Nothing really wrong with that camera. The only thing is you need a pretty beefy computer to edit AVCHD.
Thanks buddy Hunt !!
Ok he recorded about 3 -1/2 hours of footage and on the hard drive and I thought I can save the files as AVI and fix the colors and etc for him , but
I tell you that process takes for ever , even when I tried to use the program that comes with it and tried to make some DVDs without any editing , it took me a whole day and half to do that . I did read most of the comments you and Jim and few other friends made at the software section and seems like its a complicated issue , I believe Jim or you mentioned something like "Its good to record and just watch" but not editing , as you mentioned it needs a powerful system to handle that !!
Ok Hunt here is a tricky question for you
If your brother had to buy a camcorder , would you advice him to buy this camcorder or any other that uses Mini DV ?
He just likes to film our parties , like birthdays and etc for his own to watch at home , nothing Pro.
I would have a look at the Canon HV40, a HDV camera. Not very taxing on the PC, easy to operate, good feature set. BTW, I'm not Hunt.
Oh sorry I meant Harm !!
Thank You got it !!