Panasonic PV-DV400 Digital Camcorder ~ Digital MiniDV camcorders such as Panasonic's PV-DV400 offer several advantages over analog models: The tapes are tiny, the image quality is terrific, and, best of all, they include an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port. With the appropriate software and hardware on your home computer, this port lets you transfer your videos to your PC, where you can edit them like the pros! To add a FireWire port to your PC see the Pinnacle Systems Studio DV.
Digital 8 camcorders combine the benefits of digital recording with 8-millimeter compatibility. Though they record digitally, they use standard Hi8 tapes and can play old tapes recorded on an 8-millimeter or Hi8 camera, making them an ideal choice for anyone considering an upgrade. See all Sony Digital 8 camcorders
The Pinnacle Systems Studio DV system gives you everything you need to edit digital video on your home PC. The kit includes a three-port FireWire/IEEE 1394 card, as well as simple video-editing software. You'll be turning out professional-style movies in no time!