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Old June 3rd, 2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Can Someone Help Me please

Hello, Im going to film some athletes sports games, and I trying to find a proffesional camera that has perfessional picture qualtiy, like the quality that you see on ESPN highlights are close to that. I dont have alot of money so Im trying to get something professional yet affordable, that can be hooked up to my computer for editng and cutting. I was told that I would also need computer software so I could actually edit the Video's on my computer. The editor at my church told me about a software called Vegas Video's that cost about 400 dollars, he said it was good for editing video's. He also told me about a camera that canon makes thats about 600 bucks, that has a USB connection. I am looking for alot of input from anyone who knows anything about good quality filming and editng sports and any other special events. I will gretly appreciate your feedback.

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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What?

Sorry dude, but $1,000 is soft change in the video market. You want ESPN quality picture? Here's the price breakdown:

Camera: Digibeta or DVCPRO50: $30,000-50,000
Tripod: $2,000
Computer: > $5,000
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= > $37,000

Now if you can settle for lesser quality, I would not do any work with something less than the cost of a 3CCD camera: > $1,000.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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Well you don't need DIGIbeta to have broadcast quality, but you definately need more then 1000 dollar...
A good 3CCD camera could do, I think an XL2 maybe... (from the SD flavours)
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 06:03 PM   #4
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Well you don't need DIGIbeta to have broadcast quality, but you definately need more then 1000 dollar...
A good 3CCD camera could do, I think an XL2 maybe... (from the SD flavours)
You wouldn't even necessarily need a Canon XL2. It was just mentioned in the Deadliest Catch thread that that Discovery Channel show is filmed using the Panasonic DVC-30, an ~$1800 camcorder (as opposed to ~$4000 for the XL2).

In the end, good camera skills are more important than the camera itself.
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