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    Buying a camera to film advice

    Hey be-mag, I want to buy a camera to start filming and making edits with but have very little knowledge on what's what when it comes to equipment, hoping someone here could give me a basic outline on what's good and what's not. I've used a DSLR before but want a camera specifically for filming so have gathered this isn't the best way to go. I'd say I prefer SK, Ivan narez and sizemore's edits over the Sd footage that is also really popular right now, so if someone could point me in that sort of direction and explain how that crisp, colourful effect is done that would be sick!

    thanks

    #2
    How much are you looking to spend?

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      #3
      As far as I know, David and SK are using Panasonic HVX200s with Century DVX fisheyes (need some adapter rings), and Ivan is using an HPX-170 with the Century Xtreme. I use an HMC150 which is almost identical to the HPX but it records to SD cards (MUCH more convenient #fukP2cards). I am glad to see the trend of people going back to "real" cameras nowadays, you might wanna explore those 3 options. I highly recommend the HMC with the DVX fisheye, it has served me well for the past couple years!

      P.S. don't be afraid to buy used gear
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        #4
        It all depends on what type of advice you want to film.

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          #5
          Originally posted by al dolega View Post
          It all depends on what type of advice you want to film.



          Awesome thread https://www.be-mag.com/msgboard/gossip/1774972-awesome-thread

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            #6
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YQSNP7NXA&t=1m13s

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              #7
              Originally posted by al dolega View Post
              It all depends on what type of advice you want to film.
              aha very good, advice on cameras to film rollerblading ideally

              thanks for the advice guys, my budget isn't high at all, £200 max if I'm lucky so I've figured out shooting in HD is a dream

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                #8
                Monday can you post any of your work?

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                  #9
                  200 pounds is gonna be very limiting. You could do HD if desired, there are plenty of random HD soccer-mom camcorders that should be well under 200 pounds used. Grab a cheap Opteka "baby death" clone fisheye and a stepup ring of the appropriate size and there's your fisheye setup. I would look around to see if you can find a used Canon HF G10 close to your budget- puts out pretty good picture quality and decent in low-light. If no dice on that, look for a Canon HF R40, uses the same sensor as the G10 I believe.

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                    #10
                    Thanks dude, that opteka fisheye looks awesome. My boss gave me a fujifilm finepix camera the other day, it looks like it films in pretty high def but is also pretty restrictive in that there aren't any other settings to play with when filming. Has quite a good zoom on it but there's no way to retain any focus while zooming. I might see what I can do with it though.

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                      #11
                      got my hopes up you were buying a camera FOR film. not to take video of. oh well. sure someone above has good rec.

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