We are a small company that produces corporate videos and news-style commercials for broadcast. Traditionally, we outsource production and have been filming using Sony Betacam and sending BetaSP tapes to the stations. We are now bringing everything in in-house and purchasing our own equipment.
I am wondering if someone can give me some insight into the best camera/format to purcahse? I hear that everything is going to HD and that soon stations will require only HD. Obviously, we would like to keep our costs down, but not make a purchase that is only going to serve us only for the short term.