I've just wrapped up my first feature (and off it goes on a new journey....) when a new project pops up out of nowhere.
A creative documentary on artists without a budget!
So I'm looking for a camcorder for under £300 which is portable, has a wide angle lens or atleast relatively wide, great sound quality, isn't to large and would be great for shooting on the fly. At the moment i'd prefer to shoot in MiniDV and at that I don't mind if im shooting in 4:3 or widescreen. i just want to be able to do everything myself, easily and simply.
I was looking at some cameras such as the XL1 (I owned one years ago but don't like the lack of LCD screen) and also the XM2 which seems more suitable (as it comes with the LCD screen) but i'm told the audio is not great. I'm really looking for a solid all in one video camera (that isn't a DSLR) which will really give us quite an aged look. I want the film to look "beat", so of most importance is the audio.
24p would be great. But i'm not sure if there would be issues adding a frame to reach 25fps for PAL over here.
Progressive seems to be preferred over interlaced these days, but i'm not sure if there really matter.
Thanks in advance!