Recently my camcorder died which is a big problem because I have small kids that I want to record on holidays and birthdays, etc. It was a VHS-C style camcorder that I got for around $200 about 5 years ago.
I had this impression that DVD lifespan was short so when I bought I new recorder I went with a tape model – Sony Hi 8. Nice recorder, works well. Then today I read that DVDs have a longer life span than tapes – 100yrs vs. 15yrs. So, now I have this new camcorder (still returnable) and I’m trying to decide what to do with it. Should I take it back and get a DVD burnable one? Should I get the Sony Digital 8 which has a USB output for streaming video out? Should I just get a video capture card and convert all my movies to mpeg? I’ll post when I decide what to do.