First of all, I am new to this forum, so thank you for all the help in advance.
I have just graduated from Uni and am now working as a structual Engineer until I go and do a ski season in December. Skiing is a great passion of mine and I am particually intrested in Freestyle skiing etc...
I am saving up for a video Camera to take out with me to record me and my friends and eventaully go onto producing a video of all the good footage we have.
So as a complete novice in video cameras which hardware do you think is suitable? HDV/DV, SD, HardDrive, DVD etc... so many to choose from.
Would you recommend buying a second hand camera as apposed to buying a new one?
I have around £500 and could strech depending on the equipment. It would also be nice to get a cheap tri-pod and a wide angle lens to capture the skiing. Would i also need filters as ski slopes are really bright?
I am currently searching and reading old posts for information that has already been posted.
Thanks in advance for your help,