My old video camera is a Samsung HMX-H104. I love its time lapse video modes, but hate the fact that Samsung's bogus codec causes Quicktime (and also iMovie) to play Samsung recorded video at twice their actual horizontal resolution. The only way to make Samsung videos usable is to transcode them in Compressor.
I'm considering getting a new video camera - how do I ensure that I don't end up with another camera that requires transcoding?
Also, if I'm considering switching from iMovie to Kino, Blender or maybe FCP X should that influence my choice of camera?
Update - The codec problem with Samsung cameras goes beyond iMovie. Quicktime player 10 can't play the videos correctly either, and I don't want to optimize my camera choice for just iMovie.