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Old October 23rd, 2006, 10:48 AM   #16
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...My plan is to shoot between five and ten weddings before I charge. I already have three friends who are willing to let me use them as guinee pigs in the next couple of months. I won't start charging until I know my product is a quality product...

...As far as my production experience, I have more experience editing than shooting. As a producer, I know how to tell a story with video, that is my experitice. I just need to get the time in with a camera...

...Can anyone tell me what a good price would be on a pair of sticks?

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Hi Jason,

I feel that 5-10 weddings for free is too many. Perhaps you set a price point goal. From there you can judge how close your quality is to your goal and price accordingly. Evaluate where you are after each of your first three weddings, but with your background, it will not take 5-10 weddings to put out a quality product.

For a tripod I would look into the Bogen 3046 legs with the 503 head. Some like a lighter weight set of legs, but I prefer a solid base.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 03:17 PM   #17
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...........Also, how well do Macs and Sony cameras work together. Any issues that anyone knows about?........
I've been a Mac guy since '85, using Final Cut Pro since v2.0 in 2001, (now using Final Cut Studio latest version) and Sony camcorders (VX2100s now) all the way. No issues.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 06:05 PM   #18
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Here's a post that will help you with deciding what equipment you will need:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=77061

Here's a post with some startup advice:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=77066
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