What kind of camera should i get?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mattportner, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. mattportner macrumors member

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    I am going to be using Final Cut express for my editing.
    I have an Intel iMac.

    My price range is about $1,000 to $2,800.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Edit: VIDEO CAMERA.
     
  2. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    definitely look into the canon hv20. its only $1000 but if you know how to soot you can get some pretty nice footage outta this cam. it shoots 24 fps at 1080p. of course if you just want to shoot SD you could do a lot worse than the panasonic AG-DVX100B. it costs a lot more though - $2700-$3000.
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    You could be a little more specific. Do you want HD or SD? Consumer camera or a "prosumer" camera? Manual or full auto? Give us some background info about your experience with cameras.
     
  4. mattportner thread starter macrumors member

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    Preferably HD.
    Not professional. But not a tourist vacation camcorder.
    Not full auto. Not full manual either.
    I make short films and skits and have used a video camera all my life.
     
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    The HV20 is the best HD camera you're going to get for under $3000.
    If you can go up to like $3500-$4000, you could get a camera like the Canon XH-A1 or Sony HDR-FX1, which are great cameras.

    Or if you want to go SD, you can get a Panasonic DVX100 or a Canon GL2 for like $2000 iirc.
     
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  9. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    actually we keep linking to them but most of the guys at b and h are pretty knowledgeable - call them up and see what they say.
     
  10. mattportner thread starter macrumors member

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    and the Sony DCR-VX2100 will work flawlessly with iMovie and Final Cut Express?
     
  11. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    it should. sony cams have those i-link ports which are just 4 pin firewire ports in disguise.
     
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