Question by Jaey: Which Pro Videocamera should I get? sony’s HVR-V1U, Panasonic HVX-200, or Canon XH A1? I want a pro film look.
I am going to school for digital film major and I want to make my short films, commercials, wedding videos, music video, etc. look very professional and I am definitely going with HD 1080, 24p, (I know Canon XH A1 records in 24f, not sure if that is lower quality) is but i’m not sure which one to get to achieve the quality I want for my videos. I’ve looked at footage from all of them, but I haven’t been able to actually use any of them and I want help with someone who may have used any of the three and tell me how they perform in low lighting, how the quality is over each one, and which one is superior to buy. I am not looking to spend anymore than 5000 and these are my best choices, also including the HVR-Z1U as well if none of the others are better. Thanks in advance.
Answer by Pon
if you want it to look professional, learn how to light and compose a shot. That does more for you than the camera.
The camera is just a tool. I’ve seen fantastic stuff come off a consumer camera from WalMart and I’ve seen really crappy stuff from the HVX200.
You should rent the cameras since they are all great for different things and instead spend a bit for a light kit.
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