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Chapter 13. Camcorder Meets Mac > Meet Digital Video

13.1. Meet Digital Video

Technically speaking, you don't need a camcorder to use iMovie. You can work with QuickTime movies you find on the Web, or use it to turn still photos into slideshows.

But to shoot your own video—and that is the real fun of iMovie—you need a digital camcorder. This is a relatively new camcorder format, one that's utterly incompatible with the tapes you may have filled using earlier camcorder types like VHS, 8mm, and Hi-8. At this writing, MiniDV camcorders cost about $400 for a basic model—and prices continue to sink, month by month.


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