I'm in the market for a new camera, for generally urban as a long lens camera and for b roll. I am open to get a dslr body and a quality/decent lens. Or a prosumer camcorder like hmc40, I am deterred by a hvx because of P2 cards because there so expensive and a pain to edit I heard.
My budget right now is about 1,000$.
I have been filming with dslrs for about 2 years, and I take a Video production class and plan to attended college for video production/communications
I already have a t2i, 8mm fisheye, 50 mm prime, 120$tripod,
I plan on using this second camera as a long lens camera for urban primarly, so most likely on a tripod. I will use my T2i for fisheye so I can double angles.
I have a MacBook Pro with 4gb ram, edits my t2i footage with no trouble
I have Fcpx and know it quite well I'd say
You want a long lens correct? That'll be tough with your budget. If you spend $350 on a new body, for example, you can either get a 55-250 or a 70-200 f4 Non-IS with $1000. My advice would be save up a little bit more cash, and get a t2i and a 70-200 f4L IS. It's about $1400 for the lens I believe. With such a long focal length for video, IS is pretty crucial for anything that isn't stabilized VERY well. (Tripod, glide cam). Or you can get a 55-250 and get lower quality glass. Not what I would do, but it's an option.
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Buy another t2i/t3i and get some sort of fast long lens. A [insert brand name] 70-200 2.8 would be ideal as it would allow lower iso. IS is really helpful, but if it is going to be mounted on a tripod all the time, it is not neccesary as the IS should be enabled when mounted on a tripod.