I'm trying to prepare my equipment for shooting educational series of films for schools (in HD). it's going to look very simple in terms of background etc. Green screening and adding some white background probably in post, eventually some neat pattern. I'm renting a studio with all the needed lights for green screening so I THINK there will be sufficient lighting.
in terms of video recording I'll be using:
-Sony hdr xr155
-2 other camcorders.
I'd like to know Your opinion on what to pick for still close-up shots just because I'd like to record the series in just a couple tries (not to shoot the same scene over and over again in different angles etc.)
I'm interested in buying sth really cheap, but I'm concerned about it handling low light.
can studio lighting for green screen be coinsidered low light or insufficient light?
any ideas? I'm thinking of purchasing anything under $150 for each camcorder, it can be toshiba camileo, flip mino, idk just to make sure i get crisp image with unnoticable color changes between shots. how about focusing, white balance and other factors? is it all auto? can I handle that somehow? I'll be working with a rode videomic on a boom pole so built-in microphones don't matter.
thanks for Your thoughts!