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What Camcorder to use for filming out on the water?????????

I'm a fishing guide and I want to start filming and make DVD's to show in my booth at the outdoor shows and maybe even sell one day (if they are good enough)LOL.

Which camcorder is right for me????



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All I can add is...

You'll want to add a polarizing filter to cut glare.


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Don't you think I would need a camcorder with a special lens for wide angle for filming action shots on the water or would any decent camcorder work that has a good zoom?

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My thought...

I'll write not really (as to "special"). You'll be outside with the super light source. My only big concern is glare since I've seen it wipe out a good shot.

This filter is something you add to your camera choice.

Zoom is nice, but as you zoom in, stability (on your part) becomes important. Yes, you'll want some image stabilizer feature...


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Filming at night???

So what you are saying is I DON'T need to go spend $2,500 on a camcorder for movie quality DVD's.
Just make sure I have a good filter for glare and some sort of stabilizer to keep the frame steady.

What about shooting at night?????

Thanks again,


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Movie Quality CDs.

Are more in the million buck range of equipment. Even independents rarely purchase such. They rent the cameras, lights, microphones and "gear".

At to shooting at night. Every production night shoot I've been on involved a lighting truck.


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What Camcorder to use for filming out on the water?????????

From my experience the main problem you will run into is moisture. I'm doing exactly what you say you want to do, and have had to have my camera repaired. Where are you located? I'm in the Mid Atlantic area.

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