I got exactly the same advice at NME. I spoke with Alex Lindsay (Pixel
Corps, MacBreak, etc.) and he highly recommended the Canon HV20/30 for
video podcasting. Here's a link to the Camcorder Info review:
He also recommended the Beachtec XLR input adapter. If you haven't
seen it, it looks like a great little device. It plugs into the 1/8"
jack on the camera and gives you two XLR inputs + a small LED meter.
--- In email@example.com, John McJunkin <john@...> wrote:
> I learned at NME on Thursday that the HD 20 is kind of hard to come
> by, and is hence more expensive than it used to be, but the HD 30 is
> now available, and is a better camera at a lower price. It came very
> highly recommended by a couple of pretty serious video camera experts.
> John F. McJunkin
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