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Old May 18th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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HDV Mini-DV vs DSLR Upgrade???

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for advice on whether to sell my Canon XH-A1 HDV camera and move either to one of the new tapeless cameras like JVC's GY-HM100u or using my exsisting inventory of canon lenses move the the new DSLR HD recording platform and it's capabilities.

Any thoughts or experience would be appreciated.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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What do you need this cam for? What audio quality do you need? Shooting long sequences or short ones?

And then, will your computer handle the hard-to-edit AVCHD? Or are you upgrading that too?

You need to give out more info in order to get good advice.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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I shoot everything from short family video's and events to eventually getting to short films. I'm not opposed to updating my computing platform. I currently have 2 Macs. The one I primarily use is a Macbook Pro, duo core, with 2 gigs of RAM and FCP Studio.

I like the portability of the DSLR but there something about having a more professional looking rig that makes customers feel a little more at ease.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Unless you're unhappy with the quality of your video, I'd stay with the A1.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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I agree with Ervin. Stick with the A1 and maybe buy a T2i to use as a 'b' camera and to play around with.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! I appreciate your input.
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