Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › General › Video and Film Discussion › Green horn needs help please. › cappiejoe Wrote:Hi Birdcat
Hi Birdcat, I’m not using any programs as I’ve bought nothing yet. I want to understand how to do everything before I buy stuff only to say later, damn, if only I had known this then I would have bought that instead. So I want to learn as much as I can first. I hope that doesn’t mean I’m wasting your time by perhaps asking stupid questions that might have obvious answers if only I already had the equipment. Thanks for your response as well as to everyone else. I’m hoping my budget will be between 2k and 3k but that will have to include everything such as a tripod, lighting, etc. I already have a computer.
Hi Thomas –
I too work under severe budget constraints. I would have to say that I’ve ONLY spent around $5,000 over the past two or so years on my camera (around $500), accesorries (around $500), software (around $2,500) and video/audio assets (royalty free stuff – around $1,500).
If money is such a serious issue, I would suggest your looking at Sony’s Vegas Movie Studio+DVD. It is almost as functional as their full blown product but at a fraction of the price (you can get it for around $70). If nothing else, it will give you some very good functionality at a bargain price. I started with the equivalent of that (they used to call it Screenblast Movie Studio) and I have since moved on to the full Vegas+DVD product. It’s easy to learn, intuitive and powerful.
I have other money saving tips if you’re interested – Lemme know.