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May 23, 2007 at 1:30 PM #42698themusicwatcherParticipant
I am glad I came across this site before I make an investment on a camera and gear. There arent many retail outlets that have knowledgable people anymore.
I own a independent record label with a VERY LOW budget! I did go to film school many many many many years ago, and have been doing minor video editing with some of the cheapy video editing software programs available.
We are looking to promote our artist online through the use of video. This means we will do interviews, shoot live performances in club settings (which means low light) and host a series of video interviews with other artist – outside and inside. We are also looking to shoot music videos to post on the internet and we wantthe BEST quality we can afford.
Our budget for the camera and accessories is $2500 – $3000. I know this isnt much for you heavy hitters out there, but it is a start.
So, taking into consideration the above needs – what camera and what format would work best for me. I was looking at the GL2.
May 23, 2007 at 2:20 PM #179002AnonymousInactive
Sounds like no need for high definition. Standard definition should do just fine, but you want a camcorder with exceptional low-light performance. Sony "owns" the low-light category with 2 models: The VX2100 sells for about $2200, and the PD170 sells for about $2600. The main difference between the 2 is the more professional mic connectors of the PD170.
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