1. I heard great things about the Movie Tube St. It's a new converter for Hd and Dv cameras (Sony Z1u, Hvx 200). It has a PL mounting for virtually any type of movie lens. And from what i hear, it has beautiful looks ( that surpass the mini 35's a little) as far as transition is concerned. It's about 13,500 US right now. I was thinking of getting this with an HVX 200. About 21,000 For both. And some P2 cards. With this there's virtually no more film or tapes (works like film but processing is on the spot to your comp or laptop while your filming with another card). A s16 like price without the hefty baggage of accessories and film purchase/developing/output to tape.
2. S16, Ahhh the gateway between earth and heaven. Great look to blow up to 35mm and enough resolution to blow out your computer when digitized right. It's great not toooo expensive but will certainly get the film look i'm looking for cuz DUH it's film. Now the thing is I will prolly spend alot on film purchase / processing. Is it worth it to go here? What type of camera would i use anyways? I've heard great things on the A-minima for starters trying to get the money to jump up to big boy cameras. What camera would I get for the budget I have though?
3. 35mm The upside? Everything. It's 35mm you can't go wrong. You have to be high to get bad looking picture. The downside? I'm gonna have to buy a camera used in world war 2's era for my budget. Not literally but you all know what I mean. I just don't think the dream camera is out there to buy with my budget. So unless anyone knows something i don't know about budgets for 35mm cameras, I think i'd be stuck with a old and rusty camera in my range.
Well there it is, 35mm, s16mm, and prolly the baddest budget Digital Video setup on the block. Think expenses initially and down the road and overall quality. LET THE DEBATE START......
Well it's a good conversation to spark and I hope there's a couple knuckleheads like me scratchin their head wondering where to start. This should help alotta people. Everyone Thanx for your input and time for this one.
Edited by AvegaStudios, 19 May 2006 - 03:42 AM.