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You can get a standard definition Canon GL2 for $2,500 or less, and maybe an older model used XL1 – if you want decent glass, features and to stay with SD. You can move into a decent HDV environment with the Canon HV30; and spend $4 and you can go tapeless with memory cards in the new Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD camera. A few Sony advocates on these boards have a variety of models they use and like, in spite of certain trade offs. Perhaps they will chime in. I use Mac with FCP – you’re looking at a $3K-$4K investment there, but IMHO well worth the investment. PC people seem to give a lot of credence to Vegas editing software particularly.
Yeah, I was planning on getting a used one on Ebay. So it seems like I can get a lot nicer camera for my money. I definitly want to go with HD as I’m going to try and make a full 60-90 minute video I can package and sell. Do you have any other suggestions? What do you shoot? What makes the biggest difference between video looking like some home video and a quality product. I notice some of our local commercials are NBC looking quality and others look like a bad junior high school project.