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Hi Steve. First of all let me congratulate you on having the desire to put a good product on the screen, but, as Hank mentioned (in a nice but sarcastic way X-D ) it takes much more than a good camera to make a good movie. You can have the XL-2 with all the extras and make a horrible movie, but, if you have talent and skill you can make a great movie with your dad’s camcorder. Of course, if you have money to spare go with the best camera you can afford (the DVX-100a rules), but just keep in mind that the camera by it self will not make you a great movie, hell, even Hollywood filmmakers with million dollar budgets manage to make movies that su…ck!
So I say go out there and make the best damn movie you can with what you have, remember good movies are made by talented people, not by great cameras.
P.S. You might want to check out the forums on: http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/
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