My OS is win 7 Prof 64 bit and I have Pinnacle Studio 16 for editing the video files recorded on the cameras. I have still not done anything yet as I have yet to get a video camera.
I would like to ask the experts for their advice on the brand and model of video camera to go and buy. My requirements are for filming speeches and talks by speakers, so it will be close ups like about 10 to 15 feet away. Very very rarely will be used for filming a party or social event. The edited file will be uploaded to the Temple's website or even possibly put on youtube.com.
The file saved may have to be edited in the software so as to delete silences or blanks or place Notices. Thus the file that is saved in the video camera has to be in a compatible format that can be edited in Pinnacle Studio 16.
The talks run to about 1 to 2 hours and sometimes 3. The file will be edited backstage when the event is over. My budget is between $500 to $1,000, and hope the Experts can please make some suggestions from their experiences.