A digital camcorder can be used for many types of creative video projects. It can be used to create wedding or graduation keepsakes or even to make short documentary films.
With its ability to record near-professional grade video and sound, a digital camcorder gives the average person the tools to express himself in a medium that was previously only available to film and other media professionals. With the rise of specialized video editing applications for all kinds of electronic devices, video from digital camcorders can be edited to create montages, short films, music videos, video podcasts and all sorts of other video entertainment or education.
Adding digital effects to original projects is easy when using digital camcorders, some of which allow users to add effects within the camera. Backgrounds, colors, scene transitions and onscreen text can sometimes be created and manipulated without complicated editing software. Advanced add-on software can help creators add even more interesting and complicated effects.
Before digital camcorders became the norm, early camcorders primarily used videotapes for recording. Instead of tapes, however, digital camcorders use internal memory disks and SD cards to store media files. The advantage of these memory sources is the ability to access and edit video non-linearly.