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Best Camcorder for Video Blogging on YouTube

Which consumer camera should you use for your close-up?

Which camcorder will best capture your close-up?

I’m often asked what is the best consumer video camera (i.e. something for $300 or less) to buy for someone looking to get started with video blogging on YouTube. Maybe you don’t plan on reviewing products or sharing your innermost thoughts with the world, so I use the word “video blogging” loosely. Even if you just want to purchase an inexpensive camera to record video testimonials, here’s 3 simple rules of thumb to consider: (more…)


The downside of miniature camcorders like the Flip Mino

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Camcorders like the Flip Mino fit in the palm of your hand, are great for traveling, easy to use and cost under $200. So, what could be the downside? The potential problem with these awesome and tiny cameras is that they produce tiny (i.e. compressed) file sizes, which can often be difficult to deal with when it comes time to edit them with a NLE (non-linear editor). Now, if your plan is to upload video to the web without doing any editing at all, the question of NLE compatibility won’t be an issue. If you are planning on editing your footage, please read on…

Because these camcorders shoot in a compressed format, not all editing software will recognize the footage when you try to import it in. Here’s one user who found (more…)

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