Cons: My Final Cut Pro 6.0 do not recognize the Canon Vixia HV30. Could anyone tell me which EXACT settings to put on the FCP in order to have this software recognize the camcorder ??? dealing with this problem since 3 days now...HELP !!
"I bought this around mid of jan 2009, I did not like it"
20 January 2009
Pros: Price is the only + point compared to an equivalent Sony Model
Cons: The body is not sturdy, it keeps shaking while operating. I felt uncomfrtable while operating the camera .You can hear the sound of shaking casset cover while operating which makes me worry as if it is tearint apart.
Summary: First observation: I got a Mini DV camera for several reasons but am not convinced that a hard drive camera is not a better idea. I would not get a flash drive camera at this point as I travel and at HD recording levels you have little recordable time on a flash drive camera before you must download it. Second Observation: I have had many difficulties getting the files downloaded using Pinnacle software and USB hub.
Pros: Great Picture Quality
Cons: Hard to download from, Inadequate Features, Poor Sound
Summary: Like the camcorder so far, but do not like the Canon softwear that comes with it. Not useful at all. There needs to be more information about video capture in HD mode, spacifically which opporating systems work, and which additional programs are needed to use this function.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls
Disappointing camera,compared to previous Canons I have owned.
K. A. Williams, Amazon
18 December 2008
Summary: As a confirmed Canon fan, I still did all the research and decided on the HV30. Reluctantly, I have to say, I am very disappointed.The picture quality is very good, and the features and connectivity are excellent, however the sound quality is completely spoilt by the recorded tape and other electronic noise.