Just got back from the beach...went to look at my videos from my Sony MiniDV camera I purchased a couple years back...anxious to see my 2 year old son playing putt putt for the first time...thick blue lines covering half the screen. Looked like the stripes on the American flag except it alternated blue lines and the picture I recorded with no sound
I'm praying that it's only the play back of the video camera that's messed up and not the recording. Thought it might just be a faulty tape so I checked another one and it did the same thing.
Now that my anger has subsided some, I'm on the search for a new video camera but notice that there are a lot of different kinds currently on the market: Mini-DV, DVD, Hard Drive, HD, Flash Memory, etc.
For anyone who has purchased or researched them recently, what is the best type of video camera to buy at a reasonable price for home movies?
Thanks for any help you can provide.