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Old May 22nd, 2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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Need some advice please....

Hi Everybody,
I'm not a big camera person, but I could use some advice. I'll be shooting video for a TV show and need a couple of decent cameras. It's a fishing show, so I'l be in bright sun, wind, rain, overcast, and all kinds of other conditions except night-time/low light. I'm going to have cameras in fixed positions, running continuously as we fish, no cameramen. So I'm looking for some models in the $2000-3000 range that can perform adequately on AUTO mode, in a variety constantly changing outdoor light conditions, especially bright sun. This spring I rigged the boat with 4 cameras in the $500 range just to test my theories, and find out which positions worked best. The results were better than expected, but in bright sun the colors look a little smeary, and with the bright sun reflecting off the water a few shots had exposure problems. Over all, the video thus far has been on par with most fishing shows I see on TV. But I'd like it to look better. Keep in mind that I'm a fisherman, not a cameraman, so I just want to push a "Record" button and start fishing, while the AUTO mode takes care of the rest. I know the better cameras can make much better video in the hands of a cameraman, but will they make a difference in the hands of a hack like me, using only auto ?? Any input will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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Are you sure you got the right forum?
This forum is for the JVC HDV cams and from your post, they are probably not ideal for your shooting situation.
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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I would suspect the Sony PD150/170 to work well.
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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If the High Def cameras can be used in an AUTO mode, and will give a good picture in bright sun, then I'd use them. Thanks for the info.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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"perform adequately on AUTO mode, in a variety constantly changing outdoor light conditions, especially bright sun."

If it was just bright sun, with filters you could set it up nice.
This cam is awsome for quite a few things. Running in auto mode in contantly changing lighting conditions is not one of them.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 05:23 AM   #6
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Thanks.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 02:49 PM   #7
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Kevin,

Would you like me to move this thread to another camera forum?

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