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- October 10, 2018 at 4:41 PM #72001830AbstractParticipant
Hello I have been shooting some serious amateur video work for the past few months, using a phone on a gimbal, but I would like to graduate to a mirorless Camera and Gimbal setup with an ext. mic. I know enough about Gimbals and microphones, but I am having a real problem with the camera! especially with reviews! It seems to me that all of the features manufacturers brag about in their Specs. are exactly the issues reviewers shoot down! specifically Auto Focus ability, and low light performance! two things that are kind of important! Can anyone recommend a few budget cameras they have actually used, and were happy with in these areas. Thanks John
- October 10, 2018 at 5:15 PM #72001833bobspezParticipant
I use the Nikon Coolpix B700 to shoot 4K video. It will do clips up to about 8 minutes in 4K. It can be set to automatically autofocus on any new subject and does it silently in 1 to 3 seconds. The audio is good for a sync track to audio recorded on my Zoom R16 recorder which can record up to 8 tracks simultaneously. No camera has really good low light performance. It’s best to light up the scene. I use up to three warm white 22 watt led bulbs that create about 150 watts equivalent each. I use Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe audition to edit the audio and video on the video timeline for cropping, zooming, color grading, tweaking the lighting, etc., as well as editing and tweaking the audio. All of the above will fit in your $1,000 budget.
- October 18, 2018 at 7:18 PM #72002332AbstractParticipant
Thanks for your reply!
- March 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM #72011830tazParticipant
I’d say go with a Sony A6500, that’s what I have and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The body comes under $1000 but the lenses will push it a little past that budget.
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