We want a camera that is good at capturing the image, color and white balance as close to reality as possible.
I have bin looking at a panasonic AG-HVX201AE or AG-HPX171
Maybe even a Sony PMW-EX1 or a PMW-EX3
I was looking at a test with a sony and a panasonic.
However, in that test, the panasonic must have the wrong settings.
Is it really that bad?
I think that the sony in that test makes a good picture but does the camera fit my needs?
I am looking at a camera that is good for making documentaries at first but we would also like to use it for shooting with studio lighting and make episodes in a tv-serial way that we maybe could sell to a TV-station.
Or even make a movie to show at some local film festival in a cinema.
I have heard that when you are making a documentery, the camera is not as important as what the documentary is about but when it is scripted television, you need a better camera.
I want a camera that lasts and when we have the ball rolling we can buy a better camera.
My absolute limit is 10.000 euro, i prefer 4000-7000 euro if that is possible for all equipment.
What kind of camera could fit me?
The panasonic that i am looking on has 100mbps and the sony has 35mbps. what diffrence does this make?
The sony cameras is XDCAM, is this better than P2?
What kind of equipment do i need for example the sound?
Do i need mixers and external audio recorders or do i just need a good microphone?
If i have two external microphones connected to the camera, do they save the sound in diffrent tracks or at the same time and the same track?
If i save on memory cards, can i transfer the files to the computer via the camera or do i need a expensive cardreader for several $$$?
Edited by Tobias Johansson, 03 February 2009 - 08:16 PM.