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- March 30, 2008 at 12:36 AM #37228AnonymousInactive
Let me introduce myself. Im Chad, im 29, and im a video-holic. My experience dates back to the 1990’s. In High School ( graduated 1997) we had mostly Panasonic equipment AG-1980 svhs decks,AG-456 svhs cameras,Pan. monitors, and last but not least the infamous Amiga Video Toaster. We could put together a sweet news show. On my own I purchasedan AG-456 and a stand alone digital video miker, can’t remember which one. Ialready had my own Amiga2000 for graphics and such and acquired a few other items from eBay. Around 1999 I sold off all my stuff.OccasionallyI would think back to the fun Ihad with the gear, but now having my own family to take care of, and a mortage….. well you know what I mean. Now my interest has taken hold again and Ihave the support of my wife too 🙂 Sorry this is so long-winded.. now on too my point.
I would like toget into Wedding’s and the such. I realize I got to do freebies etc. But My main question is what to shoot with.I loveDV, plus I already have Sony Vegas. I have played with a Canon dv in the past. I guess I have that mentality of big full size camera, such as the AG-456. I know that svhs can’t compare to DV.It seems thata $200 dv camcouldhave whipped my preciousAG-456.On a side note if you look around on ebay you can acquire one for around $100. No telling how many hours on it though. I think personally a good deal,maybe im biased:)
Im thinking about buying 2 JVC GR-DA30’s. Yes I know, its a consumer camera but it’s what my budget will allow right now. I do plan to save up for something a little nicer, such asthe AG-DVC20? I already have one wedding lined-up in the next few monthes. Its my brother-in-law, so I felt like the timing is perfect.
My other thought was to purchased to AG-456’s and something like the Canopus converter, but why bother. I feel like just about any DV cam would be better. So onto my other question. Why do some retailers sale used SVHS for so stinking much? I just don’t get it. Any thoughts. Once again, sorry for the long-windness of this. I appreciate any feedback, and love what I have learned from reading past post.
- March 30, 2008 at 3:41 AM #164914AspyriderParticipant
Shoot your Brother-in-law’s wedding and make you a good demo reel from it. Then put up a web site and put the wedding on it. Also offer other services like converting photos to video with music and revamping older VHS weddings with a fresh new look. Start building a graphics library. Digital juice is running special deals now of background discs for $9.95. You may want to pick up a couple for titles and background elements.
Look into a good inexpensive editor like Adobe Elements or Magix Movie Edit Pro 14, both under $100.00.
Start editing with home footage and learn, learn, learn. 😉
- March 30, 2008 at 2:05 PM #164915AnonymousInactive
Aspyrider: Sorry if I wasn’t clear, I do have an NLE – I use Sony Vegas which I do love. I use version 4.0, kinda old but more then serves the purpose. Recently I did a video for my daughters girl scout troop, it was an easter egg hunt, I had a blast with it, I think that was what got me hooked again. Really, my main question was about formats to shoot in, svhs vs. minidv. Thanks for the reply though.
- March 31, 2008 at 1:47 AM #164916
- March 31, 2008 at 3:21 AM #164917AnonymousInactive
definitely go dv. you’ll want to upgrade that vegas to version 8 when you get back into it on a ‘paying’ basis as the recent versions offer you more functionality than version 4.
- March 31, 2008 at 10:47 PM #164918AnonymousInactive
All those memories.. ah yes, such as placing a picture on a music stand, cropping it on a monitor, push record… 10 – 15 seconds later press pause, put new picture on stand.. etc. MMHMMM. Yes, sweet memories.
I do like DV in all senses. Speaking of which I went ahead and ordered a JVC GR-DA30 on Sunday. Should get it here in the next couple of days. As stated, I know its not the most feature laden, but I think it will serve my purposes for now. I plan to order another in May. It feels good to get back in the game.
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