Hi fellas, I am double minded because of these cameras, I've made lots of short films and I am making, and surely I will so I am looking for the most avaliable and useful camera for independent filmmakers, I've been researching these cameras even contrast them one and one but still there are questions waiting to be answered. I am not good at techical things of cinematograpy I am not good at techical informations about which one is should be good or filmmaking DSLR machine or Canon Hv40, so I need your helps here, I've some questions that confused me about HV40.
We know HV40 records the film to DV cassettes not a memory card except image stills. So this should be a problem for importing film to the computer ? I think I need a firewire card to import to the computer, USB do not work for it? or is there a another way ?
They say HV40 is a special-made camcorder for filmmakers but also some says EOS-5550d gives you better performance at filming because you can put some wide-angle and different objectives to it to get the view that you want to. Can't we also put some wide angle or tele objective to HV40 ? Or does it matter at all ?
I've to make a decision till this autumn between these, Hv40 looks to me more suitable than 550d but I dont want make a decision without consulting master guys like you. Waiting your helps, and thanks for your helps.