For once in a life time events you don’t want to be the one that miss the shot. I also know that many of you really want to transfer videos to DVD for archival purposes and for those relatives that refuse to touch a computer.
Event and Special Occasions – Camcorders from $250 to $999
Your needs include:
- 20x or more optical zoom
- Image stabilization
- Able to record in a variety of lighting conditions
I’m thinking something like the Sony DCR SR47/L Hard Disk Drive Handyman Camcorder (standard definition) with a 60X optical zoom and a 60GB hard drive to store hours of the wedding, graduation or family reunions.
Also for consideration, the JVC Everio GZ-MS120B Flash Memory camcorder or the high definition cousin JVC Everio GZ-HM200A.
Video Editing Software
- Corel Photo and Video can help novice and low tech uses to create videos and DVDs.
- Sony Vegas Movie Studio includes DVD Architect to help create DVDs.
- For DVD production you might want to consider programs like Roxio Creator 2010 or Ashampoo Burning Studio 9. Both programs have built in themes, tutorials and export options.