Question by Alexandre: What is the best camcorder for a young film director?
Im going to try to get into film school next year and I want to start directing short films. So what would the best camcorder to start with?
Answer by Marcus
Camcorders which use Mini Digital Video tapes (popularly called mini DV) are the best. A mini DV camcorder is exactly what you need. Such camcorder records digital video on tape. A Mini DV camcorder captures video in what is known as Real Time format and thereby stores more detail than camcorders which uses DVD, flash memory and hard disc.
Videos shot from cameras other than that which uses tape/Mini DV, are not meant for editing. As such they don’t help in making videos worth keeping for future.
All Hollywood videos are shot with cameras which uses tape like Mini DV.
Besides, getting familiar with tapes also helps in going professional as all professional cameras use tapes, not DVD or hard disc or flash memory.
Personally, I’m using a Sony HDR HC9E for making semi-professional videos.
Sony HDR HC9E which is HD is a simi professional camera and it is moderately priced.
My other camera is Sony DCR HC27. Its really a cheap one which shoots great video.
You can go for the latest Sony camcorders which has the series “DCR HC__”.
The DCR HC__ series are real cheap yet captures great Video that even TV stations accepts footages taken by this mini DV cam
You may view the rusult of this cam at my youtube page:
(This video is only the compressed format in flv)
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