Summary: To get around the software that JVC ships, I found that Pinnacle Studio 12 works great. Copy the files from the camera to a working folder, import into Pinnacle and away you go. No need for the JVC software at all. I am going to attempt to upload a video sample.
Pros: I got this a few months ago and right out of the box I loved it. Great quality. Playback options are nice. I can transfer the video directly to my laptop/desktop without software.
Cons: Video cannot be played without JVC's software. (Read other comments) I do not like the software that they ship with the unit. VLC plays the native files but is very choppy.
Summary: This particular camera is a great buy for those looking for an alternative to hard disc drive (HDD) cameras that can run more than $400 USD. This camera was rated Camcorderinfo.com 's 2009 mid-range camcorder of the year.
Summary: This is my second one! The best feature is that the unit does not use a touch screen. I use the camera to record events in the construction field, lots of dust and grit. The last thing you want to do is drag a finger over the screen!
Summary: I don't own one, I borrowed one. It blew me away, at least compared to the cam I was using, a Canon FS100 that cost about $100 more a year ago.In daylight or dim light, it was almost HD quality.The sound was FAR superior to the Canon.I was using this to record local live bands, up close, moving...
Summary: first impressions on this camera is wow! so small compared to my old Sony digital8. fits nicely in my hand, screen is clear image quality of the recording are clear, so far does well in under incandescent light and low light and bright light.
Summary: It's been a number of years since I had a camcorder. It was a tape unit, and after the initial infatuation with the new toy, I found that I never used it. Recording was a chore (juggling tapes and batteries), uploading was tedious, and the quality wasn't all that good.
Summary: This is my first Camcorder and I have to say I am REALLY happy with this. The picture quality is amazing and when I upload videos to either my computer or Playstation 3, the high-definition footage may not be up to the same quality as a few documentaries I have on Blu-Ray or HD DVD, but it is easily...
Great camcorder- easy for even a complete beginner to use
C. Quinn, Amazon
27 July 2009
Summary: This JVC is the first camcorder I've ever owned, and I have to confess I was concerned it would be difficult to figure out given that I only understand about half of the lengthy product description above!
Summary: It's been less than a month since I've had this camcorder and I'm still learning all the bells and whistles, but it has far exceeded my expectations already. This is a fantastic, great looking camcorder and I love it's compact size. I didn't want to feel like I was weightlifting just taking videos.
Summary: This is one nice camcorder. Lightweight, great video quality, easy to use, good amount of operation time. The designers thought of (almost) everything. I taped a graduation with it in a gym and even though the lighting was dim the videos are very nice.