Hi folks, my 1st time post here.
I'd like a bit of advice please. I need to film some actors on digital video, just reading from a script and so on (all interior filming) and I have access to a Canon XL1 so I really want to use that. However, I am thinking about purchasing a new camcorder (from a range of five), on a budget, but I am not sure if will be able to use the footage shot on both of them, when it comes to editing it all together. Hence me turning up here for some advice
I realise that some of you people have got access to some pretty impressive cameras, but I lack those resources and just want to get some straight-forward filming done with what's at my disposal. Nothing fancy or too complicated, just straight forward filming of actors reading lines; drama, not action.
I am considering purchasing one of the following; a JVC Everio (GZ-MG50), one of those new ones with a hard drive, or a Panasonic NVGS35B digital camcorder, or a Sony DVD203 digital camcorder, or a Sony DVD202E digital camcorder, or finally a Sony DVD403 digital camcorder.
Why ? Well, these are the ones available to me cheaper than any others, and because it's going to be more efficient working with two cameras at the same time. That said, when it comes to editing, am I being foolish to presume that the footage (from two different cameras) will blend seemlessly together ? I really need the advice of somebody with some knowledge and experience !
Finally, I would really appreciate if somebody could also advice me on some basic editing software for my home PC with which to edit the stuff together; again, no special effects required, nothing complicated at all. I just want to edit this stuff together competently.
Thanks for reading this, and if you have any advice, I'd be really grateful if you would share it !