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    Hey Everyone:

    Really enjoying this site and all the input that has been shared.

    Marc, I hope this is OK to post in this section, as the others just did not seem right. If you need to move or delete, please feel free to do so and I will understand. :

    General Question:
    As a NEWBIE and regular consumer who has basic equipment at hand and very little money, what can we do to possibly enhance our output quality without major expenses or moving up to more professional equipment? What I mean is that with a basic video camera (Sony Hi, basic video software (Such as Pinnacle 9 etc.), maybe a small mixing board and some wireless lapel mics, are there some general rules or suggestions?

    I hope I am asking it correctly and that you all understand where I am going.

    I have mentioned that I have been doing some projects... I am constantly fighting with sound and video quality, lighting (filming at night for example). Do you guys/gals have some general suggestions? I could post my last 6 minute video (finished last night) if that would help with what I am facing but I think some could possibly be offended due to it being church related and I do not want to cause problems or controversy.

    I have been toying with the idea to possibly build a little bounce light system (like they use on still camera shots (Umbrella looking thing)) for enhancement of lighting inside homes etc…

    Any input welcomed.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter
    ...some could possibly be offended due to it being church related
    I'd only be offended by the church theme if you had filmed yourselves nicking the lead from the roof!


    Seriously though, good question. I've not tried filming at night so would be interested in do's and don'ts myself!

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    I would save up and go digital (miniDV/Digi


    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter
    Do you guys/gals
    That's a good point. Are there actually any females here at the boards?
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    Off the top of my head, there's GillianG and xbackstretgirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Off the top of my head, there's GillianG and xbackstretgirl.
    Don't forget Sascha Marc "If there's ever anything I can do to repay you. Anything at all....". Isn't that how it went? lol

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    Pieguy:

    I take it when you say save up you are talking about a MiniDV pro-sumer level of camera and not a basic off the shelf Digital Video Camera?

    I have tried one of my projects using a Mini Digital video camera (Off the shelf) and really did not see much difference at all in comparison to my Hi8. I use firewire to capture and not USB or other options.

    What about purchasing after market/used equipment? Is there a market out there and what do you need to be concerned/look for when purchasing? I know E-bay has some listed and obviously we are talking $1000 US plus units here correct?

    Scooter
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    ATI Video
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    2 Seagate ATA 160 Gig HD,1 Maxtor 120 Gig HD
    Sony DRU-510 DVD/CD Burner
    Viewsonic 19\"LCD
    Pinnacle 10 PlusMediaSuite
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    Bump....
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    2 Seagate ATA 160 Gig HD,1 Maxtor 120 Gig HD
    Sony DRU-510 DVD/CD Burner
    Viewsonic 19\"LCD
    Pinnacle 10 PlusMediaSuite
    PremierPro 1.5 Suite
    Sony HVR-A1U 1080i HDV Camcorder

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