Ok so I came here to Media and Arts in search for camera advice. I realize that my requests may be irrational, but if you can just help me out because I am just getting into filming/editing. SOOO
1) What is your budget? How much money can you spend right away, and do you think you can get more money to invest in the future? Alright I want to spend hopefully from 150-250
2) What experience do you already have with cameras? Have you ever even used one before? Have you helped your friend out with his camera? Have you owned your own? No experience but I have time to learn the ways.
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc) I can get a couple of tripods from my dad and such but thats it.
4) What are you planning to shoot and how do you want to use your camera? Are you going to use this with the sole purpose of shooting skiing? or do you think you might try other stuff as well (movies, documentaries, short films, etc) I just want to make some short ski edits---less than 5 min. All skiing.
5) Do you want a camera that you can hand to your friends, that could or could not have film experience, and let them shoot you? or will you be doing all the filming? YES my friends need to be able to use it, so not TOO complicated.
6) When filming skiing, how do you tend to shoot? (follow cams, leave it on record on a tripod and hike, film from a tripod, etc) I like follow cams and shooting from a tripod.
7) What computer do you currently have/use to edit (if not currently editing, what would you most likely use)? If you can provide specifics, such as hard drive space, RAM, processor size, that would be great. Just a pc with windows 7.
7) What program do you currently edit on? How familiar are you with it (1- just learning; 10- I can make tutorials and know the keyboard layout)
I have no editing experience and no editing software SOO please reccomend me one that doesn't have to be costly or fancy, just needs to be able to slap together edits.
I realize I am a noobie at this and thats why I need your help, so if you come to hate, maybe just give me some advice instead, or tell me that my hopes are unreasonable.
since your price range is so low, sorry, i dont know what to recommend camera wise. and for an editing program, it wouldnt hurt to get vegas or something for the long run, but if you want an easy basic program download cyberlink powerdirector. really easy for throwing a few clips together with basic transitions etc. its what i use when i dont need to do anything fancy, and it works a treat.
960p HD so not quite 1080 but nicer than 720. But you can't shoot 60 fps so you won't be able to do a lot of slowmo. Just watch a gopro edit. I used one before I started shooting HDSLR and you can definitely make a good edit. There's be some GoPro edits in my profile.
It's been said before, but unless you need a camera NOW, just keep saving, its not even worth it. Not to be THAT guy, the debbie downer, but yeah...not worth it.
If you're actually into filming/editing (enough so for you to make this thread, right?) save your money for a long time, and when you get enough cash spend it on items that you can actually learn on. DON'T get to $300 and buy a GoPro because you're oh so desperate to start making edits. If you're serious, apply yourself to getting a real camera, make some money, and get something that you'll be truly happy with.
OP: "If you suddenly skied off a huge fuckin cliff and you only had time to throw one last trick before you died, what would it be?"
Malcolm: "id probably just flail my self to death"
"If the overall quality of your film depends on what you shot it on, you aren't ready to make a film." - Barry Green
This is the best full hd video camera. I got mine on amazon for 199. You can go on youtube and fine some test video and more info on it but aiptek makes another video camera that look just like it but not full hd
I say buy from amazon it's the best price for both video cameras
Aight well i'll prob just start saving, but I do want SOMETHING for this winter,b/c i am getting really stoked on at least filming a little. I'll prob get the cheaper gopro coming out. Just a question-how do you guys film other people with them? Do you attach them to a pole to reduce shaking or put them on your helment and basically just look at the other person? Whats the best way to get clean footy with a gopro b/c I imagine just holding it can be sketch mcgetch.