I could use some advice on renting a video camera.
I have tons of experience with handheld DV camera, and editing with both Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.
Now, at work, we want to shoot a short 3-5min clip of a product. They want it to look as professional (clear) as possible.
Should I look into semi-professional cameras like the Sony XL2 (I'm told that I'd get the same quality with any 'good' handheld DV.... is that true?). I'm also told that they're much more complicated to use... so I don't know if I'll be able to figure it out in the short time frame we've set. Any thoughts?
Should I look into a HD camera? (I'm told that a friend had a handheld DV, and the quality was incredible). Is editing HD any different than normal DV?
Whatever I decide on has to be within my capabilities...
Any advice would be great.
Thanks so much,