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ModeF8U Wrote:

Thanks for the response. True, I do want to do a good job but When it comes to getting the show on T.V. I already have a crew and gear available. I just don’t want to have to hire them through all my "rookie" trial and error’s as I develop my self, and stlye and the show- infront on the lens.
I am looking for the best quality "bang for my buck" while in the develpomental stage. I may have to use this video to get sponsors. Everyone will know up front that this is not the broadcast quality show- But I want them to say it still looks pretty darn good, even if they see it over the web.
In other words; The "prototype" isn’t the end product, you’ll spend the least on it, but try to get the most out of it. Do you still think I need to go as high as $3,000.00( even if I have to spend a little more than 1,500.00).

OK, with that in mind, you might be able to pull this off. To accomplish what youre trying to do, you should be able to get a relatively decent MiniDV camera for between $400.00 and $1000.00. There is a huge number of cameras out there in that price range and unfortunately Im not a total expert on every one. Your best bet is to do your homework. Talk with people and maybe do some research. You can also find a lot of info on the Internet. You can get relatively cheap tripods too. Here again ask and shop around for there are many makes and models there as well. The item you probably would want to make sure you get is a wireless mic system. That is standard practice in an application such as yours. Nobody uses wires anymore. Remember though, in this industry, you get what you pay for and that can make a huge difference in the final product.

On a side note, its great to hear that someone is going to jump into the industry. Im sorry that I cant me more specific on what actually to buy but part of being in this field is being able to educate yourself on each aspect and making sound decisions. Be aware however that its not as easy as it looks. Especially what youre trying to do. Of course the only way to learn is to do it.

Good luck my friend!

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