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Eric Cannon
What to do with my budget?!
on Sep 8, 2008 at 11:05:59 pm

So, i am currently having acces to $8000, and need to put myslef together a good HD/DV camera/audio package to use for freelancing and my own production work. I shoot some nicely produced pieces AND some run and gun interviews and thing. My clients range from Music Videos and shorts to fashion industry interview to conventions to skate/snowboard videos. This is the package i have priced out right now, can i get some opinion.

All priced from B&H

HVX200a package (includes 2 long life batteries and Petrol bag)

Sachtler 0473 FSB-6 Aluminum Tripod System

Sennheiser Evolution G2 wireless microphone Basic kit
(comes with transmitter/reciever, lav mic, stick mic w/ xlr transmitter and small pelican case)

i chose the HVX for handheld capability and over and undercranking(HUGE FOR SKATE AND SNOWBOARD FOOTAGE) plus ease of dv deck which is still a standard for lots of clients

"None but ourselves can free our minds"

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Rick Wise
Re: What to do with my budget?!
on Sep 8, 2008 at 11:37:08 pm

Looks like a good package. However, some questions:

--Does your HVX package include any P2 cards? How many? How long can you shoot before you have to dump the cards onto a computer?

--Have you researched the post flow problems with this camera and are you equipped to handle it?

--Do you already have the lights you need?

--Do you need a wide-angle lens?

Rick Wise
director of photography
Oakland, CA

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