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#1 David Canup

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:05 PM

Hello, I am in the process of doing some research on cameras for someone. They are looking to start filming for public television but on a budget since most of it when on computer, sound, and music equipment. Here is a list of what they are trying to find in their camera.

1) SD camera that would work great with a Mac.
2) Camera that has a little bit of weight to it instead of one of the really light ones.
3) clear video is the main key here

We are looking at two price ranges...
A ) 250-350
B ) 500-600

What are your suggestions in both of those price ranges?

Thanks for your time;
Herby

Edited by David Canup, 21 January 2010 - 05:07 PM.

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#2 David Canup

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

I apologize I must have posted this question in the wrong area of the forum. Could one tell me where it should have been posted so that I can get advice on this topic.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:08 AM

You aren't going to find any professional cameras, even SD, for that price-range. You're cheapest bet will be around 1500 I seem to recall.
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#4 David Canup

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

Yes, I do realize that. They are just starting to learn filming and do not want to spend the money right now to get a professional camera since they will not be making money filming. They are looking to buy a camera that is one step above your $199 Wal-Mart Specials, something that will last a couple of years, till they can get a better camera.
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

Ironically you'd probably be cheaper off looking into HDV camcorders for around $500-800 or so. Canon has some nice offerings, I'm a bit out of touch with them, but as they're mass produced, they're often cheaper.
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#6 Rob Vogt

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

You might be able to find an old Ikegami that shoots betaSP on ebay for around that. But then you got to figure out your workflow.
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