Hey guys my first post here Hoping i can get some simple answers and some good suggestions on some camera's to get!
First i just looked at the sticky HDV vs. DV and i have to say to me the slight difference is not really worth the extra $$$ at least to start off since this will be our own gear that me and the band i work for own. Maybe when we start trying to make DVD's and sell them we will upgrade to full or partial HD. Anyway whats the deal with miniDV SD or HD vs flash or HDD cameras? Does minidv allow for frame by frame or some better perks or what?
2.) Aside from having a mobile camera for close ups and other cool shots of the shows and a few cameras out in FOH capturing the band i would like to start with stage cameras capturing the stage performance with maybe 1 handheld capturing out front.
Budget is about 500-600 USD ea. camera used prices. maybe more, money is not really an issue but i wanna start slow and build over the next year as we progress.
I was thinking something like the two cannon hf10's for two on stage cameras, and something like the canon GL1 or 2 for handheld maybe??? I have no idea Im really attracted to the miniDV cameras like the AG-DVC20 and the GL's vs the consumer handhelds, but the HF10 gets good reviews and is just for capturing the onstage shots not the out front show...
For sound i was planning on getting external mic for all the camera's and feeding them wirelessly to my laptop for recording and doing some EQ work, aside from them we will be doing our own multitrack recording with professional gear.
For me im a sound engineer so its not sound thats the issue its figuring out what cameras to get and gathering tips.
Thanks, and sorry for the long first post!