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  • AdamR
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    Joined: Jun 7th, 2007, 11:13
    Camera advice Newbie
    Whats some decent cameras that will do the job and wont bust the budget too much. I like to make music clips and possibly ads for tv. Any advice on whats good on marketplace.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Camera advice Newbie
    Hi Adam, What's your budget? Are you looking for HD quality? Would you like a tape based camera? Video Cameras come in lots of varieties - so deciding on whether you need a consumer, pro-sumer or pro camera (often depends on budget) would be a good place to start. :)
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  • AdamR
    Posts: 8
    Joined: Jun 7th, 2007, 11:13
    Re: Camera advice Newbie
    Well im thinking around $1000 Aust (400GBP). A couple i tagged on ebay -Sony DSR-PD150P -Canon XH-A1 High Definition Mini DV Camcorder We on pal broadcast here in Aust but about to change to digital. So i do wonder if im better to go a digital type camera. Not sure if makes any difference. Any advice is really appreciated Thanks
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Camera advice Newbie
    Hi Adam, I haven't used either of these two cameras... but I know the Canon XH-A1 is one of the standards for broadcast... isn't this a tad over your budget??? Second hand they are usually about £2000 I think! Here's a useful free tutorial on concepts of Video Basics you may find useful: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/avfundamentals101[/url] Recording in HDV won't make a difference regarding PAL/NTSC etc.... I'd recommend you google these cameras for review and be careful that you are bidding for the 'genuine camera' on ebay. :) Rounik
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  • AdamR
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    Joined: Jun 7th, 2007, 11:13
    Re: Camera advice Newbie
    Thanks Rounik, the Canon XH-A1 was my 3rd tag on cameras. I may have to wait and save a little longer. I def check out the tutorial you mentioned. Thanks for replies and advice ! Adam
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