2008 January 14th, 08:44
HV20 Noob. Please help me...
Hello I just go the HV20, and now I 'm stuck in a rut. I have done so many searches but im kinda confused on a couple of things. First I really want to get a UV filter to protect the lens. I know I need a 43mm size. I just need some good recommendations. Also I want to get a mic, I have a tri pod, I have an extra battery, and I have alot of tapes. I just want to make shorts and some really cool shots of the kids and family. Please if anyone can help me out with the basics. I want to thank you in advance. This is the best site if you own or looking to get the HV20.. THIS SITE ROCKS.......
2008 January 15th, 00:42
Hi Wurdz921, welcome to the forum!
The first place to look for answers to these sorts of commonly-asked questions is the FAQ. Also, anytime you see a thread that's been made a "sticky" so it comes up at the top of the page, those are also recommended reading.
Indeed, you want a 43mm UV filter. Any 43mm UV filter will do. Multi-coated types are supposed to be less susceptible to lens flares, but I've never been able to see a difference between one brand and another so I just buy cheap ones, that way it hurts less to replace it if it gets scratched.
I'd recommend getting at least one more spare battery and an external charger. A mini-DV head-cleaning cassette would be good to have also.
For your first mic, I'd recommend the mono RODE VideoMic -- get the "Dead Cat" wind muff for it too; it really cuts down on wind noise when shooting outdoors.
2008 January 15th, 10:29
Thank you so much. After I posted this I found a thread about all the stuff I needed. But once again thank you for taking the time to reply...