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Btw, I actually doubt he has made his purchase by this time, especially the purchase of such a camera we have been discussing. If he has made a purchase, hopefully it has not been the purchase of a completely brand new, top of the line camera (maybe even a slightly used high end camera would be more hopeful).
While this post is growing whiskers (the student has undoubtedly already made his purchase by now), I’d like to thank the above poster (WCphotography) for his well-argued, but mis-guided post.
Please note that the original poster wrote:
I plan to use this for Indie films
..thus implying that his videos will be competing against many others that are produced with quite professional equipment.
There is no way he’s going to compete on any where near equal footing with a cheap 1-chip camera. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d be confident in guessing that 1-chip camcorder videos do not win many indie festivals.
Until you’ve used a consumer camcorder in a futile attempt to produce a professional video, you may not understand where I’m coming from, but it is cheaper to buy the proper gear the first time around, than to first purchase a camcorder that won’t do the job, then have to unload it and buy what you should have purchased in the first place.
If I recall, you posted elsewhere, earlier today, asking about a sub-thousand dollar camcorder. You are a professional photographer who is looking to add video to your work. It is not likely that you, or your clients, will be satisfied with video shot on a $999 camcorder. It would be interesting to have you post back here, six months from now with your experience.
Best of luck to you!