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Topic: Equipment recommendations for camera and mic setup
Message: Posted by: L Trunk (May 13, 2013 02:54PM)
Hi all,

I'm looking for recommendations on an audio/visual setup. I have found some useful threads here yet these are from a year or more ago so I'm checking for updated advice.

I want to start shooting video blogs and promo material and maybe some audio only podcasts. Mostly I'll be recording indoors where I can control the lighting etc to some degree. I'll probably be working on it alone hitting record with the camera on a tripod, not having an operator move the camera or zooming or anything while I'm performing. At most an unskilled person would be hitting record/stop for me.

My budget is about $1000.

I have no experience in this area so any pointers will be useful :)
Message: Posted by: L Trunk (May 17, 2013 11:53PM)
Hi guys,

Being the total audio/visual newbie I am, I didn't realise what a big question that was! I've put in a lot of research and found some great resources to get started. One site that really helped was http://wolfcrow.com/
There are a lot of good forums too which you can find links to on wolfcrow.
Message: Posted by: DavidThomas (May 21, 2013 09:33AM)
Hi, I have done a lot of shooting over the years and am amazed on how camera have changed. I would recommend that you visit "Best buy" and check out their HD camcorders. Buy the most expensive camera you can afford. For around 1000 bucks you can get an amazing unit. Try it out and see if it works. You can return if it doesn't work for your needs. If you go up to 2500 plus you can get into the Prosumer models but this might be more then you need.
Message: Posted by: chrisontour (Aug 18, 2013 04:03PM)
Check out the JVC Everio HD Camcorder. It's available for a couple hundred dollars now online and provides sharp professional HD quality, great low light, and easy to use format for dragging and dropping video files into your editor.