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June 24, 2006 at 7:14 PM #42496AnonymousInactive
I’m new to the forums. However I’m soooooo happy I stumbled across them. It’s great to be able to talk to people who are like minded when it comes to the love of video.
I’m starting a video production business in the near future. I would like to do weddings, family reunions, training videos in addition to filming church services. After a while I’m hoping to produce my own show. I say all that because I’ve noticed when others ask for advice the first question is always…What are you gonna use it for??? ha ha ha X-D
Anywho I had my heart set on the gl2 but after reading all the posts I’m seriously thinking about the vx2100. However I’m not sure if I can afford it. I have 5200 to spend. BUT I also need a new PC and I’m buying the Avid Xpres Pro software. I also need a tripod and mics so I’m trying to figure out how to stretch my dollars.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
June 24, 2006 at 11:47 PM #178469DigitalVideoParticipant
Look into the Sony FX1. HD is where everything is headed so make the investment. I just read in the paper where Circuit City just posted huge profits thanks to sales of HDTV’s. A friend of mine who works at Best Buy told me there’s 100% mark up.
June 25, 2006 at 12:27 AM #178470AnonymousInactive
Careful though, the FX1 performs worse than it’s "little" brother, VX2100, in low light.
June 27, 2006 at 5:38 AM #178471tpainterParticipant
My advice is — whatever Hank (compusolver) says – follow it. 🙂
Don’t scrimp on the camera — the vx2100 is your best bet. Next, I would get good audio, tripod and light. Plus, there is a lot of professional value when it comes to the look of the camera – the gl2 looks more like a consumer camera than the more professional looking vx2100.
You can save a lot of money by looking at a different software package. Nothing against Avid, but that software is 1,400. You can do great stuff with a software package like Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere for less than half that.
You can always upgrade your computer/software later when you start making some money.
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