Saturday, August 14, 2004


Dieses Email erhielt ich von einem Filmemacher aus den USA, den ich fragte, wie ich wohl am besten vorgehen sollte in meiner Planung: " Well, it depends on what you are going to do? Are you doing it as a hobby or do you want to do it professionally??? Basically, there are three types of video cameras, the 1st is the consumer brand, 2nd is the semi-professional & the 3rd is professional…

The 1st type you could purchase anywhere Sears, Goodguy or Circuit City, one main problem is that most digital mini-dv’s are getting smaller, or use a touch screen (your hands are constantly touching the LCD screen putting finger prints and dirt & oil ect.) & a bottom feeder (A bottom feeder is when you load the tapes from the bottom of the camera). This makes it difficult when you are filming an event and you run out of tape and have to re-load when using a tripod. (You would have to take the time to disconnect everything!) You could find a consumer brand from $200 up to $1,000. The Panasonic has a consumer three chip video camera; each chip is assign to a primary color (RGB-red, green, blue).

The 2nd type is the semi-professional camera, you could find at Fry’s electronics and specialty video stores. There are several types semi-pros each has there pros and cons. I would have to know what model that you are interested in buying to let you know what they are. The price range is about 1,500 to 10,000 it depends what you want to film.

3rd type is the professional, let me just say this VERY EXPENSIVE!!!!!

OK, video editing systems, I have the FAST Silver on a Windows NT system it cost $33,000 the system has six hard drives. The good news if you decide to build your own system, you could to it at a decent price. The computer itself would cost you from $700 to about $1,500 it depends what you want (make sure you max out your RAM it makes your system faster). Important, this computer should be only for video editing, do not use it for the Internet, downloading music ECT. Video rendering takes an abundant of hard drive space so you should buy two extra hard drives with 10 thousands RPMs. Also, the higher CPU processor the faster the computer, try to get a Pentium. Software, Adobe premiere, Final Cut Pro & Liquid Purple, I personally would buy the starter package of the Liquid Purple. Final Cut Pro is widely used but to be honest I would have to do more research on it. Adobe I use in school, I personally would not recommend it at all, cost too much and it requires additional hardware to run at a decent that you have to purchase from Adobe!!!!! Well that is about it if you have any other questions for me, just ask!" ( Email: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 4:37 AM)
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