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For the aspiring filmmaker. Director, actor, writer, producer? Share the knowledge.

DV question
Topic by: cinemascapist
Posted: July 24, 2006 - 9:44 AM PDT
Last Reply: November 28, 2006 - 5:43 PM PST

author topic: DV question
post #1  on July 24, 2006 - 9:44 AM PDT  
I mostly write but I've been getting the itch to make some shorts. What's a good DV camera for me to get? I don't want something too complicated or huge.

I'm want to make shorts to put on the web, burn to DVD, send to competitions and festivals, etc. In no way do I plan to shoot any project longer than 5-6 min. I wanna keep it simple.

post #2  on July 24, 2006 - 11:00 AM PDT  
I enjoyed Sony's VX-2000, which I used for a couple of shorts before having to sell because I needed the money. It might be pricier than you want and you may not need all the bells and whistles, but it was a darned good camera that put out good looking picture. In general, I'd go with Sony...
post #3  on July 28, 2006 - 11:51 AM PDT  
I would love, love, love a VX-2000, but it's definitely got more bells and whistles than this tech numbskull can handle.

I've been looking at the Sony TRV-900 or a PD-150.

Thanks for the reply.
post #4  on November 28, 2006 - 5:43 PM PST  
Hi cinemascapist...
I have a Sony XL2 that I like a lot, even though I really don't know that much about it.
If you are in the bay area, perhaps I could let you use it.

Let me know where you are located, and we'll go from there!

Take care

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