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Panasonic PV-810 Hi...I just need a recommendation. I have the option of buying either a quasar or the panasonic. I haven't found any reviews. I need to video tape the lessons I give to my students of violin, viola, cello, and piano so they can go home from each lesson with recording for review at home. VHS is the only fast and economical way to do this. I need good field of view and close-up capability because I am filming their hands on the instrument, and it is hard using my DVD camcorder (I can still return it at this time) to keep the bow hand in the field while teaching, and I can't take time to pan the camera. I also need (so I assume) a stereo rather than mono external mic jack. It would be nice to be able to make high quality recordings of performances too, but this is not my primary reason for buying a camcorder. Thanks very much. Peter Metcalf; peterbmetcalf@gmail.com musical-presence.com

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  • petermetcalf Jan 29, 2008

    Such fast service! Well, I can get the quasar for $30, the panasonic asking price is $200. Is it a no-brainer? I know the quasar has an external audio jack, and is mono.

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Just for recommendation, try out panasonic. panasonic has way lots of upgrades including repair service. they never run low on chips and stuff. quasar is ok too but never really heard about the tech support...

hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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    earl norman llanera Jan 29, 2008

    thats fine. but being practical is even better. :)



    as long as you have the correct resources, you will be sailing smoothly.. good luck!

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