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Looking for an SD digital camcorder
Im looking for a camcorder or camera that can record 480p 4:3 footage onto an sd card rather than tape. Currently I shoot on a vx2000 but Im tired of shots glitching and having to carry around loads of tape. Anyone have a tip on a camera that can get vx style footage without the tape hassle?
I know there are black magic (believe thats the brand) 4k camcorders that can be edited to 4:3, but theyre like $2,500, my budget is much smaller than that. If it’s important Ill be editing in Adobe Premiere and occasionally iMovie. Camera will primarily be used for ski and skate videos. Thanks!
Panasonic HVX, uses p2 cards. Look on craigslist.
dvx100b is the peak of dv tape cams.
hvx200 shoots hd and also has a tape slot. P2 cards are pretty pricey tho iirc
HMC150 has the form factor and 3ccd sensor of the other two but shoots to Sd cards and is my favorite camera I've used.
basically any modern camera will work for what your doing op, just shoot 720p and crop the sides to get 4:3
**This post was edited on Jul 16th 2018 at 4:03:56pm
GH4 and GH5 both have a 4:3 mode meant for shooting with anamorphic lenses but if you just mount a spherical lens it'll work fine if you don't stretch the footage. Gh5 actually goes up to 4992x3744 200mbps and 3328x2496 60fps, I've been testing some anamorphic stuff on it throughout this summer and it looks incredible.
I realize this is ridiculously beyond 480p but you can always downscale, and a used gh4 is pretty cheap nowadays and isn't as overkill as a gh5
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