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?
-Right now I have some in the bank, starting a job soon and christmas isn't far away. So maybe $550 max.
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?
-I have a little experience, mostly with a gopro and the family camcorder. I've helped my friend who long boards film an edit but he did most of the hard stuff (ie ISO...white balance)
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
-I have a tripod and a Opteka X Grip
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)
-Mostly shooting action sports. Skiing, skateboarding, longboarding, etc.
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?
-Something in between. I'll use the camera the most but I definitely want to hand it off to my friends.
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)
-Mostly follow cams, some shots 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.
-Have an ASUS notebook, 4 gigs of RAM, Pentium dual core processor, Windows 7 64 bit operating system,
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) Premiere Elements 10. I'm probably at about a 5 or 6.
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1) Do you think you might consider using a DSLR?
-Yes, but it would probably end up being used or lower end.
2) Do you have any knowledge about the HDSLRS?
-No, will do more research
3) Do you know the limitations to using HDSLRS?
-no, will do more research
4) Are you willing to take the time to learn about a DSLR, and how to shoot with manual lenses?
-Yes but I want something that I could hand to my friends every now and then.
5) Again, 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?
=Same answer as above
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