Digital Camcorder for Indie Film

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  1. Paul P

    Paul P Stunt Coordinator

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    So I'm looking to start making an indie film(s), and to be honest I have not kept up with the growth of digital photography. So I'm looking for something quality,
     
  2. Paul McElligott

    Paul McElligott Cinematographer

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    Less than $2,000 is usually a consumer grade-camera, which is of-course pretty usuable. Most indie digital movies are shot on "pro-sumer" models like the Canon GL models.

    However, the older GL1 can be found in your price range
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Canon GL stuff is the lowest I would go unless you're shooting home movies for your family. Figure $2000ish, probably a bit more.

    -Vince
     
  4. Steve Felix

    Steve Felix Supporting Actor

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    And on the Sony side are the DCRTRV950 and VX2000. Look around B&H and Promax. (I bought my cameras from Promax and had a good experience.)

    Maybe you've considered this, but be sure to allow some budget for a decent mic and recording system (DAT, or even Minidisc), because remember: you might pass off bad video as "artistic," but bad sound will always give you away. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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