm taping from the balcony) and the audio sucks. we have an audio board next to me that i could plug into if necessary. the service is an hour and a half long, and i've been using minidv tapes. even on the best settings the quality stinks. what camcorders would you recommend?
03-01-2010 09:38 AM
What's your budget?
Canon HF series is likely your best bet - These are high definition camcorders with pretty good lowlight performance, and they all have microphone input jacks.
You may need an adapter or level converter to connect line-level outputs from your soundboard to the mic-level inputs.
Another option is to go to some of JVC, Panasonic, or Canon's pro-level gear. These are going to be very expensive though.