This post will cover high def MP4 camcorders for easy uploading and filming football, basketball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, and any other sport. 2013 has brought some great new camcorder models with a key feature, the ability to shoot to HD MP4 files. This is important because AVCHD is becoming unnecessary, it’s not widely playable on all computers/devices, and produces very large file sizes. AVCHD files are almost always converted to MP4 files so they can be used or uploaded. This is a lengthy added step that is now removed with the evolution of prosumer camcorders shooting in MP4. All of the current models out or coming out have 2 main shooting modes…AVCHD or MP4. Here is a list of models to checkout:
I’m a big Canon fan because they consistently produce great quality video in good and bad conditions.
HF G30 (if you can afford it, this is the one to get)
Sony has finally added an MP4 shooting mode, but I would avoid the added expense of the built in projectors.
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