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January 16, 2012 at 7:24 PM #44501AnonymousInactive
This is my first post on this site. I really need some
professionally opinions. My question is that Im stuck trying to pick a camera
that will launch my videography career as a professional.
First I have about 2000 dollars to spend on the Camera and
Gear, here are my two choices. (If you has different idea Id love to hear it)
camera I want is the Canon 60D thats about 1200 W/kit lens then spend the
rest on one more lens and then I need some audio support. For that I need to get a
microphone and a portable audio recorder and that should tape me out around
2nd choice is NOT get a DSLR and just put all the money into a
professional video camera. Some models I have been looking at the Canon XA10 HD
or the Sony HDR-FX7 Link
then put a shot gun microphone on the top through the XLR connection
Again Im a little lost at what to
do? Are there real pros and cons to these cameras? I do some event coverage
but mostly do promotional videos and online wed shows.
January 16, 2012 at 8:54 PM #186331brunerwwMember
Christian – If you get the 60D, you shouldn’t plan on shooting exteriors with shingled roofs or brickwork in the background – or interiors with patterned fabrics or clothing. Otherwise your shots may be ruined by something called moire, as seen in the linked videos.
If you get the Sony FD7, you will be stuck with interlaced video and a 20th century tape-based workflow, with all of the hassles that entails.
For that reason (and the 60D’s 12 minute continuous shot limit), of the three cameras on your list, I recommend the $1849 Canon XA10. Progressive video, XLR inputs and manual audio gain control so you don’t need an external recorder, no moire and unlimited recording time with dual SD cards.
If I weren’t limited to these three cameras, I might recommend something else, though 😉
Hope this is helpful,
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