I am a journalist moving from press into documentary. Most of my films will be shot by professionals while I do the background research and running but I would like to buy a low maintenance camcorder to shoot the odd interview or setting to support them. I will also need it to shoot some background material to show editors.
I have a very low budget of around £500 but wondered whether any of you could give me pointers as to what make/format a camera I should opt for to get pretty good quality images and decent enough sound. Any pointers on your fave editing software would also be really helpful.
Thank you all in advance!