Prof. Quality Vid on a Budget
Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:11 PM
2. I had heard a new line of panasonic 3ccd cams were headed to hit the consumer market soon. Any chance this will start a bigger buz and start other companies to release 3ccd for cheap?
Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:29 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:34 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:54 PM
Good luck venturing into the world of DV.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:48 PM
Eitherways search for used cameras
You could probably find the Sony VX1000 for that price...
It's the first 3ccd miniDV camera...It's around 8 years old
But it's better than any consumer camera you could get for that price range
Other than that look for used Sony PD100--or PD150
Or maybe a used Canon XL1
But there's not much in terms of professional quality video for that price
If you really want a good video camera save up a bit more...
You'll probably start finding a used DVX100 for around $1,500US
Look for it around the time Panasonic releases it new HVX200.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:39 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:59 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 09:25 PM
It's got 3CCDs
And a couple of manual options...
It's Panasonic's top of the line consumer camera
(Unless you consider the DVX100 a consumer camera)
Check it out and if you like it get it...
You can try shooting some good footage with it...
You can shoot good footage with almost any camera
It just depends on your skills
But the GS400 will give you enough freedom to do what you want...
And if it's all you can afford well...
Posted 19 May 2005 - 09:50 PM
Canon XL1s $2100
Panasonic DVX100 $2000
Sony PD-150 $1900
Canon XL1 $1700
Sony VX2000 $1600
Sony VX1000 $1100
Posted 20 May 2005 - 07:49 AM
Under $2000. I'd take a look. No it's not a Cine Alta but so what ? Something to try things with, learn things with.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:23 AM
Does the Mini-DV format have enough resolution for professional work in your guys' opinion? I love the Canon XL2, but am worried that the mini-DV format might not hold up well if the documentary I'm planning gets put onto 35. I'm not sure which will cost more-- buying a DVcam or the extra work the mini-DV might take to look better when transfered?? Opinions?
I'm generally a fan of film myself (my other projects have been super-8 and super-16), but this budget and type of film calls for video, but I would like to aim for cinema distribution.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:51 AM
I do professonal work on DV format all the time, but with a slightly more high-end camera than what's being discussed here.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:08 AM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:29 AM
There have been plenty of DV documentaries distributed on 35mm; "Spellbound", shot on a consumer DV camera (Canon XL1 I think) even got an Oscar nomination... it may have even won, I can't remember. The quality is secondary to content when you're talking about a documentary.
thanks for the comments. I won't feel too bad about the DV quality then. Anyone have experience with the wide-angle lense which Canon makes for it (XL2)?