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March 24, 2012 at 9:23 PM #49569AnonymousInactive
My organization is putting together a budget studio, but with so many cameras to choose from, it’s difficult to figure out what our best choice is. I’m seeking professionals help here. We’re on a budget, so high-end professional equipment is out of the question. Our budget is around or under $800.
This is what we need:
True 1080p format
Mic on cam and/or audio/min in
Ability to mount on a tripod
Note – The camera will be used for a small budget inside studio with medium to bright lighting.
Thank you all for your help!
March 24, 2012 at 9:29 PM #202882doublehammParticipant
No, I have not seen a completely invisible camera yet, sorry.
March 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM #202883AnonymousInactive
Sorry… For some reason my original text kept posting in code, so I had to delete it an re-enter
March 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM #202884doublehammParticipant
I have a little Panasonic handheld that I bought as a travel camera. Most the newer models are upgrades in the same line they just have different features. such as http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749852-REG/Panasonic_HDC_SD90K_HDC_SD90_High_Definition_Camcorder.html Lots of great reviews.
I know my camera had a 5.1 mic on top, but unless you want to spend a
lot of time in a NLE balancing each channel – not to mention you need a
NLE that supports surround sound editing – the only way you will ever
hear the 5.1 surround is if you play original footage straight from the
camera. For basic editing, the NLE can get confused on the channels and you will get strange audio after edit. Rarely is this ever needed so that mic to me is more of a gimmick – though I HAVE used it. I am not sure if their current handhelds have 5.1.
In any case, they do have microphones built in.
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