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#1 Michael Ott

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:38 PM

I'm shopping around for digital camcorders after recently striking an interest in pursuing a career in motion picture. I'm looking for a great bargain camera. I wish to use it for all around purposes - Short films, sports footage, interviewing and experimental shooting. Mainly short films and action sports, though.

I have done some research, but I really do not know what I'm looking for exactly. I figured coming from photography to motion picture, I'd have a helpful bit of insight with purchasing a great camera, but I was mistaken about that. I am clueless.

So, if anyone can help me with a few suggestions for a camera unbder $1,000, that'd be great. I don't mind buying used either.
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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:58 PM

So, if anyone can help me with a few suggestions for a camera unbder $1,000, that'd be great. I don't mind buying used either.

Under $1K is tough but try these guys:

http://www.dvinfo.ne...isplay.php?f=71

it's a Canon Optura (1 CCD miniDV cams) forum and they probably have a handle on what you can get for that kind of money.
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#3 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:46 PM

Tim, you forgot to tell him he needs a matte box!
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 11:42 PM

Tim, you forgot to tell him he needs a matte box!

You've painted yourself into a lonely corner, Bud.
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#5 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 06:40 AM

Maybe from where you're standing you can't see the door behind me.
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