As the title states, a newbie here looking for some advise, so hope you can help.
Have for some years been involved in studio photography to the point where I now earn a decent living taking both product and live model photography, but till now have steered clear of video production.
Have been increasingly requested if I can also do video along with stills as part of modeling sessions. Now have good studio facilities with plenty of daylight continuous lighting equipment, but if I am honest, simply don't have a clue where to start in terms of camcorder hardware requirements. Not looking to spend £1000's of pounds, but would like some recommendations as to a decent starter/ mid range camcorder which will do the following:-
Easy conversion of video to MPEG/AVI/Quicktime formats for web publication
Reasonable low light performance
Good video and audio quality for DVD publication
Thanks in advance