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Old 2007-07-09, 03:06 PM
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Re: video cameras.

So am I to assume we are still left with changing tapes and splicing later during the editing process?

I know this is a loaded question, but what is a good inexpensive camera to use these days. I currently still have my old digital Hi8. I have always had my eye on the GL2. Any thoughts about that one AAR.oner? I found one "new" for $599.

Sorry, I have been away from video taping for quite a while.
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Old 2007-07-09, 03:09 PM
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Re: video cameras.

GL2 is an excellent camera. it's kinda dated but it's till an amazing 3 chip camera. Its weakness is going to be low light performance compared to more modern cameras. That's a good price. I don't think I've seen them less than a grand.
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Old 2007-07-09, 03:13 PM
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Re: video cameras.

Heres the link: GL2
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Old 2007-07-09, 06:25 PM
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Re: video cameras.

wow, thats ridiculously cheap! i remember when we paid just under $2000 for one and thought we were gettin a good deal

i've used the GL2 regularly a few years back, not so much for live shows due to the low light issue Salt mentioned, but for documentary/digicam work...great for what it is, but no interchangable lens system, which for me is a

if yer mainly gonna be using the cam for shows, and you don't have $5000+ to spend -- the Sony DCR-PC1000 is the only way to go imo

i mentioned buying a new "small cam" last year & some of the phish taper kids around here kept touting its predecessor [the PC100] and said i should check out the PC1000...they were right!

excellent image quality & low light performance, Carl Zeiss lens, you can change tapes without taking the cam off the tripod, and its real small -- hell, the head on my tripod is bigger than the cam if that tells ya anyting
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Old 2007-07-10, 08:03 AM
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Re: video cameras.

camcorderinfo claim the HV20 for best low light performance in it's category. the Sony top consumer camcorder HC7E holds up, but not quite. the Canon HV10 produces good video for it's size, but low light is not that good and rumor has it the HV10 pushes colors a little into bright blue.

head over to fxsupport.de, chose the (babelfish) english language and compare the test footage of mutliple Sony, Canon and JVC cams.

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you mentioned a few Canon cams that performed great in low-light...i'd be interested to know the models...we're trying to compile a small guide to cams specific for live show taping, and the only canon's i've perosnally used were the GL2 and XL1/XL2...would like to know more re: some of their consumer cams
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Old 2007-07-12, 12:11 AM
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Re: video cameras.

Thanks everyone for the links & explanations. I currently don't buy online, but have been searching some of the shops in Toronto for the sony on AAA.oner suggested.

Looked at a JVC one today because it was so small - but decided after reading thru against it.







Another question:

I should be buying next Tuesday. Since I am looking to film indoor shows - what questions should I ask when buying? I will most likely purchase from Best Buy or Futureshop.
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Old 2007-07-12, 06:14 AM
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Re: video cameras.

I would ask the sales person some or all of the following:

1. What is the expected run time of the battery w/ or w/o the use of the LCD screeen?
2. What is the cost for an extra battery?
3. What accessories come with the camera?
4. Do the camera have and external mic input?
5. What is the cameras LUX rating (lower the better, if I remember correctly)?
6. Does the camera transfer USB or Firewire?
7. Does it come with the needed cable?
8. Does the camera have image stabiliazation?

That's what popped into my head right of. Hope that helps.

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Re: video cameras.

Don't know about Futureshop but in a BestBuy around me if you find anyone who can answer more than 1/2 those questions you're talking to the right person.
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Old 2007-07-13, 07:49 AM
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check panasonic ng-gv 75
i'm filming with it and it's pretty cool
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Old 2007-08-30, 03:31 PM
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Re: video cameras.

Thanks everyone!

I got a Sony-HC28. I ended up knowning the girl, and she gave me a discount on the chord/warranty, so that was pretty cool. Everybody likes to save money.

So, where do you hide it when you bring it into the club? Most places around here, don't check, but for ones that do?
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Old 2007-08-30, 03:46 PM
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Re: video cameras.

Sony's rock!
A great Carl lens and color reproduction.
MiniDV is the way to go. Higher screen resolution.
I used to own their 10X zoom in 2000.
Now they have a 25X for $350 at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DCR-HC48-...7004115&sr=1-3
I did a lot of research before buying it.
It will outperform most $600 models.

I did this show in 2001 w/ their 10X zoom.
http://www.acdc-videos.com/acdc-vide...e=202&iid=2641

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Old 2007-08-30, 03:48 PM
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Re: video cameras.

Hide it down your pants.
If they do a pat-down, hope they don't go too high up the leg.
I used to hide it in a shoulder bag, but since 9/11 big arenas don't let bags in.

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