Canon HG10

I have moved into high definition video recording.  Through a mini-grant I have received a Canon HG10 hard drive based video camera.

I can record about five hours of 1920 x 1080 video on the 40 GB hard drive.  Putting that video online is going to be a bit of a trick right now.  At more than 100 MB per minute, I won’t be streaming HD for a while.

While I wait for a free HD streaming site, I can upload the huge pictures snapped with the camcorder.  Normally pictures from movie cameras are awful.  The resolution is typically 320 x 240, or if you’re lucky they are pixel-doubled to 640 x 480.  The HG10 can snap pictures at full HD resolution.  Click the picture insert to see the higher resolution version on Flickr.

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5 Responses to Canon HG10

  1. Jeff O'Hara says:

    Check out vimeo. Also, you might want to think about importing at half the resolution, this is a tip Leo Laporte has giving out on his Tech Guy podcast. Supposedly there is very little noticable degradation when you import at half the resolution.

  2. Debbie says:

    YUM…this camera looks delectable! I love the size, specs, and ability to capture still from the video. The price isn’t bad, really. And of course, direct to an 40 GB HD is sweet. We abandoned our regular video camera ages ago due to size and format. What video we do take now is with my Pentax Optio MX still/video camera. The video quality is poor, mostly because of slow focus speed and audible (on the video) lens movement, but it works well otherwise. I have taken videos as long as 3 minutes and am really limited only by the size of my card (2MB). The convenience of having stills and video in one camera cannot be overstated! I’ll be anxious to hear your review to see if this is something should add to my Christmas list!

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