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I am new to the Mac world and would like to know what type of camera would be good for the Mac? I have a 9 month old son and two very good friends who have 2 year old and i would like to be able to record and then edit and make to DVD's for family/friends viewing. I would appreciate any help.

Right now i have the DCR DVD203 but it doesnt look to be compatible with the Mac. I am also afraid to put those little DVD's into the drive since it looks like they may not eject.
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Get a MiniDV based camera...
You can transfer the material over via firewire and edit it properly, which isn't really possible with the mini-dvd based ones.

So: MiniDV with Firewire port and you should be fine.
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Get a MiniDV based camera...
You can transfer the material over via firewire and edit it properly, which isn't really possible with the mini-dvd based ones.

So: MiniDV with Firewire port and you should be fine.
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I'm not really up-to-date with the current crop of devices, but I'm sure you can find a recent review of DV-Cams online somewhere...

Some of the newer models have multiple ccd chips on them, which is supposed to improve colour balance - but that's all I've really heard recently

I'm get one that's not too bulky, has fairly good battery life and is easy to use (but not too limited in featureset).
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Thank you all for your help and advice. I went ahead and got the Canon ZR500. I went to camcorderinfo.com and they gave it some pretty good reviews for an entry level MiniDV. It looks like what I need to get started.
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