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Old October 15th, 2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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DVCPRo50@24p VS HDV-fx1

OK which would you buy if you had 20 grand to spend? DVCPRo50 VS HDV-fx1 that's what I am looking at...
Again just wanted to get a few opinions... thanks
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Old October 15th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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You'd need to raise your budget.
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Old October 16th, 2004, 07:18 AM   #3
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it's really not a budget but a grant

Itís really not a budget but a grant. We only get to purchase 1 camera and 1 set of lights... The catch is we told them we would put a small name plate on the camera saying who gave it to us and credits at the end of each production... Not bad for 20 grand... SO we are at a cross roads with technology and buying a camera. We have until the end of Jan to buy. We are looking at the DVCpro 50 with 2/3 inch chips but again here comes the FX1... we really donít want DV25 with 4:1:1I just thought I would see what people thought about DVCPR50 VS the FX1...thanks
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Old October 16th, 2004, 09:51 AM   #4
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Personally, I'd go with the DVCPRO50. Since I assume you are talking about the SDX900, $20k isn't going to get you there. The body alone will run you $25k and when you include everything else needed for studio or field production you are looking at another $20-30k depending on the quality of the glass you choose, unless you want to rent lense(s) each time you shoot.

On the FX1, you could blow out a full video/audio/support package for less than $10K, or go with the pro version for under $15k. That still leaves alot of room for lighting.

I think for the budget you have, it is best to stay in the DVX/XL-2/FX1/Pro range for the camera and make sure you get all the other tools needed to get the best pictures out of your choice.
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Old October 16th, 2004, 09:59 AM   #5
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Mike: please post more often. You're giving some excellent advice here! Much appreciated,
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Old October 16th, 2004, 11:44 AM   #6
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The colour space for HDV is 4:2:0
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Old October 16th, 2004, 12:19 PM   #7
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thanks so much

This is what I needed for help... perfect. Also I just read the story in Videomaker about HDV and it says basically the same about HDV... thanks again...
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