Hi all, I'm based in Kent and over the past couple of years, have moved across from just taking pics to video. I bought a Sony Nex 5 when it came out and have a couple of POV cams - Contour HD's for use on the bike itself. Over the past six months I've made the transition from iMovie over to FCP X and whilst nowhere near being an expert, I'm, getting the hang of it.
I'm now looking to 'move up' with a better DSLR or maybe a dedicated Video Cam - herein lies my dilemma - I've read so many reviews and watched so many videos, my head is exploding with it all....
I'm veering towards a Canon 5D III however I still have some doubts on this. I was looking to get a rig of some description and a new Manfrotto tripod.
My question is should I be looking at the Nikon D800 or should I be looking at a Video Cam - I did look seriously at the JVC HM150 as it records straight to dot mov files and gets reasonable reviews.
My budget is 2,500 to 3,000 to begin with and I hope to add more lenses / equipment into next year.
Here's an example of the type of stuff that I'm doing - at just past three mins is where Nex 5 footage is, the bike footage is Contour hD