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- June 19, 2010 at 5:32 PM #43242AnonymousInactive
I want to buy a camcorder for making short films… I want as good quality as possible and by that I mean I would like to get as close to film as possible (without shooting on film :p). That would mean at least HD1080, 24 frames… ability to shoot slow motion (60-120 or higher), shallow depth of field is also a must.
I’m looking to spend around $5-7K any advise would be greatly appreciated!
- June 19, 2010 at 5:47 PM #181231CraftersOfLightParticipant
Have you checked out the video series in this topic yet?
- June 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM #181232AnonymousInactive
from what I can see this is more on DSLR cameras, I’m looking for a camcorder type device
- June 20, 2010 at 2:40 PM #181233CraftersOfLightParticipant
I pointed this out because of two of your requirements that are pretty hard to find in a camcorder.
…I would like to get as close to film as possible (without shooting on film :p).
… shallow depth of field is also a must.
This comparison was done on how well thee DSLRs did video and compared them to film. There a re many on this board that feel that the sensor/package format of these DSLRs are the nextgeneration of cinema camera.
- June 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM #181234birdcatParticipant
At a $7k budget you’re gonna be hard pressed for phenomenal depth of field – You could go with a $3-4K camera and a lens adapter – something like this: http://store.redrockmicro.com/Catalog/M2EncoreBundles for about $2k leaving you about $1-2k for a lens(es) (depends on what’s left over).
- June 21, 2010 at 7:44 AM #181235AnonymousInactive
At that price range I would pick up a HVX200 off Ebay, then invest the rest in a Letus 35mm lens adapter kit. Also you could look at getting a Red Scarlet, but I am not even sure if those are shipping yet and if they are god only knows how long the wait list is on them. A third option would be getting a DSLR, I hear good things about the Canon 5D, but if you go that route be prepared to rent a hard disc recorder because you probably arnt going to want to run your location sound mix to this camera.
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