I am relatively new to the world of video making and adore it. Buying the right eqiuipment for the job is like a minefield so I'd really appreciate any insight.
I got in to it after I was given an old Sony dsr pd-150 last year. After buying a professional Sennheiser lavalier microphone for it it's given me amazing results. My main use is for interviews and seminars. In December I also bought a Canon Vixia HF-S200 HD for GV's (actually I bought it because it also has an external microphone socket and all the promise that you could get good quality sound). I've learnt the hard way that a consumer HD camcorder (£600 later!!!) does not do the job of a professional camcorder (although the image quality is amazing, I must say!).
So now I'm going to spend upto £3000 on a semi-pro camcorder, because I need HD with professional audio.
I love using memory cards rather than tape and I would prefer an xlr microphone socket.
Does anyone have any recommendation, tips or hints about which one to look at?
Many thanks indeed!