I just want to know what do you think is better, is it a good choice to sacrifice HD for 24p mode?
thanks a lot.
btw, I have 3000$ to put on a camera, so if you have some ideas or comments, let me know!
i recently got a dvx and i'm still learnin, but i like it. everythings easy and accessible for manual adjustments, but i guess it would boil down to are gonna be shooting 4:3 or 16:9. The DVX doesn't have native 16:9 so its a little more work in post if you want a 16:9 picture. granted they're like 1400-1600 used so they're considerably cheaper than the above mentioned cameras.
I wonder what the reasonable to worthless post ratio is?
I recently used a few fx1's on a documentary and I really wasn't impressed by them, especially compared to the XHA1 (which i own personally) or the HVX/DVX/HMC. The fx1 would be an awesome camera to use if you want decent footage but have no clue how to set up a camera. I say this because they really perform best in Auto mode.
For 3000, I'd definitely look for a used HMC150, or even a new Canon 7D. I know the DSLR cam's aren't totally ideal for filming, but as a photographer/filmmaker they do have a lot of appeal. I like my xha1, but for shooting skiing I really wish it had a 60p mode. At the time I bought it 60p was really only available on the HVX and a few others well out of my price range tho...
I'm just shooting ski, so is it a good choice to go with the fx7? The hmc-150 is a bit too expansive, cause i'd also like to buy a decent tripod and a few accessories if possible. I heard that the sound is crappy with this camera but I don't really mind. Is that one of the only negative point? Btw, the hmc-150 is really attractive because of the sd recording system. I want to make a good choice because i will use this camera for a few seasons. So if you'd get 3000$, what would you buy?
For 3000 (and you want to get accessories with that too) then I would look into the Panasonic HMC40, I have seen great footage off it, and it has more frame rates than the FX7, plus its sold state which is really nice. Newer technology too, and thats always a plus. It sucks buying something and realizing quickly that its too outdated for what you were looking for.