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What kind of computer is it?

Does it have FireWire?

How much available hard drive space is there on you computer?

Are you including a tripod and one or more external mic in your budget?

Will the indoor light be bright or dim?

Is high-definition a requirement? (If it is, you need to increase your budget.)