Best Equipment

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kaandaro
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Can anyone give an opinion on what is the best type of

hardware
software
Camera equipment etc

For movie making?

There is so much out there to choose from?

Cheers
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Dave R Smith
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..with so many differing user requirements for skill levels, budget and workflow needs.
you could write a book on each aspect.. which would be out of date in 6 months!

Go to Videoforum, but leave your video budget at home, lot's to see, speak to others like yourself and get a hands on feel and pick up lots of leaflets for reference back at home.

DAVE M
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As Dave says but look around the wedding section and read what others are using.

for weddings a low light capability is preferable.

Edit wise, I think that Premiere is the most common software used here - maybe followed by FCP (mac only)

Rob James
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DAVE M wrote:
As Dave says but look around the wedding section and read what others are using.

for weddings a low light capability is preferable.

Edit wise, I think that Premiere is the most common software used here - maybe followed by FCP (mac only)

Not forgetting Edius I hope :) :)

Rob The picture is only there to keep the sound in sync

kaandaro
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Thankyou for comingback to me so quick

I cant imagine how many different things there are out there to use

I cant get to the Videoforum, but i will pop to my local newagents to grab some mags on stuff

cheers

Rob James
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Shame you cannot get to Videoforum. I fear that, with the demise of "Computer Video", you will find little of much use in the newsagents. The mags that remain are really aimed at the domestic user. Save your money and do the research here and on the other forums that deal with video etc.

For weddings it is fairly safe to say that the choice of camera comes down to Sony, Canon, JVC or Panasonic. My feeling, in the absence of a poll, is that the majority of wedding folks use Sony. Similarly with mics, radio mics tripods and heads etc. a majority of people use much the same kit for the simple reason that it works best for the job. (and is at least vaguely affordable.) You will find that others have been there before and weeded out the less useful offerings.

On the editing front it's a bit more complicated but again, there are a lot of products around that you won't find mentioned here very often. The big four are Premiere, Vegas, Final Cut and Edius, with a few Avid adherents as well. Editing is a very personal thing and a lot depends on where you start from and what you expect.

Rob The picture is only there to keep the sound in sync

Dave R Smith
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kaandaro wrote:
I cant get to the Videoforum, but i will pop to my local newagents to grab some mags on stuff

cheers

For added encouragement - just incase you can re-arrange your schedule.
This years video forum is merged with 'Broadcast Live' so probably bigger than the usual events - which were big anyway.

This show is only once a year, so especially worth a visit given your future plans.

kaandaro
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Joined: Jan 26 2008

Its a definate for next year!!