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Old March 14th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #1
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Greetings from Chicago

Always had a fascination with video and photography. But up until a few years ago, I just had your basic point-and-shoot still camera. Was never pleased with the quality. I then entered the wonderful world of DSLR and really enjoy the freedom it brings. And I was finally sastified with the quality.

But I still shoot all video with a consumer cam basically in auto mode. I'm now wanting to take my video to the next level as I have done with photography. I am thus looking at a cam offering at least 8-bit 4:2:2 HD (preferably 10-bit). I don't typically grade footage, but would like more latitude when I need to.

I don't work in the media industry and all my projects are just for personal use (mostly capturing moments of family vacations). But I also want to use the new equipment as a learning opportunity. Perhaps in my retirement years I'll pursue a side job in either photography and/or videography.

Side note: While I would love to one day experience working with a true cinema setup, I am just a one-person operation. Thus, my style of shooting would be classified as "event".

Looking forward to learning more from this web site and forum.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 10:06 AM   #2
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Don't get too caught up with specs & numbers. Yes 8bit is better than 10bit, but you can get some great images out of 8bit, especially if you know how to work with light, lenses, angles, etc. properly.

Poke around & keep shooting lots of videos. Welcome to DVInfo.
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