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Best Camcorder for Student Films

by akohut / February 2, 2006 3:06 AM PST

Hi, I'm a college student and I'm interested in making a few short films. What is the best camera for this in the 500-600 dollar range? Thanks a lot!

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Try zero bucks?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 5:27 AM PST

Are you sure you meant "film" and not some common camcorder?

Beg and borrow anything at first.


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What type?
by akohut / February 2, 2006 6:40 AM PST
In reply to: Try zero bucks?

What type of camcorder should I buy? That was what I meant, I'm willing to spend around 600 dollars.

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Most use a miniDV cam at first.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 11:06 AM PST
In reply to: What type?

My first one was under 400 bucks. If you need to do more pro work, see if you can rent. The newer HD cams would be nice, but closer to 999.


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by akohut / February 2, 2006 12:49 PM PST

I am thinking about the PVGS150, any opinions on that one?

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Nice choice. It's a 3 CCD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 1:15 PM PST
In reply to: PVGS150

You'll like the colors you'll get. Add an external mic or get more audio or learn how to do ADR (audio dub recording) and you'll get some great material for post production.


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