HELP! The company that I work for is looking to bring video production in-house having previously used agencies to shoot the following type of footage:
I'm looking to purchase a camera, tripod and mics to begin shooting the video myself but have no idea where to start.
- Talking head style interviews with employees
- Conferences/large meetings
- Product demonstrations
- Employee events (golf days, go-karting etc.)
Initially, I've been looking at HD 'handicam' sized camcorders with a budget of around £500-£750 but very few of these seemed to offer inputs for external mics (3.5m jacks or even hotshoe connections) and I think that these are essential as much of the footage is interview based. Any suggestions on cameras that I might have missed?
I'm now extending my search to semi-pro cameras with a budget of between £1500 and £2500. I'm looking for recommendations for something that's relatively easy to use, allows a decent mic (preferably tie mic) to be connected, can shoot for a couple of hours (for those boring meetings) and outputs in a format that can be edited in something like Adobe Premier Pro.
For the most part, the camera will be used indoors and will be static but should also be resonably stable when shooting on the move for more interesting material to cut into the dull stuff.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!