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Video recording?

Good morning, all.
 
I am looking to video our concerts for archive purposes only.  I'd love to be able to just set it up, let it run, and then be able to show the recording to the class.  Yes, I'd like it to have either decent sound OR a mic input.  I would love for it to record to .mp4, and would love to be able to *easily* edit the full concert to clips.
 
I used to used my Flip... lousy zoom, focus issues (esp. in concert/low light), and sound wasn't all that grand either.  Then they stopped making it.  So I am looking to make a purchase, but wanted your input first.
 
What do you use for these purposes?
 
Thanks,
 
Scott Lounsbury
 
on June 25, 2013 12:49pm
This is a great camera! Full HD, and a microphone input. It has a pretty good autofocus. It uses an SD card so it records AVCHD which is a better format then .mp4. I have used a camera like this (not this model)  to record my own little choir for their Christmas program! 
 
on November 23, 2013 5:04pm
VERY late reply, but what about a Sony Bloggie? It isn't great in low light, but it sure handles sound well IMHO. I use it to shoot videos of myself singing with my choir. I have a youtube playlist and the first video in it shows how I shoot my videos. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7450C662E71A8000 (Because I haven't seen ANYONE on youtube who shoots choir videos quite like mine. I have fun! So I'm sorry to say sometimes it will sound soprano heavy because you're basically IN my section with me.)
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on January 7, 2014 10:20am
Even later reply ;) But yes, I haved used a Sony Bloggie and I like it a lot! Works very well for the size of it!! 
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