So someone on my floor up here at school is trying to get into video and filming and that "art" stuff or whatever. And at some point he mentioned something called a DVR. He said it is a "Digital Video Recorder" and that usually they are small, recording devices which are extremely portable and useful for on the fly shooting.
So my understanding of it is just a mini, ultra-portable camcorder that records things on a memory card instead of tape. I did some googling around and found something like this. And this is where the story gets a bit weird.
It's model number is PVR-9122. And the homepage alone is creepy enough.
So now I'm ultra confused. Are DVR's things that are used for nanny-camming and such? My friend said "on the fly" recording, whatever that means. And take for example the model that I linked to. I don't understand nearly half of all that technical jargon but from what I understand it needs some sort of cable connection? I can't tell if this is just an ultra-compact fancy video recorder or if it is something totally different.
I was thinking of getting a camcorder recently because it would be nice to have for college memories and such. And I was thinking about this whole DVR thing but now I'm totally confused as to what it is. Should I just stick with a digital camcorder?