How much were your video camera's?

Discussion in 'Your Bike Trials Media' started by hophopsnap, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    I'd like to get into video shooting/movie making. Im going to ask for a video camera for my birthday but I wasnt sure what to ask for. I would like it pretty cheap but still not be all fuzzy and have a little zoom. How much did you guys spend on your cameras? If I do get this camera I will try to make videos alot. Im thinkin about VV Productions.
     
  2. WhiteRavenKS

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    about 2000. the battery was like 300. the lens was like 750. all the extra shit was expensive when you add it all up.

    spend about 500 or so on a canon dv camera and you will enjoy yourself so much with it you may just feel guilty.
     

  3. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    wow. im not looking into getting one of those sweet camera's with the plastic cover around the lens, like pro's use. im lookin at getting a cheap home video camera. going to use iMovie for it so I dont need it to complex. I guess I'll have to save and go check my pawn shops! :)
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

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    do ebay before pawn shops, online camera places unload old over overstock inventory on ebay for awesome deals
    you can find starter kits on there with a bunch of extra crap for chepare than the camera at a retail store.
     
  5. trialspads

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    What is the quality vs price for DV cams??? Is the $500 DV cam any good?
     
  6. WhiteRavenKS

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    yeah, you wont hit much better until you spend around a grand. the next step beyond that is the three ccd stuff which can get pretty expensive though there are some cheaper 3ccd cameras coming out now- none of which i would want to buy- yet at least.

    300-500 abotu the same. 500-800 about the same. you are better off payong about 5-600 and spending the more on stuff to use with your camera, lenses, tripod, filters, extra batteries, stuff like that. i have seen a $500 canon look sten times better than like an $800 jvc, etc. in the cheaper price ranges the canon's have much better lenses than almost everything else.
     
  7. hophopsnap

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    i would like the tri-pod and extra batteries for longer run life. for example, could you set it up on a chair/tri-pod in your backyard facing your trials area with it plugged into a regular outlet? If you could do that, that would be awesome. Hmmm..only thing would be to pick between digital and VHS recording.
     
  8. cck

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    FREE: american express points=cannon optura 20

    fisheye lense=30 bucks used

    10 hour battery, bootlegged chinesse version = 20 bucks

    i've probably spend less than 100 on all my camera goods

    me very happy
     
  9. B1105

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    is the canon optura nice?
     
  10. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    So what do you people recommend to get? Or just look around on Ebay and find something?
     
  11. WhiteRavenKS

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    yes, again- look on ebay. the opturas are very nice for the money.