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Thomas Morter-Laing
Best DSLR for a budget?
on Nov 17, 2010 at 12:50:33 am

Hi All,
So I'm thinking about getting a 500D (for budget reasons I can't get a 5D)- my budget is about £400 ($630ish). But what the HECK is 20FPS all about? How would I work with this on a 25FPS timeline and would it be a big problem? Also, 20FPS seems low, especially as film is 24FPS.... I watched some youtube examples and they SEEMED ok, but Im skeptical- is it worth getting this camera? I also have Sony Z5 as it happens, but want this one for when Im doing static shots or need a shallow DOF/ a more cinematic look.
Also it's very difficult actually getting proper specs for this in terms of data rate etc- how compressed is this video shooting?

Also, Im not keen on the fact I have to rely on auto exposure- I know you only pay for what you get, but can people offer suggestions/ alternatives?

So my questions summed up are,
Best camera for- budget/ nonauto exposure?
Is 20FPS going to cause problems with anything anywhere?
How does working with 20FPS footage work in regards to my 25P Z5 footage in the same timeline?


Tom Morter-Laing
Certified Apple Product Proffessional, 2010
Degree; TV Production

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