I'm going to be doing a huge trip soon which I need to do a 'guerilla documentary' for. But I know nothing really about video cameras and I don't really feel like I can trust any of the sales assistants I've spoken to in shops lately!!!
Hopefully someone here can lend some helpful kind advice.
Because I'm going to be on the road for over a month and travelling very light I think I am wise to be looking at Hard Drive cams... It really seems like I could do without the cost and hassle of media. Is this an intelligent choice? Is there a rough guide to hours per Gb of storage space?
I'm afraid my budget is tight, but I'm not after a top end camera. These videos will be posted and viewed online mostly, so perfect colour and sharpness will be wasted in most cases.
One of the most annoying things I find about home-made videos posted on various sites on the net is the sound quality. Most of my trip will be filmed from the road and I really don't want to be picking up lots of engine noise, or weather if I can avoid it. Any suggestions here? Do I need to get an extra mic and how much would that realistically set me back?
Thanks in advance.