I just recently finished watching the archived live lecture "choosing the right equipment". It was great to get an idea of certain camcorders and their price points but wondering if there is a particular camcorder that I should consider for action sports. Would the Sony HDR HC9 do the trick for me? Is the HDR HC9 obsolete already? Or is there something else to consider...keep in mind I don't mind dishing out the $1000 or so, and it doesn't matter to me if it's tapes or tapeless.
I'm looking to capture local high school sports and want to produce some nice quality output. I plan to offer replays of the games, end of season highlight DVD's, and other misc projects. Audio is not a major requirement here...games usually have an announcer who comes in pretty good even on my standard definition camera and highlight projects would be supplemented with my own music.
Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated,