Hey guys, please forgive my ignorance, I'm new to HD camcorders and have just bought a second hand Canon HV30. I wanted to just ask a few questions to anyone willing to help a complete amateur!
Anyway, firstly, I'm missing a few pieces of the whole pack because it was second hand. I apparently need a USB cable and the remote control, but I can't find anywhere on the internet that talks about compatibility of these items.
What USB cable do I need? And also, is it possible to buy a remote for the camcorder? Is there a specific one or is there just a generic canon remote?
Secondly, I am quite confused by the whole HDV mini-DV thing. What mini-dv's do I need to record in High definition? Do they have to be Canon brand or can I use Sony HDVs?
Oh and I read that some people just use these Digital DVCs instead of the HDVs... but can these record in HD? Are they just as good?
And what is the best brand for mini-dvs?
And finally, what's the best editing program? And how much is the average cost?
Thanks so much for your help, most of these questions are probably really stupid but please don't beat me up about it!