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Getting a DVX-100a. What accessories do I need?


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#1 Tina Coggins

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:07 PM

Well, I've decided on the DVX-100a to help me along as a film student, but I'm not sure what to get to go along with it. I figure I'll need a UV filter lens, to protect the lens, an extra battery and a maybe tripod (?). Anything else I should need? I'll be using this camera for probably five years or so -- seem reasonable?

Any help is appreciated.
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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:02 PM

Well, I've decided on the DVX-100a to help me along as a film student, but I'm not sure what to get to go along with it.  I figure I'll need a UV filter lens, to protect the lens, an extra battery and a maybe tripod (?). Anything else I should need?  I'll be using this camera for probably five years or so -- seem reasonable?

Any help is appreciated.

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Are you gonna start making guerilla films? Get yourself a powerbook with Final Cut Pro; a lavalier mic and a decent boom mic (or make nice with an audio guy) and some XLR cables; a small light kit (which you can put together yourself if you're resourceful); then a firewire cable and some tapes and you're in business.

Once you know what you're doing, you can start adding accoutrements such as matte box, filters,
better tripod, more/better lights.
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#3 Tina Coggins

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:51 AM

Are you gonna start making guerilla films? Get yourself a powerbook with Final Cut Pro; a lavalier mic and a decent boom mic (or make nice with an audio guy) and some XLR cables; a small light kit (which you can put together yourself if you're resourceful); then a firewire cable and some tapes and you're in business.

Once you know what you're doing, you can start adding accoutrements such as matte box, filters,
better tripod, more/better lights.

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I'd really love to have an Apple notbook; I've always thought they were wonderful, but I'm thinking of getting a PC notebook, because I have a Sony Vaio at home that I'll be upgrading to be an Avid box. It would be great to learn Final Cut Pro, but wouldn't there be too much of a conflict between PC and Mac platforms to be able to share files if need be? And will I need to transfer files between the two?
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#4 Tim J Durham

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:57 AM

I'd really love to have an Apple notbook; I've always thought they were wonderful, but I'm thinking of getting a PC notebook, because I have a Sony Vaio at home that I'll be upgrading to be an Avid box.  It would be great to learn Final Cut Pro, but wouldn't there be too much of a conflict between PC and Mac platforms to be able to share files if need be?  And will I need to transfer files between the two?

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I've heard that some people can make a PC function as if it were a real production tool. I've also heard of them spontaneously combusting and wreaking havoc on entire city blocks. Do you want that on your conscience? ;)

But seriously, I know lots of people use Avid XpressDV, Adobe Premier and Vegas (I think that's actually from Sony?) and those run on PC's AND there are lots of places where users post Q's and A's so you can always find help.

http://www.dvinfo.ne...isplay.php?f=11
http://www.forums.dv...jspa?forumID=10

http://www.uemedia.n...rd=AvidXpressDV
http://www.uemedia.n...d=AdobePremiere
http://www.uemedia.n...Cat=0&Board=NLE
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#5 Tina Coggins

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:39 PM

:)

Thanks for the links.!
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