Camcorder Buying Guide,Key Camcorder Features You Need to Know
Digital Video and FireWire
There are two major types of camcorders: analog and digital. Analog camcorders record the picture information to tape as a series of waves and electronic pulses. Digital camcorders translate the video into a computer-like signal, and then record it to tape. An analog camcorder is like a typewriter, while a digital camcorder is like a computer. The benefits of a digital camcorder are that the quality is higher, and no tape quality is lost when you make a copy digitally. Editing is also much easier with a digital camcorder than it is with an analog camcorder. Digital camcorders used to cost upwards of ,000, but now many models are available as low as 0. Manufacturers are stopping production of analog camcorders altogether.
As almost all consumer camcorders right now record to digital video, it’s necessary that your