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#1 Austin Michaels

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

I am in the wedding business for a video camera and i have a GL2 and i want to upgrade to a camera that can show a good picture still under low light. I need the low light part for the ceremony as it is not smart to put the light on them one their moment.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:50 PM

Austin:

I guess the term "upgrade" would be subject to argument, but for low light you need to go Sony. We use the PD-170s for weddings. I don't know of any other camera in the price range that is better in a low light situation. The 2100s are also good (we use these too).

One opinion from a Production Director who edits about 25-30 weddings a year.

Anyone else?

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:37 PM

Could i see some of your weddings kevin? I have been studying some and still would like to.

ib te PD170 how could i get XLR ports on the camera?
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:09 AM

...ib te PD170 how could i get XLR ports on the camera?


PD170 has two XLR inputs as standard.
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#5 Austin Michaels

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:43 PM

Oh didnt see that my bad.

Thank for the feedback.
Any other suggestions on camcorders?
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#6 Albert Smith

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:24 AM

It would be crazy to upgrade now and not go HD. the little consumer canon hv30 although lacking fully manual controls, outputs a much better picture then a vx2100, and certainly better then a gl2 and it goes for $650 (the vx2100 is the same camera as the pd170 accept missing dvcam support and XLRS but if your running XLRS on a gl2 the same unit will work on the VX, althouhg like I said this is probably a bad route to go.) If you are looking to actually spend some money your options open up alot. the sony HDV cameras are pretty decent and pretty strong in low light, I'm not too sure about all of the options here though. Alot has changed in the low end video camera world in the last couple years, actually in the entire video world really, look into whats out there.
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