Let me start of by saying... NEWBIE, is an understatement..... I know nothing about any of this at all. That is exactly why I joined the forum. I need help, and I am trying to explain what I will be using the equipment for.
I recently have been given the chance by a lot of companies support in the Archery industry, to produce my own hunting dvd series of Bowhunting.
So almost all of our footage is in the woods... Branches, leaves, trees, etc between ourselves and the object were filming. So honestly with my lil cheap camera, it has the lil auto focus stuff going on that makes it miserable to look at. We have just been videoing our hunts for years, just for ourselves.. No editing or anything like that. But now that all has to change.
I'm not sure of the Camcorder that we need.... Price range $4K-$6K... If cheaper is all I need, then happier I am!
I'm not sure if we should try to get into the editing ourselves for the first Dvd, or would it be more cost and time affective...and most likely better quality to work with someone towards editing??
Obviously I know nothing about this... So is there certain things, tips, tricks that I should look into as well for great quality...? Should I take any classes to learn my equipment, or will that come with time???
I know that this won't be easy. What you guys do is a pure art form.
I don't know if I gave enough information on what were using it for or not, but we are definately filming for hours at a time... and we are out in the boondocks at time!
Thank you everyone.. Hope to hear from everyone.. Sorry for being so dumb, but I hope I'm welcomed into your world with open arms!!