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    Hi! I'm kinda new in this subject so I wanted to know which camcorder is best when recording a music video for a non-profit organisation. I did some research myself and the ones that caught my attention were the HV series. I would like to see your opinions and suggestions. IF possible, under $1000. Thanks in advance

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    The model is not really that important - any good one will do.

    However, you'll need some extra equipment; a tripod, and a good, external microphone, at least - if you intend to record sound on location.

    (If everything will be dubbed from existing tracks, no external mike is needed.)


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    The latest model is HV40
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    Many people recommend a card-based camcorder instead of the older tape technology. If you have a computer powerful enough to handle AVCHD (you need more power for that, than editing HDV tape), you might consider a card-type camera.


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    Everything will be dubbed... I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR 1280 x 720 (29,97, 25 cups) is that good enough for a good quality? And also I have a Nikon Colorpix P100 that's FULL HD (high definition total): 1920x1080 p/30 fps. Is this good quality or should I get better? (I also know that it's not the camcorder/camera that makes a video awesome but I know it does help)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy30hylton View Post
    I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR 1280 x 720 (29,97, 25 cups) is that good enough for a good quality?
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    What do you mean? o.o I don't know much about video production... so I guess I'm asking for help?

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    Your Canon should do the trick. I'd rather use this and get some extras (tripod, batteries, sound, light).

    Don't get too hung up on 1080. What's you output medium?
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    Well I was thik of MP4 maybe? or AVI? What do you recommend?

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    You say it's going to be played on TV. You do it for a TV station? In that case, you should ask the TV station what format they prefer. For in web use, h.264 is the way to go.
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    Okay Thank you for your help guys

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