2008 February 10th, 22:29
Want to film this summer
Want to do a film this summer. Currently writing a script. Budget will be low. I have maybe 2k to 3K for a camera. Please help me narrow a list of possible cameras.
I want the film look....so maybe 24p is a must.
First question....do I really have to go with HD?
I was considering a DVX 100. Prices have been coming down on those cameras.
However, could I pull off a really good looking film with the HV 20 or HV30?....with 35mm lens. The footage I've seen has been pretty impressive, but I also like the footage I've seen from the DVX 100.
Please be kind. This is my first film. I have a lot to learn about these cameras.
I'll probably be editing on PC with Vegas.
Wish I could get ahold of one of those Red One cameras(te he!)
If I went with the HV 20 or 30, what kind of package will I need to do a film? I assume I'll need a lens adapter, a good mic, etc. How much do these 35mm lens adapters cost?
2008 February 11th, 09:58
where do you want your film to be shown?
2008 February 12th, 18:58
If I can pull off a pretty good film, I'd like to submit to festivals. Thanks for asking.
2008 February 13th, 00:57
well, if the desired festival takes HD videos, de hi resolution picture could actually help... if it only turns to accept film or DVD, then a DVX100 will help, plus you will really enjoy all the manual controls. and a better low light performance... which are way beter if you can't take advantage of HD
2008 February 14th, 10:33
Personally, I would say that HD is the way to go. Even if you only want to shoot SD, you can do that with an HD camera. In fact, you would want to shoot in HD, then downsample to SD. It will look better than SD video shot in SD.
Since you are looking for 24p, then you definately want to get a camera that is capable of shooting in 24p natively.
Anyway, I think the HV20 is the answer to your question! You have obviously seen the footage shot from it, and like it.
To do a good film, I would say you will definately need what you listed......35mm adapter, and a great mic. You will also want to get some lighting, especially if you will be doing any indoor shots!