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Norman Willis
Re: DSLR budget now. Go Canon T2i or wait to go prosumer hd?
on Aug 8, 2010 at 7:20:45 pm

Mark, what kind of filming are you wanting to do? If start/stop is OK, the T2i with Transcend SDHC cards should be OK (Class 10 is recommended, but some say Class 6 is OK). If you are on a Mac, transcode to ProRes. If you are on a PC, transcode to Cineform .avi with Cineform NeoScene ($99.00 http://www.videoguys.com). You should be ok in CS4 if you transcode (transcoding 'relaxes' the file sizes, making the footage easier for the processor to work with in real time. It also makes color grading easier). The stock 18-55mm lens is not great, but if $1000.00 is all you have, it is all you have. Content, not gear, is king: and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

If you want to take clips longer than 12 minutes, take a serious look at the Canon HF S10 or HF S11 (or equivalents) in AVCHD. They won't cut a pro Blu-Ray, but they will make a spiffy DVD. I hope that helps.

Norman Willis
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