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lrs1992's picture
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 01/19/2012 - 10:19pm

Hello,

Thought that this forum seemed the place to ask my question,

I'm a trainee Sports Journalist at University at the moment and for part of my TV Production moduleI've been asked to make a Newsworthy TV Package,

I was hoping to be able to record my local team Harrogate Town FC during a game but Idon'thave a camera so was just wondering what the best camera would be for recording the match and able to catch the goals that are scored in good quality.

I am willing to pay upto around 150 but may go upto 350 if pushed to my limit,

Thanks,

Lee


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Lee Stacey, the best would be free. I would check to see if there was some equipment on campus that you could borrow, maybe from the drama or some other department (the sports department might have some equipment that they use to film games or practice). I would suggest that you find a tripod to use also, this will steady your shots and give it a more professional appearance. If your team plays during daylight hours, this would give you more light to give better quality output. This is critical especially if you are using a lower end video camera. You didn't mention how you are going to produce the end product (DVD?), type of computer/software that is available for you to use. Hope this helps, some more info would give us more to work on.


lrs1992's picture
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 01/19/2012 - 10:19pm

Yeah I thought about that, we do have equipment to borrow on campus but I thought maybe buying one now would set me up for things in the future for when I have left university,

I am not fully sure how we are creating the end product yet but I believe we have to edit the video down to 2 minutes of footage, put captions over the video, include a voice over and I also have to have a recorded interview and edit it into the overall video to make it like a real news piece. I will try and find out the software available tomorrow when I am in university.

There are 3 cameras I have found so far, just wondered what your opinions would be on them,

http://www.ankaka.com/ultra-rugged-hd-sport-camcorder-16mp-1920x108030fps-hdmi-macro_p47004.html,

http://www.ankaka.com/hd-camcorder-high-definition-digital-video-camera-silver-3-inch-flip-out-lcd-screen-hd-1280x720-resolution_p713.html

or, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD90-1920x1080p-Ready-Camcorder/dp/B004I1KPI4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327014861&sr=1-1

Thanks,

Lee