Video camera recommendations needed
Hi, my company is working on improving our online courses. Beyond e-learning courses, we would like to also do webinars that include both screen capture and video recordings of the trainer. We wouldn't be doing any "acting" or special scenarios that would require a green screen or really fancy equipment. I have seen lots of great recommendations including software and programs and low cost mics, but the recommendations on video cameras are a bit older and seem to be a much higher cost than we are interested in.
I have two main questions:
1. Can anyone recommend some decent video cameras that are not extremely costly? (I'm thinking between $500-$1000, but if there are cheaper ones, so much the better!) Again, we don't need anything very fancy or high end.
2. It seems that one of the main recommendations is to get a video camera with an option for an external mic (which we plan on purchasing anyway for narrations). I'm not sure if we can find a decent camera with that option. Is it really necessary or can you record them independently and splice them together later?