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A Place Where Momma’s Like You Review!
I’d like you guys to meet the video camera of my dreams – slim, compact and easy to use (not to mention oh-so-pretty in ruby red) – this JVC Everio Series G camcorder has a built in 60 GB hard drive and also takes Micro SD cards to add even more storage for longer events. Even at the highest quality setting this camera gets 14 hours of film time (which seems like a TON to me) but you can get as much as 75 hours on the economy setting (and more if you have external memory).
I was very happy with the video and audio quality of this camcorder and once I learn all the bells and whistles (or my husband shows them to me) I am pretty sure there will be nothing this camcorder can’t do – like any piece of technology you’ll find that it starts out good and gets better and better the more you play with it. The things my tech savvier husband can do with this camcorder are drool worthy – but for the normal people out there like me – you will still be able to use this camera in any basic capacity and get a video you can be proud of.
Load this camcorder into your high range video editing software and go to town – but if you don’t have that expensive software (I know I don’t) you can edit these videos using the included Everio software or iMovie for you Mac users. I edited some videos using both iMovie on my Mac and the included software from Everio on my in-laws Windows machine and both methods worked well for me – I think you will find the Everio software simpler to understand – perfect for beginner users – with a very easy upload to YouTube option. I think this is great because just getting the camcorder and uploading some videos shouldn’t completely baffle any first time users – it’s simple and to the point (although on a slow computer, keep in mind that the software will be just as slow – this is movie editing after all) and gives you everything you NEED to get started. Then the day that you say, “I love this and want to do MORE!” you can invest in some expensive software.
Here’s a video I took of my son at the park, edited in the Everio software and uploaded directly to YouTube. You will notice a little bit of wind noise, but I found a function in the camcorder which will reduce that noise (wish I’d found it while I was filming!). Still even with the noise, I found my son’s voice was still easy to hear and the video quality was good (although much better in the original high quality – you have to reduce the quality a little bit to upload to YouTube just because of file size – but you’ll find that’s true with any camcorder I think).
It’s all about versatility in my mind – have the file size you want – make the movie lengths you want – make it as complicated and simple as you want – and you can have your choice in color, too! This model camcorder comes in Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red. They have other higher end models that come in different colors, with slightly different specs (zoom capabilities and memory storage options). And of course JVC makes all sorts of products that can suit any of your gadget needs.
Want to win one of the JVC Everio Series G camcorders? We’re giving away one camcorder to one very lucky reader!
Here’s how you can enter to win:
This giveaway is open to US readers only (sorry to our international readers)!
The contest will close at 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday April 3rd.
For another chance to win a JVC Camera be sure to check out my friend Kristin at An Ordinary Life!
This giveaway is now CLOSED! Thank you to all who entered. The winner will be announced momentarily.
Did you know that in Hawaii, Friday is the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend? Over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
This weekend we’ll be heading to Chilis Grill & Bar to review some of their new menu items and their awesomeness in general. Before we go, we’d LOVE to know:
What’s your favorite thing to order at Chilis?
If you’ve never been to / don’t like Chilis fare, what is your favorite restaurant? What do you order there?
For the first day of Spring, 5 Minutes for Mom’s is kicking off the start of their Ultimate Blog Party 2009. This party will consist of prizes, blog hopping, and some good clean fun to go around. Be sure to hit them up and visit all of the Mr. Linky’d blogs. Also the Ultimate Blog Party can be found on twitter with the hashtag #ubp09
Don’t forget to enter all of our current Mommas March Mania amazing giveaways we currently have running:
Day 1 – Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker – Ends March 29th
Day 2 – HP Digital Picture Frame – Ends March 30th
Day 3 – VivaBox Spa Mani/Pedi – Ends April 1st
Day 4 – Misikko Hana Elite Flat Iron – Ends April 2nd
And today, Friday, we will be posting another large ticket item. A JVC video camera! On Saturday check back for a Magellan GPS. And on Sunday be on the lookout for a Mr. Linky for all of you to post your giveaways.