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Most likely you’re going to have to buy stock footage unless there’s a college nearbywith film or communication students nearby who will loan you theirold footage from past projects. Despite what any site may say, no one’s giving away free stock footage. However,Footage Firm has a deal for 12 dvd’s worth of DV and HD clips on various subjects for$8 and change each. They say, it’s just for shipping, but it doesn’t cost $8 and change to ship aDVD. I know because I shipDVD’s. Yet, since most stock footage goes forat least $45per set of Standard Def DVclips (usually from 12-25, the better collections cost way more) $8 bucks isn’t a bad deal. I recently purchasedthe collection and its not bad at all for the money.Most of the clips don’t have nat sound, but you can cut them to music or drop in your own sfx without any trouble. They also aren’t setup to make complete sequences, but if you’re creative you can cut together something that looks good anyway.
No, the HV20 won’t give you the quality of a prosumer or pro camera. Besides, Canon’s alreadymoved onto the HV30 and 40. You’ll get some fair imagery for the web with it and if you really know what your doing you’ll get it to look better than expected. Since you’re starting out, it’s a good lil’ rig to get started with and later on when you’re ready for a pro rig, it will make a great ‘crashcam’.